Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Italian Sub French Bread Pizza

I picked up some 12" french sub rolls the other day on the cheap!  They were from a local bakery that sells "Oops!" packages of their breads in several of my area grocery stores. ( I am never quite sure what imperfection keeps the product from selling at it's normal retail price, but this particular package looked darn near perfect!) They are marked down from the original prices.  I got four 12" rolls for $1.79!  Wow!

As I looked at the rolls on the counter, I knew I could make an Italian sub, but with it being so cold outside, I wanted something warm.  The light bulb went off...Italian Sub French Bread Pizzas!! 

These pizzas are fun and quick and something just a "little different" from the same old, same old.  The guys in my house gave these a double thumbs I know they would be great to serve as a snack for the big game this weekend or anytime you are looking for a little something.  

I kept them on the lighter side, by using lower fat ingredients.  Of course, with something like this, portion control would be the golden rule! 

Italian Sub French Bread Pizza

Servings - 8   Serving size - 1/8th of recipe   Points Plus per Serving - 6 Points+
*Calories - 233.4,   Total Fat - 7.6g,   Carb. - 28.2g,   Protein - 11.9g,   Fiber - 1.8g

*Stats were calculated using the brands of products I used.  Be aware that your brands may calculate differently.


1 - 12" french bread type sub roll (I used Orlando brand)
4 TBS. reduced fat Italian dressing, divided (I used Kraft brand)
8 thin slices of fresh tomato
4 thin slices of hard salami, cut into strips (I used Eckrich brand)
4 oz. of thin sliced, low fat, smoked deli ham, chopped (I used Hillshire Farm brand)
1/4 cup sliced black olives
1/4 cup sliced mild banana peppers
1 cup part skim, shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 TBS grated Parmesan cheese, divided
dried basil

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  For ease of clean up, cover a baking sheet with some foil.  
  2. Split the 12" roll in half and lay halves on prepared baking sheet with cut side up.
  3. Spread each half with 1 TBS of the reduced fat Italian dressing.
  4. Top each half with 4 tomato slices.
  5. Top the tomato slices on each half with half the salami and half the ham.
  6. Divide the black olives between each half.  Top the meat with the sliced olives.
  7. Divide the sliced banana peppers between each half.  Top the meat and olives with the banana pepper slices.
  8. Top each half with 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese and 1 TBS of the Parmesan cheese. 
  9. Sprinkle each half with some dried basil.  
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted.  
  11. Cut each pizza into 4 pieces for a total of 8 pieces.  

If you can't find the 12" rolls, 4 - 6" sub rolls would suffice just fine!  

Like many of you, I honestly cannot believe how miserable this winter has been.  Cold, cold, cold, snow, snow, snow.  I mentioned on FB the other day, that if it were Pioneer days, I would be one to not make it through the winter.  Honestly, I cannot even imagine having to deal with this without a warm home to live in.  I'm hoping Mother Nature does a 360, and sends us some warm spring weather early!!  A girl can hope anyway...right? 

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  1. French bread pizza is the best! I love how crunchy the outside gets. And what a great price on the rolls!!!! Nom. We're actually supposed to get ice and snow in Charleston today...yikes

    1. oh no!!!! Say it isn't so! Stay warm and stay safe!

  2. Renee, this looks so delicious, wishing it were being served to me right now. Definitely going to make it.

  3. Just got my 1st recipe from you. Sounds delicious, and so happy to see the WW points....a nice bonus. From now on, you are my go-to site for great and unusual recipes! Thank you so much, Renee!!

    1. So glad you found me Judy!! I hope you enjoy the recipes you try!!

  4. This looks awesome! Pinned and shared on Facebook.

  5. From your lips to God's ears Renee - come on spring! I nearly drooled when I saw those on Instagram - you had me at banana peppers and pizza!

    1. Honestly....spring can't come soon enough! lol Ooooo...glad you drooled! lol

  6. You are such a creative cook! I do hope you have an early Spring Renee! My parents live in Nebraska and have spent many a day in the house so far this winter with terrible conditions there. I tried to get them to come stay with us for a 3 months this winter and they wanted to stay home. I think they now regret that choice!

    1. Yes!! It's been awful. I know you've had some really nice days...I bet they do regret!! lol

  7. I will be trying these soon! They look fabulous!

  8. Renee, these skinny Italian Sub French Bread Pizzas look absolutely stunning! :) They would be perfect finger food at a party, wouldn't they? :) Great job on those mouthwatering photos, too!

  9. These look amazing! I bought the perfect buns to try these with today. TFS

    1. I hope you enjoy them Mary Ellen!

  10. Brilliant! I love this idea! This is quick and easy and a nice change from the usual hum-drum Italian sub and the same old pizza. Adding this to my meal plan for next week! :-)


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