While the thought of eating a pizza with pineapple on it makes my toes curl, Hawaiian Pizza is the only pizza that my oldest daughter will eat. While a classic Hawaiian Pizza is topped with Canadian Bacon, we have substituted some of that leftover Easter ham that you have in the refrigerator. Imagine your kids' surprise when you set this down on the dinner table tonight!
For this pie, you can use homemade or store-bought pizza dough, boboli pizza crusts, or split open an English muffin and make little Hawaiian Pizza snacks for the kids after school.
When it comes to the sauce, the classic Hawaiian Pizza is made with tomato sauce, although I personally would prefer this with a good barbecue sauce instead.
Homemade or store-bought Pizza dough
1 cup pizza sauce or barbecue sauce
1-1/2 cups shredded mozzerella cheese
1 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks
3/4 cup ham, sliced thinly and cut into 1" squares
Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Roll out pizza dough to make a 12" crust. Brush the entire crust with olive oil. Spoon sauce over the crust and spread out evenly with the back of the spoon, leaving a 1" crust around the edge.
Sprinkle the cheese over the sauce. Top with ham and pineapple.
Put on oiled baking sheet or on pizza stone for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is a golden brown.
Remove from oven. Top with chopped parsley. Cut into wedges and serve.
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