CommonGround Nebraska volunteer Anita Keys shares with Pure Nebraska viewers her Pizza Braid Recipe.


  • 13.8 Ounce Pizza Dough (homemade or purchased)
  • 1/2 Cup Pizza Sauce (optional)
  • 1-1/2 Cup Cheese (mozzarella, pizza blend)
  • 1 Tablespoon Melted Butter or Olive Oil, for spreading on top
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoon Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Pizza Sauce (for dipping)
  • Pizza Toppings of choice, ½ lb. browned hamburger, 3 oz. pepperoni, ham, etc.


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Roll the dough into rectangle on a greased jelly roll pan
  • Spread with pizza sauce or wait and use for dipping
  • Spread toppings and cheese on middle third of dough.
  • Cut the outside dough into 1” strips toward the filling
  • Fold the dough sections over the filling, creating a braid.
  • Spread with melted butter and sprinkle with spices.
  • Bake at 350, for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown
  • Serve hot with pizza dipping sauce.


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