This delicious French Bread Pizza is so quick and easy that you will wonder why it has not been on your rotation list for years. Change up the toppings for added variety and picky eaters. From the refrigerator to the table in less than thirty minutes.
Do you like pizza? My family loves pizza and this French Bread Pizza could not be any easier. The kids can help with the sauce, cheese and toppings. In a super big hurry? Cook your bacon a day in advance, chop it and store it in a Ziploc bag in the refrigerator.
What is the best bread to use for French Bread Pizza?
I have seen French breads that are super crusty and some that are not crusty enough. You are aiming for the middle with this one. A super crusty french bread might get too crusty once cooked and send crumbs flying out of your mouth like the Tasmanian Devil. A French Bread that is not crusty enough will not hold up well to all that sauce, cheese and toppings. Fortunately I am near a local grocery store chain that bakes perfect French bread. It is perfect for pizzas!!
How do you make French Bread Pizza?
It really doesn’t get much easier than this. Twenty minutes and you have yourself a fabulous dinner. Simply slice the loaf of French bread in half lengthwise. Usually a serrated knife works best. Spoon on the pizza sauce rather lightly. Top with shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, bacon, red and green bell peppers and of course more cheese.
Bake for around fifteen minutes or until the cheese is melted and gooey. Turn on the broiler for the last minute of cooking to lightly brown the top. Broilers are unpredictable so stay close by and monitor the situation. If your stove is ancient or you are not familiar with your broiler I encourage you to skip this step.
Tips for making the best French Bread Pizza!
- I like my French Bread Pizza made with light sauce however if you are a heavy sauce lover place the pepperoni on the French bread before adding the sauce. This will keep the bread from getting soggy from too much sauce.
- To add a little more pizzazz to this recipe melt a few tablespoons of butter, add several cloves of crushed garlic and little fresh or dried parsley. Brush it on to the cut sides of the bread and pop it in the oven for about five minutes. Finish the rest of the recipe per the directions and reduce final cooking time to ten minutes. This a delicious addition if you have the time.
- Add plenty of fresh shredded low moisture mozzarella. Low moisture mozzarella is very stretchy and will leave the pizza flavorful and crusty.
Topping combinations for French Bread Pizza!
- Pepperoni, Bacon and Bell Peppers
- Ham and Pineapple
- Onions, Jalapenos and Pepperoni
- Fresh Tomatoes and Basil
- Sausage, Onions and Mushrooms
- Ground Beef, Cheddar and Black Olives
- Pepperoni, Sausage and Canadian Bacon
There are so many endless combinations for French bread pizza that I am sure you and yours will find one that tantalizes your taste buds. Put the ingredients for this spectacular French Bread Pizza Recipe on your shopping list today. Your family will be singing your praises.
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French Bread Pizza
This delicious French Bread Pizza is so quick and easy that you will wonder why it has not been on your rotation list for years. Change up the toppings for added variety and picky eaters.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 15
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 8 pieces 1x
- Category: pizza
- Method: bake
- Cuisine: American
- 1 loaf French bread (about 12 inches long)
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1 1/2 cups shredded low moisture mozzarella
- 1/2 cup pepperoni
- 4 slices crispy cooked bacon coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Slice the bread in half lengthwise. Spread the sauce. Sprinkle with half of the mozzarella. Top with pepperoni, bacon and peppers. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly browned. (see notes)
If a little more browning is desired turn the broiler on low for about 1 minute. Broilers are unpredictable so stay close by and monitor the situation. If your stove is ancient or you are not familiar with your broiler I encourage you to skip this step.
Keywords: pizza, quick pizza, easy pizza, french bread pizza, kid friendly pizza