Croque-Madame Pizza

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Dinner, Main Course American/French-inspired
By Kelly Djalali Serves: 2-4
Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cooking Time: 15 Minutes Total Time: ~30 Minutes

Reimagining the classic French Croque-Madame Sandwich, our pizza features béchamel sauce, ham and Gruyere cheese, topped with a fried egg.


  • Béchamel Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 tbsp. All Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 cup 1/2 &1/2
  • Nutmeg, Kosher Salt to taste
  • Croque-Madame Pizza
  • 1 Prepared Pizza Dough
  • 6-8 Slices Deli Ham
  • 1 cup Grated Gruyere Cheese
  • 3-4 Eggs, fried in butter
  • Black Pepper, to taste


Béchamel Sauce


First preheat the oven to 450 degrees F with a pizza stone or steel.


Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. When the butter is melted and foamy, whisk in the flour to make a thick, pasty mixture. Then whisk in the 1/2 & 1/2, whisk until smooth. Continue whisking and cooking the sauce until it thickens to a creamy, thick consistency.


Sprinkle with a pinch of ground nutmeg and season with kosher salt to taste. Set the béchamel sauce aside.

Croque-Madame Pizza


Roll, stretch or spin your dough out to about 12-inches, on a lightly floured pizza peel.


Use a silicone spatula to spread a thin layer of the béchamel sauce over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border for the crust. Then, layer the ham in a single layer, over the sauce.


Cover the ham with the grated gruyere. And we are ready for the oven.


While the pizza is baking, fry three eggs in a nonstick pan with a bit of butter, over medium-heat until they are done to your liking.


Pull out the pizza when it's golden and the cheese is melted, bubbly and beginning to brown.


Then slide the eggs out of the pan, directly onto the pizza.


Top with black pepper if you like, slice and serve!