Ham & ricotta pizzas with pesto

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
This colourful, flavour-packed pizza is a great storecupboard supper with only five ingredients

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 282
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 43g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 13g
  • salt 1.51g


  • 4 tbsp tomato pasta sauce
  • 2 pizza bases
  • 2 slices ham, roughly torn
  • ½ 250g tub ricotta
  • 1 tbsp fresh pesto


Using up the ricotta: Citrus pancakes
Whizz together ½ a 250g tub ricotta, 140g plain flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 egg, 150ml milk, 1 tbsp sugar and zest 1 orange or lemon. Fry dollops of mixture in melted butter in a non-stick frying pan for 2 mins each side. Makes 15.


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Place a flat baking sheet in the oven to heat up. Spread 2 tbsp tomato sauce on each pizza base. Carefully slide the bases onto the baking sheet and cook following pack instructions.

  2. Five mins before the cooking time is up, scatter over the ham, dot the ricotta on top in spoonfuls and continue cooking. Season and drizzle the pesto over each pizza.

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