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How To Make Easy Homemade Pizza Braids

I bet there are a lot of pizza lovers around here! Let me tell you a secret: delicious pizza does not have to always be round. Yep, you read that right. A while ago I made some pizza braids and they turned out way too delicious to not share the recipe with you. They do have a little more dough than a regular pizza (the topping is inside), but they are amazing.

I went for tonnoa e cipolla, which is basically tuna, red onion and corn. But you can choose whatever toppings you want.

Homemade Pizza Braids

Servings Prep. Time Waiting Time Cooking Time Difficulty
3 20 mins (without making the dough) 30 mins 20 mins Normal

What you will need:

  • about 500 grams of pizza dough – here’s my homemade pizza dough recipe;
  • 100 grams of tuna (strained);
  • 50 grams of corn;
  • 150 grams mozzarella;
  • some tomato sauce (I used 3-4 tablespoons for each braid);
  • a small red onion, diced;
  • one egg.

Method:

Start by forming 3 (as much as possible) equal rectangles. Cut an ‘L’ shape at the top and bottom corners. Cut the edges of the rectangle in 1.5 cm wide strips, leaving the middle untouched – there will go the pizza topping.

Related: Best Homemade Pizza Dough 

ingredients for pizza braids

1. Add a few tablespoons of tomato sauce on the uncut area of the rectangle. Don’t add too much because it will all come out when you’ll braid the dough.

pizza braids tomato sauce

2. Grade some mozzarella over the tomato sauce. And here you can get a little naughty by adding some extra mozzarella. Extra mozzarella didn’t hurt anyone.

pizza braids recipe

3. Add a few tablespoons of tuna. Or more.

tuna pizza braids recipe

4. And the corn.

tuna pizza braids with corn

5. Top with the slices of red onion.

tuna pizza braids with onion

Now is time to start braiding

Start by flipping over the topping the square-ish ends of the dough. After that, start braiding the lateral stripes. It is just like a regular braid, to be hones. You just cross the stripes one over the other until you’re out of stripes.

pizza braids

pizza braids

Now let them rise up for 30 mins or so, or until they get nice and fluffy. Also, you can turn on the oven now at 170 degrees C.

Crack an egg and brush is over the braids.

pizza braids with eggs

Bake them for about 20 minute or until they are nice, golden brown. I though to try these with unsweetened pastry as well, but I didn’t get the chance so far. If you do, please let me know how they turned out!

baked pizza braids

Take them out of the oven, let them cool for just a few minutes, cut ’em and enjoy a very nice, crispy, yummy pizza braid! Serve them with some more tomato sauce or whatever sauce your heart desire. I suggest you try them with some garlic sauce.

Related:Homemade Garlic Sauce Recipe

how to make pizza braids

cut homemade pizza braids

Yum!


Let me know how these pizza braids turned out for you and what’s your favourite pizza topping!

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  • Leslie Soto

    This sounds so good! My mama makes braids with different fillings and they are always so delicious!

  • Yummy, this looks so good and easy. I love pizza and especially homemade. I got to try this out :D Thank you :D

  • Yum! What a fun recipe idea!

  • These sound so yummy!! And with the braided style, they look really cool, too!

  • Yum!! These looks amazing! Perfect for the big game this weekend!

  • I think my family would love these! We make pinwheels similar to these, but I think the braid is more inviting!

    • Hope you’ll enjoy with your family, Beth!

  • Ruthie Ridley

    You made this look so simple!! I want to make them now!!

  • Tara

    My son loves making homemade pizzas for dinner once in awhile, so learning how to make a homemade pizza braid my son would probably enjoy the challenge a bit. He’d probably think it would be cool/funny.

  • Candy Kage

    These are delicious and make a great presentation when serving. My dear husband can eat one all by himself.

    • Well, I totally understand your husband; I could eat one by myself too. Food is just too great. #foodie

  • I saw similar recipe on Food Network, and just love it, really easy to make and so delicious xoxo

    https://theninebyivana.blogspot.com/

  • Abbey Phipps

    Those look really easy to make! :)

  • Britney Thompson Mills

    This is a great idea! I like that I can customize it for the picky ones in my family!

  • Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie

    Yuuum! I love pizza so I will have to give this a try soon!!

  • Yum! This is such an interesting take on an old favorite. I’m going to make this for dinner this weekend, served with a nice salad and a bottle of wine. Thanks for sharing!

    • It sounds like a great plan, Cait! Enjoy!

  • Oh my gosh this looks so good! I love the braided look! :)

  • Neely

    I wish I could make this now. Sounds soooo good!

  • I hardly ever make pizza at home because of portion control, but this seems like a better way to do that! Seems like you could make the perfect size for a dinner with two people.

  • Why have I never thought of this?! Definitely going to have to try and braid my pizza next time I make it. Thanks!!

  • Wow!! I’ve never seen a recipe like that before, but I but it is really yummy. Homemade pizza is great!

  • This looks fantastic! I’ve never met a pizza shape I haven’t liked :)

  • Oh my goodness this looks SO good! I love how fancy braided food always looks, but honestly you had me at pizza. I’ll have to try this out next time we make homemade pizza!

  • I totally want to try this! You explained it so well I think it might actually turn out too. I’m a huge pizza fan in any form?

  • They look so good!! Will have to try!

  • Marissa Pedersen

    I’m so happy to see this! I’ve seen these in cafe, but they looked so complicated to make.

  • Yes, please! These sound so delicious. I love pizza and now I can make it in cute little packages

  • Chelsea-Catherine Cobb Croom

    These look SO good! I can’t wait to try!

  • Mmh, these look so good! And I love that they seem pretty easy to make!

  • Liz Hagan

    Awesome recipe for my Superbowl party! YAY!! These look almost too pretty to eat (almost) :)

  • These look SO DELISH. I could pizza for every meal, every day. Favorite food. I’m obsessed. Hahaha!

    Coming Up Roses

  • Lanae Bond

    I have made homemade pizza but nothing like this! It looks so pretty and yummy.

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    This looks awesome! I love the step by step pictures. Those are always so helpful. I am going to have to try this!

    • Happy you find this format useful!

  • stephanieabills

    THIS is definitely going on my dinner menu for this week. It looks scrumptious!!

  • Allison Lancaster

    Oh yum! I have been wanting to make homemade pizza, this is a great idea.

  • OMG i am totally making this for dinner tonight, great recipe! Have a great week xo

  • YUM!!! I totally need to try this for Super Bowl weekend! So easy and delish!

  • Looks fantastic. I really like the idea of all the herbs in the dough.