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Ham & Goat Cheese Pizza

This recipe truly reflects how I cook. I like to use things I have on hand and make sure I finish off the food I buy. I don’t like to waste food.

This recipe uses some of the ham steak leftover from my Ham & Potato Soup and goat cheese leftover from a fabulous chorizo and goat cheese pizza that I’ll have to remake because my camera ATE my pictures. Not really, but they got corrupted somehow.

Ham & Goat Cheese Pizza

  • 1 thin crust pizza crust
  • olive oil
  • 4-6 ounces of goat cheese
  • 1/4 pound ham steak
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Begin by making the crust. Add the yeast to warm water.

Mix rest of ingredients with about 1/2 cup of flour.

Add flour until dough leaves sides of the bowl.

Need the dough on a floured surface until smooth and springy.

Let the dough rest while you get the rest of the toppings ready.

Toss the onions into a small skillet with a little brown sugar.

Cook over medium high heat until caramelized. Remove from heat. Aren’t they puuuurty?

I had one thick slice of ham steak left so that’s all the meat I used.

Dice that baby up!

We bought humungo goat cheese from Costco. So this doesn’t look like leftovers, but we had already used the first part of the 2-pack.

Use as much as you like, just remember goat cheese is pungent. Don’t go too crazy.

Crumble the goat cheese…

We are ready to assemble this pizza!

Spread the crust out on a cookie sheet that is generously sprinkled with cornmeal. Spread a tablespoon or so of olive oil on the crust.

I don’t measure this at all. Just make sure the whole surface is moistened. Add more oil as needed.

Sprinkle with goat cheese

Sprinkle with ham

Add the caramelized onions

Bake at 375, on a pizza stone for the best crust results, for 15-28 minutes.

Now here’s the kicker, while the pizza is still hot from the oven, cover with avocado slices and serve.

I was a little hesitant to put this combination together. I wasn’t 100% sure the flavors would complement. In Dan and my expert opinion, the ham and goat cheese complemented each other perfectly. The slightly sweet and salty was a great pairing with the pungent goat cheese. The avocado didn’t so much add another flavor but a mellow smoothness that complemented everything.

In a word, this pizza was delish!

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