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Ham and Cheese Pizza Recipe

Try Lee Holmes' delicious and simple Ham and Cheese Pizza Recipe

Credit: Lee Holmes

In my kitchen, I love to make batches of pizza dough, roll out the bases and freeze them for later use. That way you can make up the pizzas the night before and have them ready to pop into the school lunchbox for the next day.

Makes: 2



  • Pizza Bases
  • 1½ cups rice flour, nut-free or gluten-free flour, plus extra as needed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 1 tsp apple-cider vinegar

  • Topping
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ cup oven-roasted tomatoes (optional)
  • ⅔ cup grated cheddar cheese or goat’s cheese
  • ½ cup chopped ham
  • Dulse flakes, for sprinkling (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 220°C and lightly grease two small pizza pans.
  2. To prepare pizza bases, combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl to form loose dough. If it feels wet, add a little more flour. Dust bench with flour and knead dough with hands until smooth. Shape into ball. Cut dough in half and roll each portion out into thin circle about 15cm in diameter, working from inside out in clockwise motion. Add more flour if it becomes too sticky. Place bases on prepared pizza pans and bake for 10 mins.
  3. Remove bases from oven and spread with tomato paste, leaving 1cm border. Scatter tomatoes, cheese and ham and sprinkle with dulse flakes. Return pizzas to oven for 7–10 mins or until crispy.


Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.