Combined with a salad or some soup, scooped French bread pizza has become a favorite way to wrap up a busy weekend. Every few weeks, my husband Drew and I sit down to some version of this simple, trimmed down crusty pizza. It’s a perfect healthy snack for game day too.
Slice a loaf of French bread lengthwise and scoop out the doughy center. (Don’t hesitate: toss it out or wrap it for the freezer if you have another use for it.) Cut each half into 6 or 8 slices and place them on a baking sheet. Fill each cavity with a spoonful of jarred pasta sauce or sliced fresh tomato. Then pick your cheese and your toppings. I adore caramelized onions and goat cheese, so happy day if I have already prepared the onions. Try baby spinach, arugula, sliced mushrooms, diced bell peppers or any favorite vegetable. You can even add cooked shrimp or chicken. Top with reduced-fat mozzarella cheese or sprinkle with feta or goat cheese. Bake at 400°F until heated through and cheese is melted.
Please share if you’ve got a favorite way to make a fast, healthy pizza.
Cheers to happy, healthy eating!