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Homemade French Bread Pizza

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 with lots of topping ideas!

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.

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It’s no secret that I love pizza in all forms, shapes and sizes. Some of my favorites are hot and bubbly Pizza Dip and Pizza Beer Bread (<–going to make this again soon!).

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.

Homemade French Bread Pizza with garlic butter!

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 with lots of topping ideas!

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

 

Homemade French Bread Pizza on a baguette with pepperoni

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!

Easy homemade French Bread Pizza recipe with pepperoni plus other topping ideas! #pizza #dinner #appetizer

Homemade French Bread Pizza with lots of topping ideas!

Homemade French Bread Pizza

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ditch the frozen pizza and make this homemade French bread pizza that tastes a thousand times better. The crust is so crisp and crunchy yet soft in the middle. Plus, you can customize the toppings for a meal everyone will enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Notes

    If you like your crust extra toasty, place in the oven for 5 minutes after brushing with garlic butter, then pile on toppings and bake again until cheese is melted.

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    This recipe first appeared on Amanda’s Cookin’ as a guest contribution by Kitchen Gidget

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    Supriya Kutty

    Friday 14th of June 2019

    OMG! cheeeeeeesy cheeeesy recipe, amazing pictures and this recipe easy to make and super easy to eat, love your all recipes. keep posting

    Rebekah

    Saturday 15th of June 2019

    Aww thanks!

    Riya panday

    Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

    Hmm another great one. Super to easy to make in a pinch and very delicious! Thanks

    Renee

    Wednesday 25th of April 2018

    Made it with meatballs and banana peppers! Hubs wants it every week now lol