French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza Recipe

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Ashleigh Wynn


Quick and easy for a busy night, it doesn't make a big mess and lets you get other things done.

★★★★★ 1 vote
20 Min
20 Min


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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

How to Make French Bread Pizza


  • 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.

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About French Bread Pizza

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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