Braided Pizza Loaf Recipe
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Braided Pizza Loaf Recipe

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Working women can take the frozen bread dough out in the morning and then prepare this hearty loaf when they get home. It's important to let the filling cool completely before spreading on the dough.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Melted butter

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 234 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 687 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cool completely. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll into a 15-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Place on a greased baking sheet. Spread filling lengthwise down center third of rectangle. Sprinkle cheeses over filling.
  4. On each long side, cut 1-1/2-in.-wide strips about 2-1/2 in. into center. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling. Brush with butter.
  5. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Braided Pizza Loaf in Best of Country Breads 2000, p108

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 234 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 687 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"My family loves this! 5 kids and not one complains about it! I use 2 cloves of garlic minced and basil. I also make my own pizza dough - it's easy! The secret to good pizza dough is 1/2 C of semolina flour. One batch gives us just enough with no leftovers. Excellent for the busy week nights."

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