Monday, September 24, 2012

Stuffed French Bread Pizza Subs

Have you ever been inspired to prepare a dish just by seeing something wonderful at the grocers?  I spotted some lovely, bright colored bell peppers and day old french bread in the grocery store.  From those ingredients, an idea for a recipe sprang forth:  Stuffed French Bread Pizza.  Our family loves it, and I hope you do too!

Stuffed French Bread Pizza

Pizza Base

1 loaf french bread
1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
2 cups marinara sauce

Pizza Stuffing

1 lb. hamburger meat
1 tbsp. Creole Seasoning (links to recipe in previous post)
1/4 green bell pepper
1/4 red bell pepper
1/4 orange bell pepper
1/4 yellow bell pepper 

In medium skillet, brown hamburger meat.  When it is almost done, add coarsely chopped bell pepper and Cajun Spice, then finish cooking meat and drain off the grease.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice loaf of french bread lengthwise.  The bottom should be very thick and the top should be very thin.  Using a fork or spoon, scoop the bread out from the center of the bottom part of the bread, creating a tunnel.

Line the tunnel with a thin layer of marinara sauce, then fill with your hamburger meat and pepper mixture.  

Add a layer of mozzarella cheese and dot with sliced olives, then top with the other slice of your french bread.


Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes until pizza and stuffing is hot.

Baste with butter or margarine after baking to make the crust pretty and golden brown.

Slice and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.  Garnish with bell pepper slices.  Enjoy!

Stuffed French Bread Pizza is a quick fix meal and takes an hour or less to prepare and serve.  This recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.  Try other flavors of this recipe using your own favorite pizza toppings as 'stuffing'.

This recipe is shared at:

Sincerely, Paula: NO RULES Weekend Blog Party #46

The Country Cook Weekend Potluck #36 

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday @ Blessed With Grace 

Mandy's Recipe Box: Totally Tasty Tuesdays 

Mrs M's Recipe Link Party September '12


  1. MMMMM so glad we're having pizza tonight. Not quite the same as french bread pizza, though. It's good enough to satiate my appetite for Italian, at least.

  2. This is one of my faves - wicked fast & easy to make!! And if I'm ravenous enough, I'll gnaw on the scooped out bread innards while it's judgy!!
    Thanks for sharing - stopping by from Paula's No Rules link-up.


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