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Garlic Bread Pizza

OK hear me out: Garlic Bread Pizza. Just imagine crispy, soft, buttery garlic bread, a layer of your favorite pizza sauce, deliciously melty cheese, and salty rounds of pepperoni. All baked until cheesy melty perfection. And just to take things completely over the top—dip this garlic bread pizza into warmed up marinara sauce for an extra saucy, extra delicious pizza experience.

DROP WHAT YOU'RE DOING and go pick up the ingredients to make this family-friendly pizza.

Garlic bread pizza sliced on a plate with marinara sauce on the side
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Garlic bread pizza dinner

This garlic bread pizza is one of the QUICKEST ways to get dinner on the table, and the best part it's a dinner that EVERYONE will eat. Because using garlic bread as the crust for pizza just takes the pizza to a whole other level.

Yes, come at me if you want, but I do find garlic bread pizza crust to be tastier than the fanciest gourmet or thin-crust pizza. (And I grew up in NYC and have had pizza in Naples, Italy, so I'm picky about pizza!)

Something about buttery, salty, garlicky garlic bread absorbing that delicious pizza sauce is one of the best flavor combinations.

Hand dipping slice of garlic bread pizza into pizza sauce

So grab all the ingredients (all 4 of them—I told you this was easy!) and get cooking.

This is a great pizza that kids can help make. And one of the things I love most about it is that you can have the ingredients in your friends/freezer/pantry and make this pizza quickly any night.

Just serve with a salad or something to get some greens in. 🙂

More easy pizza recipes: Shrimp Naan Pizza

Garlic bread pizza appetizer

Of course, this garlic bread pizza makes an AMAZING appetizer that is the first one to disappear! Just slice it into 2-3 inch slices and serve warm before dinner or during your party.

More easy pizza ideas: Pesto Pizza (made with 2 ingredient pizza dough!)

Ingredients to make pepperoni garlic bread pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen garlic bread loaf 
  • 1 jar of your favorite pizza sauce - you'll only need about ½ to 1 cup for the pizza, but feel free to use a little more because the thick garlic bread. And don't forget extra sauce for dipping the pizza!
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 20 pepperoni slices, or more if you like
  • See lots of ideas for more toppings below

Prefer to make your pizza from scratch? Try this Greek Pizza!

Toppings for garlic bread pizza

The garlicky crust makes for a really flavorful pizza with just the 4 ingredients above, but feel free to sprinkle on any of the following on top:

  • Italian seasoning, or use dried basil and dried oregano
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Fresh herbs, such as diced basil or parsley
  • And of course, any of your favorite pizza toppings will work great here: Grated Parmesan, crumbled feta, sliced mushrooms, cooked sausage, chopped cooked meatballs, thin sliced peppers, thin sliced onions, sliced olives, etc. Just remember that you don't need too many toppings because the pizza is not that large. Add these toppings before baking the pizza.

More easy pizza recipes: Prosciutto Pizza

Equipment

All you need to make this recipe is a baking sheet and an oven. And a spoon to spread the sauce. 🙂

More pizza ideas: Tikka Masala Naan Pizza

Instructions

Separate the garlic bread into two halves. If it's stuck together, use a fork to carefully separate the two halves. Place your garlic bread halves on a baking sheet cut side up.

Frozen garlic bread pizza halves on a baking sheet

Add your pizza sauce. Remember that the bread is going to absorb some of the sauce, so make it as saucy as your heart desires!

Frozen garlic bread halves with pizza sauce spread on it

Add mozzarella cheese. Top with pepperoni (or any other toppings) and a little more mozzarella!

Frozen garlic bread topped with pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, and pepperoni

Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese melted and the garlic bread is heated through. 

Garnish with herbs, red pepper flakes, or Italian seasoning. Slice and enjoy!

Baked garlic bread pizza with pepperoni on a baking sheet

More cheesy bread dinners: Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Ciabatta

What to serve with garlic bread pizza

This decadent pizza NEEDS some veggies! Put together a simple side salad while the pizza is in the oven. A bagged salad is fine too, no one is judging!

Or chop up some veggies and serve with a veggie dip, such as this roasted garlic dip.

Love garlic?? Make this Air Fryer Garlic Confit

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Sliced garlic bread pizza with pepperoni on a plate
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5 from 11 votes

Garlic Bread Pizza

Just 20 minutes to make and a favorite with kids and adults! This Garlic Bread Pizza is the tastiest quick dinner or easy appetizer.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 dinner portions, 8 appetizer portions
Author: Kate

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen garlic bread loaf
  • 1 jar of your favorite pizza sauce - you'll only need about ½ to 1 cup for the pizza - , but feel free to use a little more because the thick garlic bread. And don't forget extra sauce for dipping the pizza!
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 20 pepperoni slices - or more if you like

Special equipment

Instructions

  • Let the garlic bread thaw just enough to separate it into the two halves. If you need to, use a fork to separate the halves. Place the garlic bread halves on a baking sheet cut side up.
  • Add the pizza sauce. Remember that the bread is going to absorb some of the sauce, so make it as saucy as your heart desires!
  • Add mozzarella cheese. Top with pepperoni (or any other toppings) and a little more mozzarella.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese melted and the garlic bread is fully heated through.
    Tip: while the pizza is baking, heat up some pizza sauce for dipping the pizza into.
  • Garnish with herbs, red pepper flakes, or Italian seasoning. Slice and enjoy!

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Notes

Try any of these toppings before baking the pizza: grated Parmesan cheese, crumbled feta, sliced mushrooms, cooked sausage, chopped cooked meatballs, thin sliced peppers, thin sliced onions, sliced olives, etc. Just remember that you don't need too many toppings because the pizza is not that large.
Add any of these garnishes after baking: Italian seasoning, or use dried basil and dried oregano, red pepper flakes, fresh herbs, such as diced basil or parsley.
Nutrition facts are estimated assuming 4 dinner-sized servings and will vary depending on the brand of garlic bread, amount of sauce, amount of cheese, pepperoni used. Check the nutrition facts of your ingredients and calculate for yourself if it's important to you.

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal (23%) | Carbohydrates: 37g (12%) | Protein: 21g (42%) | Fat: 26g (40%) | Saturated Fat: 11g (55%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 54mg (18%) | Sodium: 888mg (37%) | Potassium: 275mg (8%) | Fiber: 3g (12%) | Sugar: 6g (7%) | Vitamin A: 379IU (8%) | Calcium: 285mg (29%) | Iron: 0.4mg (2%)

The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.

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