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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.


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 DoughΒ 

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


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

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