Preheat the oven to 400F degrees. (I use my toaster oven.)
Cut the baguette in half lengthwise. Place the halves on a baking sheet, insides facing up. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, until lightly toasted.
While the bread is toasting, lightly coat a nonstick skillet with spray and place it over medium heat. Add the onions, peppers and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally until just tender, but not browned, about 5 minutes.
Top each toasted baguette evenly with half the marinara sauce, then half of the vegetable mixture, then the cheese. Sprinkle evenly with oregano and crushed red pepper flakes, if using. Place the pepperoni over that, followed by the remaining vegetable mixture.
Return the pizza to the oven and bake until the cheese is just melted and the bread is crisp, about 5 to 8 minutes. Serve immediately.
It's pretty easy to make homemade French bread pizza lighter and healthier than the kind from a box.
Substitute whole wheat baguette if you like.
Opt for lighter, reduced fat versions of pepperoni, sausage and/or cheese.
Finely shredded cheese will melt better, while allowing you to use less of it.
Load up as much as you want on the 0 Points veggies.
And here's a little trick: To prevent your pizza from getting soggy, partially cook any vegetables that have a high moisture content – mushrooms, zucchini, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes – before topping your pizza with them.7*SmartPoints (Green plan)7*SmartPoints (Blue plan)7*SmartPoints (Purple plan)5*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Lightened Up French Bread Pizza Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 french bread pizza)
Calories 197Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: baguette pizza, easy pizza, french bread pizza
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