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Peppery Pizza Loaves

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

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

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in garlic powder and salt.
  • Place each bread half on a large piece of heavy-duty foil. Spread with cheese sauce. Top with beef mixture, mushrooms, onions and jalapenos. Drizzle with tomato sauce. Top with Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
    Freeze option: 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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