Spinach and Ham French Bread Pizza

Looking for a hearty Italian dinner? Then check out this delicious spinach and ham pizza made with French bread - ready in 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
loaf (1 lb) French bread
3
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
can (8 oz) pizza sauce
1
cup chopped cooked ham
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
2
tablespoons pine nuts
2
cups chopped fresh spinach (about 2 oz)
12
slices (1 oz each) provolone cheese, cut in half

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Cut loaf of bread in half horizontally; cut each half crosswise into thirds. Place cut sides up on ungreased large cookie sheet; brush with oil. Bake 5 to 6 minutes or until tops are slightly toasted. Remove from oven.
  • 2 Spread pizza sauce evenly over cut sides of each piece of bread. Top evenly with ham, onion, nuts and spinach. Place 4 half slices of cheese on top of each.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and pizza is hot.

Expert Tips

This recipe is a great way to use up leftover ham. Or look for packaged chopped cooked ham near packaged deli meats and bacon at your grocery store.

Pine nuts, which have a high fat content, can turn rancid quickly. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 months or in the freezer up to 9 months.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
1400mg
1400%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
50%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.