Monday, July 28, 2008

French Bread Pizza

I thought long and hard about what dish I should feature as my very first on this new quick and easy recipes blog. It just had to be one of my tried and true quick dinners. So without further ado here is how we make french bread pizzas. They are great for lunch or dinner when you just don't want to heat your kitchen up or create a mess of dishes. They don't look like much but you gotta try them! Chewy and gooey just like we like our pizza!! Mmmm...look at the pepperoni sliding off the side!!

Hoagie roll (we like the pre-split ones -- just makes life easier)
Jar pizza sauce (we use the Kroger store brand -- very tasty!)
Mozzarella cheese

Take one split hoagie roll and spread the pizza sauce on each side. Sprinkle 1/2 the cheese you will be using on top of the sauce. Then layer all your other toppings - we are pretty simple and like pepperoni only but sometimes we will also add black olives. After that sprinkle the other 1/2 of the cheese over the pepperoni - believe me, you'll be glad that you placed cheese on the bottom and the top. Pop in the microwave on high for 1:30 to 2:00 minutes. These are great for the kids to help put together. When SwimBoy was little he loved making these and then would boast all night that he made dinner.

We'll also have these when we have casual guests over and just make it a pizza bar with lots of different toppings laid out in bowls.

Calories: 385
Fat: 15
Fiber: 2
WW Points: 9

WW Recipe Tips:
You can lower your points by only making 1/2 a serving and pairing it with a big salad. I've done that when I'm low on points and it's just enough to satisfy my need for pizza. This is way better than wasting those points on a commercial pizza! You can also shave a couple points off by leaving the pepperoni off and piling up the free veggies!

1 comment:

Kay said...

Mmmmm! That looks good!!! I'm trying to be on a diet, so anything with gooey melty cheese looks wonderful! :) Sounds easy enough too.

Looking forward to keeping up w\ this blog! :)