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French Bread Pizza


  • Author: Jodi
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 loaf soft French bread
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted (I use salted)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 12 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (3 cups)
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (½ cup)
  • Sliced pepperoni
  • Other toppings of your choice

Sauce: (Or store bought is fine too)

  • 1 ½ cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

PIZZA:

  1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Cut bread in half horizontally to create 2 pieces. Arrange pieces cut side down on prepared sheet. Brush crust with oil.
  2. Combine melted butter, granulated garlic, salt, and pepper flakes in bowl.
  3. Flip bread cut side up and brush cut side evenly with melted butter mixture. Bake, cut side up, until browned around edges, about 5 minutes.

SAUCE:

  1. In a small bowl, combine all the sauce in ingredients and mix well. (Sauce can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours.)
  2. Spread desired amount of sauce evenly over toasted bread, then top with the mozzarella and then the Parmesan (divide cheeses evenly among the two pieces of bread). Then top with pepperoni or desired toppings. Bake until cheese is melted, about 12 minutes. Let pizza cool for a few minutes. Cut into slices and enjoy.

Notes

  • If your loaf of French bread is really long, you can cut each piece in half, giving you four different pieces of bread. Then you can make four different variations or make them all the same. Whatever floats your boat.
  • You can use store bought pizza sauce if you like. Still delicious!
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