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French Bread Pizza, 3 Ways from TheFoodCharlatan.com

French Bread Pizza, 3 Ways

Throw toppings (like pesto and tomato, Alfredo and chicken, or Pepperoni and cheese) on some French bread, bake for a few minutes and you've got an easy back to school dinner!
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 516kcal
Author Karen


For the Tomato Pesto version:

  • 1 half loaf French bread split horizontally
  • 1/3 cup pesto
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella
  • 1 medium tomato sliced
  • 1 tablespoon basil fresh, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese shredded

For the Alfredo chicken version:

  • 1 half loaf French bread split horizontally
  • 1/2 cup Alfredo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 cup cooked chicken* chopped (more or less)
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella shredded

For the Pepperoni:

  • 1 half loaf French bread split horizontally
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 10-15 slices pepperoni
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese shredded


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • Split your loaf of bread in half horizontally (see photos).
  • Add the toppings of whatever kind you are making (Alfredo, pesto, or pepperoni) in the order they appear listed above. Or use your own toppings! Sky's the limit.
  • Bake on a cookie sheet for 14-15 minutes. If it looks like it's getting browned on the edges but the cheese in the middle is not browning, turn on your broiler and move the oven rack to the top (closest to the heat). Heat for 1 minute or until cheese starts to brown. Don't walk away! It really only takes 1 minute or so.
  • Remove from oven, slice with a sharp serrated knife, and serve hot. With a big salad!


These toppings are just ideas. Any kind of pizza topping would be good!
*I used a rotisserie chicken, but you can use canned chicken too.
Source: my cousin Amber


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 1391mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1616IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 466mg | Iron: 2mg