French Bread Pizza Recipe
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French Bread Pizza Recipe

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Why reach for a frozen pizza when you can make this easy-to-prepare homemade version? It appeals to kids of all ages.—Sue McLaughlin, Onawa, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 pieces) equals 296 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 764 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 18 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in pizza sauce and mushrooms; set aside.
  2. Cut bread in half lengthwise, then into eight pieces. Spread meat sauce on bread; place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until cheese melted and bubbly. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as French Bread Pizza in Country Woman September/October 1996, p37

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"Have been making this recipe for years everyone in my family loves it and our kids friends love it as well. Always a great goto meal if time is crunched."

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2009

"This was delicious. I made it more like traditional pizza though and used pepperoni instead of the ground beef."

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