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Based on this idea of avoiding food waste, we prepared a leftover ham pie made with tomato pizza sauce, ready made pie crust, cheese and Italian spices. This recipe is very simple and a crowd pleaser. You can pair the pie with a fresh salad to make it a complete meal.
Ham and Cheese Pie
- 3 cups cubed smoked ham
- 2 cups pizza sauce
- 2 pie crusts homemade or commercial premade
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 cups italian cheese shredded
- 1 oil spray
- 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese shredded
Spray some oil onto a pie pan and add the pie crust. With a fork punch small holes.
Add some pizza sauce and then the cubed smoked ham.Pour more pizza sauce and the seasonings.
Add the shredded Italian cheese and seal with the second pie crust. Punch additional holes with a fork. This helps the pie to cook evenly.
Make egg wash and paint the dough with it. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese (optional).
Cook the pie inside the oven for 20 minutes at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. When ready serve and pair with a fresh salad.
- The ham can be substituted with salami, smoked turkey, pepperoni or any other cold cut.
- This recipe is flexible to allow many other flavor profiles.
The best thing is that this pie is ready in few minutes and all the ingredients can be found easily. The cost of this recipe is low resulting in an economic way to feed the whole family with a low budget.
The ham and cheese pie is a recipe that my family was used to make for easy entertaining at home. Because who doesn’t like a nice slice of warm pie for dinner. The flavor combination is a winner. Italian flavors and pizza are also favorite among many.
Watch the video below and learn how to make this easy recipe.
We invite you to try this recipe soon. You can substitute the protein with salami, smoked turkey, pepperoni or any other cold cut of yoru preference.
The art of cooking allows for creativity and thinking outside the box. Repurposing leftovers is a good way to spark that creativity. And explore new ways to use food and ingredients to surprise the family and friends.
The process for making the pie and all the details can be followed on the above video. We like to produce video tutorials to inspire you to cook our recipes at home.