After torturing Terry with an abundance of vegetables Monday night I thought I would reward him for being so patient with my experimentation. Who doesn’t love pizza?
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Instead of ordering out for pizza (unless we have a slew of men over watching a sporting event) we like to make it at home. By selecting the ingredients ourselves we can control the quality, and the calorie and fat content. This also enables us to add any toppings we would like, and make as much or as little as we want. We have tried pre-made crusts, dough from a tube, Trader Joe’s fresh dough from the refrigerated section, and of course, making the dough ourselves. We had quite a lot going on yesterday, so I decided to go with the easiest method there is, French bread. French bread pizza is one of my all time favorites, and it comes together quickly with very little clean up.
Heather’s Easy French Bread Pizza
1 Loaf of French
*Turn on your oven to 450 degrees.
*Split your French bread in half and cut to desired size, throw into the oven to toast while the oven is heating up.
*Remove bread after it has become a bit firm and crisp.
*Top bread with marinara sauce, and meat.
*Cover with cheese and top with vegetables and a sprinkle of garlic salt.
*Bake on the top rack for 8-10 minutes.
*Turn on the broiler and broil for 1-2 minutes if your cheese has not browned.
*Remove and enjoy!
These personal French bread pizzas turned out fabulously, they were incredibly tasty, and exactly what we wanted. I used Linrusso’s marinara sauce (this recipe deserves a post of its own, which it will get the next time I make a batch, it is incredible!).