Emeril’s French Bread Pizza Sandwiches

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Garlic bread provides the foundation for these delicious and absurdly-easy pizza sandwiches. Only got a few minutes to make dinner? This is what you should do.

John and I eat pizza at least once or twice a month. Usually we make it ourselves, but occasionally we buy from a local pizza restaurant or cave in for Papa John’s (which was developed out of Indiana, by the way).

But French bread pizza sandwiches? Never even thought about that until I picked up my copy of Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches!

One of my favorite things about Emeril’s recipe for French Bread Pizza Sandwiches is that it’s fast. Super fast. I really appreciate how flexible this dish is and that I can make it even when the dishes are piled up in the sink. If you’ve got a baking sheet, a skillet and a bowl or small sauce pan, you’re covered.

My second favorite thing about this recipe – it requires you to turn ordinary, plain French bread into garlic bread. No complaints here.

Garlic butter

Here’s the bread after I hollowed it out and rubbed that gorgeous, buttery-garlic mixture on top.

Garlic bread

Look closely. Those are bits of minced garlic, waiting to be devoured.

These pizzas were full of tomato sauce, spicy ground sausage and lots of cheese. Add your favorite pizza toppings just as you would on regular ol’ dough.

We made enough for leftovers with hopes that this recipe would reheat well the next day, and it totally did. If I had the time I would have put the pizza in the oven to crisp up the bread, but even warming it up in the microwave was fine.

I will absolutely make these pizzas again. Purchasing freshly baked bread that I just have to cut in half is easier than rolling out dough (even pre-made dough from the store). Emeril even suggests laying down parchment paper or aluminum foil on the baking sheet for easier clean-up. See, this guy knows what’s up.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of Emeril Lagasse’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches in exchange for making several recipes and posting about them.  All of the information I present is my opinion only unless otherwise stated.

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  • Kalamity Kelli

    Saw this last night on FB and thought it looked tasty then, but this morning I’m wishing it was my breakfast!

    • solidgoldeats

      Definitely make more than what you can eat for dinner, it reheats well in the microwave or in the oven!

  • http://www.culicurious.com/ Addie K Martin

    Wow, yum. Nothing better than a pizza built on a slab of garlic bread. So much win! :)

    • solidgoldeats

      Loved it! Definitely going to make the again soon.

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  • http://www.cookinginstilettos.com/ Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos

    So far, this has been one of my favorite recipes to make from there (and that garlic bread & butter – totally using that from now on. The man is brilliant!)

    • solidgoldeats

      I thought the same thing – this is how I’m going to make garlic bread!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/thesecretingredientblog Morrow Cookbooks

    I bet kids would love to make this–and to eat it, too.

    • solidgoldeats

      Totally easy for them to be part of the process. They can design their own!

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