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Discover the perfect balance of sweet and savory with our mouthwatering Hawaiian pizza recipes! Experience the tropics in every bite with this easy-to-follow guide.

Indulge in a slice of heaven with our delicious Hawaiian pizza recipe. This classic dish combines the tangy saltiness of ham and bacon with the refreshing sweetness of pineapple, all served atop a layer of gooey, melted mozzarella cheese. Our easy-to-follow guidelines ensure this 12-inch pizza is perfect for sharing with friends and family. Making it ideal for your next pizza night, backyard BBQ, or casual gathering. Plus, the harmonious blend of sweet and savory ingredients creates a delightful flavor experience that will keep everyone coming back for more. You’ll add a touch of tropical charm to your table with this Hawaiian pizza recipe that’s sure to become a favorite in your family.

A Brief History of Hawaiian Pizza

Contrary to popular belief, the origins of Hawaiian pizza can be traced to Canada, not Hawaii. Greek immigrant Sam Panopoulos created this iconic pizza in 1962 at his Satellite Restaurant in Chatham, Ontario. Inspired to experiment with unconventional pizza toppings, Panopoulos decided to combine chunks of sweet pineapple with savory ham to create a unique and harmonious flavor profile. The dish is named “Hawaiian Pizza” after the brand of canned pineapple that Panopoulos uses. This fusion of sweet and savory ingredients has grown in popularity over time and has become a staple in pizzerias around the world. While the debate over whether pineapple belongs on pizza continues, there’s no denying that Sam Panopoulos’ culinary creations have had a lasting impact on the pizza world.

frequently asked questions

Can I use a different type of cheese?

Absolutely! While mozzarella cheese is the traditional choice, you can also try provolone or Monterey jack cheese for a slightly different flavor.

Can I serve this pizza dairy free?

Yes, you can easily make dairy-free pizza by substituting a dairy-free cheese substitute such as Daiya or Violife for the mozzarella.

I real Must have pineapple on my Hawaiian pizza?

Well, technically it wouldn’t be Hawaiian pizza without the star of the show – the pineapple! However, in the spirit of culinary creativity, we encourage you to create a pizza that suits your taste buds. After all, rules are made to be broken, right? So, if pineapple isn’t your thing, feel free to substitute it with something else or create your own tropical twist. Just don’t forget to give your masterpiece a new name!

Pizza Baking Tips

  • Make sure to preheat the oven with the pizza stone inside. This will ensure that your pizza cooks evenly and has a crispy crust.
  • When rolling out the dough, use a floured surface and a rolling pin to prevent sticking.
  • Keep an eye on your pizza while baking to prevent overcooking or burning.

service suggestion

Serve your Hawaiian pizza with a simple green salad or a side of garlic bread to complete the meal. For a fun twist, pair it with a tropical-themed cocktail or mocktail.

One hand clutching a slice of Hawaiian pizza.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store leftover pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, preheat the oven to 350°F, then place the pizza on a baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is crisp. Alternatively, you can reheat individual slices in the microwave for 30-60 seconds on a microwave safe dish.

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Hawaiian pizza.

Discover the perfect balance of sweet and savory with our mouthwatering Hawaiian pizza recipes! Experience the tropics in every bite with this easy-to-follow guide.

Preparation time 20 minute

cooking time 15 minute

total time 35 minute

raw material

  • 1 pound Homemade or store-bought pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cup mozzarella cheese Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Ham sliced ​​or chopped
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple canned or fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup Bacon Crumble


  • Preheat the oven to 500°F with a pizza stone in it, if you have one.

  • Roll out pizza dough on a floured surface to form a 12-inch circle.

  • Place the dough on the pizza pan.

  • Spread pizza sauce evenly over dough.

  • Sprinkle cheese, ham, pineapple chunks, and bacon crumbles over the sauce.

  • Bake pizza on preheated pizza stone until cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 10-15 minutes.


Recipe Yield:

(1) 12-inch pizza

Serve: 1piece | Calories: 266kcal | carbohydrate: 30G | protein: 14G | fat: 10G | Saturated fat: 5G | Polyunsaturated fats: 1G | Monounsaturated fats: 3G | cholesterol: 33mg | sodium: 868mg | Potassium: 103mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 5G | Vitamin A: 262unit | Vitamin C: 6mg | calcium: 145mg | iron: 2mg

Hawaiian Pizza