Grilled French Bread Pizza

Grilled French bread pizza is one of my favorite, quick, dishes to make. I love the crunchy bread, the melty cheese and the slight grilled flavor. I don’t go too crazy with the toppings, just a bit of cheese, some sausage or pepperoni, and maybe some onion or mushrooms. That’s all I need. You can load them up, though, if you want. The bread can handle it.

Grilled French Bread Pizza

These grilled French bread pizzas pack extra flavor thanks to the garlic butter and a bit or oregano. They’re really what make them special. Of course, in a pinch, you can make these yummies in the oven too. Just heat it to 400 F and then follow the directions below. If you want a little color on top, just toss the pizzas under the broiler for a little before slicing and serving.

Grilled French Bread Pizza
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Grilled French Bread Pizza

Grilled French bread pizza is one of my favorite, quick, dishes to make. I love the crunchy bread, the melty cheese and the slight grilled flavor. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword French bread, grilled, pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 390kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce warmed if refrigerated
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese more or less
  • Favorite pizza toppings I like pepperoni, cooked and lightly chopped Italian sausage, a bit of red onion and sometimes mushrooms… use whatever you want!
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

  • Fire up your grill for indirect cooking. You want the temperature where you're going to cook to be around 400 F. Alternatively, you can use direct, low, heat.
  • Melt the butter and stir in the garlic salt. Use a brush to spread the mixture on the cut sides of the bread.
  • Transfer the bread to the grill and cook for 5 minutes or until slightly toasted. If you find that your grill is toasting one side but not another, rotate the slices in the grill halfway through.
  • Remove the bread. Divide the sauce between the two pieces, spreading to the edges (to quote Jeff Mauro: Edge-to-edge is our pledge!).
  • Add the cheese then the other toppings. Finally, sprinkle with the oregano.
  • Return to the grill and continue baking until the cheese is melted. Again, if one side is cooking faster than other simply rotate the pieces as necessary.
  • Remove and let cool slightly before slicing.

Notes

I cut my bread twice, into three ‘planks’. I prefer my French bread pizzas to be thinner. So I cut about a 1″ thick bottom piece and a 1″ thick top piece. This leaves me a center piece that I then use for making croutons (or sometimes, the birds get it!).

Nutrition

Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 1925mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 411IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.