The perfect combination of sweet and savory, Hawaiian pizza is a must-try for your next pizza night! Topped with melty mozzarella, Canadian bacon, pineapple, and Italian herbs, each slice is bursting with flavor!
Making pizza from scratch is the only way to have it! Air fryer pizza, taco pizza, and keto pizza are just a few of my go-to recipes. You’ll have to try them and mix and match with all of your favorite toppings!
Homemade Pineapple Pizza Recipe
Pineapple on pizza. The consensus seems to be you either love it or you hate it. I hope I can help some of you switch sides because making Hawaiian pizza at home is a game-changer! The combination of bright pineapple and savory Canadian bacon is highly underrated. And super delicious! Add shredded mozzarella and Italian herbs and you have the makings of the perfect pizza!
Whether you’re a pineapple pizza fan or just looking to switch things up, this is the recipe for you! It only takes a handful of ingredients to recreate the flavors you’d get from your favorite pizza place. And trust me, making it at home tastes even better! Your whole family is going to love this sweet and savory dish. And if you’re craving more fresh pizza flavor, you should try out my bubble pizza and pepperoni pizza dip recipes, too!
Hawaiian Pizza Ingredients
These are the core ingredients for Hawaiian pizza. Feel free to add additional toppings to customize it! That’s the beauty of making pizza at home; you can add whatever you want! I have measurements for each ingredient in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Dough: Use homemade dough or storebought! See my tips section for more variations!
- Cornmeal: This helps to make your crust nice and crispy!
- Pizza Sauce: Pizza sauce is one of those things I always make from scratch. It’s super easy and gives your pizza the freshest flavor!
- Mozzarella Cheese: What could be better than melty, creamy shredded mozzarella in each bite?
- Canadian Bacon: Since Hawaiian pizza actually originated from Canada, Canadian bacon is a must! (It also just tastes good. You can used diced ham, too!)
- Pineapple Tidbits: Both fresh and canned pinepple work here. If using canned, just be sure to drain completely so the pineapple juice doesn’t make your pizza soggy.
- Italian Seasoning: Ever wonder why your homemade pizzas don’t have that je ne sais quoi? You need some seasoning! This helps to boost flavor and add tasty aromatics.
Let’s Make Some Pizza!
This Hawaiian pizza only takes a few minutes to prepare and then 12-14 minutes to bake. Just as long as you’d cook a frozen pizza! It’s a lot easier than you’d think and turns out perfectly every time.
- Preheat Oven, Prepare Dough: To begin, preheat oven to 425 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a large circle. Lightly sprinkle the cornmeal onto the bottom of your pizza pan and lay the dough on the pan.
- Add Toppings: Spread pizza sauce evenly. Add the cheese, Canadian bacon, and pineapple.
- Bake and Serve: Sprinkle with italian seasoning and bake for 12-14 minutes or until cheese is melted. Slice and serve.
Tips, Tricks, and Variations
The great thing about pizza is that it can be easily customized to your liking! From the crust to toppings, here are a few ways to switch up your pizza to satisfy dietary needs and personal tastes!
- Change Crust: Pizza doesn’t have to break your diet! You can make a low-carb version of your pineapple pizza by using a cauliflower, zucchini, or keto crust! You can also try a whole wheat pizza crust if you’re wanting to boost your fiber intake!
- Make it Meaty: Bacon bits and crumbled sausage are more tasty toppings that go well with Hawaiian pizza!
- Switch Cheese: When deciding on what cheese to add to your pizza, you’re going to want to look for something that gets nice and melty. Cheddar, provolone, and gouda are other great substitutes!
Leftover pizza is a pretty common lunch at our house. Here’s how to keep your pineapple pizza tasting as fresh and delicious as possible!
- In the Refrigerator: Wrap leftover pizza slices in plastic wrap or store in airtight container. It will stay good for 3-4 days.
- Reheating: I like to reheat leftover pizza in the oven or air fryer to keep it from getting soggy. This is especially important when you’re working with a pizza that has pineapple on it. In the oven– reheat for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In the air fryer– reheat at 350 degrees F for 4-5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a lightly-floured surface, roll the dough into a large circle. Lightly sprinkle the cornmeal onto the bottom of your pizza pan and lay the dough on the pan.
Spread pizza sauce evenly. Add the cheese, Canadian bacon, and pineapple.
Sprinkle with italian seasoning and bake for 12-14 minutes or until cheese is melted. Slice and serve.
The Recipe Critic