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French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza

Quick and easy French bread pizza features fresh mozzarella and pepperoni slices. Customize topping choices to make it your own!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 3 mins
Total Time: 8 mins
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: french bread pizza, easy pizza, broiler pizza, pepperoni pizza
Servings: 4
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


  • oven broiler


  • 16 oz (1 pound) soft loaf French bread or Italian bread
  • ½ cup pizza sauce*
  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2 oz pepperoni slices
  • crushed red pepper flakes, to top
  • fresh basil, to garnish


  • Position rack in center of oven*. Set oven to broiler.
  • Slice bread loaf in half crosswise and lengthwise until you have four pieces total. Arrange bread cut side up on a baking sheet. Place under broiler for 30-45 seconds until tops of bread are lightly toasted.
  • Remove from oven. Spread about 2 tablespoons of pizza sauce over each piece of bread. Sprinkle about 1 oz of shredded mozzarella over sauce. Top with sliced tomatoes and pepperoni. Crumble fresh mozzarella over tomatoes. Sprinkle remaining shredded mozzarella on top.
  • Return to oven and place under broiler for 45-60 seconds, rotate baking sheet, and heat for another 45-60 seconds until cheese has melted and is starting to brown. Season with crushed red pepper flakes, if desired. Garnish with fresh basil. Serve immediately.


  • Position rack in center of oven about 6-inches from broiler. The broiler setting is very HOT. Keep a close eye on your pizza to make it sure it doesn't burn. 
  • I used this store-bought tomato sauce
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