Easy and delicious, this Taco French Bread Pizza is ready in less than 30 minutes! from cupcakesandcrinoline.com
Years ago when I was a single working mom with two young sons I was always looking for something easy to make that the kids would like and that would seem like a treat and be inexpensive but filling.  That’s when I first started making this French Bread Pizza.  I could usually find the French bread already baked for only a dollar a loaf and I would buy the cheese in bulk so I always had it on hand.  As for the sauce, I went with something that I remembered from when I was a little girl, Ragu.  It was a scary time for me then and even something as small as spaghetti sauce and a memory of dinner with my parents was comforting.  

Easy and delicious, this Taco French Bread Pizza is ready in less than 30 minutes! from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

 

Easy and delicious, this Taco French Bread Pizza is ready in less than 30 minutes! from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

French Bread Pizza

Easy and delicious, this Taco French Bread Pizza is ready in less than 30 minutes! from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

1 loaf of French Bread cut into 4 equal parts and then halved (see photo)

Ragu Spaghetti Sauce -any flavor your heart desires!

Mozzarella Cheese

Parmesan Cheese

Toppings (optional) – I added spinach because my strange children like it 😉 

Preheat oven to 375°.

Easy and delicious, this Taco French Bread Pizza is ready in less than 30 minutes! from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Place bread on cookie sheet (as shown).  Spoon sauce over bread.  

Easy and delicious, this Taco French Bread Pizza is ready in less than 30 minutes! from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Easy and delicious, this Taco French Bread Pizza is ready in less than 30 minutes! from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Easy and delicious, this Taco French Bread Pizza is ready in less than 30 minutes! from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Add toppings and cover with cheese(s).

Easy and delicious, this Taco French Bread Pizza is ready in less than 30 minutes! from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.  

Serve! 

In those early days of being a single mom I had no idea that the woman whose recipe started it all, Assunta Cantisano, had been a single mother also and finding a way to provide for her family was her reason for starting the Ragu brand in 1937.   When I found that out, I was pretty impressed.  Not only did she provide for her family but she created something that has thrived since 1937 – she created a legacy, something I strive for to this day.  Find out more of the personal story of Assunta and Ragu here.  

There you have it – one of my favorite recipes that brings back good memories for me and my kids! Do you have any recipes like that? I would love to hear about them.  

Easy and delicious, this Taco French Bread Pizza is ready in less than 30 minutes! from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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