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This Breakfast Braid has ground sausage, eggs, red peppers and melty cheddar cheese!  It’s simple to make, yet pretty enough to serve on a special occasion!

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Birdseye view of a breakfast braid

Remember the Pizza Braid I had posted just a few weeks ago?? It’s been a popular recipe, which is no surprise to me, given how easy & delicious it is!

So when I had an extra tube of refrigerated pizza dough in the fridge one morning, I couldn’t help but imagine a similar recipe with a breakfast-type filling! Not only was it absolutely DELICIOUS (and the whole family loved it), it’s easy to customize with your favorite breakfast flavors!

inside shot of breakfast braid slices

How to Make a Breakfast Braid

First, you’ll want to cook the sausage and prepare the scrambled eggs. As you’ll see in the recipe notes, if you’re low on time, there are a couple simple shortcuts to make this even simpler!

Now it’s time to put the braid together and send it into the oven! They say “a picture is worth a thousand words” so these photos should help visualize what the next steps look like!

Then it’s time to head to the oven! How pretty is this?!

uncooked breakfast braid

Once the braid comes out of the oven, you’ll brush it with melted butter for a lovely, shiny golden brown topping. Cut into slices and serve warm!

Customize the Breakfast Braid

Of the many things I love about this braid, I especially love that it’s customizable based on your family’s preferences. Here are a few things to consider!

  • Add different kinds of meat – try sausage, crumbled bacon, diced ham, etc!
  • Add more veggies or skip altogether – try green or yellow bell peppers, onions, green onions, mushrooms, etc!
  • Try adding different kinds of cheese – how about pepperjack, Monterey jack, sharp cheddar, etc!
  • Let me know what you try, I’d love to see your creations!!

Other delicious Breakfast Recipes

Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole – This hearty breakfast casserole has sausage, eggs, crescent rolls and shredded cheese!! It’s always a crowd-pleaser!
Homemade Blueberry Muffins – These bakery-style Homemade Blueberry Muffins are moist, tender and full of plump, juicy blueberries! Topped with sugar crystals, they’re pretty enough for a brunch party, yet easy enough for a weekday breakfast!
Sheet Pan Breakfast Quesadillas – Eggs, melty cheese and meat fill these breakfast quesadillas which makes for the most crave-able breakfast that’s sure to get you (and the kids!) outta bed!

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Breakfast Braid birdseye view
5 from 5 votes

Breakfast Braid

Author: Kelsey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
This Breakfast Braid has ground sausage, eggs, red peppers and melty cheddar cheese!  It’s simple to make, yet pretty enough to serve on a special occasion!


  • One 10 ounce tube refrigerated pizza dough
  • 12 ounce ground breakfast sausage cooked and crumbled*
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Unroll the pizza dough onto the parchment paper and press into a rectangle.
  • Sprinkle the cooked breakfast sausage down the center (the middle 1/3) of the rectangle.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, black pepper and red bell pepper.
  • Pour the egg mixture into a hot skillet, scrambling until cooked.**
  • Sprinkle the eggs over the sausage.
  • Next, sprinkle the cheese over the eggs.
  • Use the pizza cutter to cut each side of the breakfast braid into 12-15 strips.
  • Fold the strips of dough over the filling, alternating sides.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • Brush with melted butter and serve warm.


*Use precooked sausage crumbles or precooked sausage links (sliced) for an even quicker breakfast!
**The eggs can also be cooked in the microwave to cut down on time and dishes.  Cook on HIGH for 30 second increments, mixing after each until cooked.


Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 940mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1.5g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 1.5mg
“Dance Around the Kitchen” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. 5 stars
    Super easy & customizable to your liking! I made this recipe for a girls weekend and everyone thought it was great! Also an easy weeknight supper option if you want breakfast for supper!

  2. 5 stars
    So pretty and easy! We loved the flavors and was great as a leftover too! Just warmed it up in the oven.

  3. Can I use puff pastry in place of pizza dough?

  4. 5 stars
    Really enjoyed this recipe!

  5. Susan McAuliffe says:

    5 stars
    Can you use this breakfast braid for breakfast prep? Say for 3 days in the fridge?
    Looks delicious and something I could use to prep for my husband’s breakfast.

    1. Absolutely!! Just let it cool once it’s done baking then cut into strips and refrigerate!

  6. 5 stars
    So yummy, we added shredded hash browns and made sausage gravy to place on top. These braids are great. We have made the pizza one, a chicken bacon ranch pizza one, a taco one, a Italian sandwich one and a cuban so far. The possibilities are endless.