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French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza is a super easy weeknight dinner, that is cheap to make and can be made in under 30-minutes start to finish!  I think there is (almost) nothing better than that smell of freshly baked bread.  I don’t make bread at home very often, but whenever I go to the grocery store and smell that smell of freshly baked bread…it’s like heaven.  So why not take yummy french bread, throw some pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni on it and bake it for a spin on traditional pizza?  Ummm yes!  Who’s with me?!?!

As a teenager I worked in a grocery store as a bagger.  Probably some of the fondest memories I have come from working that job!  I worked with such neat people and that made work fun.  Oh the shenanigans….especially when I worked the night shifts 😉

But besides all the fun I had at work, I still remember what happened at 4:00 every afternoon, at the grocery store.  That was when the bakery pulled out the freshly baked french bread from the oven.  That smell.  Mmmmm.  I might have been guilty of buying a loaf of bread and eating the whole loaf.  Oh…to have the metabolism of a 17-year old hahahaha.

But anyways.  Pizza.  This recipe is so easy to pull together and you only need a few ingredients to make it.  You can add on your favorite toppings and even have the kids help with this recipe!  This is great for dinner, but could also be made for parties and those upcoming backyard BBQ get togethers, as a fun appetizer.

French Bread Pizza

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Serves: 6-8 Cooking Time: 12-14 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1-2 teaspoons minced garlic (depending on your love of garlic)
  • 1-1/4 cups pizza sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 (8-ounce) package finely shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (3.5-ounce) package pepperoni

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 425-degrees. Line a rimmed baking pan with foil. Set aside.

2

In a small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Stir the garlic into the melted butter.

3

Cut the loaf of bread in half, length wise. Place the crust side of both slices of bread down on the prepared pan, so the crust is the bottom of the pizza. Spread the butter garlic mixture evenly over the top of each half of bread. Evenly spread the pizza sauce on each side of the bread, on top of the butter garlic mixture, and sprinkle the Italian seasoning over the sauce. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the two halves of bread and top with the pepperonis.

4

Bake the pizza in 425-degree oven for 12-14 minutes, or until you reach your desired doneness (mine took 14-minutes). Remove the pizza from the oven and let sit on the pan for several minutes, before slicing into slices. Serve warm.

Notes

Store leftover slices of pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For best results reheating, put pizza slices in 350-degree oven until warmed through.

Grab plates…and lots of napkins 😉

Cut this pizza up like garlic bread…

If you like bread and if you like pizza, then you will love this!  That crispy, yet soft bite to bread.  With the flavors of butter, garlic, tomatoes, cheese and pepperoni.

Have you ever had French Bread Pizza before??  I hope you try this easy recipe!  If you do, let me know what ya think!

XOXO,

Kelly

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    June 1, 2017 at 6:45 AM

    I’ve definitely eaten entire loaves of French bread by myself. If only fresh baked bread weren’t so delicious :). I’m loving the sound of these pizzas! The only way to make bread even better (besides topping it with butter) is probably adding cheese! Have a great weekend Kelly!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 1, 2017 at 2:48 PM

      I’m so glad I am not the only one that is guilty of eating a whole loaf of french bread by myself hehehe 🙂 And thank you for being so sweet! Have a great weekend too Kelsie! XOXO

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    Stacy | POP KITCHEN
    June 1, 2017 at 9:23 AM

    I totally forgot about french bread pizza. Way easier than whipping up some dough. My mom used to make this for us as a kid. This is making me feel all nostalgic!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 1, 2017 at 2:49 PM

      That’s so cool that your mom made this for you as a kid! It’s so easy, cheap and foolproof. Perfect for those busy nights when you need to get dinner on the table! XOXO 🙂

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    June 1, 2017 at 5:08 PM

    FRENCH BREAD WAS MY FAVORITE FOOD EVER when I was a youngin’ – SERIOUSLY the only thing I would ever ever ever eat! THIS recipe brings back WAY too many memories!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 2, 2017 at 2:18 PM

      Hahaha I am totally with ya on that! I probably ate my weight in bread back in the day….now I eat lettuce wraps. Whamp whamp lol 🙂

  • Reply
    Love In My Oven
    June 1, 2017 at 9:04 PM

    Kelly!! Some of my fondest memories of my teenage jobs come from working in a grocery store too. Those were the days! My boys would both gobble this one right up. I’m keeping this in my back pocket for when I need an easy win! Cheers to the weekend! XO

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 2, 2017 at 2:19 PM

      That is so cool that you worked at a grocery store too! Such fond memories for sure 🙂 I hope you make this for your boys! They would love it! Happy weekend darling 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Amy (Savory Moments)
    June 2, 2017 at 7:54 AM

    We love French bread pizzas! They are so yummy and simple.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 2, 2017 at 2:20 PM

      Can’t beat it, right?!?!?!! Cheaper than ordering pizza and no wait time! Have a great weekend Amy 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Ashika - Gardening Foodie
    June 3, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    YUMMMMM!!!!! Kelly, you are a genius. You have paired the two loves of my life, pizza and french bread together. I always have french bread at home and cheese….Cheese is a must, (my fridge might go into shock if it is not stocked with cheese😁) So I am off to my kitchen to make this delicious and easy french pizza bread.LOVE IT.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 3, 2017 at 1:22 PM

      Awesome Ashika!! Thank you! And I agree….cheese is always a must have in the refrigerator 🙂 Let me know what you think of this if you make it! Have a great weekend darling XOXO

  • Reply
    Paul
    June 5, 2017 at 3:06 AM

    This looks lovely Kelly! I adore pepperoni on pizza and lately I’ve been having tuna on them too.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 5, 2017 at 1:07 PM

      Hi Paul! Thank you! I totally love your idea of tuna on top!! I would have never thought about adding that. I will have to try next time 🙂 Have a great day!! XO

  • Reply
    Maria Doss
    June 5, 2017 at 7:43 AM

    This used to my kid’s fav (bread and cheese…what’s not to love?) and it’s been really long time since I made it. Have a bag of pepperoni on hand as well… thanks Kelly, this is gonna be lunch 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 5, 2017 at 1:11 PM

      Awesome!! Sometimes we need to be reminded of these easy meals! And I agree with you….what’s not to love about bread and cheese?!?! The best! Hahahah. Happy Monday Maria! XO 🙂

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    Sarah
    June 9, 2017 at 11:33 AM

    Friday night is pizza night over here and instead of buying pizza every week, we like to try different recipes. One of our favorites is Pizza Paninis on sourdough bread, which gets crispy and gooey. This looks like it would be fluffy because of the french bread – and that sounds so yummy! I’m adding this to our pizza recipe rotation!

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      Kelly
      June 10, 2017 at 5:30 PM

      I love that Friday night is pizza night and that you try different recipes! I love your pizza panini idea! If you make this, you will have to let me know what you think! XOXO 🙂

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