French Bread Pizza

Easy yet sophisticated, these pizzas make a perfect lunch or snack!


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup honey mustard
  • 1 baguette, split lengthwise and halved crosswise
  • 1/2 pound deli-sliced ham, chopped
  • 2 cups Gruyère cheese, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 heads frisée lettuce, torn
  • 1 English (seedless) cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced


Pre-heat the oven to 400°F.

In a small saucepan, cook the butter and flour over medium-low heat, whisking, for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk, then season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and whisk in 1 tablespoon mustard.

Slather a quarter of the white sauce over each baguette quarter, then top with the ham, Gruyère and thyme. Bake until the cheese is bubbly, about 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the shallot and vinegar. Stir in the remaining 3 tablespoons mustard, then whisk in the EVOO. In a large bowl, combine the frisée, cucumber and radish; toss with the dressing. Serve the salad with the pizza.

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