Leftover Ham Solution #1: Ham and Asparagus Pizza

Leftover ham after Easter is like leftover turkey after Thanksgiving. Sometimes it is even more exciting than the big meal itself!  One of my favorite things about a ham is that there is very little waste.  You can pick away for days and it never seems to end!  Pizza is always a crowd pleaser and this recipe not only utilizes your leftover ham, but it incorporates a hearty serving of veggies.  Stay tuned, because I have another great leftover ham solution tomorrow!

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Cured Ham and Asparagus Pizza

1 1/2 cups cured ham, cubed (8 ounces)

8 ounces asparagus

2 tablespoons butter

1 large onion, cut into thin wedges

1 – 2 tablespoons dry sherry

1 cup bottled roasted garlic Alfredo sauce, OR Alfredo sauce

1 teaspoon cornmeal

1 13.8-oz package refrigerated pizza dough

1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded (6 ounces)

Snap off and discard woody portions of asparagus. Cut into 1-inch pieces.

Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and asparagus. Cook and stir for 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender. Stir in sherry. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Set aside.

Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease a 12- or 13-inch pizza pan. Sprinkle with cornmeal. Pat pizza dough into pan, rounding corners of dough rectangle to fit pan and building up edges. If desired, snip edges with kitchen shears. Bake about 7 minutes or until lightly browned.

Spread crust with Alfredo sauce. Top with vegetable mixture and ham. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes more or until golden. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 616                                         Fat: 26g                                    Saturated Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 94mg                             Sodium: 1836mg               Carbohydrates: 61g

Protein:  32g                                           Fiber: 2g

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8 thoughts on “Leftover Ham Solution #1: Ham and Asparagus Pizza

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