Easy French Bread Pizza is an easy meal entree that can be customized to your liking! Brush the bread with a simple garlic butter and top with your favorite pizza toppings.
The Easy French Bread Pizza Recipe can be made any way you want!
I did not come from a household where my mom always cooked food from scratch and made amazing meals for us kids. I, quite honestly, do not remember my mom cooking meals that often. From scratch, that is. However, I do remember her making pancakes that were burnt, spaghetti that was burnt, and chili that had no flavor…on a regular basis. Needless to say, my mom was not a good home cook. It’s amazing how my brothers and I managed to stay nourished after all of these years.
It’s no wonder that with cooking like that we’d prefer Ramen Noodles for lunch and dinner. Heck, they were only .10 a package! Can’t beat that. Now that we are older, I am the only one that has graduated from having a mostly processed diet to cooking with fresh vegetables and herbs. However, although I do not buy packaged dinners, at all, I am not opposed to taking some of those boxed comfort foods ideas and recreating them in your own home with fresher ingredients.
Now, because I am an advocate of always having a vegetable with your meal, you can make a salad for the kids to eat along with their pizzas. This meal is done in 15 minutes (prep and cook time). Another great thing about this is that you can make them as healthy or unhealthy as you want! Here’s an idea, while your kids are in school, prepare some toppings for them and put them in containers so they can create the pizza they want. You can use spinach, diced tomatoes, ground turkey, mushrooms, peppers or whatever healthy toppings you want. Heck, you don’t even have to use white French Bread. You can use multigrain or whatever other healthy breads are out there. When they get home have them make their meals while you relax and take a night off!
- large French Bread Loaf
- 6 tbsp. butter
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. onion powder
- 2 tsp. oregano leaves
- 2 tsp. basil leaves
- pizza sauce
- turkey pepperoni
- 2 c. mozzarella cheese
- 1 c. Parmesan cheese
- - Desired toppings
- Preheat oven to 450 Degrees and spray a long baking sheet with cooking spray.
- In a small sauce pan, melt the butter on low heat. Once the butter has melted, remove from heat and add the garlic and onion powder, and add the oregano and basil leaves and stir until well mixed.
- Take the long loaf of French Bread and use a serrated knife to cut the bottom of the loaf off of the bread leaving the top of the bread and the majority of the bread. Cut the loaf into two halves and use a pastry brush and brush the top of the French (which will be the bottom) with the melted butter.
- Place the top of the french bread on top of the prepared baking sheet. Take the remaining melted butter and brush the top of the french bread. Take some of the pizza sauce and spread on top of the bread and use the bottom of a spoon to spread the sauce along the bread. Sprinkle the top of the bread with both cheeses. Top off the french bread with the turkey pepperoni or other desired toppings. If there is leftover cheese sprinkle on top of the remaining toppings and place in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.