Spaghetti Braid

     I think without a doubt, my Taco Braid  is the most popular recipe on my blog! I have received so many sweet emails from you awesome readers and have also had my family and friends telling me how much they love it! It means so much to me for you all to take time from your day to email me or leave me a comment. I really do love and look forward to reading them. I want you all to know how much I appreciate it!  : )

    Because the 'Braids' are so popular, I have been trying to think of ways to create a new one for you all. I was talking to my hubby last week telling him about my idea for this Spaghetti Braid. I thought it would be so delish to put some Spaghetti fixins inside this great pizza dough, but without the noodles! (Less carbs, right?! ha)

   Kale thought it sounded awesome, and he also gave me a little idea. He told me once I wrap up the braid, I should somehow make it taste like garlic bread. I was shocked! "What a genius idea!" It sounded like a perfect way to finish it off! So thats what I did. It turned out AWESOME! Let me know if you give it a try!

Recipe By:  Holly Lofthouse
  • 1 can Pillsbury Pizza Dough
  • 1 pound lean Ground Beef
  • 1 1/2 cups of your favorite Spaghetti Sauce ( I use 'Ragu' Traditional)
  • 2 tablespoons Cream Cheese ( I used 1/3 less fat version and it was great!)
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzerella Cheese
Glaze for the top:
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Dill Weed
  • 1/8 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Directions:  Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unravel roll of pizza dough and lay out onto a greased cookie sheet. Set aside.
Cook the ground beef in a large skillet and cook until browned. Drain the grease. Pour in the spaghetti sauce and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and let simmer 5-10 minutes or until sauce is thoroughly heated.
Dough should now be room temp and easy to work with. Shape it out onto the cookie sheet and form into a large rectangle. Down each side of dough, cut 2 inch wide slits with a pizza cutter.
Spread beef mixture down center of dough. Take the cream cheese and dot evenly over the meat.
Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top and start to braid the dough over the top of the filling. Criss-crossing to form a 'braid' and making sure to cover any holes.
Microwave butter to melt completely. Add in all the seasonings and mix well. Brush evenly over the top of the braid.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven. Sprinkle the braid evenly with parmesan cheese. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.


Christy said...

This sounds so so yummy!! I think this is now whats for supper tomorrow night! The boys will love it!!

Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to try it.

Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks said...

The garlic bread idea is genius! Love this recipe...it would be great for a big family meal!

Megan said...

That IS a genius idea! I must say, you make beautiful braids!

julianna said...

it looks delicious..and I got all the ingredients :D

Val said...

GENIUS!!!! Two of my favorite things to eat...combined in one amazing braid....life is good. = )

Mandy said...

Well look at you, you little genius! Looks so tasty!

Kim said...

Awesome. Sounds super good, especially the seasoned bread! Your little boy is a genius!

Tara Lynn said...

YUM! I can't wait to try this!

Mike and Amanda said...

Yummmmm!!! I am going to have to try this. The fam likes when I make these...I did a ham and cheese braid for St. Patty's Day with green dough LOL.

Lindsey R said...

YUMMMM!!! I love how you used cream cheese too. This looks heavenly! What a great idea to do the outside as garlic bread. Good thinking Kale!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Holly- this braid sounds fantastic. I am going to have to make this for our next pizza night even though it is nOt technically a pizza. Now I'm hungry. Can't wait to try this :)

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Ry Ry the soup guy said...

Once again I am amazed at your talent. You are awesome keep it up!!

We Are Not Martha said...

Wow, I hadn't yet seen your taco braid, but it sounds awesome! And now a spaghetti braid?? Even better! I'm loving this :)


Jennifer said...

What a GREAT idea! I am definitely going to make this for my family. Thanks so much for sharing this one :)
Love your blog...

Medifast Coupon Code said...

Tonight is our spaghetti night and I am going to change it up and give your spaghetti bread a try. Looks so good and not too hard to make. Thanks for the recipe.

Mary said...

This really sounds delicious. I've just put it on my must-try list. It would work really well around here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

scrambledhenfruit said...

This does sound awesome! I love the idea of the garlic bread topping- genius! Have you tried it with chili inside? You've got me thinking about other yummy fillings now. :)

cheartstrings said...

I've never seen anything like this braid. Awesome idea.

Natalie said...

I tried this tonight for dinner and it was so dang good! My 4 year old devoured it and he eats next to nothing. Even though mine looked horrible compared to yours :)

Mikell said...

I made this for dinner last night for my husband and another couple. Everyone kept saying how delicious it was!!! -thanks for making me look good :) The other wife went to the store this morning to get the ingredients because her husbands wants it again tonight!!
I love your blog Holly! So many yummy recipes!