Pizza loaf is the perfect way to eat pizza with friends. Top pizza dough with your favorite pizza toppings, braid them inside, and bake for one delicious slice of pizza loaf.
This my friends is my all-time favorite meal. It may not be fancy or gourmet, but pizza loaf is a meal that I eat with my family pretty much every time we’re together. And when asked what I would want for my last meal, it would be pizza loaf with striped delight. Hands down. Because pizza loaf is all of your favorite toppings braided into pizza dough, and it’s delicious.
While I prefer this filled with pizza filings, you can always take the same idea and turn it into sandwich loaf (another family favorite), breakfast loaf, or even something more complicated like chicken Alfredo loaf. The process is the same; the filling is just a little different. Here’s how you make it.
Step 1 – Make or buy your favorite pizza dough and roll it out in a long oval shape.
Step 2 – Line the middle of your pizza dough with toppings, leaving a couple of inches of dough all the way around the toppings.
Step 3 – Using kitchen scissors, cut one-inch cuts along both sides of the dough, leaving the ends uncut.
Step 4 – Starting on one end, fold the end of the dough over the toppings, and then pull the one-inch cuts of dough across the toppings, alternating sides.
Step 5 – Bake the pizza in the oven at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the dough is fully cooked and lightly browned. Remove from the oven and butter the top before serving hot.
Step 6 – Slice with a pizza cutter and serve hot with your favorite pizza sauce for dipping. Or serve it at room temperature or cold; it really doesn’t matter, it’s delicious regardless.