French bread pizza is the perfect meal for a gathering. Make a few loaves ahead of time to serve as appetizers, or have each guest customize their own.
Calling this french bread pizza might be a little stretch as mine are made on a loaf of healthy flax bread, but you can make yours on french bread if you want to!
It’s going to taste just as good either way. In fact, you could make pizza on a pita, or a tortilla, or an english muffin, or a bagel. Heck, you could probably make pizza nachos
.The moral of the story is, if you’re trying to empty your fridge or pantry, and there’s a mostly flat shaped carb in there, it can be turned into a pizza.
I got a little over zealous baking bread a few weeks ago and found myself with about 12 loaves on hand. I figured I’d just freeze ’em and work my way slowly through them one piece of toast at a time.
When I was at the farmer’s market last week, I had a stroke of genius. Spring Hill cheese has a booth at our market, and as I was sampling their garlic jack cheese, the pizza inspiration struck me! I picked up a few extra veggies for toppings and headed home to create a masterpiece.
French Bread Pizza
There’s not really a recipe for french bread pizza per se. Here’s how I made it.
- Cut loaf in half
- Toast under the broiler for 2-4 minutes to desired crispiness.
- Add your favorite toppings!
- Broil 2-4 additional minutes.
My personal favorite pizza is roasted red peppers, tomatoes, cheese, onions and greens. The Hubs prefers something spicier; pizza sauce, jalapeños, spicy cheese and pepperoni.
This is a great meal for one or a party! Make a few loaves, slice ’em up and serve them as appetizers. Or, have the whole family customize their own personal pizzas.
If you want to make your own healthy flax bread, for pizza’s or other, check out Dee’s Health Bread. I substituted wheat germ for cracked wheat and was sure to grind my flaxseeds for maximum absorption.
If you give this recipe a try, I’d love to see it! Tag me @betsylife on Facebook or Instagram and I’ll share your creations! #betsylife
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Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence says
My mother used to make french bread pizza and english muffin pizzas when I was growing up. Such a nostalgic treat!
Ashley @ItsFitting says
Ok a) did you know that spring Hill cheese comes from Petaluma? That’s right, not only do I have wine and beer… We gots a lot of cheese! Come visit!
B) I LOVE making pizzas out of everything and just dumping veggies on top for the kids! They love it and besides chicken soup, it’s pretty much the best way to clear out a fridge!
I’ll be right over! #iheartcheese