Once upon a time I was babysitting. The kids ordered pizza, one plain pie and one Hawaiian. As I served up slices, I scoffed, “How could you like pineapple on pizza? Ewww!”
(you’d think I was one of the kids…)
Just then, I was peer-pressured by an eight-year-old to “just try it.” And, well, I haven’t looked back since. Now, I LOVE Hawaiian Pizza. Just goes to show (and Hubs would agree) that you should try everything once. I still have a strong aversion to calamari, but hey, maybe one day I’ll look past the tentacles and try it. Maybe.
That evening of babysitting was about eight years ago (yikes, I’m getting old!). Since then I’ve been making Hawaiian Pizza at home… and I’m finally sharing my recipe with you!
Adapt this recipe to fits your tastes! Like it spicy? Add more red pepper flakes. Not sure how you feel about pineapple? Add half the amount.
Are you a Hawaiian Pizza fan? Nervous about trying it? Comment below!
PS: Just dooooooooo it! 🙂
- 1 package store-bought pizza dough
- 1/4 cup pizza sauce
- 12 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
- 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained, squeezed dry and roughly chopped
- 4 slices Virginia ham, sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Arrange dough on a pizza pan or stone (spraying the surface with cooking spray, if necessary).
- Spoon the sauce on the dough, followed by the mozzarella, pineapple and ham. Sprinkle with the red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper.
- Place the pizza on the lowest rack in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the crust begins to get light brown.