Easter has come and gone, but a ton of food remains! Try this leftover ham pizza to curb your appetite for something new!
Hi everyone! This recipe was originally seen over at The Weary Chef and I encourage you to hop on over to check out Andi's awesome recipes!
After the holidays we often see a ton of leftover food. It is no wonder seeing as everyone brings something to the table (and prepares a dinner-sized portion of each item!) In our family it is not uncommon to see a lot of ham hanging around. It is a cheap, versatile meat that speaks to many. Personally, ham is great in split pea soup, but we wanted to take it a step further this time around. Seeing as I do not eat meat myself, it was only my husband and daughter trying to devour a 6.5 lb ham to themselves. What was I to do with the herb crusted ham in the slow cooker after so many days of eating the same meal?! Well, my friends, say hello to this easy, leftover ham pizza!
I prefer making everything homemade (which includes the sauce and dough,) but I know many do not have the time for that. That's why this recipe is so awesome! Store-bought pizza sauce and pizza dough work perfectly here, and all that is left for you to do is slice up your ham, a large onion, and some mozzarella cheese! Talk about quick and easy!
You can easily get creative with your toppings. While our leftover ham pizza only contained onions, I think a mix of bright peppers and mushrooms would work perfectly here. Basically when I make pizza, I like to clean out my fridge with any veggies that are needing to be used up 🙂 Who doesn't love a new way to use up leftovers?! Oh! If you decide to go with store-bought dough to save time, remember to follow their instructions accordingly (but it really shouldn't be too different than what I have listed.) I would love to have a pizza stone on hand, but my pizza pan works perfectly for our pizza nights 🙂
Leftover Ham Pizza
This leftover ham pizza can be made using store-bought ingredients, but just remember to adjust cooking time accordingly to your dough's instructions!
- 2 cups of chopped, leftover ham
- 1 store-bought pizza dough OR 1 batch of homemade pizza dough
- 1 store-bought bottle or jar of pizza sauce OR 1 batch of homemade herb pizza sauce
- 1 (240 g) ball of mozzarella cheese, sliced
- 1 large onion, sliced
- Preheat oven to 475F. Lightly dust your counter-top in flour. Using a rolling pin, roll out your pizza dough until desired size and thickness is reached. Carefully transfer to pizza pan and adjust accordingly.
- Spread your sauce to about 1-inch from the edge of the pizza dough. That uncovered part will be your crust. Evenly spread out the ham and onion. Finish off with mozzarella cheese.
- Place into oven and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until mozzarella cheese is nicely browned and crust is golden.
- Allow to cool slightly before cutting!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 735Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 194mgSodium: 3449mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 6gSugar: 15gProtein: 74g
Justine | Cooking and Beer
I feel like I ALWAYS have a never ending supply of leftovers. Love the idea of throwing them on a pizza!
Great way to clear out the fridge 🙂
Ok, now I'm starving! Holy yum!
I am always hungry for pizza!
Trish - Mom On Timeout
That pizza looks LOADED! Just the way I like it 🙂
Haha, restaurants cannot make them like us 😉
Des @ Life's Ambrosia
Loving the fact that this uses leftovers!
You make one mean pizza. Great way to use leftovers!
Katerina @ Diethood
That has to be the best looking pizza!! I love your photos and I LOOOOVE all those toppings!
Andi @ The Weary Chef
I love this pizza recipe, Kacey! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for having me on the blog, Andi!
Serene @ House of Yumm
Love finding easy dinner ideas for weeknights!
Made this with leftover ham from Easter, and it was amazing.
Great to hear! We didn't have enough leftover ham this year to revisit the recipe 🙁