Pizza With A Twist

How To Make A Stuffed Pizza Braid  

Keep it fun and easy with a twist on your regular pizza night. The pizza braid is a fun way to change things up while still using all of your favorite pizza ingredients. While it may look fancy, the pizza braid is actually just a mock braid and not any harder to make than a calzone or regular pizza. 

To top off this stuffed pizza recipe we added our favorite Pizzacraft Herb Blends. These blends are made from premium, dried herbs and can really amplify the flavor of your dough and sauce. We have three blends to experiment with: 

  • The Neapolitan blend: the perfect herb blend for the purest of pizzas. Combine with fresh mozzarella, San Marzano tomato sauce, and fresh basil.
  • Tuscan: a lovely complement to an earthy white pizza. Combine Nicoise olives, pancetta and thinly sliced potatoes with a layer of rich Fontina.
  • The Spicy Calabrese: this blend is a colorful mix with a touch of garlic, spices and chili pepper.

Pizzacraft Herb Blends Seasoning

Stuffed Pizza Braid Recipe 

Pizza 1: The Pancetta Twist 

Trader Joe's plain pizza dough 
Pizza cheese blend 
Pizza sauce
Pizza herb blend: Tuscan 


Pizza Braid

Pizza 2: Tangled Up In Dough 

Trader Joe's plain pizza dough
Black olives
Pizza Sauce 
Pizza herb blend: Neapolitan 



1. Preheat oven to 350°F with a baking stone or baking steel on the top shelf. 
2. Lightly flour the rolling surface and use a Dough Roller to roll a dough ball into a 1/4” thick rectangle. Gently pull the edges to achieve shape. 

    Pizzacraft rolling pin

    3. Place dough on a piece of parchment paper. Section the rectangle lengthwise into three sections. Spread sauce and desired pizza topping down the middle section. 

    4. Cut 1” strips, horizontal down the two outer sections. 

     Pizza Braid

    5. Mock braid by crossing each strip diagonally across the toppings. 

    6. Place the braided pizza loaf in the oven in the center of the baking stone.

    Pizza braid recipe

    7. Leave the pizza braid on the parchment paper. Bake for 20-28 min or until golden brown on top. 

    8. Remove from the oven and coat the top of the braid with melted butter. Sprinkle Pizzacraft Herb Blend on top for flavor and enjoy. 

      Pizza Braid

      For more fun pizza recipes that break the mold a bit, check out: 

      Did your pizza braid turn out amazing? Did you change up the ingredients? Share your creations with us on Instagram @_pizzacraft #Pizzacraft. We love to see your pizza creations! 

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