Ham and Cheese Pizza

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Ham and Cheese Pizza Recipe

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

When a classic sandwich gets reincarnated as a cheesy pizza, rave reviews are bound to follow. Sweet, crisp Fuji apple provides a great balance to the rich, gooey cheese and savory ham, and everyone knows there's no better place to slip in some extra leafy greens than on a pizza. To get julienne-cut apple pieces, cut into thin slices; then stack and cut lengthwise into matchsticks.

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 wedges)


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1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
4 ounces fresh baby spinach
1 (8-oz.) prebaked thin pizza crust (such as Mama Mary's)
1/4 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as Rao's)
4 ounces lower-sodium deli ham, diced
2 ounces shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (about 1/2 cup)
2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, torn
1/2 cup julienne-cut Fuji apple
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper


1. Preheat oven to 500°F.

2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add spinach; cook 3 minutes or until completely wilted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

3. Place pizza crust on a sheet of parchment paper; spread marinara sauce evenly over crust. Arrange spinach, ham, cheddar, and mozzarella evenly over sauce. Place pizza on parchment directly on oven rack; bake at 500°F for 9 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown. Remove from oven. Top with apple and peppers; drizzle with remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Cut into 8 wedges.

Created date

August 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 353
Fat 15.6 g
Satfat 5 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 16 g
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 34 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 618 mg
Calcium 260 mg
Sugars 6 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g