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Perfect French Bread Pizza

September 30, 2012

It's amazing to me how simple it is to make french bread pizza and that I had never made it before! It was always in the back of my mind as a quick dinner and i finally got around to trying (the non-frozen version) at home. Fantastic! This is a PERFECT dinner for a busy weeknight and a great way to use up extra veggies and meats for customizable toppings. I kept mine pretty generic, while Paul decided to get a bit creative with his. The key to this recipe is the baking temperature and time. It kept the inside of the bread soft, but the edges crispy and the cheese perfectly melted.

Perfect French Bread Pizza
inspired by What's Cooking with Ruthie

1 loaf french bread
14oz jar pizza sauce (highly recommend Prego brand)
3 cups shredded mozzarella
1 serrano pepper, seeded & diced
20 pepperoni slices
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon oregano
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

Cut french bread in half length wise and lay cut side up on a cookie sheet. Spread pizza sauce on each half. Place desired toppings on each half, we had one with just pepperoni and one with both serrano peppers and pepperoni. 

Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over toppings and then parmesan cheese (Paul added a little colby jack cheese to the top of his as well). 

Finally, sprinkle oregano and garlic powder over each pizza. Bake at 500 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Slice and serve!

Looking for some more quick & easy weeknight dinners?

~Chili Cheese Nachos

~Corn Chip Taco Salad

~Tomato Pesto Pizza

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17 comments on "Perfect French Bread Pizza"
  1. that looks really great. When I was young(er) I use make those "pizzas" with my siblings, as a quick fix when I we got hungry at night! Sometimes we would use only butter and cheese and it super delicious!

  2. that looks really great. When I was young(er) I use make those "pizzas" with my siblings, as a quick fix when I we got hungry at night! Sometimes we would use only butter and cheese and it super delicious!

  3. I'm really hungry and this looks REALLY GOOD! I would love for you to share these at my weekly linky party at

    I hope to see you there and have a wonderful week! mb


  4. Visiting from M.M.M. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing. I would love if you would share this (and some of your other recipes) over at my link party going on right now.

    Thanks! Have a nice day :)

    Sewing Barefoot

  5. I have never actually made french bread pizza, but it always looks good, and I love pizza. I really want to try this because I have a bunch of peppers that I'm not sure what to do with. Thanks for the idea! I'm pinning it.

  6. Oh yum, I love pizza and I could eat that every day!

  7. As silly as it sounds, I never thought of making my own French Bread pizza but I love the idea! I often make french bread and my recipe makes 2 loaves and I'm not always sure what to do with the second loaf. Going to try this!

  8. I just bookmarked this....yum

  9. haven't had this in soo long, and now i have a serious craving!

  10. You know, this is so simple and good but I don't do this and I don't know why. Seeing your post is a reminder to do it. Thank you for sharing this.

  11. Oh wow, this looks absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!


  12. I so need to do this on one of our pizza nights! This will be one of the features at tomorrow's All my Bloggy Friends! Thanks you so much for sharing. I can't wait to see what you bring this week :)

  13. Wow that looks so amazing!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. Hope to see you tomorrow.

  14. Hey Kelly,
    This looks delicious. I am going to have to try this. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

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