French Baguette Pizzas

I remember when 30 minute meals were all the rage, then it was down to 20. Now I’m seeing books that tout the perfect meal in 16 minutes or less. While the 16 minute meal is not exactly what I’m striving for, this meal satisfies the time quotient while achieving high marks for deliciousness, simplicity — and also happens to be a fun way to get your kittens into the kitchen.

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This was inspired by the Pioneer Woman, who is no stranger to a time crunch with four kids and a ranch to tend to. This is a fantastic way to use leftover meats and/or roasted chicken! I do hope you give these a try, topping with all of your own family favorites.

French Baguette Pizza

1 french baguette (or any kind of rustic break will work)

Topping Variations I used:
Marinara/Mozzarella Cheese/sautéed Mushrooms
Marinara/Mozzarella Cheese/sliced Meatball
Marinara/Mozzarella Cheese/Hard Salami
Basil Pesto/Mozzarella Cheese/Roasted Chicken/Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Method
Preheat your oven to 375 Degrees.
Slice a baguette down the middle, creating 2 halves, then slice into length-wise pieces of your desire. Add your toppings, and put the baguettes on the bottom shelf of the oven for about 10 minutes.

Bring the pizzas up to the middle shelf for another 8-12 minutes, or until the toppings melt really well and become acquainted.

Let them cool for 3-5 minutes before serving — then go to town!

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