I got a hankering for Hawaiian Pizza the other day when it came up in conversation. However, since nobody in my house accepts pineapple as a pizza topping, I had to wait for a “personal pizza” night to make it happen. Normally, Hawaiian Pizza is made with ham and pineapple (two ingredients one thinks of when they think of Hawaiian cuisine)…but being me, I decided to mess with it a little and swap the ham out for a different salty pork product: Bacon! That decision added a little crispiness and smokiness to the toppings, and it worked well. I also strayed from traditional with the addition of black olives…that’s just a pure personal choice, and they’re completely optional, but they did complement the other toppings surprisingly well. Lastly, since I’m a big fan of spicy/sweet combo, I added some red pepper flakes on top to bring a little heat to each bite!
We served our pizzas with a spinach side salad (where the rest of the olives were used as well).
Time: 35 Minutes
- Pizza Crust. Either use a store bought variety, or Make Your Own!
- Fresh Pineapple
- Pizza Sauce
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Optional (for kick): Red Pepper Flakes
- Optional (for a little extra saltiness): Black Olives
- Remove excess fat from your bacon, and then slice the strips into ribbons. Then, fry until crispy.
- As your bacon cooks, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (if using remade crust) or 425 degrees F if using fresh dough.
- Cut your pineapple into small chunks.
- Begin to assemble:
- If using premade dough, place it on your baking sheet.
- If using fresh dough, roll it out on parchment paper, and move that to your baking sheet.
- Spread your pizza sauce atop your dough/crust.
- Arrange pineapple, bacon, and optional black olives on that.
- Sprinkle mozzarella over everything.
- Top with optional red pepper flakes.
- Place in the oven for 15-25 minutes until your cheese has melted, and your crust reaches your desired level of crispness.
- Plate, devour, and enjoy!