Cheesy Artichoke French Bread Pizza

So I’ve been a huge slacker lately with the posts.  But, yes, I’m still here.  Well, sort of.  I’m physically here, but my mind is thinking of a million and one things I need to accomplish before Monday because….I can’t keep the secret any longer….Mr. and Mrs. Wishes bought a HOUSE and are moving in a few days!  I haven’t really “announced” it officially because I’m not one to like to draw attention to my major life’s happenings, but what the heck….there ya have it.  We are really excited and definitely have outgrown our apartment that we have lived in for 3.5 years, which is seemingly getting smaller by the week.

Dude, moving is stressful.  But I guess everyone knows that, right?  (side note: did I really just say “dude”?)  It is a good change though, in our case.  Can you all guess what I’m most excited about with the new house?   To finally do away with the world’s smallest kitchen and upgrade to a big kitchen that has major openness and will be wonderful for cooking/baking/entertaining in.  So that wraps it up in a nutshell.  I’m sure you’ll be hearing a lot more about the new house in the future.

Let’s talk briefly about this recipe.  This is another easy meal and yet so good.  French bread pizza used to be on the menu in my elementary school cafeteria every Friday.  If you were one of the privileged ones to also have this served at your school, let me assure you that this is NOT the brown sauce and plastic looking cheese french bread pizza that we experienced as children.

You can make these crunchy, cheesy french bread pizzas for lunch, dinner or as an appetizer.  Just be sure you make them, regardless.  Artichokes, cheese, carbs… yes, please!

Cheesy Artichoke French Bread Pizza with Panko bread crumbs

Cheesy Artichoke French Bread Pizza with Panko bread crumbs.  Perfect party appetizer!

INGREDIENTS:

serves 4 (depending on the size of your bread)

2  french baguettes (I used 1 loaf of plain french bread)

1/4 cup olive oil

1 14-ounce can of artichokes in water or brine, drained and chopped (about 10-12 hearts)

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese

1/3 cup grated mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup seasoned panko bread crumbs

fresh parsley for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut the baguettes or bread in half lengthwise and brush with the olive oil. Equally distribute the minced garlic and chopped artichoke hearts. Top each with a good handful of cheese, about 1/3 cup each. Sprinkle on a few breadcrumbs. Bake for 8 minutes, then heat the broiler and broil for 2 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Recipe source: adapted from howsweeteats.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, hiking, running, singing, animals, cruises, Disney World, , dining out, the Christmas season, fireworks, weddings, storms, 80's music, musicals, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

19 Responses to “Cheesy Artichoke French Bread Pizza”

  1. September 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM #

    Congrats on the house! That’s amazing!!

    This French bread pizza looks amazinggg, like everything I love about artichoke dip put on a pizza! Yes!

    • September 14, 2012 at 11:24 PM #

      Thanks, Kayle!

  2. September 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM #

    I love everything about this recipe–yum! And congratulations on the house!

    • September 14, 2012 at 11:19 PM #

      Thanks, Kiersten!

  3. September 14, 2012 at 9:13 PM #

    YUM! That is all I can say. And very cool about the house!

    • September 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM #

      Thanks, Jocelyn! We are very excited about the house :)

  4. September 14, 2012 at 10:34 PM #

    Yay! Congrats on the house!! So exciting!!
    This french bread pizza is calling my name…look incredible! :)

    • September 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM #

      Aww thank you! It’s hard to believe we will finally have our own HOUSE :)

  5. September 14, 2012 at 11:35 PM #

    Congrats on the house! such a great idea for a pizza!

    • September 15, 2012 at 12:29 AM #

      Thanks!! It’s very exciting (and hectic)!

  6. September 16, 2012 at 9:58 AM #

    Good luck with your move! Stressful I know. Love the idea of a an artichoke pizza. Yum!

    • September 17, 2012 at 11:11 PM #

      Thanks, Christin!

  7. September 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM #

    Congratulation! It will be worth all the work and stress!

  8. September 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM #

    Ugh, I’m TOTALLY. DROOLING. I love artichokes and my boyfriend’s fam grows fresh ones all the time. Now I know how I’m going to be using those bad boys up :)

    • September 19, 2012 at 11:52 AM #

      You should definitely try it! I think you’ll love it :)

  9. Serena
    October 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM #

    I made this for a BBQ, it was super easy and a really big hit! Thank you for posting this! Look forward to making it again in the future!

    • October 5, 2012 at 7:45 PM #

      Thanks, Serena! I love getting positive feedback!

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