Pizza Braid

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1/3 cup marinara pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (such as mozzarella and Cheddar)
  • Turkey Pepperoni slices, such as Applegate
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp butter (optional)

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°F. If desired, line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Unroll 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated pizza crust onto paper-lined or directly on ungreased cookie sheet. Using fingers or rolling pin, press or roll dough to form 14×10-inch rectangle. Spread 1/3 cup marinara sauce lengthwise down center of dough. Top with 1/2 cup shredded cheese and desired amount of pepperoni slices With pizza cutter or knife, 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. Brush the finished braid with 2 tbsp melted butter and top with 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning.

Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cutting board. Cut into slices; serve warm.

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