2018 Is the Year of the French Bread Pizza

2018 Is the Year of the French Bread Pizza

Claire Margine
Mar 21, 2018
(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

Conditions are perfect for a new reign of the French bread pizza. Between Stranger Things and a fashion week dominated by gargantuan shoulders, we can safely say we've reached peak '80s nostalgia. And according to 2018 food trend predictions, bread is coming back in a big way this year.

So what's the perfect combo of '80s fandom and carb-lover bliss? French bread pizza.

Eighties kids will remember the greasy joy of the French bread pizza, which usually showed up frozen and was given a quick spin in the microwave to shake off its wintery coat and perk up its pepperonis. But you don't have to limit yourself to the icy variety of this delicacy. The DIY version is the delicious answer to a series of common weekday dinner problems.

3 Reasons Why French Bread Pizza Is the Best

1. It's super fast to make at home.

While homemade pizza is rad, it can take a long time to make. That's why French bread pizza is so great. You don't have to whip a ball of dough into shape or pull out the pizza stone to get just the right crust. You just need sauce, cheese, toppings, a hot oven, and 10 or 15 minutes and you've got a whole dinner.

2. It's easily customizable.

You can make it way healthier than delivery, or double down on the decadence — do it exactly how you please.

3. It's an inexpensive meal.

It's also a cost-saving alternative to yet another budget-demolishing night of delivery.

And who doesn't need a new quick and easy back-pocket dinner? This pizza plus a salad is a full and crowd-pleasing meal. We've been giving mac and cheese a grown-up makeover for years now — French Bread pizza is ready for its glam modern makeover.

Think of it this way: You know you've trolled a bread aisle once or twice and wondered how to turn "eat a whole loaf of bread" into dinner. And we're still a few months out from bruschetta and other summery toast dinners. So until then, the French bread pizza can start to get you in the bread dinner spirit. Imagine bruschetta French bread pizzas. I'm already drooling.

Consider the French bread pizza a fight-ender and idea-sparker; it's great for families who can never agree on exactly what they want, or for when you want to experiment with flavor combos before committing to a full homemade pie.

Delicious French Bread Pizza Recipes

Here are a few recipes to kick off your retro carb adventure.

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