Leftover Ham Loaded Pizza

A 16-lb ham is a little too much for a family of 4 - especially when one of those 4 is 18-months old and doesn't seem to like ham very much.

So what to do with a giant tupperware full of leftover ham that needs to be repurposed and enjoyed?

Pizza of course! We love pizza in this house!

Pizza loaded with sauteed onions and pepper, lots of delicious ham, some bacon and mushrooms too, then smothered in a blend of mozzarella and cheddar? Perfect!

We all really enjoyed this pizza, and the boys ate the leftovers up in no time flat.

Leftover Ham Loaded Pizza

Pizza Toppings:
1 medium onion finely diced
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
1 - 2 TBS olive oil
1/2 - 3/4 cup pizza (or spaghetti) sauce
1 4-oz can mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup real bacon bits (or cooked and crumbled bacon strips)
2 cups cooked, small diced ham
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 1/2 cups warm water
2 packets (4 1/2 tsp) active yeast
4 cups flour
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt 
2 TBS oil

  1. Combine sugar and water in the bowl of a stand mixer, sprinkle yeast over the top and combine until yeast is dissolved. Allow to sit for 5 - 10 minutes, or until yeast has proofed and mixture looks bubbly. Add in the oil, salt, and flour. Fit the stand mixer with a dough attachment and set to low speed and allow dough to combine.
  2. When all the flour has been incorporated and a soft dough is formed (add additional flour if dough is too sticky / tacky), remove dough from bowl and add a small amount of oil to the bottom. Replace dough, and cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Set in a warm place and allow to rise for 20 minutes while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  4. While dough is rising, heat a medium skillet to medium-high heat with 1 TBS of olive oil in it. Saute red bell pepper and onions, adding additional oil if needed, until tender - about 10 minutes.
  5. When dough has risen for 20 minutes, roll it out to fit a 16" pizza pan. Spread with sauce and toppings, sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and cheese has melted and is beginning to brown.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes before slicing, then enjoy!


  1. Replies
    1. The only way I usually have ham on my pizza is Canadian bacon style for Hawaiian (which I LOVE) but after how good this was, it might have to make an appearance on our pizzas more often! :)


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