Crescent Roll Pizza Braid

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.

The top of a crescent roll braid on a parchment lined cutting board with sauce on the side and a striped blue towel under it all.

Try these other fun recipes using crescent rolls: Veggie Pizza, Philly Steak Bombs and Buffalo Chicken Braid.

Pizza Braid

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I’m totally here for any crescent roll recipes! They make life sooooo much easier and much more delicious, especially since they have crescent roll sheets (genius!). So I will always go out of my way to make snacks that are super easy because they’re perfect to throw together for a last minute party! And since everyone loves pizza, this is the perfect option to please a crowd. Carb-y, cheesy and totally savory- this is the appetizer winner we’ve all been waiting for!
A close up overhead shot of a slice of pizza braid on a parchemnt lined cutting board with others on either side of it.

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.

A hand dipping a slice of pizza braid into a bowl of pizza sauce with other slices behind it on a cutting board.

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.

A straight on photo revealing the inside of a slice of pizza braid leaning up on other slices around it.

Ingredients for making crescent pizza

  • Crescent roll dough
  • Pizza sauce (try my easy Pizza Sauce Recipe)
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Butter
  • Italian seasoning
  • Romano or Parmesan cheese

A cutting board with parchment and a blue and white striped towel with sliced pizza braid pieces on it.

Ingredients to prep ahead:

Helpful tools:

  1. Sheet pan
  2. Chef’s knife
  3. Cutting board
  4. Measuring spoons
  5. Measuring cups
  6. Silicone brush

An overhead image showing slices of pizza braid on a parchment lined cutting board on top of a blue and white striped towel. Theres also a bowl of pizza sauce on the side.

Crescent Roll Pizza Braid
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

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.

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Crescent Roll Pizza
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Jessy Freimann, The Life Jolie
  • 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
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment.

  2. Place the crescent sheet onto the parchment paper and roll it slightly to flatten (you don't want it too thin).

  3. Using a pizza wheel or knife, cut strips about 1 1/2 inches into each side, leaving around 3-4 inches of dough uncut on the inside.

    Raw pizza braid that shasnt been braided on a parchment lined sheet pan.
  4. Place spoonfuls of pizza sauce down the center of the dough.

  5. Top with mozzarella.

  6. Top with pepperoni in a single layer.

  7. Take the strips and fold them over each other, pressing lightly in the middle to create the braid.

    A raw pizza braid on a parchment lined sheet pan with the first couple of dough strips braided.
  8. Fold the ends in to hold in the filling.

  9. In a small bowl, mix melted butter, Italian seasoning and Romano or Parmesan cheese until well combined. Brush onto the top of the braid.

  10. Bake for around 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

  11. Serve immediately or refrigerate and reheat when ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Be sure you don't under-bake!

A close up image of the end of the pizza braid on a cutting board.

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