STREAMING NOW: Chuck's Day Off

Spinach Ham Creamcheese Braid With Pizza Crust

sparkle sparkle

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“I found this recipe on a card from the local market. I often pick these up and then play around to fit my own taste or lesson prep time. this was quite good and quick but definitely not low calorie!”
2 Braids

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (13 7/8 ounce) packages Pillsbury refrigerated classic pizza crust (I used great value brand)
  • 7 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 (13 1/2 ounce) cans spinach, drained (you can use fresh about 4 cups chopped)
  • 12 teaspoon basil
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 12 tablespoons butter
  • 2 -2 12 cups ham, chopped
  • 1 cup mushroom (fresh or canned, your choice. I used a small can of sliced)
  • 12 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg white, beaten


  1. Cover 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Spread out your pizza dough.
  3. In a big bowl combine spinach, basil, cream cheese, egg and parmesan.
  4. In frying pan saute Ham, Onion, Mushroom and Garlic in butter.
  5. While that"s cooking, spread you spinach in a 4 inch wide strip down the center of each dough.
  6. Layer your Ham mix on top of the spinach.
  7. Now you can cut strips down both sides and criss cross them from left to right to have that braided look. I crossed the tops and bottoms first to make a little pocket so nothing runs out the ends during baking.
  8. Brush the top with your egg white, sprinkle with more parmesan.
  9. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minute.
  10. To warm leftovers. put it in the microwave for twenty seconds then the toaster oven to crisp it back up!

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a