A couple years ago I was discussing with a friend what to make for dinner, and he said he was having “french bread pizza”. Ok…well, what the heck is that exactly? When he explained to me that it’s simply a french bread halved, and used as the base for pizza…I was pretty blown away. Why was this ridiculously easy way to make a dinner, not part of my life?
So off to the grocery store I went, for a $2 loaf of bread. That night, the kids and I designed their own pizzas and baked them in the oven for a meal that was a HUGE HIT in less than 30 minutes.
Listen, we aren’t all world class chefs here. A lot of us are just amateurs trying to get a decent meal on the table. This is an impressive homemade pizza that serves up so well, customizable, and incredibly cheap.
Just wins after wins, folks. Pizza wins…even better.
- 1 loaf French Bread
- 1/4 cup Garlic Butter, melted (can sub for regular butter, or omit completely)
- Pizza Sauce
- 2-3 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- Pizza toppings (we used pepperoni and fresh oregano)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Carefully cut your french bread loaf in half, length wise and place open faced.
- Brush the open face of the bread with melted garlic butter until lightly coated (not soaked). You can skip this step if you'd prefer, or substitute for plain butter/margarine.
- Next, spread pizza sauce with the back of a spoon to the edges of the bread.
- Top with cheese, and additional toppings (time to customize!).
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown, or to your liking.
- Remove from oven, and cut into serving size slices. Enjoy!
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