This is, By Far, The Best French Bread Pizza You’ll Ever Taste

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French Bread Pizza - French Bread Pizza (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
French Bread Pizza (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

“There is no moment in life that can’t be improved with pizza.” ~Daria

 

The words French Bread Pizza have always elicited feelings of excitement and almost giddy anticipation of mouthwatering flavor. It’s such a quick & easy dinner and I guarantee this recipe will be the best you’ve ever tasted! You’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven once you taste rich, savory, garlicky oil soaked into the bread, together with fresh tomatoes and herbs…Oh my God!

 

French Bread Pizza Ingredients (2 servings)

  • Loaf of French or Italian bread
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
  • 8 oz block of mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely grated
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh basil, torn into small pieces
  • Oregano
  • Salt & pepper
  • Your favorite pizza toppings

 

Preparation

Preheat toaster oven to 375℉.

 

The secret to this recipe is the garlic sauce. Grate three cloves of garlic, using the fine side of a cheese grater.  

French Bread Pizza - Grated garlic (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
Grated garlic (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Heat 3 Tbsp oil in a pan over low heat. Saute grated garlic for 20-30 seconds. Don’t let it burn! Nothing ruins a dish like burned garlic. Immediately remove pan from heat.

French Bread Pizza - Sauteing grated garlic (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
Sauteing grated garlic (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Cut loaf of French or Italian bread into 6-inch-long sections, then slice in half lengthwise. Brush garlic oil all over the top of each slice, cut side up, making sure to include the finely grated garlic (not just the oil).

French Bread Pizza - Brushed with garlic oil (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
Brushed with garlic oil (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Top each slice of bread with tomatoes and season with salt & pepper. You can either add the oregano and basil now, or wait to sprinkle them on top of the cheese. I tried both ways…and they’re both delicious.

French Bread Pizza - Tomatoes, salt, & pepper (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
Tomatoes, salt, & pepper (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Add toppings of your choice (sauteed mushrooms, pepperoni, ham, pineapple, anchovies, etc).

French Bread Pizza - Adding Toppings (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
Adding Toppings (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Place thin slices of mozzarella on top of everything and sprinkle with oregano and basil.

French Bread Pizza - Topping with mozzarella & herbs (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
Topping with mozzarella & herbs (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Place pizzas directly on the toaster oven rack and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and just slightly browned. To catch any cheesy drips in the oven, place a foil-lined baking sheet on the rack underneath (easy clean-up!).

French Bread Pizza - Cook pizza directly on oven rack (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
Cook pizza directly on oven rack (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

Top pizzas with additional fresh basil and enjoy!

 

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French Bread Pizza - French Bread Pizza (Photo by Viana Boenzli)

This is, By Far, The Best French Bread Pizza You'll Ever Taste

The words French Bread Pizza have always elicited feelings of excitement and almost giddy anticipation of mouthwatering flavor.  It’s such a quick & easy dinner and I guarantee this recipe will be the best you’ve ever tasted!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
  • 8 oz block mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely grated
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 leaves fresh basil, torn into small pieces
  • Oregano
  • Salt & pepper
  • Your favorite pizza toppings

Instructions
 

  • Preheat toaster oven to 375℉.
  • The secret to this recipe is the garlic sauce.  Grate three cloves of garlic, using the fine side of a cheese grater. Heat 3 Tbsp oil in a pan over low heat.  Saute grated garlic for 20-30 seconds.  Don’t let it burn!  Nothing ruins a dish like burned garlic.  Immediately remove pan from heat.
  • Cut loaf of French or Italian bread into 6-inch-long sections, then slice in half lengthwise.  Brush garlic oil all over the top of each slice, cut side up, making sure to include the finely grated garlic (not just the oil).
  • Top each slice of bread with tomatoes and season with salt & pepper.  You can either add the oregano and garlic now, or wait to sprinkle them on top of the cheese.  I tried both ways…and they’re both delicious.
  • Add toppings of your choice (sauteed mushrooms, pepperoni, ham, pineapple, anchovies, etc).
  • Place thin slices of mozzarella on top of everything and sprinkle with oregano and basil.
  • Place pizzas directly on the toaster oven rack and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and just slightly browned.  To catch any cheesy drips in the oven, place a foil-lined baking sheet on the rack underneath.
  • Top pizzas with additional fresh basil and enjoy!

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