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Peppery Pizza Loaves

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

12 servings

I often take these French bread pizzas to church picnics or potluck suppers and there are never any left. When I fix them for the two of us, I freeze two halves in foil to enjoy later. —Lou Stasny, Poplarville, Mississippi
Peppery Pizza Loaves Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 loaves (8 ounces each) French bread, halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup cheese dip
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced jalapenos, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in garlic powder and salt.
  2. Arrange bread on a baking sheet, cut side up. Spread with cheese sauce. Top with beef mixture, mushrooms, onions and jalapenos. Drizzle with tomato sauce. Top with Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 10-15 minutes. Serve warm.

Can you freeze Peppery Pizza Loaves?

Wrap and freeze loaves. To use, unwrap loaves and thaw on baking sheets in the refrigerator. Bake at 350° for 18 minutes or until cheese is melted. May be frozen for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 323 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 907mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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