Hot Truck P M P - Poor Man's Pizza

"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"
Hot Truck P M P - Poor Man's Pizza created by Nif_H
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  • 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


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spread mushrooms across each bottom half of the bread. (This is officially for the "PMP Mush" version - use pepperoni for "PMP Pep").
  • Generously cover the mushrooms with mozzarella.
  • 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!

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  1. Nif_H
    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! :)
  2. Nif_H
    Hot Truck P M P - Poor Man's Pizza Created by Nif_H
  3. Flinnie
    Wife and I loved this! Quick and easy
  4. Motivated Mama
    This was great. I used a wonderful organic whole wheat bread as well as fresh mushrooms, paired it with a nice salad and had an easy meal for the whole family!
  5. Assia
    I was looking at a picture of the Hot Truck menu and had to turn this into the North Baker (sauce, mozz, mustard, lettuce, and sour cream & onion chips on garlic bread -- although, I admit, I had my chips on the side)



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