Game Day French Bread Pizzas

french bread pizzas recipes

Remember being a kid and your mom making French bread pizza in the toaster oven? I thought it was the best thing ever when my mom would make these for us. I am continuing the tradition, but fancying up mine a teensy bit. I made three different kinds Nacho Pizza, Tomato Pesto, and Garlic and Herb Veggie. These are great for quick lunches, weeknight dinners, or watching the game. You could prep all of the ingredients in advance and let everyone make their own. 10 minutes in a hot oven and they are ready to go. It doesn’t get much easier than that, does it?

I love to make homemade pizza, but sometimes by the time I decide to make pizza, I don’t have enough time to make the dough. Using French bread is a great alternative. I always have a loaf or two in my freezer. You can always use whole grain bread or a gluten-free option. A lot of times I just shop my fridge and pantry and some of the best combinations have come from using what we already have.

french bread pizzas three ways

I line a sheet pan with foil or parchment and preheat the oven to 400°. More often than not, I do a combination of cooked and fresh ingredients. I like to add fresh greens, herbs, and fresh veggies to hot pizza. A little drizzle of olive oil, balsamic glaze, sea salt and pepper take a modest French bread pizza to elevated heights. The only thing holding you back from the best French bread pizza you have ever had is your imagination.

french bread pizzas three ways

Nacho Pizza:

Tomato Pesto:

Garlic and Herb Veggie:

french bread pizza recipes

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Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Becky

    That garlic and herb veggie one looks amazing! I love how you can customize these to individual people’s preferences!

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Becky! That one was my favorite too. I am on a big arugula kick right now.

  2. Ashley (QLCC)

    Classiest game day food I’ve ever seen in my life. Great job!

    1. bakedbree

      Why thank you!

  3. Sarah Blodgett

    These look amazing… and such a great idea for Superbowl Sunday! I’m definitely going to try these!

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Sarah!

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