Where do you stand on the whole pineapple-on-pizza thing?
If you’re a “no pineapple” person…. you should probably just carry on…. things are about to get pineappley.
I’m guessing by this point in your life you have had a Hawaiian pizza. I hope. It’s amazing. Sue disagrees… but I still love her.
Anyway, we wanted to share a super easy recipe for our version of Hawaiian pizza so you can make it at home. You’ll never order take out again! (okay, who are we kidding, take out is amazing too, but maybe you’ll also make it at home because it’s delicious and fun.)
Hawaiian Pizza (A la Jo and Sue)
3/4 cup hot tap water
1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
2 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dried parsley
1 – 3 cups flour
1/2 to 1 cup pizza sauce (tomato sauce)
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups mozza cheese, shredded
1 cup deli ham, sliced
1 can pineapple chunks (or crushed), drained well
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 cup onion, diced
Prepare crust – In a mixing bowl, combine hot water, yeast, and sugar. Set aside and let bloom for 5 minutes.
After yeast has bloomed, add in oil and salt and parsley and stir. Slowly add in flour until a stiff but soft dough forms. Knead for 1 – 2 minutes, until dough is no longer sticky – you may need to add a spoonful or two of flour.
Place in an oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel, and set somewhere warm to rise for an hour.
After dough has risen, press out into a pizza pan, or, if you don’t have a pizza pan, onto a cookie sheet. I line my pans with parchment but this is optional. If you have a pizza stone you can go ahead and use it.
Have your toppings ready to go. Preheat oven to 425.
Cook the crust for about 5 – 7 minutes. Just enough that it starts to puff up a bit, no longer.
Remove from heat and spread on the pizza sauce, then half of the cheese, then the ham, pineapple, pepper, and onion.
FYI – keep in mind you can use more or less of the ingredients as you prefer!
Top with remaining cheese.
Place back in 425 oven and cook until cheese is all melty and crust is brown on the bottom.
Let sit for a couple of minutes before slicing.
Best Hawaiian pizza ever. Some people would argue that green pepper doesn’t belong on a Hawaiian but I’m going to respectfully disagree. You don’t want a lot on there but you still need a little bit.
If you want to make this up ahead of time and freeze it for later you can! Just follow the instructions up to where you parbake the crust. When you take it out of the oven let it cool completely before placing the toppings on it. Then cover it in plastic wrap and a layer of tinfoil (or double plastic wrap) and freeze it.
When you want to cook it, preheat the oven to 425 and pop it in frozen for about 15 or so minutes – until cheese is melty and crust is brown! Easy peasy and way tastier than store bought frozen pizzas!