French Bread Pizzas

French Bread Pizzas

Homemade pizza is loads of fun to make, but sometimes making the pizza dough, or finding just the right store bought one, is a pain in the buns. That’s why I love to make French bread pizzas! I get wheat French loaves from Target for $1. They make a scrumptious side for mopping up soups, a fluffy soft garlic bread, and crisp pizzas!

Homemade French Bread Pizza

I topped these with my 5-minute homemade pizza sauce, a sprinkling of mozzarella and the toppings I had on hand. In this case, fresh herbs, deli pepperoni, olives and bell peppers. Top yours with whatever you’re craving or already have stocked! Here are some of my favorite toppings.

French Bread Pizza Recipe

Great for kids and super easy to make, these scrumptious French bread pizzas are perfect for lunch, dinner or a snack when cut into slices. Though they may remind you of the frozen, plastic wrapped pizzas, these hot homemade pizzas taste ten times better!

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French Bread Pizzas

Yield: Makes 2-4 servings

Ingredients:

1 whole loaf French bread

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup pizza sauce, divided

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

Your desired toppings (see this recipe for many ideas)

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Slice bread in half lengthwise and place on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Brush cut side of each loaf with a little olive oil. Bake for 5-6 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Spread 1/4 cup pizza sauce on each bread half, then top each with 1/4 cup cheese. Add desired toppings. Evenly sprinkle bread halves with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is heated through.

Enjoy!

      

28 Responses to “French Bread Pizzas”

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — February 8, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    Mmm, these look scrumptious. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Yum!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — February 8, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    LOVE pizza on french bread!

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    Savory Simple — February 8, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    This pizza looks divine!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — February 8, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    Love your different ideas for toppings!

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    Patty — February 8, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    One of my favorites- pizza on French bread makes a satisfying meal!

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    Joanne — February 8, 2013 @ 3:06 pm

    My mom used to make us french bread pizzas all the time! And they were awesome. I really need to make them more often. Yours looks heavenly!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — February 8, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

    This looks delish!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — February 8, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    french bread pizzas! now I haven’t made those in forever! And yes, they are so much easier than regular pizzas. I’d top mine with tons of veggies and sauce. I love your photos Georgia. You always have perfect lighting!

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    Jennifer {Mother Thyme} — February 8, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

    This looks so good. I have not had a French bread pizza in such a long time but I definitely want one now!

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    a farmer in the dell — February 8, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

    Looks amazing!!! Love the french bread instead of dough!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — February 8, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    This pizza looks mouth-watering, Georgia!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — February 8, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

    I love French bread to begin with, and I really like the idea of using the bread for quick pizza. My mom used to make with good toast bread too. Definitely a nice lunch, and quick too!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 9, 2013 @ 6:14 am

    Love it! So much simpler than making dough and still so tasty!

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    From Valeries Kitchen — February 9, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

    I’m still thinking about your homemade pizza sauce and this would be a great, quick way to use it!

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    Paula — February 9, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

    Looking scrumptious!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — February 9, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

    This looks like a perfect weeknight meal!

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    Alison — February 10, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    I love this idea!! Pizza is always comforting and delicious.

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — February 10, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    Oh I just love home made pizza….and a great change up to make it on french bread! This looks awesome!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — February 10, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    Yum, what a great way to make pizza at home!

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    Mrs Deer — February 10, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    Beautiful colors!! Delicious!

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    SkinnyMommy — February 11, 2013 @ 12:14 am

    So simple and beautiful–a perfect combo!

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    Tracey Wilhelmsen — February 11, 2013 @ 2:36 am

    My husband used to beg me to buy the frozen french bread pizzas from the grocery store. These look SO much better, I will gladly make him this version instead :)

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    Angela AnotherBitePlease — February 11, 2013 @ 7:58 pm

    what a great easy way to enjoy pizza! never thought of it…always just use my french loaf for garlic bread!

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    Pam — February 12, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    Oh boy! These would be a HUGE hit in my house.

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    Teresa, foodonfifth.com — February 13, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    Perfect for a light dinner with a salad. I like easy, breezy recipes like yours for after a day of work. Just added this to my recipe file. Thanks from another lover of pizza.

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    Peter — May 9, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    Would love to know what toppings on this pizza you used. It seems that the link is not functioning correctly.

    Thank You!

    • Georgia — May 9th, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

      The links are fixed now. Thanks for pointing that out! On this pizza, the toppings I used were red peppers, black olives, pepperoni, parsley and basil. Hope you enjoy!

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    Deepa G Joshi — March 1, 2014 @ 9:08 am

    Hey I tried this for tonight’s dinner. I had nothing except a ready-made tomato basil sauce, some dried basil and oregano and mozzarella.. But let me tell you it tasted scrumptious.. Superb recipe and easy to make. Thankssss..

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