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Hawaiian Pizza

Delicious Hawaiian Pizza using Kalua Pork, goat cheese, pineapple, bbq sauce and more! Even the crust is easy to make for this incredible dinner idea!

Delicious Hawaiian Pizza using Kalua Pork, goat cheese, bbq sauce and more! Even the crust is easy to make for this incredible dinner idea!

Why this Recipe Works

As promised, I’ve got a delicious Hawaiian Pizza recipe that uses up your leftover Kalua Pork.

Of course, any pulled pork leftovers would work, but the smokiness of Kalua Pork pairs nicely with the pineapple, creamy goat cheese and tangy bbq sauce!

I used my favorite homemade pizza crust recipe. It has yeast, but you don’t have to wait for it to rise. Genius.

Most people think of Hawaiian Pizza as ham, bbq sauce, and pineapple.

Either the pineapple is too watery and makes the pizza soggy or the BBQ sauce is overpoweringly sweet. It’s just never been my favorite pizza–until I had THIS type of pineapple pizza

Seriously. You’ve GOT to try this version! 

  • Fresh, juicy pineapple
  • Three Cheeses- parmesan, mozzarella, and goat cheese!
  • Smoky pork
  • Sweet vinegar bbq sauce

I’ve also got to put in a good word for this crust. It requires absolutely no rising time and bakes up with a beautifully crisp exterior. 

Delicious Hawaiian Pizza using Kalua Pork, goat cheese, bbq sauce and more! Even the crust is easy to make for this incredible dinner idea!

How to Make Pineapple Pizza

First, get your toppings ready! This particular style of Hawaiian Pizza calls for . . .

  • Pizza Crust Dough– store bought or homemade
  • BBQ sauce
  • Kalua Pork (or another variety of leftover shredded pork)
  • Red onion 
  • Sliced fresh pineapple
  • Mozzarella, Parmesan and goat cheese

STEP 1. Pat one portion of the dough with floured hands to make a 12 inch round pizza (using a baking pizza stone or round pizza pan). Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough.

STEP 2. Spread your BBQ sauce on bottom of each crust. Top with shredded pork, red onion and pineapple. Sprinkle pizza with three cheeses.

STEP 3. Bake in oven for 18-20 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and melted and the crust is browned. Slice and enjoy immediately!!

Tips and Tricks

  • This dough freezes beautifully, too, if you’re not in need of two pizzas. Wrap dough in parchment paper, place in a ziploc freezer bag, and freeze until ready to use. Thaw the dough on the counter top before attempting to roll it out. 
  • I find a vinegary BBQ sauce works best in this recipe! The tartness balances the sweetness of the pineapple and the smoky pork in a way that I find so satisfying. Carolina BBQ sauce varieties tend to the the most vinegar heavy. That said, feel free to use your family’s preferred BBQ sauce here. 
  • Need an even easier version of this recipe? Use a pre-made pizza dough! Many grocery stores sell ready made refrigerated balls of dough and often your local pizzeria will sell you a ball of their dough if you ask. 
Delicious Hawaiian Pizza using Kalua Pork, goat cheese, bbq sauce and more! Even the crust is easy to make for this incredible dinner idea!

Pineapple Pizza

Whether you’re a devotee of pineapple as a pizza topping or new to the whole Hawaiian pizza concept, I think you’re going to be blown away by this recipe. 

Hawaiian Pizza is a welcome sight at the dinner table any night of the week and is always a hit at parties, gatherings and movie nights! It would be a great addition to your menu for a Grilled Pizza Party, too! 

Shake up pizza night with this out-of-this-world Hawaiian Pizza! 

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Yield: 6-8 servings

Hawaiian Pizza

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Pineapple Pork Pizza for an authentic Hawaiian Pizza taste!

Ingredients

For the crust (makes two crusts):

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope rapid rise yeast
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ⅓ cup very warm water (120-130 degree F)
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil

For the topping (for one pizza):

  • 1 ½ cups BBQ sauce (use your favorite)
  • 2 cups cooked Kalua Pork (we love using our leftover shredded pork on pizza)
  • ½ cup sliced red onion
  • ⅔ cup sliced fresh pineapple
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

For the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degree F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 2 cup of all-purpose flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt. Add very warm water and oil, mixing until well blended. (I used my electric mixer with paddle attachment). Gradually add the remaining flour to make a soft dough. The dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky.
  3. Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, for about 4 minutes (I used my electric mixer with dough hook attachment for this part instead, it worked great!!). Divide dough in half and cover with a clean dry towel until toppings are ready.
  4. No need to allow this to rise! This makes TWO pizza crusts. Use one for the hawaiian pizza, and use the second for your pizza of choice!

To assemble:

  1. Pat each portion of dough with floured hands to make a 12inch round pizza (using a baking pizza stone or round pizza pan). Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough.
  2. Spread your bbq sauce on bottom of each crust. Top with shredded pork, red onion and pineapple. Sprinkle pizzas with three cheeses.
  3. Bake in oven for 18-20 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and melted and the crust is browned. Slice and enjoy immediately!!

Notes

  • This dough freezes beautifully, too, if you're not in need of two pizzas. Wrap dough in parchment paper, place in a ziploc freezer bag, and freeze until ready to use. Thaw the dough on the counter top before attempting to roll it out. 
  • I find a vinegary BBQ sauce works best in this recipe! The tartness balances the sweetness of the pineapple and the smoky pork in a way that I find so satisfying. Carolina BBQ sauce varieties tend to the the most vinegar heavy. That said, feel free to use your family's preferred BBQ sauce here. 
  • Need an even easier version of this recipe? Use a pre-made pizza dough! Many grocery stores sell ready made refrigerated balls of dough and often your local pizzeria will sell you a ball of their dough if you ask. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

2 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 767Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 1253mgCarbohydrates: 93gFiber: 2gSugar: 45gProtein: 19g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on June 25, 2015

Comments & Reviews

  1. This sounds amazing. I just made pizza this week but used a new dough recipe with self rising flour & Greek yogurt.(wouldn’t use it again as it was too thick) I would put some green peppers on this though.

  2. How awesome that you saw them ON the beach!! Love this recipe, I can’t wait to make that pork!

  3. Sounds amazing! A friend of mine said that a Hawaiian pizza can turn your day around and I think I have to agree with her. Thanks for the shout out!

  4. Oh my gosh, your vacation sounds amazing and this pizza sounds RIDICULOUS!! Kalua pork Hawaiian pizza sounds like the best thing ever! Thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂

  5. Ziplining in Hawaii ? Awesome! Great memories! I love sea turtles, how spectacular you got to see them up close. Love me a good Hawaiian pizza. Never had it with pork though, and it sounds divine! We’d definitely need TWO  of these Hawaiian pizzas in our house. (Maybe three.)

  6. Thank you so much for including me on your favorite pizza list, Aimee!  But can we talk about that vacation to Hawaii?  That picture of the sea turtles is incredible!  Maybe I’ll just make this Hawaiian pizza this weekend and start planning a trip out there myself.  Haha!

    1. A trip to Hawaii is a must for everyone 🙂 It was amazing, magical and once in a lifetime!

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