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French Bread Pizza

    French Bread Pizza

    Essentially a mashup of garlic bread and pizza, French bread pizza is a convenient and delicious meal option. Not only does it not need pizza crust, but it is also filling and substantial.

    Tired of struggling with pizza dough yet desperate for pizza? Make pizza out of French bread. This tasty short cut, in which pizza dough takes the place of French bread, is reminiscent of both garlic bread and pizza. When you take a bite out of the crust, it’s crunchy on the surface and airy on the inside. If you’ve ever bought a frozen French bread pizza from the supermarket, you’ll recognise the similarities, but the handmade version is light years ahead. Serve with this quick and easy pizza sauce and your favourite toppings.

    Formula for a pizza made using French bread

    Similar to tortilla pizza, pita pizza, or English muffin pizza, French bread pizza employs French bread as the crust. Since a personal pizza made on French bread is so much bigger, it may serve as a satisfying meal in a pinch. It’s similar to the French bread pizzas sold in the frozen food aisle, but it’s so much better since it’s baked right before your eyes! What you’ll need is listed below.

    • French bread: Don’t substitute a baguette for the French bread. In certain supermarkets, the enormous, thick loaf of French bread is sold under the Italian bread name.
    • Pizza sauce: You may buy jarred pizza sauce, but our Homemade Pizza Sauce is the finest option.
    • Shredded mozzarella cheese: Chopped tomatoes with a dash of basil and garlic If you want a melty, stretchy cheese, go for shredded mozzarella made from whole milk. Parmesan cheese with a higher skim milk content tends to dry up and lose taste more rapidly.
    • Shaved or grated Parmesan
    • Both olive oil and salt are essential.
    • Pizza with your choice of toppings (see below)

    Directions for a simple recipe

    Unlike traditional pizza crusts, French bread crusts are crunchy on the surface and soft on the inside. Because of the bread’s inherent doughiness and fluffiness, it may easily get soggy if too many liquid toppings are applied. What’s the fix? Put some cheese on top before baking to provide a barrier against the liquid. This strategy may be summarised as follows:

    • Spread some olive oil on the French bread, sprinkle on some cheese, and pop it in the oven for 5 minutes. Cheese acts as a barrier between the toppings and the bread, keeping it from becoming soggy.
    • Take the pizzas out of the oven and add the toppings. Take caution, since the baking sheet will be quite hot at this stage.
    • Heat for 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Turn off the heat and sprinkle on some fresh basil (since basil browns in the oven). Enjoy!

    Flavor is greatly enhanced by homemade sauce.

    Pizza sauce in a jar is available, of course. It just takes 5 minutes in a blender to whisk up this Homemade Pizza Sauce, but the taste is well worth the effort. Another option (that we recently learned) is to grate the garlic and combine everything with a spoon. What’s the secret behind such delicious flavours? Tomatoes that have been fire roasted in a can have a complex taste that is sweet and somewhat smokey. If you give it a go just once, you’ll be hooked.

    Pizza toppings for French bread

    Any toppings you desire will go well with this French bread pizza. We created these using cherry tomatoes cut thinly and seasoned with smoky paprika so they taste almost like pepperoni. We think it would be lovely with some fresh basil. Obviously, pepperoni is a popular option. Some suggestions for condiments:

    • Prepare smoked cherry tomatoes and basil by slicing the tomatoes thinly and seasoning them with salt, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. It’s had that smoky flavour like pepperoni pizza! Put some freshly chopped basil on top.
    • Produce medley: Sprinkle with a mixture of minced black olive, red onion, green pepper, and red onion.
    • Pepperoni Pizza Bits: The usual sized pepperoni may be too large for the French bread, but the little ones are perfect.
    • Prosciutto
    • Cheeses like feta and goat cheese, smoked mozzarella and smoked gouda
    • Spinach, artichoke hearts from a jar, roasted red peppers from a jar, and olive oil
    • Fungi cooked in a buttery sauce
    • Pesto

    The Keeping of Data

    This French bread pizza is great as leftovers. Keep it in the fridge in an airtight container. Place on a baking sheet and reheat in the oven for 5-10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit to re-melt the cheese.

    I’m telling you, this pizza on French bread is…



    • 1 standard loaf of French bread (sometimes known as “Italian bread”).
    • Three Tablespoons of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
    • Grated garlic from 1 clove
    • Half a teaspoon of dried oregano
    • Three-Quarts Cup of Homemade Pizza Sauce (or purchased sauce)
    • 1 3/4 cups of whole-milk shreds The term “mozzarella”
    • A quarter cup of grated Parmesan
    • Fresh basil, chopped, as a garnish
    • Pizza condiments include (but are not limited to) cherry tomatoes, small pepperoni, sliced black olives, green peppers, red onion, etc.


    1. To bake well, the oven has to be preheated to 450 degrees F. Create the pizza toppings.
    2. Cut the loaf of bread in half across its width, then in half again. It should be baked on a sheet pan.
    3. Combine the olive oil, garlic, and dried oregano in a little bowl (mix well so the garlic becomes fully distributed). Coat the bread with the oil and herb mixture. Layer 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese on top, dividing evenly among the four servings. Cook for 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
    4. Make the toppings while the pizzas bake.
    5. Take the baking sheet out of the oven. Apply the remaining pizza sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan on the top of each. Prepare the pizzas as usual, adding the toppings and a pinch of salt to the top.
    6. To melt the cheese, bake for another 8-10 minutes. Toss in some chopped basil for a finishing touch. The food should be served right away. Reheated leftovers keep in the fridge for up to two days.

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