Ham, Gruyere and Shallot Pizza

Ham and cheese meets pizza in this dinner idea.  Pizza is the perfect solution to any Friday night.  Simply add a side salad and a family board game to make the night complete.  Recipe serves 6.  If you can’t find Gruyere cheese, substitute in Swiss.

What you’ll need:

  • pre-made pizza crust
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, cut into thin rings (substitute small yellow onion)
  • 12 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham (look for low-sodium varieties)
  • 1/2 cup grated Gruyere

What you’ll do:

  • Heat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Brush the dough with 1 tablespoon of the oil and baked until puffed and golden (about 15 minutes – skip this step if the crust is pre-baked).
  • In a medium bowl, toss the shallots, thyme (remove small leaves from sprigs), 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  • Top the pre-baked dough with the shallot mixture, ham slices and cheese.
  • Bake until the cheese is melted and the crust is crisp – 12 to 15 minutes.

Recipe and image from Real Simple.

So what are you waiting for…Get dinner on the table!

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