One Recipe, Two Meals: French Bread Pizzas

Have you ever thought about taking a huge ol' loaf of French bread and turning it into the most-delish batch of kid- and adult-friendly pizzas ever? Well here you go! It's ridiculously simple, especially the kid versions. We've got your favorite jarred pizza sauce, mini pepperoni and shredded mozzarella. That's all. It's like, kid utopia food.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 pizzas (4 kid versions, 4 adult versions)
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Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

One 8-ounce carton sliced mushrooms

Kosher salt

One 15-ounce can pizza sauce (about 1 1/2 cups)

1 loaf French bread, cut in half lengthwise, then into four pieces each crosswise 

3/4 cup mini pepperoni

One 8-ounce block mozzarella cheese, grated

1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

1 jalapeno, thinly sliced

Fresh parsley and thyme for garnish, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and mushrooms. Season with a pinch of salt and cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are tender and dark brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon the pizza sauce over each piece of bread. For the kid versions, simply sprinkle each pizza with a small handful of pepperoni and cheese.
  4. For the adults, top each pizza with the mushrooms, red onion, jalapeno and cheese. Arrange all of the pizzas on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until the cheese is melted and starting to bubble, about 20 minutes.
  5. Garnish with a little bit of fresh parsley and thyme, if using!
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