We are constantly running from one activity to another, so quick suppers are a necessity around here. A couple of my kids are picky eaters. This is one of the easiest and quickest meals that pleases the whole family. It’s also fairly inexpensive, so that’s even better. We don’t get to have them all that often because I buy the bread at Sam’s Club. The nearest Sam’s is an hour from us, so we only make a run once a month or less often. They are $4.98 for the bag of maybe 6 or 8 (2lbs.). They’re the perfect size to cut in half for individual french bread pizzas.
What you need:
- Bag of French loaves from Sam’s Club
- Cheese (Sometimes I use shredded Mozzarella, or sometimes I use sliced Provolone.)
- Sauce (I use the cheapest jarred spaghetti sauce.)
- Pepperoni (I was using large sandwich slices that I cut in strips the day of the picture above.)
- Any other toppings (black olives, onions, green peppers, ham, pineapple)
Assemble however you like. This is a great meal to get small children involved with the food preparation. We’ve been making these since the kids were toddlers, and they loved personalizing their own pizza. Even a toddler can spoon sauce onto the half loaf, sprinkle the shredded cheese or place the cheese slices, and put on the other toppings. You could also adapt this recipe by using English muffins, bagels, or some other type of bread.
I bake on a cookie sheet at 375 degrees. I start the timer at 10 minutes and then add time if needed until the cheese is melted and the bread is a bit crispy. These could also be made in a toaster oven which is nice if you are leaving older children at home alone and don’t allow them to use the oven while you are gone.