Braided Stuffed Pizza Bread
1 10oz can Pillsbury refrigerated pizza crust
2 TBSP garlic and herb creamy spreadable cheese
20 slices Turkey Pepperoni
1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 TBSP freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 egg yolk
1 tsp water
1-2 tsp poppy seeds
Pizza sauce, if desired
Heat oven to 400.
Unroll dough onto greased cookie sheet.
Starting at center, press or roll into 14x11 inch rectangle.
Spread garlic and herb cheese lengthwise down the center third of rectangle to within 1 inch of short ends.
Top with pepperoni, mozzarella, and parmesan.
Fold short ends of dough 1 inch over filling. Pinch to seal.
Along the 14-inch sides, make cuts 1 inch apart, cutting from edge to within 1/2 inch of filling. To give braided appearance, fold strips of dough at an angle over filling, alternating from side to side.
Fold ends under to seal.
In bowl, beat egg yolk and water.
Brush over braid.
Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
Bake for 11-16 minutes or until golden brown. Slice and serve with pizza sauce.
Pairs Well With
Soft cream cheese with herbs can be substituted for herb cheese