I have probably mentioned on here before that we eat a lot of pizza in this house, regardless of the season. I usually just roll out some dough and top it with the standard cheese and pepperoni. When we want something a little different, however, this Hawaiian French Bread Pizza, smothered with bacon, shrimp, and pineapple, is the perfect combination of salty and sweet!
The recipe was actually inspired by a pizza that Keith and I shared on our very first date! He took me to a little restaurant in Arlington, Virginia called The Lost Dog Café, where we enjoyed the Polynesian pizza. It’s a casual scene, with a lot of beers, a lot of pizzas, and a lot of sandwiches (among other things). It was the ideal low-key first date spot…and I still remember the meal (and the man!). Enjoy!
Hawaiian French Bread Pizza
- 1 lb. loaf French bread halved lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup marinara sauce
- 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 8 ounces bacon cooked and chopped
- 8 ounces peeled deveined, cooked shrimp, chopped
- 4 ounces pineapple tidbits drained
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
Brush cut sides of bread with olive oil. Place on prepared pan and bake for about 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
Spread marinara sauce on top of cut sides of bread. Top evenly with mozzarella cheese. Layer bacon, shrimp, and pineapple over mozzarella. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake for about 10 more minutes, or until cheese melts. Cut into slices and serve hot.
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