French Bread Pizza
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- loaf of french/italian bread (unsliced)
- 1 jar(s)
- marinara sauce (i use emeril's)
- 1 pkg
- provolone cheese
- olive oil, extra virgin
- garlic powder
- 1 pkg
- optional toppings: italian sausage, muchrooms, etc
1Set your oven to broil on low or medium.
(Optional: A grill works great for this recipe too!)
2Line a baking sheet with tin foil.
(If using a grill, simply lay the foil on the grill without a baking sheet)
3Slice the loaf of break in half long ways (like a hot dog bun). Spread the bread open and lay it out on the baking sheet.
4Spread olive oil over the inside and sprinkle with garlic powder.
If you don't like the taste of olive oil, butter can be used instead.
(My husband and I like the garlic flavor so I'm pretty generous, but do it to your flavor preferences).
5Place the baking sheet with the bread into the oven and allow it to become golden brown.
6Remove bread from oven and spread marinara over the bread. Layer on the pepperonis, and then the slices of provolone. I use all of them, you can use less.
I prefer putting my toppings under the cheese but you can layer on top if you like. Provolone can be substituted for other cheeses, sliced or shredded. Most often I cook up some italian sausage and sprinkled this over the pepperoni before adding the cheese then slicing mushrooms on top. Sprinkling a little more garlic and italian seasonings is also a tasty touch.
7Put the bread back into the oven and let it broil until the cheese begins to bubble/brown.
8Remove from the oven and allow to set 10 or so minutes. Slice up and serve.