French Bread Pizza
French Bread Pizza is perfectly crispy on the outside. No soggy pizza here! Topped with a jar of pizza sauce with added seasonings to make it even better, pepperoni, and lots of cheese. It's a 30 minute dinner that's perfect for a busy weeknight meal.
Servings 8 people (2 slices each)
- 1 loaf french bread cut in half lengthwise
- 1 jar (14 oz) pizza sauce
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese grate your own from a block
- sliced pepperoni or other toppings you prefer
Heat oven to 425°. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper or tin foil. Or just lightly spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray.
Lay both bread halves on cookie sheet.
In a small bowl, combine the jar of pizza sauce, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning. Mix together and evenly spread it over both halves of bread.
Top with the shredded mozzarella and then finish with the pepperoni and/or other toppings you prefer.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before cutting into slices.
Mozzarella Cheese : It's best to shred your own mozzarella cheese if possible. The pre-shredded cheese has some additives to help it not clump together, which also makes it not melt as smoothly and creamy. In a pinch, use pre-shredded (I've done it before!) but for best results shred your own.
Parmesan Cheese : I always use the cheaper grated parmesan cheese for this recipe. I like the finer texture of it and it's cheaper. It's the one that you buy in the can with the green top, in the pasta aisle of the grocery store. You can use fresh shredded parmesan cheese but it does burn at such a high temperature.
Oven Temperature : I know the 425 may seem like a really high temperature, but you want that to get the outside nice and crispy with a good crust, while the inside stays soft and warm. Which is why you need a high oven temperature.
Nutrition Information : It's for 8 servings at 2 slices per person. It also includes 1 cup of pepperoni. Which may actually be a lot (not sure) as I don't ever measure the pepperoni.
Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 1061mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 431IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 3mg