French Bread Pizza

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Get ready for a treat with this easy French bread pizza recipe! Picture gooey mozzarella cheese, zesty pepperoni, and fresh green peppers, all atop a deliciously crusty Italian bread. And guess what? We’ve got our homemade pizza sauce to make it even better!

Why splurge on frozen French bread pizzas when you can whip up your own homemade version? Our French bread pizza is loaded with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and green peppers, all piled high on a crusty Italian loaf. But hey, feel free to get creative and add your favorite toppings!

Whether it’s game night, a birthday celebration, or just a busy weeknight dinner with the family, this yummy French bread pizza is always a winner!

French Bread Pizza

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 6


*Pizza Sauce*

  • 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • ¼ cup Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • 1 loaf Italian bread sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 cups shredded pizza cheese mix or 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese and 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 4 oz. mini pepperoni*
  • 1 large green pepper diced


  • In a small saucepan, combine the tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, and sugar. Whisk until well combined. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Preheat your oven to 375ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place each half of the Italian bread crust side down on the baking sheet. Spread ½ cup of pizza sauce evenly over each half. Sprinkle ½ cup of cheese over the sauce on each half, followed by half of the pepperoni and diced green pepper.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Check for golden brown edges and melted cheese. If needed, bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Let the pizza cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.


  • Feel free to customize your toppings according to your taste preferences.
  • If you prefer regular-sized pepperoni, go for it! Just keep in mind it may take up more space on the pizza.
  • We recommend using an Italian loaf of bread for the best results, but any baked loaf except for a French baguette will work well.

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