Pepperoni Pizza Braid Freezer Meal Recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Braid Freezer Meal RecipeAll week long I am sharing my favorite freezer meal recipes with you. These are all of my family’s favorites and none of the bleh recipes we’ve tried in the past. These are the ones that passed the test and get made over and over again. This is a favorite because who doesn’t love pizza? It’s quick and easy to make up a batch of them and freeze them. Then just pull one out the night before you want to eat it.

Before you get started be sure to check out all of my posts on freezer cooking including my getting started freezer cooking post! Now on to the pepperoni pizza braid freezer meal recipe!

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Pepperoni Pizza Braid Freezer Meal Recipe

Easy pizza braid that can be made with any ingredients to fill it. Works great as a freezer meal!

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Rhodes frozen bread dough
  • 1/4 C tomato paste
  • 1 tsp crushed oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 C Chopped pepperoni
  • 1 C Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • *For a ham & cheese braid variation use the following ingredients INSTEAD of the ingredients listed above (which are for the pepperoni version)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 envelope of hidden valley ranch dry dressing mix
  • 3/4 lb thinly sliced ham
  • 1 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
  • Combine melted butter and ranch mix together to create a spread and use that instead of tomato paste. Top with your ham and cheese. Follow full directions below 🙂

Instructions

  1. Let bread dough thaw overnight in fridge or follow package directions for thawing.
  2. Roll bread dough into rectangle shape so it is 1/2'' thick.
  3. Spread tomato paste on center leaving edges clean.
  4. Top with herbs, pepperoni and cheese.
  5. Use pizza cutter to cut even number of strips down each side.
  6. Start at the bottom and take each piece and cross them, braiding until you reach the end. Cross and twist to seal the end.
  7. Wrap with plastic wrap and then foil.
  8. Cooking Day:
  9. Thaw overnight in fridge. Place on lightly greased baking sheet and cover with greased plastic wrap.
  10. A couple hours before baking let rise on counter until double in size.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minuntes.
Cuisine: Italian | Recipe Type: Entree
6.8
http://musthavemom.com/pepperoni-pizza-braid-freezer-meal-recipe/

This can be done with any variation of ingredients! The frozen bread dough comes in bags with 5 loaves so I generally make 5 at a time and put them in the freezer. I’ve done it with chicken and bacon and dry ranch dressing with a white sauce as well as ham & cheese and they all are wonderful!

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Comments

  1. Curious how much ham & cheese you would put approximately in each loaf? The pizza version sounds great…but so does the ham & cheese!

  2. courtney b says:

    yum! with pineapple! although i dont think i’d be able to create this, i can barely make mac and cheese!

  3. Yum! I like the way the braid looks, and it wouldn’t take up too much room in the freezer. I think this one may be going into the regular dinner rotation, as I can switch up the ingredients and keep it interesting.

  4. Looks yummy and beautiful… something to make for guests : )

  5. vickie couturier says:

    that looks so good,I haven’t had one of these before

  6. I made the ham and cheese version (I threw in a bit of broccoli too) and my husband really liked it! I will definitely be making the other varieties and will make this again for sure! Thank you!

  7. I forgot to rate the recipe! I give it 5 stars because it was actually very easy and yummy!

  8. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I keep looking at this recipe, curious if I could get mine to work like this. I do fine on braiding hair but never tried a pizza with dough. But what a great recipe to freeze and one thing everyone loves here is pizza.

  9. I like making my own pizza, including pizza on the grill and every kind imaginable, but never made anything even remotely like this. And therefore, I must do this, and also because it looks simply delicious! What I will do is make a double batch, one to make now and one to freeze. This is amazing!

  10. can you use something like pilsbury pizza dough?! I’m in canada, and have never found frozen bread dough like this before….

  11. just curious if you could give the bacon ranch chix recipe…that sounds delicious!

  12. Jessica says:

    Does anyone have a pizza dough recipe that they would recommend using with this? Just thinking it’d be cheaper to go that route 🙂

  13. how long would this last in the freezer ?

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