Caprese French Bread Pizza

When people think of Caprese, most will picture a salad made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, often topped with a balsamic reduction.  I used Balsamic dressing and turned the salad into a super quick pizza that is perfect for busy weeknights!  Let's face it, the family is always going to favor pizza over salad.  The refrigerated dressing is made with balsamic vinegar imported from Italy, so you can feel fancy while taking no time getting dinner ready!

Caprese French Bread pizza is perfect because there is no messing with dough.  Some weekends I have a spare two hours to make dough from scratch but there's no way that's happening Monday to Friday.  Using French bread is fun for the whole family too.  Grab two loaves and each person can make their own creation.  We use up the leftovers for school lunches.  A nice change in the lunch kit.

It's as easy as slicing the bread in half, drizzling the dressing over and topping with cheese and tomatoes.  Be sure to add the basil after baking.  I made the mistake of drying out my basil the first round.  Not recommended!

Caprese French Bread Pizza

Serves 4 | Finish in 30 minutes

Skip the homemade dough today and enjoy this fast, simple and delicious pizza for a since of unexpected decadence!


French bread loaf
1/4 cup Litehouse Balsamic Dressing
12 Fresh mozzarella slices
12 Roma tomato slices
Fresh basil leaves
Salt and Pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
Slice the French bread in half and lay them cut side up on a large baking sheet.
Drizzle the balsamic dressing over the bread and top with cheese and tomato slices
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Cool the pizza for 10 minutes then top with basil.  Slice and serve.

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