French Bread Pizza

Homemade French Bread Pizza topped with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Easy to make with instructions for freezing and baking. Quick to make, easily customizable, and super inexpensive. This might just be your new favorite weeknight meal!

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French bread pizzas have been staples in my kitchen and in my freezer for years. When I had 5 kids living at home, I needed meals and snacks that that I could quickly pull out and that the older kids could bake if necessary.

Now, being an empty nester I still love having a good, cheesy french bread pizza for dinner. It’s a meal that takes minutes to make, can easily be customized with leftovers from the fridge, and is very inexpensive.

You can turn a loaf of french bread into one or many single serving meals with this easy french bread pizza recipe.

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French Bread Pizza

When you’re cooking for one, purchasing a loaf of french bread might not seem like a good idea. After all, you’ll need to eat it quickly or the bread will become stale after a day or two.

This is the time when making french bread pizzas are a great idea!

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In fact, you can enjoy a pizza for dinner, then assemble and freeze the rest for later.

If you’re craving pizza, french bread pizza is one of the fastest ways to get pizza on the table fast. It’s cheesy comfort food at its best!

Best Bread To Use

I like to use either French or Italian bread. It doesn’t need to be fancy and can be any size. As you can see from my pictures, my loaf was a little thin. It doesn’t really matter, thin or thick – any size will work great.

Make sure the bread is soft, once it hardens it’s better used for croutons or breadcrumbs.

How To Make French Bread Pizza

Scroll down to the recipe box for complete ingredient list and instructions.

You really don’t need a recipe to make a french bread pizza.

For this pepperoni and cheese pizza, I like to use jarred or homemade tomato sauce or Marinara sauce as the base. From there, add a little shredded mozzarella cheese, and slices of pepperoni.

Step 1

Cut the bread in half crosswise, then cut in half lengthwise so that you have 2 pieces.

Top with tomato sauce.

Step 2

Top with mozzarella cheese.

Step 3

Add slices of pepperoni.

Bake for 10 minutes, until cheese melts.

french bread pizza on a plate with melted cheese and pepperoni | one dish kitchen

If you want to make multiple french bread pizzas, just follow the recipe instructions and make as many as you’d like.

Other french bread pizza topping ideas:

  • sautéed onions and mushrooms
  • cooked sausage or bacon
  • cooked chicken
  • vegetables
  • a variety of cheeses

How To Freeze French Bread Pizza

It’s a wonderful convenience to have homemade french bread pizza in your freezer and ready to bake at a moments notice. Here’s how to freeze your french bread pizzas:

  1. Top them as usual and gently press down on the toppings so that they stay in place.
  2. Place the unbaked french bread pizzas on a large baking sheet and freeze them for an hour, until they are frozen.
  3. Once solid, transfer them to freezer bags and store them in the freezer until you’re ready to bake them.
  4. When you’re ready to bake a pizza, remove one from the package and bake as directed. You may need to add a few additional minutes to the baking time since they are frozen.
eating french bread pizza with a fork | one dish kitchen

Either eat the pizza with a knife and fork, slice in half and eat with your hands as you would a traditional pizza, or use a knife and cut the pizza into strips.

Enjoy!

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What To Serve With French Bread Pizza

Although french bread pizza is a hearty meal in itself, you might like to consider serving any of the single serving side dishes with a slice:

Cucumber Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

Avocado Salad

Minestrone Soup

Other Ways To Use Leftover French Bread

If you decide not to make a batch of french bread pizzas to freeze, consider using the rest of the french bread loaf in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

Bread Pudding

Breakfast Bread Pudding

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

French Toast

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French Bread Pizza Recipe

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French Bread Pizza

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: french bread, pizza
Servings: 2 pizza slices
Calories: 209kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 6-inch loaf french bread
  • 4 tablespoons tomato sauce (may also use Marinara sauce or pizza sauce)
  • 4 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 slices pepperoni

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400° F (200° C).
  • Cut the bread in half crosswise, then cut in half lengthwise so that you have 2 pieces. Top with tomato sauce.
    spreading tomato sauce on french bread for a french bread pizza | one dish kitchen
  • Top with cheese.
    adding mozzarella cheese to french bread for a french bread pizza | one dish kitchen
  • Top with pepperoni.
    adding pepperoni slices to french bread for a french bread pizza | one dish kitchen
  • Place pizzas on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until cheese melts.
    french bread pizza | one dish kitchen
  • Enjoy immediately.

Notes

It’s a wonderful convenience to have french bread pizza in your freezer and ready to bake at a moments notice. Here’s how to freeze your french bread pizzas:
  1. Top them as usual and gently press down on the toppings so that they stay in place.
  2. Place the unbaked french bread pizzas on a large baking sheet and freeze them for an hour, until they are frozen.
  3. Once solid, transfer them to freezer bags and store them in the freezer until you’re ready to bake them.
  4. When you’re ready to bake them, remove one from the package and bake as directed. You may need to add a few additional minutes to the baking time since they are frozen.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pizza slice | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 790mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 1mg
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