Sunday, March 2, 2008

French Bread Pizza

I have been dying to try this recipe for a week now and finally did on Saturday - LOVE IT! It's a pretty quick one and once again was a hit with the whole fam.

6 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 (24") loaf french bread, halved lengthwise (use soft supermarket kind, not a baguette)
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
1 c. Contadina brand pizza sauce
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 475. Microwave oil, garlic, 2 Tbsp. basil, and pepper flakes on high power in a small microwave-safe bowl until fragrant, 30-60 seconds.

Brush half of oil mixture over OUTSIDE crust and edges of bread and arrange cut side up on foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle parmesan evenly over bread and bake until cheese begins to brown, about 3 minutes.

Whisk pizza sauce, remaining basil, and remaining oil mixture in bowl. Spread sauce evenly over bread, then top with mozzarella. Bake until cheese is melted and spotty brown, 5-7 minutes. Serve.


Stacia said...

Thanks for the great recipes! I have two requests. One is for the chicken noodle casserole recipe from the Greenhalgh girls, and secondly, I was just given 1+ pounds of dark chocolate in big chunks. Any good ideas or recipes? Keep up the great blog!

Diana said...

Carson LOVED this one! Thanks for your great ideas!