About a week or so ago, the brilliant Joy the Baker and Tracy over at Shutterbean got together and created homemade French bread pizzas. I LOVE French bread pizzas. You know, like those frozen Stouffer's ones? I used to eat those all the time growing up, and my boys love them too. Why didn't I ever think of making them homemade?
Joy and Tracy each created a couple of versions, but the one that really caught my eye was the breakfast version that Tracy made. Here is the link to the original post by Tracy over at Shutterbean. (There are links to all four pizzas there so you can see them all!)
I changed my breakfast pizza up just a bit from Tracy's, but the nice thing is that you can customize it a million different ways to suit your own tastes. Mine had pancetta and diced yellow peppers, and it was AMAZING. My boys gobbled them up as well.
Just keep in mind you can swap out any meat or veggie you'd like here. Get creative!
Breakfast French Bread Pizzas
Recipe adapted from Shutterbean
Makes three pizzas
Extra Virgin olive oil
1 loaf of French bread, cut into thirds, those pieces sliced in half (you will have six pieces but will only need three for this recipe)
1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
4 oz. package diced pancetta
1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Cook your pancetta in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove the pieces from the pan and drain on a paper towel. Set aside.
While the pancetta is cooking, drizzle each piece of the French bread with olive oil. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle about 1/4 cup of cheese on each piece of bread.
In the same skillet, cook your diced bell pepper until softened and slightly browned. Remove and set aside.
Fry your eggs in the same skillet, with about a tablespoon of butter.
While the eggs are cooking, place the pancetta and bell pepper on top of each slice of bread. Add the remaining cheese over the tops of the bread. Set the oven to broil and broil for about 3-4 minutes, until cheese is melted.
Add a fried egg to each pizza and serve.