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Recipe: French Bread Pizza with Homemade Meat Sauce

Here's the perfect recipe for dinner tonight that is inexpensive and delicious! 
French Bread Pizza with Meat Sauce makes a great inexpensive quick meal.

French Bread Pizza with Meat Sauce is for dinner on busy nights in our house! 

The other night I needed to put dinner together quick. I was out most of the day running errands and I didn't want to go through a drive thru or order a pizza to bring home for dinner. 

Then I remembered I had a loaf of French bread waiting for me at home that I purchased from Walmart the day before for one dollar.  

Yes, $1.00. Dinner was going to be quick and inexpensive using the loaf of French bread and some pantry stables that I always have on hand.  French Bread Pizza with Meat Sauce was a meal that my family loved and is already asking for again! 

French Bread Pizza

...with Homemade Meat Sauce

Sometimes the easiest recipes are the ones your family requests over and over again.  Who really can blame them especially when it's something as delicious as pizza.  I think my family can eat pizza a few nights a week and not complain.  I know I can!

French Bread Pizza fresh from the oven!  Doesn't that look amazing? Add a salad and your quick and inexpensive meal is ready for the family to enjoy for dinner tonight!
French Bread Pizza on baking tray ready to enjoy for dinner from Walking on Sunshine

Add a tossed side salad and dinner is ready!  Your family is going to love this delicious meal!
French Bread Pizza sliced and ready to serve for dinner from Walking on Sunshine.

French Bread Pizza

prep time: 30 MINScook time: 12 MINStotal time: 42 mins


  • Loaf of French or Italian Bread
  • One jar marinara sauce; or homemade
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 TBS. oil
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Favorite pizza toppings; diced green peppers, pepperoni, mushrooms etc.
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 TBS. freshly grated Parmesan cheese


For the Meat Sauce:
  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the ground beef and Italian seasonings.
  3. Saute until the beef is no longer pink.
  4. Add the jarred marinara sauce or if you're using homemade marinara sauce, you'll need about 3 cups.
  5. Season for salt and pepper.
For the Pizza:
  1. Slice the loaf of bread in half and place each half on a baking sheet that's been lined with parchment paper.
  2. Spread the meat sauce on top of the bread.
  3. Add the mozzarella cheese.
  4. Add the toppings; diced green pepper, pepperoni, mushrooms, etc.
  5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake in a preheated 425 oven for about 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and begins to brown.
  7. Serve immediately.
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French Bread Pizza with Meat Sauce makes a great inexpensive quick meal from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

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  1. Looks amazing. Definitely trying this.

  2. Yum this looks awesome. Love French bread pizza. Saw this over on Inspiration Monday's and had to stop by!

  3. This looks so good!! I think I am going to serve this this weekend, yum. Visiting from Dream.Create.Inspire.

  4. Used to make this recipe all the time when my kids were younger. It's also a great little recipe to get the kids involved in making their own. Thanks for sharing on The Living with Style Linky Party!

  5. Dear Lois, this is a quick and wonderful way to make pizza...I love this idea. Perfect for Friday movie night with the family. xoxo, Catherine

  6. LOVE french bread pizza! My mom used ot make it all the time for a fast dinner. I never thought of using meat sauce instead of regular sauce!

  7. I remember my mom making french bread pizza growing up. It's so simple and delish. Thanks for sharing with us all #HOMEMATTERSLINKYPARTY

  8. these look absolutely delicious! Trying out this weekend! thanks so much for sharing at Merry monday!

  9. My family just loves french bread pizza & this looks delicious! While I was here I snagged your Peanut Butter Bar Recipe for Pinterest-yum!! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  10. Hi Lois, love this. Would you like to share this with the other participants in Food on Friday over at Carole's Chatter? I have a weekly link up party – each week there is a different ingredient or theme. The current theme is Pizza!

    You can see upcoming themes in one of the pages at the top of my home page. If you would like to join in the fun please schedule a reminder for each week. The collection starts at 7am Friday New Zealand time – which might be some time Thursday your time – I do find time zones quite confusing. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Carole


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