Easy French Bread Pizza

  • Easy French Bread Pizza
  • Easy French Bread Pizza

I can always whip up a great pizza, with or without meat. This nice thing about this meal is it's ease of preparation and the versatility of ingredients that can be used. In this case I used a sliced ham from the deli counter and fresh spinach (yep! I snuck it in again!). But the options are endless. What ever you have in your frig and where your imagination takes you. Vegetarian, you bet. Leftover chicken, pork or beef, go for it. Pickled Giardiniera, yum!

Easy French Bread Pizza

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2 pounds french bread ( 1 loaf )
1/4 cup butter ( softened )
1 clove(s) garlic ( grated on a microplane or minced )
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
2 cups marinara sauce ( you might need less, don't drown it )
2 cups ham, chopped ( or your favorite meat )
1 cup baby spinach leaves
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded ( or any cheese )


Preheat oven to 400F, place a frozen loaf directly on a middle rack for 8-10 minutes, remove and split lengthwise. If fresh, don't preheat, just split.
Mix the butter with the grated or minced garlic and spread over the cut sides of the split loaf and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Place loaves on a large baking sheet and bake in the oven 7-8 minutes.
Take out and spread 1 cup of marinara on each side.
Spread you favorite toppings over each side. In this case the spinach and deli ham, and then sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Bake an additional 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melty and the bread is slightly toasted.

Optionally: add sliced mushrooms, green onions, olives, peppers, pineapple, bacon, pepperoncini, diced tomatoes, and on and on.

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