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Pepperoni Pizza Braid

pepperoni pizza braid Appetizer
Pepperoni Pizza Braid
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 8

This easy, cheese-stuffed twist on pizza night makes great dinner or fun Game Day appetizer. MORE+ LESS-

June 27, 2018

Ingredients

1
can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1/3
cup Muir Glen™ organic Cabernet marinara pasta sauce
1/2
cup shredded cheese (such as mozzarella and Cheddar)
Pepperoni slices

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. If desired, line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    Unroll 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls onto paper-lined or directly on ungreased cookie sheet. With fingers, pinch seams and perforations to seal. Using fingers or rolling pin, press or roll dough to form 14x10-inch rectangle.
  • 3
    Spread 1/3 cup marinara sauce lengthwise down center of dough. Top with 1/2 cup shredded cheese and desired amount of pepperoni slices.
  • 4
    With pizza cutter, cut dough into strips on both sides of toppings. Fold 1 strip up over toppings; fold 1 strip from opposite side over first strip. Repeat to form a braided appearance.
  • 5
    Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cutting board. Cut into slices; serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Take this braid to the next step by sprinkling some more cheese and pepperoni slices on top.
  • If you don’t have crescent roll dough on hand, you can use 1 can (13.8 oz) c dough.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • This pepperoni pizza is the ultimate appetizer or fun dinner thanks to its pretty appearance and delicious cheesy filling. Want to make this pizza braid even cheesier? Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese and Italian herbs on top before baking for a special touch. And if you like your pizza snacks extra saucy, try serving this braid with a side of extra marinara. Love this creative take on pizza? We have so many more for you to try next, like pizza casseroles and even pizza waffles! If you want to brush up on how to make classic pizza, read this article for all of the essential information on pizza that you need.

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