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Ham and Cheese Pizza

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 wedges)

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. Break out this recipe to transform your traditional pizza night, or use it as an excuse to skip delivery this week. The pizza comes together in less than 25 minutes, cooking in only nine, so grab the ingredients and keep them on hand for when you need a delicious dinner fast!


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.