Almost everyone loves pizza, and anything is a step above frozen. This is how to throw one together in a jiffy.
Here are the ingredients needed:
An unsliced loaf of French, Cuban, Italian bread or other long bread available.
1 12-inch loaf will make approximately 4 large slices of pizza.
1 small can of tomato sauce, about 1/2 cup.
Basil, Oregano or Italian seasonings sprinkled according to liking.
1 pinch of garlic salt or garlic powder and salt.
Pepperoni, hamburger, ham, sausage, Canadian bacon, bell pepper, onion, black olive, pineapple, anchovies, jalapeno peppers, banana peppers, mushrooms or just be creative.*
1 cup of mozzarella cheese per loaf.
Sprinkle crushed peppers and Parmigiana Cheese according to taste.
Take a loaf of French bread (or other type of long bread), and slice it open long ways. Spread a thin layer of margarine, butter or olive oil, on inside of loaf. Sprinkle garlic salt and then partially toast in broiler over for about 1 minute. This firms the bread and gets it ready for the sauce. Spread a layer of sauce on top of the toast, with a spoon, then add seasoning and chopped toppings except meat or fish. Cover with cheese, and apply precooked meat or fish on top; this will help hold it together. Place back in the oven on broil until cheese is melted and a little brown. Toast according to liking, but be cautious as it only takes a few minutes to burn. Let cool a minute so the cheese can firm, and then slice the top and bottom in half, making 4 large pieces. Enjoy this quick homemade French Bread Pizza prepped and cooked in 10 minutes.
*This method of broiling will leave vegetables a bit more crunchy than usual, leaving more vitamins in them. Other variations can be used, such as canned salmon or tuna fish with cheddar cheese and broccoli spears, or cooked chicken. Also shredded carrots and finely chopped celery are another option. If the pizza is baked at 350 degrees Fahrenheit instead of oven broiled, then add 5 minutes to the cooking time. Ovens vary in temperature, so be sure to keep checking on the pizza.
Pizza is a cheap and easy meal, which is, no doubt, why delivery joints make money hand over fist selling them to you. But pizza is something you can make at home, without having to purchase and store those pre-made crusts.
If you're like me you love pizza but not the calories. You want a healthier crust and a guilt-free, nutritious pizza that still tastes delicious.