French bread pizza is super fast, easy, customizable, and inexpensive. And one of the best things about making French bread pizza is that you can use up the leftovers in your fridge.

You can top pizzas with just about anything. Now read this post of Apronese to see how to make French bread pizza.

French Bread Pizza Toppings


Find unique combinations of meat, vegetables, and cheese for customized toppings on your French bread pizza from your fridge, including:

  • Spinach, mushroom, swiss (or feta)
  • Pepperoni, pepperocini, onion
  • Mixed vegetable
  • Artichoke hearts, olives, roasted peppers
  • Chicken, broccoli, and cheddar

Go to The Salad Bar

One of the best ways to have fun with pizza toppings without spending a lot is to get to the salad bar at the grocery store.

You can get a small handful of several different items to top your pizza without having a lot of leftovers.

Can I Use a Different Bread?

Yes, you can! Try making your own pizzas on small pieces of naan, English muffins, pitas, or tortillas. This is really a great way to use up the leftovers in your kitchen.

How to Freeze Your French Bread Pizzas?

How to Freeze Your French Bread Pizzas

To freeze your French bread pizzas, top them as usual, press the toppings into the bread a bit, and freeze them on the baking sheet for an hour or so, or until solid.

Once solid, transfer them into a gallon-sized freezer bag. You can keep them for a few months and you can bake them as usual, straight from the freezer.

How to Make French Bread Pizza

This pizza is the perfect budget-friendly, fast and easy weeknight dinner. Feel free to customize the toppings to fit your taste or what you have.

Prep Time: 5 mins / Cook Time: 15 mins / Total Time: 20 mins

Servings: 4


  • 1 French loaf ($0.99)
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce ($0.42)
  • 4 oz. shredded mozzarella (about 1 cup shredded) ($1.04)
  • toppings of your choice (variable)


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Cut the French loaf in half lengthwise, then cut each half open into two pieces. Place the pieces of French bread, cut side up, on a large baking sheet.
  • Top each piece of bread with about 2 tbsp pizza sauce and 1 oz. (or 1/4 cup shredded) mozzarella. Add any additional toppings you desire.
  • Bake the pizzas in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the bread is slightly brown and crispy on the edges. Serve hot.


Serving: 1 Serving ・ Calories: 366.85 kcal ・ Carbohydrates: 49.38 g ・ Protein: 15.7 g ・ Fat: 12.4 g ・ Sodium: 789.5 mg ・ Fiber: 2.3 g

The nutritional values shown here are only estimates. Please see our nutrition disclaimer.

Step-by-Step Photos

A loaf of French Bread on a white baking sheet
Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to 400ºF. You’ll need one loaf of French bread, about 12-16 inches long.

French bread is perfect for pizza because it’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
A hand smearing pizza sauce on pieces of French Bread with a spoon
Step 2: Cut the loaf of French bread in half lengthwise, then cut each half open.

Place the pieces of French bread on a large baking sheet, cut sides facing up.

Spread about 2 tbsp pizza sauce over top of each piece of French bread.
Close up of cheese being added to French Bread pieces
Step 3: Add about 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella to each piece of French bread.
Pizza Toppings from Salad Bar in plastic take out container
Step 4: Try to use up any leftovers in your refrigerator for pizza toppings. You can also grab small amounts of several different items from the salad bar.
Customized toppings added to French Bread Pizza
Step 5: Once your pizzas are topped, you can either bake them right away, or freeze them.

Bake the frozen pizzas just as you would the fresh pizzas, with a few extra minutes of baking time added.

Step 6: Bake the French bread pizza in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the edges of the bread are brown and crispy.

Then serve hot!

Here are more fun variations on pizza: Pizza Melts, Pizza Roll Ups, or Pizzadillas.

It’s super easy to make your French bread pizza, isn’t it? This is a convinient way to use up all your vegetable leftovers. If you’ve finished reading, follow those steps to get on it!