In A Pinch And Need A Quick And Delicious Appetizer? This Pizza Braid Will Be The Hero Of Your Next Party

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In my opinion, pizza is an ultimate comfort food. Is there anything more satisfying than a butter crust, perfectly seasoned sauce, and gooey cheese? I say no way, Jose!

It's so good that I've started hosting a monthly pizza party. It's a fun way for friends and family to gather together and have a little creative fun in the kitchen. We each make our own personal pizza braid and we see who can be the most creative with the flavors. It's the best time of the month! Pizza night has never looked SO good!

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Instead of making traditional pizzas, we've begun to make these pizza braids instead. This has taken out pizza night to a whole new level of goodness. A pizza braid is a fun and easy twist on a traditional pan pizza.It's insanely easy to create and you can customize it any way you like. 

It's insanely easy to create and you can customize it any way you like. You only need five ingredients and thirty minutes to make this pizza magic happen. Simple as that! Check out the recipe below to see how easy it is to put together.

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INGREDIENTS:

1 can (8 oz.) Pillsbury refrigerated pizza crust
1/3 c. marinara sauce
1/2 c. shredded cheese (such as mozzarella and cheddar)
pepperoni slices
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
2 tbsp. butter

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DIRECTIONS:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Unroll your refrigerated pizza crust onto the parchment paper. Using your fingers or rolling pin, press or roll the dough down to form 14x10-inch rectangle. Spread the marinara sauce evenly down the center of the dough. Top the sauce with pepperoni and shredded cheese.

Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut the dough into strips on either side of the toppings. Fold one strip across the toppings. Fold a strip from the opposite side atop the first strip. Repeat the steps to form a braided top. Brush the finished braid with melted butter and top with Italian seasoning.

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Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the dough is a beautiful golden brown color. Remove from the cookie sheet and onto a cutting board. Slice and serve warm.

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