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 PizzaPrint Recipe
- 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
Preheat oven to 425-degrees. Line a rimmed baking pan with foil. Set aside.
In a small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Stir the garlic into the melted butter.
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.
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.
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!