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French Bread Pizza

Updated on August 18, 2014

Call Your Friends - it's pizza time!

French Bread or Flat Bread Pizza! Yum! It's quick, easy, filling and fun. Sure you can buy some pre-packaged French Bread Pizza, but it's not the same, nor does it have the robust flavors that making your own French Bread Pizza has.

The first time I had this quick and easy pizza was at a teacher's Christmas gathering at a co-worker's home. There were loads of toppings we could choose from to make our own individualized pizza creation. Every pizza was as unique as the people at the party.

While the pizza was baking in the oven we had a chance to play a quick game of Trival Pursuit. The evening turned out to be a great success and one that I would copy in years to come.

Have an event coming up? Make your meal as special as your gathering by serving French Bread Pizza. You can't go wrong with this menu, because everyone eats what they like. With French Bread Pizza for dinner you'll spend more quality time with your friends without any extra cooking. It's a meal that's sure to please. Follow @favored110

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Total cost: less than $10.00 (cost varies depending on how many toppings you desire)

A plain cheese French Bread Pizza that serves 4 will only cost about $5.00.

NOTE: This recipe does not include the cost of my sauce, which is homemade.

Materials: cookie sheet, foil, knife, spoon, cooling rack

Cook Time

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Total Time: 20-30 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 loaf of French or Italian bread
  • butter or margarine
  • tomato sauce
  • seasonings: Italian seasoning - oregano- black pepper
  • shredded 4 cheese pizza topping
  • chopped veggies: green or red peppers - black or green olives - mushrooms - broccoli
  • fruit (optional): chopped pineapple or mango
  • chopped meat: (optional for your meat eating friends) pepperoni - chicken - turkey - ground beef - ham -crabmeat - anchovies


  1. Slice the bread in half or in the sizes you want.
  2. Lay bread on foil covered cookie tray
  3. Pull out some of the meatier parts of the bread so that it makes like a valley in the bread.
  4. Butter the insides of the bread.
  5. Spoon on tomato sauce.
  6. Add the cheese.
  7. Layer with veggies, and/or meat toppings
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-12 minutes depending on how crispy you want your bread.
  9. Remove from oven. It will be very hot. Let cool 5 minutes and serve.
  10. Serve with mixed salad and beverage.
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5 stars from 1 rating of Favored1's French Bread Pizza Recipe

How to make French Bread Pizza

This first video is basically how I make mine, but Chef Dave makes it easier for kids.

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Salad as A Side Dish

Serve your French Bread Pizza with a fresh garden salad and cold iced tea.

Top it off with a delicious dessert.

I've listed some great as well as fun ideas in the links below. Take a look.

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Best Pizza Ovens

What type of pizza oven will fit your needs? Are you looking for a small appliance for your countertop or a professional service type pizza maker? Which ever kind of pizza maker you need you can find it here.

Professional Series PS75891 Stainless-Steel Pizza Baker
Professional Series PS75891 Stainless-Steel Pizza Baker

Countertop pizza baker housed in high-grade stainless steel

Long stay-cool handle for opening and closing the drawer

Cooks in 8 to 12 minutes; 30-minute timer with automatic shut-off

Removable crumb tray for quick, convenient cleanup

Measures 17 by 19 by 8 inches; 2-year limited warranty

Fusion 508FC Compact Deluxe Electric Pizza and Snack Oven
Fusion 508FC Compact Deluxe Electric Pizza and Snack Oven

Made with a high-quality brushed stainless steel exterior - 22 gauge, 430 grade.

Durable Calrod heating elements provide even heating performance throughout.

Bakes all types of frozen pizza as well as frozen snack foods and single serve entres.

Ergonomically designed and convenient space saving flip-up handle.

Find tons of commercial pizza equipment and supplies at KegWorks!

Nostalgia Electrics PBO-220BLK Countertop Pizza Oven, Black
Nostalgia Electrics PBO-220BLK Countertop Pizza Oven, Black

Bakes a 12-inch frozen pizza with countertop convenience

Works on thin crust or thick crust pizzas

30-Minute timer with bell ring

Glass door

Included griddle pan


Recipe & Take-Out Menu Organizer

I don't know what others do with their recipe and meal related items, but I used to keep my take-out menus in a drawer by the phone. Instead of throwing the old ones out they just got shoved to the back of the desk. So I decided to put them in a folder to keep them organized. This convienent binder/organizer would have come in handy, but I didn't know it existed. There is plenty of room for menus, recipes and other meal topics in this handy three ring binder organizer.

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Keep your takeout drawer orderly with this menu and recipe three ring binder organizer. Organizer includes: 20 top-loading pocket pages, 8 decorated tabbed divider pages, and 1 sheet of 39 preprinted and 9 blank label stickers with categories like meats, vegetables, salad, Mexican, French and Greek.


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    • favored profile imageAUTHOR

      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      @GabrielaFargasch: Mine too, after chocolate ... but that doesn't count :)

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      4 years ago

      I love pizza!! It is my favorite food ever! :)

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      6 years ago

      This recipe looks really, really good.

    • Camden1 profile image


      6 years ago

      I've never made French bread pizza - definitely have to try this soon!

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      6 years ago

      I really want to try this recipe now. Thank you for the helpful instructions!

      Li Li

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      Gregory Moore 

      6 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Looks great. We used to make these all the time, but it has been a long time since. That might be a fun project with the kids this weekend.

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      randomthings lm 

      6 years ago

      That looks VERY delicious!!!

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe.

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      6 years ago

      You have my mouth watering with this yummy lens. I love French Bread Pizzas, and your tips are helpful. Guess what I'm wanting now, knew I should have had breakfast before stopping by here. - Blessed. :)

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      6 years ago

      I would dare say French Bread Pizza is way better than the Traditional Pizza by a Long Shot!! :D

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      6 years ago

      I never should have read this when I'm hungry. Sounds great.

    • LittleLindaPinda profile image

      Little Linda Pinda 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Makes me wish I had it right now.

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      6 years ago

      Pizza is always a favorite. This looks delicious.

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      Laraine Sims 

      6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Thank you for this easy to make pizza recipe!

    • Hypersapien2 profile image


      6 years ago from U.S.

      Awesome! Looks delicious!

    • natashaely profile image


      6 years ago

      I love that your recipes are printable, they are now safely inside my recipe file waiting to be used. My husband loves this and this is such comforting food! Wonderful page that is easy, fun and informative. :)

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      6 years ago

      Thanks - Looks like something I can do for dinner!

    • peggygallyot profile image


      6 years ago

      I really must try this pizza

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      6 years ago

      Deliciously done, but is it legal to use "French" bread for pizza? The answer is, of course and enjoy the best of both worlds...that's having your French bread and eating your pizza too! Congratulations on being one of the 31 Best Pizzas! Oh, I remember when CHEF BOY-A-DEE Pizza came out, we thought it was pretty good back then and it was and adventure to make it.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      6 years ago from United States

      Wonderful recipe! It sounds delicious and I will definitely have to try it!

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      6 years ago

      Really useful lens, i love pizza :P

    • KReneeC profile image


      6 years ago

      Anything PIZZA is going to be good! GREAT Idea for a lens! I will be making my own for sure!

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      Corrinna Johnson 

      6 years ago from BC, Canada

      Looks absolutely delicious...will have to make at next family gathering.

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      6 years ago from Australia

      What a great party idea! Blessings and congratulations for being featured in the 31 best pizzas.

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      6 years ago

      Willams and Sonoma now sell a special tray to bake French Bread pizza. I saw the other day

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      Fantastic Voyages 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Love pizza, but it's too expensive to eat out! French bread pizza tastes good, is easy to make, and doesn't cost a lot. Great page!

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      6 years ago

      This is making me hungry BIG TIME . . .

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      6 years ago

      pizza, i think am in love with that food =)

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      6 years ago

      Loved the nostalgic pizza. Nice lens.

    • MerandaJade profile image


      6 years ago

      Great pizza lens!

    • fdurham profile image


      6 years ago

      You've solved the crust problem and it looks delicious. Congrats on being listed on the pizza monster board.

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      6 years ago

      We often used to make French bread pizza when our kids were at home and the budget was tight! A cheap easy and tasty dish. I had forgotten about this type of pizza. I'll have to make one.

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      6 years ago

      This pizza looks fabulous! Can't wait to try it! Congratulations on being featured on the pizza monsterboard!

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      Mark Shearman 

      6 years ago from Alicante Spain

      French bread Pizza is a first for me and you have made it even more delicious.

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      6 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      I love French bread pizza--you get the delicious flavors of pizza and it's so easy. Thanks


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