French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza

These are the facts of the case and they are undisputed: Sometimes we humans can’t spend four hours making dinner. In fact, sometimes we humans can’t spend two hours making dinner. Along those lines, sometimes we humans can’t spend one hour making dinner.

Especially if we humans have a houseful of kids and dogs, soccer practice (yes, it has already begun), football meetings (yes, they have already begun), and a million and four things going on.

Last night was one of those nights. So I made French Bread Pizzas!


French Bread Pizza

Portion: 4 servings
Cook time: 25 minutes
Prep time: 1 1/4 minutes
Calories: 546


  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 14oz jar pizza sauce
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Cut the loaf of French bread in half lengthwise. Then cut each piece in half again, making 4 pieces. Place the pieces of bread on a baking sheet, cut side up.
3. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sautee for 3-5 minutes until onions become translucent. Add the ground beef and continue to cook until the beef is browned.
4. Stir in the pizza sauce and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
5. Spoon the meat mixture onto the slice of bread, making sure to distribute evenly. Top with the sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 13-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and starting to brown.

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Tips: Replace the panko with gluten free breadcrumbs.

Other ingredients you can use and a way to combine

  • Jarred Marinara Sauce Or Pizza Sauce Or Gaden mix Sauce
  • Fresh Or Refrigerated Pesto
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese To Taste
  • Onion, Sliced
  • Sausage (regular Breakfast Sausage Or Italian Sausage)
  • Pepperoni Slices
  • Canadian Bacon Slices
  • Pineapple Chunks, Fresh Or Canned
  • Roma Tomatoes, Sliced
  • Sliced Black Olives

Another Optional Ingredients:

Goat Cheese, Sliced Bell Peppers, Various Cheeses, Pepperonis, Jalapeno Slices, Diced Red Onion, Any Other Pizza Topping You’d Like!
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