Saturday

Loaded Pizza The Lazy Baguette Way


Does it get any easier than this?
Probably not, but it's a really good fast lunch or dinner, and beats the frozen version by miles.





Take an inexpensive baguette from the grocery store, split into two and brush lightly with olive oil, and some of my friend Ann's delicious No-Cook Pizza Sauce *~









And then top it with your favorite pizza toppings ~ anything you like.





Because it doesn't spend as much time in the oven as a traditional pizza some of the toppings are partially cooked before going on the pizza.





When it is finished baking I like to cut it on the diagonal into magnagable serving pieces.









Aside from the intial brush of olive oil and Ann's Pizza Sauce I topped with sun-dried tomatoes in herbed olive oil, some crumbled ricotta cheese, browned Italian Fennel Sausage, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed onions and sweet red bell peppers, black olives and another fine drizzle of olive oil before going into a hot oven to crisp up and heat through.







I eased up on the cheese this time ~ just the crumbles of ricotta before going into the oven. And after the loaded baguettes baked I added coarse gratings of Parmesan, and finally a few leaves of Italian Parsley.






It's truly an easy way to satisfy a pizza craving without phoning take-out.
* (Click to go to the recipe for Ann's No-Cook Pizza Sauce.)
Thanks for stopping by and any comments you'd like to share. I love hearing from you.
I hope you each have a lovely day.









21 comments:

  1. I love pizza of all kinds, but French bread pizza sure does hit the spot sometimes! I think I can taste yours right through the screen, M! Perfect pizza - and you're right... much better than delivery. :D

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  2. Lazy? No way! I call this brilliant, especially when you have three kids to feed.

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  3. French bread pizza looks truly terrific! I love it!

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  4. Oh my but that looks wonderful Mary!
    Yummmm........
    L~xo

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  5. MAMA MIA! looks decadent and fast, my kinda food!

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  6. I always forget about this easy option! Your version looks very good. Thanks for the reminder of this short cut! :)

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  7. I used to make these all the time! I had completely forgotten about this option!

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  8. Easy and delicious....Beautiful clicks as always....

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  9. I'm all for easy! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  10. That is soo loaded!!! Oh YUM...!!!

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  11. I never knew pizza could be so easy to make! AND look so delicious.

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  12. Wow! That look so very yummy! I must try this, Have a sweet day!

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  13. Mari, there is nothing lazy about this incredible "loaded" pizza. It looks absolutely delicious! A great idea using a baguette as the base, also.

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  14. Looks far better than some pizza parlor pizzas we've had, believe me. Mouthwatering good!!

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  15. Thank you SO much for your comments, friends! It's so kind of you to take time out of your day to come visit. :)

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  16. I just had a frozen one ugh, wish I had seen this first, looks so delicious :-), Kathy

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  17. ciao! grazie della tua gentilissima visita! il tuo blog è mi piace moltissimo fai delle foto meravigliose sembra quasi che escano dallo schermo!!
    complimenti!! un abbraccio!

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  18. Yummm, I will have to go make a baguette. Clarice

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  19. Now this is the way to go, especially for those busy evenings.

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  20. I want this pizza now! Beautiful pics, I feel I can bite right into it! Pam

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