Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bacon, Spinach, Pear & Blue Cheese French Bread Pizzas

I have continued with the theme of super simple suppers, not only because I cut the dickens out of my thumb, but because I've been busy getting ready for a slew of company for Thanksgiving.  Also, I've been trying to use up bits and pieces of things in the refrigerator to make room for a big food shopping day. 

These were tasty! I realize I could call them open face sandwiches, but it is more fun to call them pizza and that also makes them taste better. 

Bacon, Spinach, Pear & Blue Cheese
French Bread Pizzas
French Bread
Olive Oil
Fresh minced garlic
Red pepper flakes
Red onion slices
Crisp bacon slices
Pear slices
Blue cheese crumbled
Fresh spinach
Provolone cheese slices

Slice the French bread horizontally, then cut into approximate pizza serving sizes. Brush each piece with a mixture of olive oil, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes until beginning to get toasty. Top each piece with a few slices of onion, then bacon, pear, and blue cheese crumbles. Top with a big handful of fresh spinach leaves and top that with a slice or two of provolone cheese. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown.


  1. Ouch on the thumb! If you are like me, you use your thumb all the time, when in the kitchen. These pizza slices look fantastic and the flavor combination sounds great. I hope you enjoy your process of shopping and cooking, and you have a wonderful visit, this Thanksgiving!

  2. OMG. That sounds really good. What an awesome combination of ingredients.

  3. Bacon, pears and blue cheese.... it doesn't get any better than this.

  4. Your french bread pizzas were inspired. Love the combination of ingredients. As I'm visiting post Thanksgiving, hope your holiday was happy & healthy! And that you're thumb is healed & ready for Christmas baking!

  5. Looks delicious!

    I did one the other night that was very good. Changed things up a bit by using a sheepsmilk cheese and cooking it on the grill.