Combination French Bread Pizza

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Come find out my secret recipe to the Best French Bread Pizza that isn't soggy, but crispy and delicious! 

The BEST French Bread Pizza Recipe with my secret to keep the crust from being soggy! You can add whatever your favorite toppings are from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Friday nights at our house are reserved for pizza night.

Except for the last few weeks we've had Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Pizza nights as needed since my car accident. If Colt can't cook, pizzas the next best thing. 

Then we had a pizza break. I was blessed my friend Jean came over with an amazing Baked Ziti last week to help in our meal dilemma. Then between Colt and Lorna they came up with a few quick meals they could make, even if Colt had to work late.

I think were getting close to resuming Friday night pizza night soon along with a movie or games.

We made this French Bread Pizza the Friday before my accident and oh man was it delicious!

I love French Bread Pizza but there are a few tricks to making it amazing and prevent it from being soggy.

The one thing I don't like about french bread pizza is when the breads not crunchy enough and your eating a soggy piece of french bread topped with your favorite toppings.

It's just not right!

So I'm solving that problem for you today.

Plus it's almost back to school time, and this makes a great dinner for a busy weeknight.

Here's how I make French Bread Pizza and prevent it from becoming soggy:

Brush outside and inside of French Bread with olive oil for French Bread Pizza.

It's lightly toasting it before you place your pizza sauce and toppings on, it makes it nice and crunchy.

First things first cut your french bread in half length wise and brush all over (bottom and top) with about 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Place french bread on a cookie sheet and toast in a 450 degree oven until just barely brown and toasty about 4 minutes.

Toasted French Bread with Pizza Sauce on top for French Bread Pizza.

Spread toasted french bread with your favorite Marinara or Homemade Pizza Sauce.

Top each half of pizza with Grated Mozzarella Cheese. 

If using pepperoni place 8 ounces Pepperoni or Canadian Bacon over cheese. 

(If your a vegetarian feel free to skip this step and go on to the next step. On this particular night we did a combination.)

French Bread Pizza topped with Pepperoni,Mushrooms, Onions and Bell Pepper.

Top with:
  • Sliced Mushrooms
  • Thinly Sliced Onions
  • Thinly Sliced Bell Pepper
  • Sliced Black Olives 
Or whatever toppings you might desire.

French Bread Pizza covered with cheese and a light dusting of Italian Seasoning.

Cover the top of pizza with remaining cheese. 

Then sprinkle evenly with Italian seasoning and pop back into a 450 degree oven for 4-6 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and starts to brown. 

The BEST easy to make French Bread Pizza recipe with the secret to keep it from being soggy from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Remove from oven and top with Fresh Sliced Tomatoes if desired.

Allow to cool long enough not to burn your mouth. I always learn that the hard way!
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French Bread Pizza

French Bread Pizza

The Best French Bread Pizza recipe with my secret to not make it soggy from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 1 loaf French Bread, Cut In Half Length Wise
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 cups Pizza Sauce
  • 1 pound Mozzarella Cheese, Grated
  • 8 ounces Pepperoni, Sliced Thin
  • 1 whole Green Bell Pepper, Sliced Thin and Seeds Removed
  • 8 ounces Mushrooms, Cleaned and Sliced Thin
  • 1/2 cup Onion, Thinly Sliced
  • 4 ounces Black Olives, Drained And Sliced
  • 1 whole Large Tomato, Sliced Thin


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Brush french bread inside and out with olive oil. Place in preheated oven and bake for 4 minutes or until bread starts to lightly brown.
  3. Remove from oven and spread marinara sauce evenly on toasted cut side of both pieces of bread.
  4. Cover each side of marinara covered french bread with 1/4 of the mozzarella cheese, divide pepperoni evenly between both halves, top pepperoni with bell pepper, mushrooms, onions and olives.
  5. Divide remaining cheese between both halves to cover toppings.
  6. Sprinkle Italian Seasoning evenly between both loaves.
  7. Bake in oven 4-6 minutes or until lightly brown.
  8. Remove from oven top with fresh tomato.
  9. Allow to rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

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The secret to the BEST French Bread Pizza and how to keep the from being soggy. This is a favorite easy dinner recipe in our house from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

How to prevent the crust from becoming soggy for French Bread Pizza! Easy to make French Bread Pizza recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.


  1. Oh wow this looks incredible! I love french bread pizza, definitely giving this a try :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. All of us would love this pizza! It looks so yummy! I've got to start eating more veggies. :)
    Hope you are doing much better!

  3. Hi, Dawn here from Spatulas On Parade. Thanks for linking up at my party Swap N Share Sunday. I don't think I've been here before. Love this pizza. Beautifully done.

  4. I like to put a layer of pepperoni down first then then sauce so it doesn't make the bread soggy

  5. What a different the oil olive pre-toasting does!!! I may never go back to Boboli crusts again! You're amazing Ü

  6. These were absolutely delish. Definitely will make again.


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