Quick Mushroom and Ham Pizza

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Quick and easy deep dish White Mushroom and Ham Pizza ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

This Quick Mushroom and Ham Pizza is a warm and cozy pizza that you can whip up on a whim because it’s made with…wait for it…refrigerated dough!

I’ve never tried pizza dough in a tube, and I was curious about it, so I picked one up the other day at the supermarket just for kicks.  I don’t make a lot of pizza at home, mostly because I forget to plan ahead for the whole yeast rising thing, so while the canned dough isn’t on a par with homemade, it turned out pretty good, and I like the idea of being able to whip up pizza on a whim.  It also frees me to concentrate on the toppings, which is fun, I look forward to getting more creative with my next experiment!

Refrigerated dough for White Mushroom and Ham Pizza ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

The first thing I realized is that the dough comes out of the tube in a big (cold) rectangle (duh).  I wanted a round pizza, so I brought it together into a ball by folding it under itself a few times.  Then I let the cold dough rest under plastic for about 15 minutes, just to let it relax so I could roll it out more easily.  If you try to roll it while it’s cold from the fridge it won’t cooperate.  Pizza dough, whether homemade or from a can, is elastic by nature, so if you have trouble getting it to keep its shape, let it relax a little longer.  You have to play with it a bit.

TIP: If you’re not into fighting with the dough to make it round, just leave it as a rectangle.  You will probably need to reduce the cooking time.

White Mushroom Pizza with Ham ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

I rolled the dough out to a 10- inch circle to fit my pan, but you can take it to 12 inches if you like a thinner crust.  Place the dough on your pan, and then make dimples all over the dough with your fingertips.  I drizzle the surface with olive oil, and then arrange my toppings.  This one is a ‘white’ pizza, so no tomato sauce required.

TIP: The ham added a ton of flavor to this pizza, I highly recommend it!

Homemade Deep Dish White Mushroom and Ham Pizza ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

This makes enough for 4, and you can cut it in fat or thin slices.  It’s best hot from the oven.

Quick and easy White Mushroom Pizza with Ham ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

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White Mushroom and Ham Pizza

This Quick Mushroom and Ham Pizza is a warm and cozy pizza that you can whip up on a whim because it's made with...wait for it...refrigerated dough!
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 servings


  • I can refrigerated pizza dough I used Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust
  • cornmeal
  • olive oil
  • 1 pint cremini mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup leftover ham diced in small bits
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves or 1 tsp dried
  • salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup plus more if you love extra cheese shredded mozzarella cheese (I used bagged finely shredded cheese)


  • Set oven to 450F
  • Unwrap the dough and form the rectangle into a ball by turning the edges under until it becomes a smooth round shape. Set it on a surface that has been dusted with cornmeal, cover with plastic, and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • While the dough rests, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet and saute the mushrooms, garlic, ham and thyme until the mushrooms are browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough to a 10 inch round and transfer to a pan or baking sheet. If you like a thinner crust you can roll out to a 12" round.
  • Make dimples all over the dough with your fingertips and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Lay down a layer of cheese, and then add the mushrooms. I usually add a little more cheese over parts of the mushrooms, leaving at least half of them showing.
  • Bake the pizza for about 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden browned and everything is melted and sizzling. Serve right away.


  • Don't overload your pizza with too many toppings or the crust won't get a chance to cook through and may become soggy.  
  • Be sure your oven is at the right temperature, pizza dough needs a high heat to cook properly. 

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    January 9, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    After I make a batch of your weight loss soup, this pizza is up next – it looks fab!

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    2 sisters recipes
    January 9, 2017 at 9:54 am

    We love pizza! Delicious and spur of the moment is always welcomed !!

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    [email protected]'s Recipes
    January 7, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    That pizza looks amazing! Wish I could have a wedge for breakfast!

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    Debra C.
    January 7, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    The flavors look just delicious in this pizza and refrigerator dough? I use that too! I love your tip to leave the dough on the counter to rest, I did not know that and will keep that in mind for next time – thank you!

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    January 7, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Yum! This pizza looks heavenly! I would love a slice right now!

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    January 7, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    This looks super yummy! I have mushrooms just waiting to be used. Can’t wait to try this out!

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    January 7, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    And… my mouth is watering… and also wishing this was for dinner tonight. I will have to add it to my meal plan for next week! Looks amazing and I know 3 hungry kiddos who would love it… and yes, I would have to make two… darn! LOL

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      January 7, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      I think this is most useful for families with kids, Katie, I wish I’d experimented with this when my kids were young…we had WAY too many of those awful frozen pizzas.

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    Tracy | Baking Mischief
    January 7, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    This looks amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever tried premade refrigerated dough before. It seems like a super convenient way to get dinner on the table fast, and it ended up looking great!

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    Debi at Life Currents
    January 7, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I love a good pizza like this, especially one with mushrooms! I think we could eat pizza every day!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    January 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Oh be still my heart! I adore pizza, and mushrooms, and well cheese too, and this would have been perfect with our leftover ham … if I had anymore! A beautiful pie Sue – thanks for making me hungry!

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      January 7, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      I just happened to have a sliver of leftover ham, but pancetta or bacon would work, too!

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    Chris Scheuer
    January 7, 2017 at 9:44 am

    I just had lunch and you’re making me hungry! I love the idea of a really easy, spur of the moment pizza.

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      January 7, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      I see more pizza in my future…