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Green Eggs & Ham Pizza Recipe

Green eggs and ham is realized in this simple and sensational pizza brushed with homemade kale pesto, carpaccio-thin slices of ham, a sprinkle of cheese, and topped with a perfect undercooked egg!

Recipe courtesy of Priscilla Willis from

Servings: 3

Active time: 10 minutes

Total time:

Kale Pesto


  • 3/4 c blanched kale
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed (approx. 1 Tbsp)
  • 1/4 c toasted pine nuts
  • 1 Tbsp Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/3 c olive oil


Combine kale, garlic, pine nuts, and lemon juice in a mini food processor or blender. Slowly add olive oil and pulse until fully incorporated and mixture is the texture that you prefer.


  • homemade or purchased pizza dough or focaccia
  • 1/2 c kale pesto
  • 1/4 lb thinly sliced low sodium Black Forest ham
  • 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Spread cornmeal on a pastry board or cutting board and, using a rolling pin, roll out pizza dough into 3 individual sized pizzas, approximately 8" in diameter. If using store-bought focaccia, heat a skillet over med heat, brown the bottom of the focaccia for a minute. Then brush the top with olive oil and flip it to brown the top.
  3. Spread 2 tablespoons kale pesto on top of each pizza. Add two pieces of ham and scrunch them up to form an indention for the egg in the middle. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Crack the egg into a bowl or teacup and slowly place in the middle of the pizza.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 7 minutes. Every oven is different, so check after 7 minutes and bake for a few more minutes until the egg is done to your liking.


I often make my own pizza dough using this recipe from Marcella Hazan. For this quick and easy meal I purchased Mediterranean garlic and cheese focaccia (low-calorie, handmade, no preservatives) from Kermanig Bakery at a Costco "Road Show". They come in packages of 3 and are the perfect size for individual pizzas.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1 8" pizza)
Total Servings 3

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 790
Calories from Fat 410
Total Fat 46g (71% DV)
Saturated Fat 8g (40% DV)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 210mg (70% DV)
Sodium 1460mg (61% DV)
68g (23% DV)
Dietary Fiber 3g (12% DV)
Sugars 9g
Protein 29g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 15%
Iron 30%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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