Make Your Own French Bread Pizza

Make Your Own French Bread Pizza

We like to cook and we like to eat around these parts.

Whenever I'm meal planning and I ask my family what they'd like to eat for dinner that week, Make Your Own French Bread Pizza is always suggested. Everyone loves it and everyone can participate! That's why we call it "Make Your Own."

It's also really inexpensive and really easy!

These are the ingredients:

You see a lot here but the most important ingredients are a loaf of french bread, pizza sauce, and cheese. You add the toppings!

Our favorite combos:

Husband: cheese, pepperoni, olives, jalapeno
Gabe (Teenage boy):  extra cheese, pepperoni
Lola: cheese, pepperoni
Christian: whatever I blend for him
Me: cheese, green bell peppers, onion, sliced tomatoes

We try and mostly use ingredients we already have on hand.

This is how we begin...

Step 1:

Cut french bread in half down the middle and then length wise.
*Optional: Brush with olive oil over sides, top, and bottom for even yummier bread.

Step 2:

Spread the pizza sauce.
*Make sure to use actual pizza sauce and not marinara or pasta sauce. It just tastes better.

Step 3:

Top with your favorite toppings!

And this picture is not staged. It actually happens! My family happily tops their pizzas.

Step 4:

Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for twenty minutes. Then broil on high for two minutes or until cheese is golden and slightly bubbly. Be careful! Broilers burn things quickly so watch it!

And you're done!

Serve with a salad. Or not. There are veggies on the pizza, right?

I love Make Your Own Pizza night because it involves the whole family and they genuinely don't mind participating, everyone gets what they want, you can easily make this recipe as healthy as you want, and it's delicious!

A couple more tips...

Don't buy pizza cheese or finely shredded mozzarella. It doesn't melt as well as the fatter shreds of mozzarella.

If you don't prefer a thicker french bread pizza, cut it in half again length wise. I don't know why anyone wouldn't want a full chunk of French bread, but my husband is one of those people. So we just cut it in half before topping with sauce and cheese and he eats the bottom portion so it's not so bready. (Crazy.)



  1. Okay I was already hungry now I am really hungry!! We do something similar just with pizza dough and make mini pizzas but I like the french bread idea.

  2. Pizza always sounds good to me no matter what!! looks yummy!!

    1. Right?! I love pizza and this is a good, easy variation that gets everyone involved and gives me a partial break from cooking! Yay for that!

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  6. yum! and i love how everyone makes their own! This is definitely going to make its debut in our house soon!

  7. Wow it's simple I'm gona try this

  8. I'm gona deffo try this


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