Jessica DeMay

Hawaiian Pineapple Pizza Recipe - Friend or Foe!

Did you know that Hawaiian pizza actually originated in Canada? It’s true, yet people tend to spend more time debating whether pineapple belongs on pizza rather than discussing how misleading it is to call pineapple and ham pizza “Hawaiian” pizza.

Controversy aside, chances are that if you’re looking for a homemade Hawaiian Pizza recipe, pineapple is on your list of approved pizza toppings. This recipe uses the perfect combination of homemade pizza dough, scratch-made sauce, and infamous toppings to create a flavorful pie. In fact, this pizza is so good, you just may be able to convince naysayers that pineapple does belong on pizza after all.

How to Make a Hawaiian Pineapple Pizza

Hawaiian Pizza Recipe

Hawaiian Pineapple Pizza

The perfect pineapple pizza.
3.43 from 7 votes
Prep Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 32 mins
Course Pizza
Cuisine American
Servings 2 pizzas
Calories 2632 kcal


For the dough

  • 2 cups Bread flour
  • 2 ½ tsp Active dry yeast
  • 1 ¾ cups Lukewarm water
  • 2 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil For brushing
  • 1 ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Granulated sugar

For the sauce

  • 2 (8oz) cans Canned tomatoes
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp Granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp Fresh oregano Chopped
  • 2 tsp Fresh basil Chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the pizza

  • 1 Fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, cubed Or two 20-oz cans pineapple chunks, drained and patted to remove excess juice
  • 1 lb Ham cubes
  • 3 cups Mozzarella Shredded
  • 2 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil


For the dough

  • In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric stand mixer, combine the sugar, yeast, and ½ cup of warm water, then whisk until the yeast has dissolved completely.
  • Leave the mixture to rest for 5-10 minutes, then add the rest of the warm water, olive oil, and salt.
  • With the mixer at low speed, slowly add in half of the flour and mix until combined.
  • Mix in the rest of the flour and then knead at medium-low speed until a smooth, elastic, and slightly sticky dough is formed.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave it to rest in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size, approximately 1-2 hours.

For the sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl then set aside.

For the pizza

  • Divide the dough in half.
  • Lightly grease two 12” round pizza pans.
  • Using your hands, press and shape each section of dough into a 10” to 12” disk, then transfer to the prepared pizza pans.
  • Loosely drape plastic wrap or a kitchen towel over the crust and let it rise for at least two hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees (or appropriate temperature if using a real pizza oven)
  • Place the bare pizza crusts in the oven for about 10 minutes to set.
  • Remove the crusts from the oven and spread one cup of pizza sauce over each round.
  • Scatter the pineapple and ham over the pizza sauce, then top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Place the pizzas back in the oven and bake for another 15 minutes, until the cheese has melted and begun to turn brown.
  • Remove from the oven, slice, serve, and enjoy.


Calories: 2632kcalCarbohydrates: 330gProtein: 137gFat: 104gSaturated Fat: 30gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 49gCholesterol: 254mgSodium: 8742mgPotassium: 7281mgFiber: 55gSugar: 153gVitamin A: 6358IUVitamin C: 414mgCalcium: 1680mgIron: 34mg
Jessica DeMay
Jessica is the lead content creator of Dishcrawl. She has lived in Italy (Napoli) for 7 years and has since become absolutely obsessed with pizza.
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