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French Bread Pizza with Homemade Meat Sauce
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

French bread pizza with Homemade Meat Sauce is an easy and inexpensive recipe for dinner tonight.  It's easy to customize with your family's favorite pizza toppings! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pizza, Meat Sauce
  • Loaf of French or Italian Bread
  • One jar marinara sauce; or homemade
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 TBS. oil
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Favorite pizza toppings; diced green peppers pepperoni, mushrooms etc.
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 TBS. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
For the Meat Sauce:
  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the ground beef and Italian seasonings.
  3. Saute until the beef is no longer pink.
  4. Add the jarred marinara sauce or if you're using homemade marinara sauce, you'll need about 3 cups.
  5. Season for salt and pepper.
For the Pizza:
  1. Slice the loaf of bread in half and place each half on a baking sheet that's been lined with parchment paper.
  2. Spread the meat sauce on top of the bread.
  3. Add the mozzarella cheese.
  4. Add the toppings; diced green pepper, pepperoni, mushrooms, etc.
  5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake in a preheated 425 oven for about 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and begins to brown.
  7. Serve immediately.