French Bread Pizza

  • 5MINS
  • 5MINS
  • 289KCAL

This recipe is so quick and easy which makes it perfect for a lunchtime pizza craving and great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories289
  • Carbs34g
  • Protein14g
  • Fat5.9g
  • Saturates3.1g
  • Sugars14g

 

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This French Bread Pizza recipe is super quick and easy to make which makes it the perfect way to beat those lunchtime pizza cravings!  You could also serve it with chips or veggies for a more filling dinner.

Using a finger roll instead of French bread really cuts down on the amount of calories and Points without compromising on the flavour – it makes this recipe feel like a really naughty treat but without all of the guilt!

Our French Bread Pizza is super adaptable and you can add whatever toppings you want, you’ll just need to make sure that they’re either pre-cooked or able to be warmed through.  Some of our favourite toppings are mushrooms, peppers, sweetcorn, onion, cooked ham or salami – chop them finely for the best results and don’t forget to account for the extra calories and Points!

What diets is this French Bread Pizza suitable for?

This French Bread Pizza recipe is suitable for gluten free and vegetarian diets.

It can be made suitable for dairy free diets by swapping the following ingredients out for dairy free alternatives;

  • Reduced fat cheddar

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this French Bread Pizza recipe?

  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this French Bread Pizza recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this French Bread Pizza recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this French Bread Pizza recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this French Bread Pizza?

You’ll need some gluten free finger rolls to make this recipe which you can find in the free from aisle of your local supermarket.

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How many calories are in this French Bread Pizza?

There are 289 calories per portion in this French Bread Pizza, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This French Bread Pizza is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°c.

Step 2

Mix together the tomato puree, balsamic vinegar, water, basil, oregano and garlic in a small bowl to make the sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Step 3

Slice the finger roll in half lengthways and spread the sauce onto the rolls. Sprinkle over the cheese.

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Step 4

Place into the oven for 5 minutes, until the roll is toasted and the cheese has melted.

Step 5

Serve with an accompaniment of your choice.

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What could I serve with this French Bread Pizza?

Our French Bread Pizza is a great, quick lunch in itself, but it could also be paired with any of the following accompaniments to make a tasty dinner:

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How do you know when this French Bread Pizza is cooked?

You should cook your French Bread Pizza for around 5 minutes or until the roll is toasted and the cheese has melted.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep French Bread Pizza in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of French Bread Pizza in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze French Bread Pizza?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat French Bread Pizza?

From chilled: Reheat in the oven at 200°c for around 5 minutes or until piping hot throughout.

From frozen: Defrost and then reheat in oven at 200°c for 5 minutes or until piping hot throughout.

Don’t be tempted to microwave your French Bread Pizza otherwise it’ll go all soggy!

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French Bread Pizza

This recipe is so quick and easy which makes it perfect for a lunchtime pizza craving and great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    5 MINS
  • KCals 289
  • Carbs 34G
  • WW Points:
  • 6 Green
  • 6 Blue
  • 6 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • pinch of dried basil
  • pinch of dried oregano
  • pinch of garlic granules
  • 1 gluten free finger roll (60g)
  • 20 g reduced fat cheddar finely grated
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°c.
  2. Mix together the tomato puree, balsamic vinegar, water, basil, oregano and garlic in a small bowl to make the sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Slice the finger roll in half lengthways and spread the sauce onto the rolls. Sprinkle over the cheese.
  4. Place into the oven for 5 minutes until the roll is toasted and the cheese has melted.
  5. Serve with an accompaniment of your choice.

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JackieSunday 16th August 2020

This is very similar to the garlic bread recipe which I make regularly and which we love! Will be making this soon!

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    SharonMonday 17th August 2020

    Hi Jackie, we’re glad you’re going to try our French Breda Pizza recipe and hope it becomes one of your favourites! Many thanks for getting in touch.

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