French Bread Pizza

Back when I was in college, I rarely ate cafeteria food. I essentially lived on ramen noodles because none of the offered food looked appetizing to me.

Well, that all changed when Ryan and I started dating. One of the cafeterias (we had three) offered made-to-order french bread pizza, and I became hooked. Many “date nights” were spent in that cafeteria chatting and laughing over that pizza. Ah, the memories.

We haven’t had french bread pizza since we both graduated, so I thought I would change that and make them myself! After I realized just how easy it is to make french bread pizza at home, I kicked myself for not making these sooner. It satisfies our craving for pizza (which occurs almost daily) and allows us to relive our early-dating days. That’s a win-win in my book.

1 loaf of french bread – we used wheat to up the healthiness factor
1-2 cans of pizza sauce
Pizza toppings of your choice – we used pepperoni, but the sky is the limit
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 500 F.
2. Cut the loaf of bread lengthwise. Spread the pizza sauce equally over each side of the bread, add the toppings, and top with cheese.
3. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.
4. Cut the bread into slices, serve with a side salad, and enjoy!

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  1. 6.11.14
    carly said:

    Very similar! Red Baron is the brand I believe!

  2. 6.11.14
    sandyalamode said:

    this looks sooo yummy! and it is lunch time haha!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  3. 6.11.14

    Absolutely – it made for the perfect at-home date night for us.

  4. 6.11.14

    Glad to know we weren't the only ones that ate this in college!

  5. 6.11.14

    LOL right? Two things I certainly can't resist. πŸ™‚

  6. 6.11.14

    I didn't even know they had these in the freezer section! Otherwise I probably would have jumped on that train long ago. πŸ™‚

  7. 6.11.14

    Absolutely, it's so easy!!

  8. 6.11.14

    It definitely hits the spot when you're craving a pizza. πŸ™‚

  9. 6.11.14

    Hope you enjoy!

  10. 6.11.14

    Right?! I have to keep it interesting so we don't eat take-out pizza three times a week.

  11. 6.11.14

    It's so easy! It would be a great recipe for a family gathering.

  12. 6.11.14
    Nichole said:

    They look so tasty! And what a cute story behind french bread pizza for you guys:)) My family loves pizza so I'll have to try this sometime!

  13. 6.10.14

    These look delicious and so easy! We're big pizza fans, too but I always like to try a new twist on the usual πŸ™‚

  14. 6.10.14

    Major yum! I'll have to try this!

    xo Kylie

  15. 6.10.14
    The Adored Life said:

    This looks delicious!

  16. 6.10.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    I have always loved french bread pizza but never made it myself, thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ Another thing I can add to my meal plans!

  17. 6.10.14
    carly said:

    Love this! I've never thought to make it myself, but I love the ones you can buy from the freezer section! Your option is probably a bit healthier using more fresh ingredients! Yum!

  18. 6.10.14
    Biana Perez said:

    My kind of recipe – love bread and pizza haha!! thanks for sharing!

  19. 6.10.14
    Pamela said:

    I used to make this all the time when I was in college and I completely forgot about how good it was! Now I'm definitely going to need to make it again this week!

    <3, Pamela

  20. 6.10.14
    Britt @Perpetually Daydreaming said:

    That looks so good! And super simple. I've never thought to make these myself. Looks like the perfect easy Friday night meal. Thanks for sharing!

  21. 6.10.14
    CarolJThayer said:

    mmm this looks very good, i might have to give it a try!