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Easy French Bread Pizzas

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Easy French bread pizzas are a quick and easy lunch, snack, or dinner. Add a salad to complete the meal.

French bread pizza is a quick and easy lunch, snack or dinner. Add a salad to complete the meal.

Summer lunches are always a challenge when my kids are home from school. I really try to keep them from getting boring but it can be hard. This year, when they were home for summer break, I took a page from my Mom’s playbook.

After I graduated from college and moved out, my parents retired to North Carolina. On a visit, one year, my Mom made pizza from French bread. It was crispy and delicious. So I thought, my kids would love them (I was right). Plus (bonus) they are easy enough for them to make on their own.

Process shots of easy French bread pizzas.

There are really only a few steps, and ingredients, when making these easy French bread pizzas. If you’re like me and keep diced or sliced onions prepped in the fridge, it’s even easier to make them. As I mentioned before, kids can make these themselves. If you have younger kids, you should slice the bread for them, but I probably don’t need to tell you that!

French bread pizza is a quick and easy lunch, snack or dinner. Add a salad to complete the meal.

I used hoagie rolls from my supermarket deli but a longer loaf of French bread would also work. Slice the loaf in half, or after it’s baked, cut into about 1 or 2-inch pieces for easy eating. This works well for a party or group of teenagers.

French bread pizza is a quick and easy lunch, snack or dinner. Add a salad to complete the meal.

Easy French Bread Pizzas

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

An easy snack, lunch or quick dinner the kids can help make.


  • 4 hoagie rolls, spilt in half lengthwise
  • 1 - 1 ½ cups pizza sauce, from a jar or homemade
  • 64 slices of pepperoni
  • ½ an onion, sliced, optional
  • 1 ½ - 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Place sliced hoagie rolls on a rimmed baking sheet. Spread pizza sauce on each roll. Top with pepperoni and onions, if using.
  3. Top with shredded cheese.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees F, then up the temperature to 425 degrees F for 5 more minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, cool slightly and enjoy.

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Inger @ Art of Natural Liivng

Friday 13th of September 2019

I remember when we did French Bread pizza all the time--why did I ever give it up!


Monday 9th of September 2019

This is a great idea for the next time I see rolls on the discount bakery rack. We love pizza of all kinds!

The Freshman Cook

Sunday 8th of September 2019

Such a great pizza idea. I have to make this soon!

Hannah Lewis

Sunday 8th of September 2019

Yum, so simple and so tasty!


Sunday 8th of September 2019

One of my favorite "go-to" quick lunches! I keep a jar of pizza sauce in the fridge just for this purpose! Love the idea of the hoagie rolls!

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