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Garlic Bread Pepperoni Pizzas

Say goodbye to frozen pizzas. These are easily going to replace your every day frozen pizza from the grocery store.

I’ve always been a fan of all things pizza. My mom probably should have bought stock in pizza rolls when I was in high school since I ate them so often. As with most college students, I also ate my fair share of late night pizzas. And cold pizza for breakfast? Delicious and actually my preferred way of eating pizza. Not to mention the Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread I shared with you last week. Some may say I have a pizza problem. Ehhh whatever. It could be worse, right?

Anyhoo, I’ve always loved a good french bread pizza but they never taste that great if you buy them frozen. They’re just bland and tasteless. So while in the grocery store yesterday while searching for the perfect (frozen) pizza, Tyler put in a request for home made french bread pizzas.

Needless to say, that’s all the prompting I needed to grab what I needed to make these babies!

To add a little extra flavor to your traditional french bread pizza, these have a garlic bread base. That’s right, garlic bread! I think I’ve died and gone to pizza heaven.

Garlic Bread Pepperoni Pizzas

  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 1 can/jar of your favorite pizza sauce
  • 6 oz part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package pre-sliced pepperonis
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoons minced garlic from a jar
  • crushed red pepper to taste
  • grated Parmesan-Romano

Preheat your broiler on high.

Cut french bread loaf in half and then in half again. Butter halves and top with minced garlic. Put in oven for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.

While that’s toasting, slice your mozzarella. Once the bread is toasted, top each slice with 3 heaping table spoons of pizza sauce and then top with crushed red pepper flakes. You may omit these if you don’t like the heat.

Layer mozzarella slices and then put back in the oven for about 3-4 minutes to allow the cheese to melt and start to bubble.

Take them back out and add pepperoni slices and put back into the oven for 3-4 minutes.

Serve with warmed pizza sauce for dipping and top with Parmesan-Romano cheese.

I had one of these for lunch today and it reheated beautifully in the microwave. Normally I worry about the bread getting chewy but this was perfect. Everyone in my office was surprised to know they weren’t the freezer brand.

Now, time to catch up on some Monday night TV! Have a great night y’all! 🙂

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