Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Classic French Bread Pizza

Everybody loves an easy weeknight meal.  After two wonderful days with Hubby home from work, I didn't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  This is a recipe that I've made in the past for us, and it's been in my recipe book ever since.  

I first got the idea from The Pioneer Woman, but she loaded hers with so many different ingredients. All seemed delicious, but we only had two main ingredients in our refrigerator last night..cheese and pepperoni, for a classic pizza..but without all the fuss. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! 

P.S.  The cheese portion of the loaf tastes wonderfully dipped in extra pizza sauce or ranch dressing. Yes, ranch dressing. 


Ingredients
1 loaf of french bread
1 garlic clove
5 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup pizza sauce
mozzarella cheese, sliced 
1 cup mozzarealla cheese, grated
Toppings you desire-I made one half cheese, and the other pepperoni 
4 tablespoons parmesan cheese
parsley 

Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Peel and smash garlic. In a microwave safe dish, melt butter and garlic together.  

Slice the loaf of bread in half lengthwise and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Brush cut side of each loaf with the melted butter. 

Evenly spread 1/4 cup of pizza sauce on each loaf.  Cover with slices of cheese. Top with any toppings you desire.  Sprinkle each loaf with 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese.  Garnish with parsley. 

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and bread is toasted. Slice and serve. 



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