Easy French Bread Pizzas

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Easy, cheesy pizzas at home in just 20 minutes! We love French bread pizzas for an quick weeknight dinner – you only need 6 ingredients. Everyone has fun adding their favorite toppings! This recipe is no-fuss, family friendly, and made in just one pan.

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If you have childhood memories of frozen French bread pizzas, this fresh homemade recipe is about to blow your mind!

With just 6 ingredients and 15 minutes of cooking time, you can have a hot, delicious pizza dinner for weeknights. Why not grab the ingredients and have a pizza night tonight? We love serving these quick and easy French bread pizzas with a leafy green salad. Or, slice your pizzas into individual servings for your next girls’ night, family gathering, or game day party. These also make a fun appetizer for feeding a crowd!

There is so much to love about a French bread pizza – no rolling out dough, all made in one pan, and just one French baguette makes 4 individual pizzas. Everyone can add their favorite toppings to their own pizza, so picky kids (and adults) love this one. You can find many ideas for toppings in the recipe, below.

Let’s jump in and make the easiest-ever pizza at home!


Ready to cook your own Easy French Bread PIzzas?

• Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.

• Cut French baguette in half lengthwise. Cut each portion in half crosswise, creating four pieces total. Place bread pieces on the baking sheet. Drizzle evenly with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder.

• Bake for 8-10 minutes, until lightly crisp. Remove from oven.

• Spread about 1/4 cup of sauce pizza sauce over each bread halve. Sprinkle with mozzarella, your desired toppings, and a pinch of salt.

• Bake again for 13-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and golden.

• Serve warm and enjoy!

Keep reading for full ingredient list + recipe, below

Want to get creative with your toppings?

Here is my go-to guide for delicious toppings on traditional pizza:

  • Additional cheese: Mexican cheese, Asiago, Parmesan, Romano, bleu cheese, feta, provolone
  • Cooked meats: Shredded chicken, Italian sausage, bacon, ham, beef, chorizo, pepperoni, prosciutto, shrimp
  • Vegetables: Tomatoes, artichokes, roasted red peppers, onions, green peppers, jalapenos, spinach, cherry tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, banana peppers, squash, sweet corn, peas, avocado
  • Other: Pineapple chunks, black beans, fresh basil, garlic, sprouts, capers

Don’t have pizza sauce?

Instead, swipe these on your French bread:

  • basil pesto
  • marinara sauce
  • barbecue sauce
  • creamy alfredo sauce
  • ranch dressing
  • buffalo sauce
  • salsa

Wanting more warm, toasty pizza recipes? Try these!

• Meatball Flatbread Pizzas

Classic Margherita Pizza

Easy Mini Tortilla Pizzas

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Greek Pita Pizzas

Easy Mini Bagel Pizzas

Proscuitto, Arugula and Tomato Naan Pizza

BBQ Ham and Pineapple Pizza

Easy Mini Tortilla Pizzas

I hope you try this Easy French Bread Pizzas recipe – it is so simple, quick and such a crowd pleaser (that also makes great leftovers). Serve your pizzas hot with a simple salad, and enjoy ’em with your family and friends anytime of year. These are especially good in the chilly months with a glass of wine. Really warms up the house and your soul!

These pizzas are on constant order in my home – no one can get enough. Bonus, we all like adding our own toppings to our personal pizzas, so everyone gets what they want. Always a win! After trying these once, I guarantee you will love them like we do.

Please feel free to leave a comment and a star rating, if you give this recipe a go. I’d love to hear how it turns out for you.

Easy French Bread Pizzas

Servings 4
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 French baguette
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 cup pizza sauce (marinara sauce also works!)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Pinch of salt

Topping Ideas:

  • Additional cheese: Mexican cheese, Asiago, Parmesan, Romano, bleu cheese, feta, provolone
  • Cooked meats: Shredded chicken, Italian sausage, bacon, ham, beef, chorizo, pepperoni, prosciutto, shrimp
  • Vegetables: Tomatoes, artichokes, roasted red peppers, onions, green peppers, jalapenos, spinach, cherry tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, banana peppers, squash, sweet corn, peas, avocado
  • Other: Pineapple chunks, black beans, fresh basil, garlic, sprouts, capers

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • Cut French baguette in half lengthwise. Cut each portion in half crosswise, creating four pieces total. Place bread pieces on the baking sheet. Drizzle evenly with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until lightly crisp. Remove from oven.
  • Spread about 1/4 cup of sauce pizza sauce over each bread halve. Sprinkle with mozzarella, your desired toppings, and a pinch of salt.
  • Bake again for 13-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and golden.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!
Course: Appetizer, Main Course

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