Spinach Alfredo French Bread Pizza

This weeknight dinner has delicious nostalgia written all over it.

Spinach Alfredo French Bread Pizza

Greg DuPree

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

French bread pizza will never go out of style. In part, because it’s incredibly easy to make, but also because biting into it will make your tastebuds dance, instantly taking you back to fond childhood memories. The creaminess comes from store-bought Alfredo sauce, the shortcut needed on a crazy weeknight. Then, fresh spinach, sliced red onions, and garlic get sprinkled on top of the sauce to soften in the heat of the oven. The grown-up touch is the generous handful of fontina cheese that melts beautifully. All you need is 10 minutes of hands-on prep and the oven does the rest.


  • 1 12-oz. loaf French bread, halved lengthwise

  • 3/4 cup refrigerated Alfredo sauce (such as Rana)

  • 1 cup baby spinach

  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 4 oz. fontina cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)

  • 1 tsp fresh thyme

  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F with rack about 8 inches from heat. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place bread halves, cut side up, on baking sheet. Spread sauce over cut sides of bread. Top with spinach, onion, and garlic. Sprinkle with cheese.

  2. Bake until sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted, about 20 minutes. Increase oven temperature to broil. Broil until cheese is golden brown and edges are crispy, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with thyme and crushed red pepper. Cut each half into 4 pieces. 

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

644 Calories
31g Fat
67g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 644
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 18g 89%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 1395mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 388mg 30%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 295mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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