French bread pizza

Have you ever tried something so delicious you can barely stand it…and something that you’re even more shocked that you actually made. This is one of those recipes.

French Bread Pizza – the easiest way to make pizza at home, and it’s ready in no time! Made with soft yet hearty French bread, robust, garlicky and herby pizza sauce, two types of rich cheese and all your favorite toppings!
All be honest, going into this with recipe testing I was thinking it would more so be a recipe the kids would love – but it turns out that equally as well adults will absolutely love this French bread pizza too!

But of course that only makes sense because it’s layered with so much goodness and it’s extra cheesyIt has incredible flavor, perfect texture (crisp exterior, soft interior) and it’s so easy to customize (see below for ideas, or just think of your favorite creative pizza and make that here!).


1 (14 oz) loaf French bread (about 17-inches long, 4-inches wide*)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup (scant) pizza sauce, preferably homemade, or store-bought
1 3/4 cups (7 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
Desired toppings (see notes for ideas)


Move oven rack up one level and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet with aluminum foil for easier clean up if desired.
Cut french bread in half evenly through the length, to create two long portions. Cut each portion in half (creating four pieces total) and place them on baking sheet.
Brush both sides with olive oil. Turn upright and bake in preheated oven 4 minutes.
Spread pizza sauce over each piece, sprinkle evenly with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, then finish with desired toppings.
Bake in preheated oven until cheese is fully melted, about 10- 13 minutes. If you’d like it more browned then broil during the last 1 minute or so (keep a close eye on it!).
Serve warm.

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