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French Bread Pizza

In the mood for a fuss-free pizza switch-up? This French Bread Pizza recipe is all about delivering flavor without the drama. French bread takes the spotlight, paired with trusty jarred marinara for an easy, homemade pizza that’ll have you rethinking pizza night.

In just 35 minutes, from prep to plate, enjoy a satisfying meal without breaking the bank—$15-20 for everything. It’s a practical and tasty solution for those quick and comforting nights.

Perfect for casual family dinners or laid-back game nights, this Pizza blends Italian and American influences for a straightforward yet delicious pizza experience.

Grab a baking sheet, parchment paper, and preheat to 400°F. Shredded mozzarella, favorite toppings, a sprinkle of oregano and basil—that’s all you need for a flavorful and satisfying meal.

As the cheese melts and edges turn golden, the aroma alone will have you eager to dig in. Broil for a crispy top, let it rest, slice it up, and you’ve got an easy and delicious French Bread Pizza.

Calories? Around 500 per serving, making it a guilt-free indulgence. It’s not a big production; it’s a practical recipe for a no-nonsense homemade pizza. Gather ’round, toss on your favorite toppings, and make pizza night easy and satisfying. Enjoy!

French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza

Craving a tasty homemade pizza without the fuss? Try this simple French Bread Pizza recipe! With just 15 minutes of prep and another 15 in the oven, you'll have a delicious meal in no time. All you need is French bread, jarred marinara, and your favorite toppings. Get creative and make it your own! It's a fun and flavorful way to upgrade your pizza night.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 500 kcal


  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Oven


  • 1 loaf French bread cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 ½ cups jarred marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings of your choice e.g., pepperoni, bell peppers, olives, mushrooms, cooked sausage
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Olive oil for brushing


  • Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Prepare the Bread: Place the French bread halves on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Spread Marinara: Spread an even layer of jarred marinara sauce over each bread half.
  • Add Cheese and Toppings: Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese generously over the marinara sauce.
  • Add your favorite toppings. Get creative! Combine flavors and textures for a unique pizza experience.
  • Seasoning: Sprinkle dried oregano and basil over the pizzas for added flavor.
  • Bake: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the edges of the bread are golden brown.
  • Broil (Optional): For a golden, crispy top, you can broil the pizzas for an additional 1-2 minutes, watching closely to prevent burning.
  • Rest and Slice: Allow the French bread pizzas to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve: Slice into individual portions and serve hot.


  1. Experiment with different cheeses, sauces, and toppings to create unique flavor combinations.
  2. Don’t limit yourself to traditional pizza toppings; try incorporating fresh herbs or unique ingredients for a gourmet twist.
  3. This recipe is easily customizable, making it a great option for family or game night.
Keyword French Bread Pizzza, Homemade Pizza, Quick and Easy
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert