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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza 2

I'm pretty susceptible to food cravings. So after seeing various pizzas on Tastespotting and then the pizza Nikki Polani made, I had to have one right away.

I've been trying to avoid eating out, and have been using the opportunity to clean out my fridge and cupboards. I didn't want to go outside, rarely order delivery, didn't want to wait hours for pizza dough to rise, but I did have a wedge of French bread leftover...

Actually, when I was a kid, I used to do this with a regular slice of bread, ketchup, a sliced hot dog, and a slice of American cheese. Pretty ghetto, huh? Admit it, do any of you do that?

Again, this is one of those, do you really need a recipe for this? I almost always have tomato sauce in my cupboards. There was cheddar cheese in the fridge. The only acceptable meat was bacon. And my olive jar had been sitting in the fridge for a while.

French Bread Pizza 1

French Bread Pizza 

You'll need:
As much and any type of French bread you'd like, cut in half lengthwise
A small tin of tomato sauce
Meat, cheese, and any other toppings of your choice
Pizza seasonings, to taste

Turn oven to 350 degrees.

Slice French bread in half.

Spread tomato sauce on top of bread.

Sprinkle pizza seasonings on sauce.

Add toppings of your choice.

Bake in oven for about 15 minutes or until cheese melts and French bread crisps up.


1 year ago today, a cold frost decimated most of my garden, except for my iceberg roses and three strawberries.


  1. There's something about melty cheesy meaty with bread beneath that is irresistible! Good use of your in-house ingredients :-)

  2. I remember the ketchup on the bread pizzas from way back in the early 70's. I think my Mom was in Weight Watchers and they had some pizza recipe like that. We put some Italian spices on the ketchup, no hotdogs, though! LOL.

  3. Nikki,
    Melty, cheesy, and meaty, why do tasty foods have to be so bad for you?

    Hey! I'm glad I'm not the only one that did that.

  4. Ooh smart idea for using old french bread. Although I love bread so much that I eat it up before it has a chance to get old, haha.

  5. Jeannie,
    This was one of those big Albertson's loaves and I can't eat that all by myself!


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