French bread pizza is one of the fastest, easiest ways to get homemade pizza on the table. It is extra cheesy and only needs a handful of ingredients to come together: It is comfort food at its best. Here are some tips.
You need a loaf of soft French or Italian bread. It does not need to be fancy — whatever is in the bakery section of your local grocery store is probably perfect. Grab garlic, a can of pizza sauce, some shredded mozzarella, Parm, and fresh basil and you are good to go. If pepperoni is your thing (or you have another favorite topping), get that too. Heat up the oven.
Three Secrets for Perfect French Bread Pizza
- Making French bread pizza is not hard; you barely need a recipe. However, there are a few tricks to know if you want to make the best French bread pizza possible.
- Soft bread is key. Now is not the time to bust out a delicious-looking crusty baguette — unless you want to scrape your mouth on every bite. A French or Italian loaf that is soft is what you are after. It does not need to be super fresh, either, so feel free to grab a day-old loaf that is on sale.
- Flip the bread over and press down. Pressing down on the sliced bread makes it nice and flat and easy to add toppings to. It also makes it easier to eat.
Toast and season the bread before adding toppings. You want the bread to soak up some of the sauce, but if it soaks up too much, it will become soggy. To combat this, toast the bread first before topping it. Then add an extra layer of flavor by rubbing a garlic clove over the toasted bread.