Easy French bread pizza

Easy French bread pizza

A few days ago, both Mr Thrifty and I were in the mood for pizza, but it was late and I didn’t have a pizza crust premade in the freezer.

So I decided to make pizza using French bread as a base instead.

I used a type of baguette that is widely availably in supermarkets here. The crust is more soft than crusty, and the shape is slightly flattened rather than being more round like an authentic baguette.

The pizza was incredibly delicious, and we’ll be making this super-quick pizza again and again.

Here’s how to do it:

* Cut the baguette into 15cm/6″ lengths, then cut each chunk in half lengthwise

* Spread the bread with pasta or pizza sauce. (I used a premade sauce: Tomato & Basil pasta sauce from Seeds of Change.)

*  Grate some melty vegan cheese on top of the sauce. (I used Redwood’s Mozzarella Cheezly.)

* Add toppings. (I used sauteed courgette/zucchini and sauteed mushrooms.)

* Bake in a preheated 200C/400F oven for 15 minutes, until cheese has melted and bread is crusty



  1. Awww how cute I just posted a pizza post a couple days ago too!! Great minds do think alike! hehe

    Anyway yes your pizza looks good and nothing beats a super satisfying quick meal…and I love zucchini so two thumbs up for that!

    Hope all is well with you, Mr Thrifty & your allotment:D


  2. hehe silly me…you just posted on my site….yea the soft crusty bread is a good idea…I’ll try your crust next time around…heeey wouldn’t it be like a toasted sub ala Quizno’s?

  3. Denny — We are doing great, and the allotment is looking pretty darn good! I did have a Quizno’s sub once, and now that you mention it, my pizza WAS a lot like that! Hope you are having some fun in amongst the busy-ness. xoxo

  4. thats easy and delicious. I kinda avoided this argument with a chef who told me that all bread is made with milk and eggs so no matter what we do we cannot get away from eating it. I always knew that those dry french baugettes are vegan as they only have in 4 ingredients max.Anyways since baguettes are easy to find around here I think I will do this at home on one of my lazy days.

  5. reminds me of stouffer’s french bread pizza’s, though I’m sure they are much better – especially w/ the zucchini on top. I’m starting to get hungry seeing all this food.

  6. YUM YUM YUM. I have a zucchini waiting for me to eat it and you just gave me a great idea!

  7. I totally lived off French Bread Pizzas when I first left home. I still love ’em today! So easy and so delicious.

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