Ditch the frozen pizza and make this homemade French bread pizza that tastes a thousand times better. Pizza night is so easy using French bread for the crust. Plus, you can customize the toppings for a meal everyone will enjoy!
Homemade French Bread Pizza
This is less of a recipe and more of a reminder that French bread pizza is so delicious, so easy and you should be making it more often! French bread pizza is actually a legit thing these days, but why buy them in the frozen section when you can make it better at home?
It’s toasty and crisp on the outside while soft and tender in the middle. The crunch when you bite into it is such a satisfying sound.
Growing up, my dad made it his quest to make the perfect pizza, so we ate quite a lot of it. One of our favorite ways to eat it was using flour tortillas for crusts.
Another fun and easy way to make homemade pizza is using loaves of French bread for the crust. You can use a large loaf of French bread or the smaller ones.
To make it absolutely amazing, I like to brush my bread with garlic butter first. This step is not necessary, but it takes it from average to out of this world.
If you like your crust extra toasty rather than soft, pop it in the oven while you gather your pizza toppings. Load it up with toppings and then bake until hot and melted.
There are so many options for toppings I can’t even begin to give you a complete list, but here are some of our favorites.
Homemade French Bread Pizza Toppings
Sauce: Pizza sauce, alfredo sauce, pesto, BBQ sauce
Meat (all meat should be pre-cooked): Pepperoni, Italian sausage, meatballs, ham, bacon
Cheese: Mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan
Extras: Mushrooms, olives, jalapeños, basil leaves, bell pepper, onion, pineapple
Let your imagination go wild. French bread pizza is also a great way to use up leftovers in the refrigerator! This is a fun recipe that kids can make for dinner.
Everyone can make theirs just the way they like so it’s a definite crowd-pleaser. So next time you need to make something for a party or appetizer, remember French bread pizza!
- 1 loaf of French bread
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce, divided
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- Your favorite pizza toppings
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or foil for easy clean up. Slice bread in half lengthwise.
- In a small bowl, mix together butter and garlic powder. Spread on inside of bread. Top each half with pizza sauce, cheese and desired toppings.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes or until hot and cheese is completely melted.
This recipe first appeared on Amanda’s Cookin’ as a guest contribution by Kitchen Gidget