Yep, pizza bread is a thing. It is, in fact quite a good thing. My son and I made some for dinner last night. He is home for a nice, long visit, and we always have a great time cooking (and eating) together.
First you throw together a quick marinara sauce, then prepare the other ingredients while it is simmering. You can, of course, use a pre-made marinara sauce, but it’s not as good as homemade, and it really doesn’t take very long to make it from scratch.
This takes about an hour to prepare, so it’s a nice meal to make or a weekend. Plus, it make your home smell good.
1-3 cloves garlic, to taste, diced
¼ to ½ onion, to taste, diced. I prefer red onion
1 can of tomato sauce
Oregano, thyme, basil, parsley and salt & pepper, to taste
Saute the onion and garlic about 5 minutes, till browned. Add tomato sauce and stir. Simmer on low heat about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spices and cook a few more minutes.
About ½ cup diced veggies. We used bell pepper, mushrooms, red onions, and tomato slices.
I also sautéed some tempeh.
½ cup, or to taste, grated cheese. I used pepper jack. My son added some yummy vegan cheese.
Top the sliced baguette with the marinara sauce, then the cheese, then the veggies. Bake at 400 degrees until the cheese is melty and bubbly, about 15 minutes.