Sunday, February 20, 2011

French Bread Pizza

One of the especially great things about pizza is the ability to combine leftovers in a way that is tasty and fun. Take this French bread pizza for example. We had purchased a huge loaf of bread to accompany our romantic cook-in Valentine's dinner (which was NOT pizza, by the way) and then had way more remaining than we could possibly use before it would go stale. The solution? Cut it in half, top it with similarly leftover veggies and pop it in the toaster oven until the cheese melted and the edges of the bread were crispy. Voila! A quick and delicious dinner!

The ingredients:
  1. Leftover crusty bread, sliced in half and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and garlic powder
  2. Sprinkle of grated mozzarella
  3. Sliced bell peppers, tomatoes, baby bella mushrooms, parsley and scallions
  4. Dusting of grated Parmesan on the top

The toppings also contributed to a nice side salad with spring greens and balsamic vinaigrette. Mmmm.


  1. How about that promise of a pizza crust recipe? DJ has suddenly discovered pizza baking too (probably inspired by your winter potluck featuring pizza), and tonight tried out a new crust recipe. Have you discovered a good whole-wheat or partial whole-wheat recipe?

  2. I know, I know. ML wants to do the crust post himself since it is his specialty, but I have warned him that if he doesn't get around to it soon, I'm going to post it myself. I think he's trying to build suspense.

    We have made our as-yet-unannounced crust recipe using entirely whole wheat crust and it tasted great, although the texture was a little dense. Next time I'd go halfsies with whole wheat and bread flour.