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French Bread Pizza

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: Serves 6-8 1x


French Bread Pizza is the easiest homemade pizza out there and it only takes 15 minutes to make. Forget about making pizza dough-the French bread is the crust!


  • 1 large loaf French bread
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • your favorite pizza toppings


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. 
  2. Slice the French bread in half so that it's split from end to end and you have two long pieces.
  3. Place the pieces on a parchment lined baking sheet with the cut sides up. 
  4. Put in the hot oven for 5 minutes to lightly toast the bread (this help the bread to not get soggy once you add the sauce).
  5. Remove from the oven and top both sides with 1/2 cup pizza sauce and 1 cup shredded cheese. Add any additional toppings you would like.
  6. Bake for an additional 8-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Remove from the oven, allow to rest for 3 minutes. Slice into 2 inch wide pieces and serve hot. 


  • This recipe is so flexible! Use what topping you like or have on hand. 
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

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