Quick French Bread Pizza

Great tasting pizza perfect for that quick evening meal or a party. And at 20 minutes it's faster than a speeding pizza dude.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: French Bread Pizza, Pizza
Servings: 2
Calories: 589
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan


  • 1 loaf French bread 9 inch for two servings
  • Prepared pizza sauce
  • Toppings of choice.
  • mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375 convection or 400 conventional.
  • Slice a loaf of French bread horizontally. I used a 9-inch baguette, but any length should be fine. A sub bun would work ok also. But the quality of the bread will determine your taste.
  • Prep toppings. I browned 1/2 pound of Italian sausage and cut some pepperoni in half.
  • Top with sauce. It took about 1/2 cup. Add toppings. Add mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake on middle rack until nicely browned. About 10 minutes.


Pro Tips:

  1. If doing a larger amount, it is worth time doing your own sauce. My homemade sauce recipe: One 6 oz can of tomato paste and 6 oz water. 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1 clove garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon oregano. This will make about 1 1/2 cups of sauce which is three times what I use here for two 9 inch pizzas so you can judge from there.
  2. Top as you wish.
  3. Great for a pizza party for teens. They can prepare as they wish.
  4. The results are very dependent on the quality of bread.


Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 1611mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 840mg | Iron: 4mg