French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza

Have you ever found yourself having French bread (baguette) leftover and not knowing what to do with it?  A great idea I found online is to make some french bread pizza from it.  This recipe is super easy, fail-proof and gooey-delicious!

If you have kids, it would be a fun activity for them to help assemble the pizza.  And the great part is not having to fuss with making the pizza dough.

This recipe is quite free-style, you can top your pizza with anything you like.  In this post, I’ve used pepperoni, yellow cherry tomatoes, basil and jalapeno.  Some other topping ideas:

meats:  salami, prosciutto, sausages, bacon
veggies:  red or green capsicum, black olives, onions, mushrooms, pineapple, spinach, arugula, tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke
cheeses:  mozzarella cheese, ricotta, goat cheese
herbs:  rosemary, oregano

You’re not limited to using the traditional pizza toppings, use your imagination and create your own custom pizza!!!

French Bread PIzza

French Bread Pizza
Serves 2

Tomato Sauce (yields 2 batches)
175mL canned tomato paste
175mL water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, choped
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp sugar
salt & pepper

Pizza Bread
1 baguette (16-18″ long)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Toppings of your choice (pepperoni, cherry tomatoes, basil and jalapeno)
salt & pepper

To make the tomato sauce, over medium heat add the olive oil and the garlic and heat for a minute. Then add the remainder of the ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes. You will only need half of the tomato sauce for this recipe (you can freeze the remainder and use at a later time).

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.

Cut the baguette in half and then slice lengthwise. Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and brush the cut side with olive oil. Bake for 5 minutes or until the bread is lightly browned.

Evenly spread the tomato sauce over the 4 slices of bread and top with 1/2 cup of cheese. Add the toppings of your choice and then spread the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese over the toppings. Season with salt and pepper.

Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and starts to brown.


French Bread PIzza


3 thoughts on “French Bread Pizza

    • It was a recent discovery of mine to make it with baguettes! I’ve always done pizza dough, but that is just too much effort. I just can’t wait to make French Bread Pizza again!

  1. This is a great idea and reminds me of the French bread pizzas they used to serve for lunch when I was in elementary school. I was getting awfully tired of pizza dough so this will be a great alternative and much easier too!

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