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Photo: Rachel Mayo

French Loaf Pizza

The only way to make this easy take on pizza is to play music very loudly. And sing. Also loudly. This is a fun dish the family can create together: The kids get to be in control of toppings, and parents can seem cool! Trust me, your kids aren’t going to say no to homemade pizza they get to help make. And the best part is skipping the hassle that comes with preparing dough!

30 mins

SERVES 4

INGREDIENTS

1 French bread loaf, cut in half lengthwise

Marinara sauce

Shredded mozzarella

2 tablespoons melted butter

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon dried parsley

Whatever you like for toppings—pepperoni, sliced veggies, all your favorites!

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with foil and place the halves of French bread on it, crust down.

In a small bowl, mix together the butter, garlic powder, and parsley.

Brush the bread with the butter mixture all over.

Spread marinara sauce on the loaves, then sprinkle on the cheese, and place pepperoni or other toppings as desired.

Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted, slightly browned, and bubbling. (About 8-10 mins)

Remove, slice, and serve warm!

COOKING TOGETHER

KIDS’ SOUS-CHEF DUTIES

You slice the loaf and handle the oven—they can handle everything else. Pepperoni smiley faces are always fun!

Bristol Mayo

Bristol Mayo is a husband, father, traveler, kitchen alchemist, first of his name, lord of the sauces, and loyal subject of Wakanda. He believes food is tied to memory for a reason—it’s not necessarily about skill, but the feeling it leaves in your heart and belly! Bristol does the cooking while his partner-in-crime Rachel—wife, mother, taste-tester, food photographer extraordinaire—takes the photos.

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