French Bread Pizza

Found the idea for this recipe on Pinterest (of course). What did we do before pinterest? Oh yes Facebook! HA! I love Pinterest and I think I have said that before MANY times!

So this is what you will need for your french bread pizza:

1 loaf of french bread
Cheese
sauce (gotta be homemade) I mean you can do store-bought, but why would you? HA! I am allllll about homemade!
your favorite toppings
I chose Crimini Mushrooms, sliced
White button mushrooms, sliced (I love mushrooms)
pepperonis
Sliced red onion
sliced Green bell pepper
Fresh mozzarella
and freshly grated parmesan cheese
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Preheat oven to 425 degrees

So start my making your sauce, so simple!
I just grabbed a medium sauce pan and preheated the burner to medium heat and coated the bottom of the sauce pan with a little bit of olive oil,
then added in 2 garlic cloves that I minced finely
then waited a couple of minutes and sautéed the garlic cloves till I smelled the garlic very strong and then added in a 28oz can of tomato sauce
then added salt, pepper, italian seasoning, red wine, balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp brown sugar, garlic salt, dried thyme…just whatever seasoning sound good to you!
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Let the sauce simmer for 10-15 minutes

While the sauce was simmering I prepped all the other ingredients

grab the french bread
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cut it in half
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then spoon some of the sauce onto the bread
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do a thin layer, not too much as it will make the bread soggy. You will have a lot of sauce left and that’s so you can dip your bread back in the sauce (as I LOVE extra sauce).
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Then add the fresh mozzarella
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and then add the parmesan cheese
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then add the pepperoni
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Then add sliced mushrooms
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Then add the bell pepper
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Then add the onions
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Then place the bread on a baking sheet
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and pop in the oven
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Bake for 10 minutes and then once the 10 minutes is done I put the oven on broil for 5 minutes for the bread and veggies to crisp up some…

They might have gotten a little too done, and I burnt the bread a little. And actually it added flavor

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Just the edges got burnt. So maybe if you don’t want yours burnt don’t broil or broil for less time
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so let the bread cool for a few then slice it in strips and serve with extra sauce or as is
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I served mine with salad as well and Jenn couldn’t WAIT To eat!
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THE END!

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