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

Jodi Danen
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.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Entree & Main Dishes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 4 to matoes sliced
  • 8 basil leaves chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic glaze optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cut French bread into fourths, then slice each fourth in half lengthwise to make 8 even pieces.
  • 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.
  • Bake 6-8 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bread is toasted.
  • Remove from the oven and top with chopped basil. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, if desired.
Keyword caprese, pizza
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