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Baked Caprese French Bread Pizza

Close up of french bread pizzas topped with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil on baking sheet

Friday night pizza night made easy with these simple Caprese French Bread Pizzas! Crunchy French bread topped with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes and baked to perfection.

A classic Caprese salad is made of fresh tomatoes, mozarella and basil, drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper – I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

For a non-traditional, but oh-so-tasty Caprese salad, try this one made with avocados!

French bread pizzas topped with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil on baking sheet

Turn those same ingredients onto a delicious and easy French bread pizza for your next family movie night.

Don’t be afraid to get creative. I love to swap out the olive oil and use pesto as a base. Adding a drizzle of balsamic glaze is also a must!

Close up of french bread pizzas topped with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil on baking sheet
Baked Caprese French Bread Pizza

Baked Caprese French Bread Pizza

Friday night pizza night made easy with these simple Caprese French Bread Pizzas! Crunchy French bread topped with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes and baked to perfection.

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 4 Tomato Thyme Red ’n Tasty™ Premium Vine-Ripened Tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic glaze (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut French bread into fourths, then slice each fourth in half lengthwise to make 8 even pieces.
  3. Place bread on baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and season with garlic powder. Top with cheese and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Bake 6-8 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bread is toasted.
  5. Remove from the oven and top with chopped basil. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, if desired.

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Jodi Danen

About the Author

Jodi Danen

Jodi Danen is a registered dietitian and mother of two elementary-aged budding chefs. She is the voice of Create Kids Club, a food and nutrition blog for parents who desire healthy family meals but are short on time. Her recipes are simple to prepare, have a short ingredient list, and focus on fresh foods. With her background in school nutrition, she is passionate about getting children in the kitchen cooking at young ages & believes this is key to forming healthy habits for life.

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