Ham and cheese is a classic combination that everyone loves, especially in this creamy, cheesy Ham and Cheese Pizza recipe that makes a yummy and easy family dinner!
Ham and Cheese Pizza
Sometimes you just need a little quick and easy comfort food at the end of a long day. And, seriously, after a long day, it’s SUPER important that it’s EASY! Like this Ham and Cheese Pizza Recipe. Super easy. Super comforting. Ham and cheese is such a classic combination that it doesn’t even need an introduction. And put it on a pizza? BOOM. Comfort food perfection.
You will love it. Your kids will love it. You’ll all even enjoy the leftovers!
To make this Ham and Cheese, you’ll be making a roux for the cheese sauce out of butter, flour, milk, and cheese. The recipe calls for pre-made refrigerated crust, but if you have a favorite homemade pizza crust recipe, that will work too.
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Top the pizza with diced ham from leftovers, pre-diced at the store, or even a ham steak that you diced up, and your favorite cheese for a comfy cozy, quick and easy Ham and Cheese Pizza dinner!
Ham and Cheese Pizza Recipe
- 1 (14 ounce) tube refrigerated pizza crust dough or homemade pizza dough
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup milk
- 3½ cups shredded cheese, divided (I use cheddar, Swiss, and Monterey Jack. You can choose any of your favorites or a combo)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1½ cups diced ham
- Dried parsley for garnish
- Heat oven to 400°F for dark or nonstick pan or 425°F for all other pans. Lightly grease a large 13-15" pizza dish.
- Unroll dough in pan, pressing out to the edges.
- Bake dough for about 5-8 minutes or until light brown, but not all the way cooked.
- Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Add flour to hot butter. Stir to combine. Allow to heat back up for a minute.
- Begin slowly adding milk, a tablespoon or two at a time, stirring constantly to prevent lumps.
- Cook and stir until mixture thickens, about 3 minutes.
- Add 1½ cups shredded cheese and stir until cheese is melted, about 3 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.
- Pour cheese sauce on pizza crust. Top with ham and remaining shredded cheese.
- Sprinkle on dried parsley for garnish.
- Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
Did you like this Ham and Cheese Pizza recipe? Find more on my Dinner Ideas board on Pinterest!
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