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A pan of baked French bread pizzas with vegetables and fresh herbs surrounding them.

French bread pizza

French bread pizza couldn't be simpler and makes a great fast dinner when you're in a pinch. Add your favorite toppings and use a loaf of store bought french bread for ultimate convenience. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 468kcal
Author Rachel Ballard


  • 1 loaf french bread I used garlic french bread
  • 3/4 cup jarred or homemade marinara sauce divided in half
  • 2 cups shredded fresh mozzarella cheese
  • toppings of your choice (I used bell pepper onion, mushrooms, and pepperoni)
  • Fresh basil oregano and parsley (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut the french bread in half lengthwise and place on a cookie sheet side by side. You can remove a little bit of the soft center if you think it's too thick. I leave mine as it is.
  • Spread the sauce on each half.
  • Sprinkle on 1/2 cup of cheese on each half.
  • Add your toppings and then add the remaining cheese.
  • Sprinkle with fresh herbs if you are using them.
  • Bake until the edges start to get crisp and the cheese melts, about 15-18 minutes or so. Just keep an eye on it. You can also broil the top a bit if you want your toppings a little crisper.
  • This recipe feeds four big adults or two children and two adults well.


Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1105mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 577IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 333mg | Iron: 4mg