Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pizza Braid

I made this yummy pizza braid today for lunch. Very fun! I was thinking they'd be nice for a birthday party -- each one stuffed with different toppings. It is very filling and the dough is a little more bread like than my normal pizza dough. I wouldn't use pepperoni with the ground beef. I couldn't even taste the pepperoni (what a waste!). I'll try ham and pepperoni next time!

3 Thoughts From Others:

Robin said...

We make a chicken one for dinner a lot. I used to sell Pampered Chef and this is one of their recipes. You can make a ring or a braid. My kids prefer the braid...We use pillsbury dough...but I think I am going to try your homemade dough.

1 cup Chicken Breast - cooked & chopped
6 slices Bacon, cooked crispy - crumbled
1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese - shredded
1 cup Mayonnaise - (not Miracle Whip)
2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
1 tablespoon Dried Parsley OR 2 tablespoons Fresh Parsley - chopped
optional-1 1/2 tablespoons Green Onions - finely chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustard, parsley and onion. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix chicken, bacon, 3/4 cup of the cheese and 1/3 cup of the mayonnaise mixture and mix well. Set aside. Open and unroll crescent roll dough, and separate into triangles. Arrange triangles in a circle on a round baking stone (or a greased pizza pan if you do not have a baking stone) with the wide ends of triangles overlapping in the center and points hanging over outside edge, leaving at least a 5-6 inch clear circle in the center of the stone (pan). Spoon chicken mixture evenly onto dough, onto the wide ends of the triangles. Wrap pointed ends of dough around chicken mixture, and tuck under the wide ends of the dough, forming a closed ring with slits around the outside edge, where filling shows through in places.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese. Set aside. Use left over mayonnaise mixture as additional condiment to be served with the meal.

Camille said...

YUM! I have a bag of chicken to use in the freezer and I will definitely make that!!

Amy @ Finer Things said...

So glad it turned out well for you. Ham and pepperoni would be a great combination!

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