Recipe: Meat Lover’s Pizza

What better meal to encapsulate childhood than pizza. With delicious melted cheese, tasty ham, savory bacon and a fluffy crust base, this quick and easy lunch from Smithfield® will put the biggest smiles on your children’s faces. Plus: it can be made within 20 minutes and only requires a handful of ingredients.

Get your kiddos involved in making this yummy pie and don’t forget to add a variety of toppings that’ll suite their tastebuds (veggies, anyone?).

Total Time Skill Level Servings
20 mins Intermediate 3


Smithfield® Anytime Favorites Cubed Ham 1 pkg(s)
Smithfield Thick Cut Bacon 5 slice(s)
Ground black pepper 1 Tsp.
Pizza crust 1
Diced onions, sauteed 1/2 cup(s)
Diced green peppers, sauteed 1/2 cup(s)
Olive oil 2 Tbsp.
Pizza sauce 1/2 cup(s)
Shredded mozzarella 2 3/4 pt.
Parmesan cheese 3 Tbsp.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Cook bacon and cut into 1″ pieces.
  2. Dice ham into cubes and brown in skillet. Set aside.
  3. Place Boboli® Crust on pizza tray, drizzle crust with olive oil. Spoon pizza sauce over crust. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, 1 cup of mozzarella and veggies. Generously add the Smithfield® cooked bacon and cubed ham on top. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella, and ground black pepper.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until desired crispness is reached.

Tips to Stretch Your Dollar

If your family is in the mood for comfort food, we have just the dish. Set aside a serving of Smithfield® Anytime Favorites Cubed Ham to prepare a hearty ham, egg and cheese monkey bread for an at-home weekend brunch. Check out the recipe here to get started!

In need of more inspiration for your next family meal? Smithfield Foods’ large portfolio of products, including Smithfield® Bacon, Nathan’s Famous® Beef Franks and Eckrich® Smoked Sausage, can meet your household’s needs for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack time. 


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