Hot Truck P M P - Poor Man's Pizza

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is posted in tribute to Bob Petrillose, its creator who passed away last month. I had the honor of eating way too many of these pizza subs during my college days. Rumor has it that a student who worked in the truck sold the idea to Stouffer's and was the origin of the French Bread Pizza. Learn more about Bob here: and here

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 inch) French bread, loaf
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 12 cups canned mushroom slices
  • 1 12 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 12 tablespoon dried oregano


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut the French bread loaf in half crosswise and then slice them completely open, horizontally. Place the four pieces of bread on a baking sheet.
  3. Using a ladle or spoon, spread the pizza sauce on all pieces of bread, being sure to cover out to the edges (to prevent burning) and sprinkle with oregano.
  4. Spread mushrooms across each bottom half of the bread. (This is officially for the "PMP Mush" version - use pepperoni for "PMP Pep").
  5. Generously cover the mushrooms with mozzarella.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the French bread is golden brown. Lay the top halves of the French bread on the bottom halves to make sandwiches. I also tried it in the panini maker which was faster and tasted the same, but the cheese didn't melt quite like the original. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

My son and I gobbled this up! I used the mushrooms and he used ham. I left the sandwiches in the oven for a couple more minutes to melt the cheese a bit more but that's the only change. Made for my adopted chef for PAC 2011. Thanks FLKeysJen! :)

Nif October 05, 2011

Wife and I loved this! Quick and easy

Flinnie September 01, 2010