French Bread Pizza


We made homemade pizza the other night at our Oscars party and had all of the ingredients left over, except the pizza dough. When we got home last night, we didn't feel like going out to get more dough, so we improvised. What we did have was French bread! So we made French bread pizzas and they were delicious, quick, and easy to make! Here's what we did:


  • Half a loaf of bread (we used French but Italian will do, too)
  • Melted butter (however much you want!)
  • Minced garlic (1 clove)
  • Tomato sauce (we made our own, and here's a similar recipe for that)
  • Grated mozzarella (we used a full 8 oz bag) 
  • Pepperoni (as many as you'd like!)
  • Basil (2 tablespoons)
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  • Cut the loaf right down the middle, and then split that in half (as seen in pic above)
  • Place bread on cooking sheet and bake in the oven for 5 mins
  • Mince the garlic and melt the butter, then combine the two for a little spread
  • Take the bread out of the oven and spread the butter/garlic mixture on top of it
  • Spread your pizza sauce over the top of it, add as much cheese as you want, add as many pepperonis as you want, and then add a little more cheese
  • Bake for 10 mins or until cheese is golden brown & melted
  • Top with basil and red pepper flakes
  • Enjoy!