Cubano Pizza: All the classic flavors of a Cubano sandwich in pizza form. Mojo pork, sweet ham, tangy pickles, sharp cheese and mustard go from sandwich to mouth-watering pizza Pizza.
We can never have enough pizza here at this house.
When it comes to meals, I am a planner and hate to let food go to waste.
Therefore, I am always looking for ways to use up my leftovers and often my weekly meal plan includes a meal or two that has been created from leftovers. I even have whole meal plans devoted to leftover ham and leftover rotisserie chicken.
This past week, I had on the menu my Pork Carnitas and Chicken Cordon Bleu. From those meals, I ended up with some leftover ham, Swiss cheese, and about a cup of shredded pork. Add in the homemade pickles a neighbor gave to me and I had the makings of a classic Cubano sandwich.
The problem? I had no bread in the house. Instead of making a loaf of homemade bread, I decided to make pizza dough and turn this Cubano sandwich into a pizza–it was after all a Friday Night and we love our pizzas on Friday nights.
This ham and Swiss pizza is so simple and so incredibly good.
After I make my homemade pizza dought, I pile on the flavor–a smear of mustard, a layer of diced ham, a layer of leftover Carnita meat (pretty close to Mojo flavored!), and then smothered in Swiss cheese. Once baked, I throw on the diced pickles. It was a salty and savory masterpiece and a fabulous way to use up leftovers!
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Roll out pizza dough onto greased 12 inch pizza pan. Spread with mustard, then layer on the ham, pork, and cover in cheese.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and crust is cooked through.
- Top with dill pickles and serve.