This Crescent Roll Pizza Braid is the perfect appetizer to bring to a gathering or game day party! This easy recipe comes together quickly and you can add whatever fillings you'd prefer.
Tips for making this Crescent Roll Pizza Recipe
- If a crescent roll sheet isn't available you can totally use crescent rolls- carefully unroll crescent dough and leave them in a rectangle. Use a rolling pin to roll them together so that they're one sheet. And make sure to be extra careful when braiding the dough.
- Line your baking sheet with parchment for easy clean up and to prevent sticking.
- When cutting the crescent dough strips, you can use a pizza wheel or a knife.
- I add spoonfuls of pizza sauce all the way down the center of the dough and then use the back of my spoon to spread it evenly.
- For the topping I melt butter and mix in Italian seasoning and Romano or Parmesan cheeses for an extra pop of flavor.
- Don't cut the bake time short, you want to make sure all the dough is baked through!
- I like to serve this with extra sauce for dipping.
Can you use other cheeses?
While I prefer mozzarella cheese for best results, you can totally switch it up if you prefer.
What are some of your other favorite toppings to use?
While I enjoy it with cheese and pepperoni, any other of your favorite pizza toppings will works- cooked sausage, peppers, onions, olives, mushrooms- even pineapples (I said what I said!).
How long do you cook crescent roll pizza?
Shoot for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Can I make this ahead?
I'd encourage you to assemble ahead and bake just before serving.
Does it have to be served warm?
I prefer to serve it warm, but it's also tasty at room temperature.
Ingredients for making crescent pizza
- Crescent roll dough
- Pizza sauce (try my easy Pizza Sauce Recipe)
- Mozzarella cheese
- Italian seasoning
- Romano or Parmesan cheese
Ingredients to prep ahead:
- Shred cheese
- Make pizza sauce
Crescent Roll Pizza Braid
- 1 crescent roll sheet (or package of crescent rolls- use a rolling pin to roll them out and adhere together into a rectangular sheet on a piece of parchment.
- 5 Tablespoons pizza sauce
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 20 slices pepperoni
- 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 Tablespoon Romano or Parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment.
- Place the crescent sheet onto the parchment paper and roll it slightly to flatten (you don't want it too thin).
- Using a pizza wheel or knife, cut strips about 1 ½ inches into each side, leaving around 3-4 inches of dough uncut on the inside.
- Place spoonfuls of pizza sauce down the center of the dough.
- Top with mozzarella.
- Top with pepperoni in a single layer.
- Take the strips and fold them over each other, pressing lightly in the middle to create the braid.
- Fold the ends in to hold in the filling.
- In a small bowl, mix melted butter, Italian seasoning and Romano or Parmesan cheese until well combined. Brush onto the top of the braid.
- Bake for around 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate and reheat when ready to serve.
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