Alright, I’m going to make a bold statement – this spiralized french bread pizza may be my favorite recipe that I’ve made so far. No joke. The slow roasted garlic schmeered on to melted butter and the patches of intense gorgonzola are melt-in-your mouth; amazing.
I recently roasted garlic for one of my how-to Tuesday’s and this dish is a perfect example of why you need to get rid of that pre-minced jar garlic and begin taking the time to use fresh garlic.
As I’ve mentioned before, pizza is my weakness. I mean, I even am the owner of The Pizza Bible, a cookbook dedicated to make any and every kind of pizza you could ever want.
The intense, bold flavor of the gorgonzola nicely complimented and balanced the light veggies – spiralized zucchini, sliced red onions and cherry tomatoes.
In addition, leaving out a heavy marinara allowed for all of the ingredients to shine through thoughtfully without being overwhelmed by a sauce.
And to top it all off, I think I’ve finally found a “pizza” I don’t feel too guilty about eating. It was fun adding and roasting the spiralized zucchini to the french bread pizza. If you don’t have The Inspiralizer, what are you doing?! Go get yourself one!
Serves 2 slices
15 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
- 1/2 loaf of French bread, divided in half length-wise
- 1/2 large zucchini, spiralized Blade B
- 3 tbsp. no-salt butter
- 10 cloves roasted garlic
- 2 tsp. garlic salt
- 1 c. mozzarella, shredded
- 1/4 red onion, sliced
- 8 cherry tomatoes, sliced
- 1/2 c. crumbled gorgonzola
- 2 tbsp. sliced almonds
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
- Place each half of your french bread on a baking sheet.
- In a small bowl heat the butter for 45 seconds.
- Brush the melted butter onto the bread, then season with garlic salt.
- Smear/press 5 cloves of roasted garlic into each side of the bread, using your total of 10 cloves.
- Sprinkle the mozzarella onto both slices of bread.
- Begin layering the vegetables onto the bread - spiralized zucchini, red onion and cherry tomatoes.
- Make pockets of gorgonzola throughout each slice of bread, then top with the sliced almonds.
- Cook for approximately 15-20 minutes, depending on your oven and desired level of crispiness. Slice and enjoy!