Ham and Mushroom Pizza

Ham and Mushroom Pizza

Ham and Mushroom Pizza

Recipe by GeeDeeCourse: Brunch, Main CourseCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Not Hard


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A combination of smoked ham and mushrooms on top of an Italian tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese makes for a tasty succulent pizza the whole family will love.


  • For Pizza Dough
  • 3.5 g ½ sachet dried yeast

  • ½ tsp sugar

  • 125 ml lukewarm water not hot

  • 200 g plain flour All-purpose is good enough plus extra to dust

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1½ tbsps. olive oil

  • cornmeal or semolina flour to place on baking tray

  • For Topping
  • 125 g Pomodoro Sauce (Italian Tomato Sauce) see Recipe for Pomodoro Sauce

  • 50 g mushrooms thinly sliced

  • 100 g thinly sliced smoked ham

  • 100 g mozzarella cheese sliced into rounds

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Small fresh basil leaves to serve


  • For the Pizza Dough
  • Whisk yeast sugar and water in a jug. Stand for 5 minutes or until frothy.
  • Place flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Pour in the yeast mixture and oil.
  • Using your hands, mix the dough until it comes together and is smooth.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 2/3 minutes
  • Make the kneaded dough into a ball and place it in a lightly oiled bowl turning the dough around to lightly cover the whole surface with the oil and cover with cling wrap.
  • Set aside in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes to an hour until it doubles in size.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for another 5/8 minutes or until smooth.
  • Cover with a damp clean tea towel and allow to rest for 30 mins
  • Preheat the oven to 475°F (245°C). Gas Mark9 and place the oven rack on the lowest shelf. Place a large flat upturned baking tray on the rack to heat up. (Needs to be large enough to hold your Pizza)
  • Once the dough has rested knock it with your fists to knock the air out of it and roll out pizza base on a floured surface to the desired size to about 1cm thick
  • Line another flat up-turned baking tray with a sheet of baking parchment (this will make it easier to transfer to the oven) and sprinkle it with cornmeal or semolina flour
  • Place the rolled out pizza dough onto the baking tray and using your fists gently push from the centre out to produce a rim all around the outer edge, the centre of the pizza should be about 5mm thick and the rim about 1cm
  • To prevent the pizza toppings from making your pizza crust soggy, brush the shaped dough lightly with olive oil.
  • Using your fingers, gently make indentations into the surface of the dough, this will prevent bubbling
  • For the Topping
  • Top with ham, mushroom and mozzarella.
  • Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Baking your Pizza
  • Open the oven and slide the oven rack with the heated baking tray out, now carefully slide the baking parchment with your pizza on onto the heated baking tray
  • Bake pizza for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbling.
  • Slice hot pizza and serve immediately.

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