Quick Fix French Bread Pizza

I’ve been doing the best I can to keep our meals simple these days. These quick fix French bread pizzas have been a regular staple in our house since we’ve been keeping at home as much as possible. Once you have the bread, pizza sauce and cheese the rest is pretty much a blank canvas for whatever flavors you want to add. Usually for us that means Italian sausage (I like to brown it, then pulse it a few times in a food processor to get a finer texture… but not too fine!). And pepperoni. Oh and olives and mushrooms and maybe red onion. Nothing too crazy, but might good and darned comforting!

Quick Fix French Bread Pizza

I like my quick fix French bread pizza to have a crunchy crust. To make sure the bread stays crunchy I shy away from wet toppings. If I do have to use something with a lot of moisture, like canned olives or mushrooms, I always dab them dry with a paper towel first.

I also believe that less pizza sauce is actually better on a pizza. I didn’t always think that way, but I do now. First, the crust stays crunchy. And second, the sauce doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the ingredients.

Quick Fix French Bread Pizza
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Quick Fix French Bread Pizza

I’ve been doing the best I can to keep our meals simple these days. These quick fix French bread pizzas have been a regular staple in our house since we’ve been keeping at home as much as possible.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword French bread, Kettle Pizza, quick fix
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 298kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread cut lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • marinara sauce grab your favorite
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Your favorite pizza toppings
  • dried Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425 F.
  • Place the bread cut-side up on a large baking sheet.
  • Stir together the butter and garlic and brush onto the bread. Bake for 5 minutes.
  • Brush the top of the bread with marinara sauce. Less is more, so don't over-sauce.
  • Add your favorite toppings. Drier toppings (such as pepperoni slices and cooked, drained Italian sausage) are best. Pat your vegetables dry before adding.
  • Add cheese and sprinkle with a little Italian seasoning.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bread starts to get golden brown and crunchy.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for 2-3 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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