Rainbow French Bread Pizza

Looking for a quick and easy pizza recipe full of veggies? My Rainbow French Bread Pizza is just what you are asking for! 

Close up of Rainbow French Bread Pizza


Rainbow French Bread Pizza is the perfect easy pizza recipe using pizza sauce and colorful fresh vegetables. Make this into a St. Patrick’s Day pizza or have it any other time of the year! 

What happened to the French Bread Pizza?

When my husband asked me what I was making today and I responded “French Bread Pizza” he got all excited and quickly commented that in our 12 years together, never once I had made a French bread pizza. He was right.

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Growing up, my mom used to make all sorts of pizza recipes. Bagel pizza, tortilla pizza, English muffin pizza, French bread pizza, any suitable, bready base would do. 

Now French bread pizza seems to be reserved for frozen diet meals. Well, I’m bring it back! Turns out the French Bread Pizza is credited to a man with an food truck on the campus of Cornell University.

Rainbow French Bread Pizza before baking

It was an easier way to eat and transport pizza. He later licensed the idea to Stouffer’s, who in turn popularised the meal and made it forever synonymous with frozen dining. Clearly this guy was way before his time! 

Do you know what the number one best thing about French bread pizza is? YOU DON’T HAVE TO MESS AROUND WITH PIZZA DOUGH!

Close up of vegetarian French bread pizza

My number one complaint of making homemade pizza is that I can never get my own dough right and this also defeats the purpose of a quick and meal or the premade crusts taste like cardboard.

I wanted to make a rainbow pizza for St. Patrick’s Day, but quickly decided I wasn’t in the mood to mess around with pizza dough, so I decided to grab a loaf of French bread and make a go of it!

Rainbow Pizza Cut into pieces

Crusty French bread is the perfect base for pizza sauce topped with lots of mozzarella cheese and loads of veggies. You need a strong base to hold all of these pizza toppings!

Rainbow French Bread Pizzas are so pretty too. Make them as a St. Patrick’s Day pizza for the kiddos or any other time of year. It is the ultimate way to “eat the rainbow”!

Close up of vegetarian pizza toppings

However I did leave out the indigo, however so does Skittles, so I think it is acceptable.

Rainbow French Bread Pizzas are so easy to assemble, you can have your kids help make their own and learn their colors. Double parenting whammy! #winning 

rainbow french bread pizza on a baking sheet

If your kids won’t eat some of my colorful choices, here are a few alternatives for rainbow pizza toppings:

  • Purple Potatoes (parcooked)
  • All colors of bell pepper
  • All colors of tomatoes
  • Squash
  • Cucumber
  • Pepperoni (red)
  • Corn
  • Red or Green Cabbage
  • Spinach
  • Olives- green or black for some contrast! 
Rainbow Pizza Toppings on a White Plate

Here are some sweet treats to have after: 

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St. Patrick’s Day Dunkaroo Dip

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St. Patrick’s Day Dunkaroo Dip is a festive green color and served with Nilla Wafers, perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day party for kids or adults!
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St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes in ombre style! Three shades of green and a whipped frosting. Perfect for your St. Patrick's Day Party!

Ombre St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

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St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes in ombre style. Three shades of green and a whipped frosting. Perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day Party!
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Rainbow French Bread Pizza for Pinterest

Tools for making easy homemade pizza

Bread Knife– not just for pizza, use this knife for cutting any bread. It is so much easier!

Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.

Rimmed Baking Sheet– another kitchen staple! You’ll use this for prep work, roasting and much more. I have 7 at my house. 

Check out more St. Patrick’s Day Games and crafts.

Rainbow French Bread Pizza on a Baking Sheet

Rainbow French Bread Pizza

5 from 6 votes
Rainbow French Bread Pizza is the perfect easy pizza recipe using pizza sauce and colorful fresh vegetables. Make this into a St. Patrick’s Day pizza or have it any other time of the year! 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4



  • Preheat oven to high broil.
  • Cut French bread in half lengthwise and then half down the middle, creating quarters.
  • Place cut side up on a baking sheet and place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Divide pizza sauce on each French bread pizza. Do the same with finely shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Follow the colors of the rainbow and arrange your red onion, broccoli, tomatoes, and bell peppers in the order of the rainbow. Remember ROY-G-BIV!
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Cheese should be melted and veggies starting to soften, but not limp.
  • Remove and eat immediately!
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!


Calories: 406 kcal, Carbohydrates: 64 g, Protein: 19 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 22 mg, Sodium: 857 mg, Potassium: 463 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 7 g, Vitamin A: 1825 IU, Vitamin C: 69.5 mg, Calcium: 200 mg, Iron: 4.4 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 406
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: french bread pizza, homemade pizza recipe, rainbow pizza, st. patrick’s day pizza
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    This is so cully delicious! I think you could put anything on french bread and it’d be delicious, but I’m loving these toppings!

  2. 5 stars
    These pizzas are gorgeous! I just pinned this recipe to make my kids this weekend. Thanks for a great recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Loving this idea of eating the rainbow. What a great idea to get kids to eat more veggies and so fun for St. Patrick’s day too.

  4. 5 stars
    Oh yeah! Such a fun idea for weeknight dinner or Saturday lunch! I adore the colors and am thinking that kids will go crazy for it too 🙂