August 10, 2012

{Homemade Copycat} Pizza Hut French Bread Pizza

I'm sure you've seen the advertisements for the new Pizza Hut french bread pizza???  

The other night while watching the Olympics the girls saw the commercial and immediately started telling me how we should order it sometime soon. {We haven't ordered pizza in quite a while...it gets too expensive with the add-ons, delivery, tip, and so forth, not to mention it's not that healthy, right?}

When I told them we could make it at home...even they could make it, they were just as pleased.


So we gathered up all our ingredients:
     * one loaf of french bread
     * pizza sauce {we chose a jar of store bought, but homemade would be awesome}
     * toppings {my kids are pretty basic...only pepperoni or cheese}
     * mozzarella cheese

{My kids promptly left me to play with the neighbor kids...saying "it's OK mom, we don't need to help"}


Prep:
     * preheat oven to 350 degrees
     * get a baking sheet to bake pizza on
     * (optional) I lined my pan with foil since I hate scrubbing pans!
     * slice your bread to approximately one and one half inch thick slices

* (optional) I lightly buttered one side of my bread and lightly "toasted" it on a pan because the bread was a bit dry {it also gave our pizza a "buttery crust" similar to the Pizza Hut golden crust.

Place your bread on the baking sheet {toasted side up if you choose to toast it}

Generously spoon sauce onto each bread slice.

Add pepperonis {or other desired toppings}.

Sprinkle cheese, generously covering toppings.

Bake {at 350 degrees} for approximately 8 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.

* (optional) we like our cheese "browned" similar to Pizza Hut's, so I broiled it for approximately 3 minutes.

Lastly, enjoy your french bread pizza for a fraction of the cost of ordering delivery!  We were able to get 18 slices out of our loaf.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a super weekend!!!
-R.




14 comments:

  1. Oh yum yum yum! Great way to save money as well! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great weekend!

    xoxo ♥ Shar
    http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. It was very delish, and not nearly as greasy! Have a great weekend!
    Rhiannon

    ReplyDelete
  3. Those look super yummy!!! Thanks for stopping by The Blueberrry Moon today!! It is nice to meet you. You have a beautiful blog:)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great idea! I will have to try these. My mother-in-law does something like this but uses english muffins.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wowww these Do look super delicious :)
    I think these could also be lovely as appetizers in a party

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They'd be perfect appetizers, and they're so easy to make! Thank you for stopping by!

      Delete
  6. New follower here from the MMM blog hop. Just wanted to say hi. These look amazing. I will have to try making them sometime.

    www.adventureswithcaptaindestructo.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and joining. I look forward to "coming over" to check out your blog!
      Rhiannon

      Delete
  7. Yummmmm!!! Looks soooo delicious. I love that it's so simple, even I could pull that off. Definitely going to make this as soon as possible. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is sooo simple, anyone can do it...that's why I made it. Cooking is so not my thing - my poor family!

      Delete
  8. I was already hungry but now I'm STARVING! I actually hadn't seen the Pizza Hut commercial, but yours looks like it'd be better. Home made is ALWAYS better. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh my, this looks absolutely DELICIOUS!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very nice blog. I am following you now. Please drop by to Carole's Chatter and check it out. You might like my Food on Friday series which focuses on a different ingredient. Last week it was Berries and Currants. This week it is pork. If you like my blog it would be great if you followed me back. Have a good week.

    ReplyDelete