Thank you to Bertolli® for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to celebrate. Viva Bertolli!
Homemade meals don’t have to be fussy. There are times I get inspiration to make something totally from scratch, but being a mom of many I have learned that I rarely have that kind of time anymore. For this season I am trying out ways to spend a little less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating the family I have. I used to love making pizza dough from scratch and even the sauce to go on top would be from scratch too. Not that I don’t love to do those things anymore, but there are shortcuts I’ve found to produce great results in half of the time. This Easy Artichoke & Asiago French Bread Pizza is one of those recipes that we will keep going back to for the great taste and ease to make. I first thought of the idea when I was taste testing the Bertolli® Riserva Asiago Cheese & Artichokes sauce. The wonderful complex taste of the cheese and artichokes really makes this sauce a treat. I knew that it would be great on top of a loaf of french bread topped with a mix of Italian spices and cheese. Boy was I right. The Bertolli® Riserva sauce really worked to transform this store bought loaf of french bread into a delicious pizza that tastes as great as my “from scratch” creations.
We really love how this turned out and it makes a lot of pizza for all of us thanks to the bread and sauce. It also only takes around 15 minutes to bake!
Easy Artichoke & Asiago French Bread Pizza with Bertolli Reserva
- 1 jar Bertolli® Riserva Asiago Cheese & Artichokes
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup finely shredded asiago or parmesan cheese
- 1 large loaf french bread split in half lengthwise
- Italian seasoning for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 450. Generously spoon the Bertolli® Riserva Asiago Cheese & Artichokes sauce onto the cut sides of the french bread. Top with the mozzarella cheese and bake at 450 for 10-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbling. Take out and sprinkle the asiago or parmesan on top and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning. Makes around 4 servings.
We love all the flavors of the Bertolli® Riserva sauces which include Bertolli® Riserva Marinara with Parmigiano-Reggiano, Bertolli® Riserva Porcini Mushrooms & White Truffle Oil, Bertolli® Riserva Asiago Cheese & Artichokes, and Bertolli® Riserva Balsamic Vinegar & Caramelized Onions. Any of these sauces would make excellent french bread pizza, spaghetti sauce, lasagna and many more. It’s a great way to bring Tuscany to the table!
There is a $1.50 coupon for for Bertolli® pasta sauce you might want to grab! While you’re at it be sure to find the over 100 authentic Italian tips which are cornerstones of many Italian traditions that we enjoy today on the Bertolli® website.