Ham and Cheese Pizza Recipe

written by Lee Holmes

Ham and Cheese Pizza Recipe

Credit: Kate Duncan

A power-packed party food to keep energy levels up without the sugar crash. You can freeze the bases before rolling and defrost when required.

Makes: 2 pizzas



  • Pizza Bases
  • 1½ cups almond meal, plus extra as needed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 1 tsp apple-cider vinegar

  • Toppings
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste (concentrated purée)
  • 105g oven-roasted tomatoes (optional)
  • ⅔ cup grated cheddar cheese or goat’s cheese
  • 80g chopped ham
  • Dulse flakes, for sprinkling (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 220°C and lightly grease 2 small pizza pans.
  2. To prepare pizza bases, combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl to form loose dough. If it feels too wet, add a little more almond meal.
  3. Dust bench with almond meal and knead dough with hands until smooth. Shape into a ball, cut dough in half and roll each portion out into thin circle about 15cm diameter, working from the inside out in a clockwise motion. Add more almond meal if too sticky.
  4. Place bases on prepared pizza pans and bake for 10 mins.
  5. Remove bases from oven and spread with tomato paste, leaving a 1cm border. Scatter over tomato, cheese and ham, and sprinkle with dulse flakes.
  6. Return pizzas to oven for 7–10 mins, or until crispy.

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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.