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Pizza Pastry Braid


Pizza Pastry Braid

Easy puff pastry appetizer, filled with marinara, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni!
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  • 1 sheet puff pastry frozen and slightly thawed
  • 4 oz pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 6 slices low moisture mozzarella cheese slices
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp italian parsley, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Slightly thaw your puff pastry until it is easy to work with yet still cold. Open into a large rectangle. In the center add your marinara, cheese, and pepperoni.
  • Cut 1-inch sections from the center out.
  • Carefully cut off the top two and bottom two pieces.
  • Fold the top piece down and start braiding, one piece at a time, overlapping and alternating. End with tucking in the bottom.
  • In a small bowl add butter, parm, garlic, and parmesan cheese. Brush on top of the pastry braid.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.


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We are Alia and Radwa, two Minnesota moms who absolutely love to cook and experiment in our kitchens. Even though we grew up loving our mom’s Egyptian cooking and learning to bake, we didn’t start cooking until later on in our lives. It is our hope that Food Dolls will be your go-to hub for delicious, easy recipes that empower you to feel comfortable and confident in the kitchen regardless of how much experience you have. You and your family deserve to have decadent, scrumptious meals that don’t break the bank or fill your kitchen sink to the brim!