Hawaiian Pizza is the perfect way to use up leftover ham and it’s a fun flavor twist.
Hawaiian Pizza is a fun way to use up your leftover Easter ham. If it’s not Easter and you don’t have leftover ham, use my recipe for slow cooker ham and make one so you have leftovers! I’m going to be sharing a few more yummy ways to use leftover ham over the next week. I make ham so I can have leftovers.
Pizza is pretty much my most favorite food ever. Tacos come in a close second but pizza is always my first choice. I love making pizza at home too. We don’t have any great take out places that are close to home so making my own pizza is a great alternative. I’ve got a great pizza dough recipe but you can always buy the premade dough you often find in the deli section of your grocery store.
Hawaiian Pizza Toppings
Instead of a traditional red pizza sauce, this Hawaiian Pizza uses BBQ sauce as the base. Just use your favorite, I’m a fan of the Sweet Baby Rays sauce. The pizza is topped with leftover ham, red onions, fresh pineapple, some cilantro and of course mozzarella cheese. It makes for a delicious combination.
I’m always curious how people slice their pizza. Do you slice your pizza in squares or in triangles? I grew up eating pizza sliced in squares but since living on the west coast I have switched to triangles. How about you? It tastes great either way!
Other favorite pizza recipes:
My favorite kitchen items I used to make this HAWAIIAN PIZZA:
BAMBOO PIZZA PADDLE – the perfect way to get your pizza into the oven.
PIZZA STONE – works in the oven or on the grill too. Gives you perfect, crisp crust every time!
Hawaiian Pizza Recipe
Pizza Dough - enough for two pizzas
- 1 cup warm water
- 3 tsp active yeast
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
Pizza Toppings - for one pizza
- 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup ham, diced
- 1 cup pineapple, diced
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- Combine water, yeast and sugar. Allow to proof, until becomes bubbly.
- Mix together flour, salt and olive oil. Add in yeast mixture and knead for 5 minutes or until dough is smooth. You can use a mixer if desired.
- Allow dough to rise for one hour.
- Place pizza stone into oven and preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Cover pizza paddle or back side of cookie sheet with a light layer of cornmeal.
- Divide dough in half (can refrigerate other half for later.) Roll out dough to desired thickness, may need to use more flour.
- Add a thin layer of BBQ sauce. Top with 1 cup cheese, ham, pineapple and red onion. Add remaining cheese.
- Slide pizza off of paddle onto pizza stone. If you don't have a pizza stone just bake pizza on cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.