Hawaiian Pizza

Hawaiian Pizza

Serves: 4 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Hawaiian Pizza


  • 1 (10- to 12-ounce) ball pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, part-skim or whole milk
  • 1/4 pound sliced cooked ham
  • 1 cup well-drained pineapple chunks, fresh or canned


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If we weren’t all holding up signs for frivolous protests across the globe, we would have more time to weigh in on this great debate. Yes, my friends, pineapple does belong on pizza. If you are in the know, you’re already keenly aware of how this delightful combination causes its captives to bring out their grass skirts and ukuleles.

The mood in the room lifts because, well, who can resist the euphoria of sweet and tangy brought together in perfect harmony? As the old song by The Hillside Singers chimed, “I’d like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony”. I’m pretty sure the words were inspired directly after a lunch break. With, well, you know what.

Unfortunately, they didn’t have any grass skirts of ukuleles on hand for a deeper experience. The ingredients and directions for this recipe are simple. It gives you the option of homemade or store bought when choosing your dough and pizza sauce.

The only other ingredients are the mozzarella cheese, ham and pineapple, fresh or canned. The recipe maker notes that you don’t have to have a perfect circle when rolling out your dough. I think that means a pineapple shaped crust is perfectly acceptable. It’s just another reminder of how amazing those little yellow chunks are on pizza!

You will need to cook it in the oven for almost fifteen minutes. And finally, the masterpiece of blending the unlikely is ready to satisfy your every craving and taste bud. Let the ukuleles begin playing.

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 500 F. On a floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to about a 12-inch round.
  2. Move the dough to the baking sheet and spread the pizza sauce evenly across the top of the dough. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce, then layer on the sliced ham and pineapple chunks.
  3. Reduce the oven temperature to 475 F and bake for approximately 13 to 14 minutes. The dough should be cooked through, and the cheese fully melted.