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Classic Hawaiian Pizza combines pizza sauce, cheese, cooked ham, and pineapple. This crowd-pleasing pizza recipe starts with my homemade pizza crust and is finished with a sprinkle of crispy bacon. It’s salty, sweet, cheesy, and undeniably delicious!

sliced Hawaiian pizza

Hawaiian pizza is the most underrated pizza on the planet. Combining pineapple, cheese, and ham, Hawaiian pizza is sweet, salty, and cheesy all in 1 bite. It’s just the BEST pizza variety! We’re using my homemade pizza crust and adding bacon on top. Bacon isn’t a traditional Hawaiian pizza topping, but everything goes with bacon… right?

2 images of Hawaiian pizza

Homemade Pizza Dough

Let’s talk homemade pizza crust. I’ve been making this pizza dough every week for the past several years. There’s a reason why I keep going back to it:

  • The recipe is perfect for bread beginners
  • Only 6 ingredients required
  • Most of the time is hands-off
  • Crisp edges & fluffy interior
  • So, so flavorful.

It’s the best homemade pizza crust. I always use Red Star Platinum in my pizza dough because I have the best results. The Platinum line is fantastic; its careful formula strengthens your dough and makes making working with yeast simple.

Baking with Yeast Guide

Reference this Baking with Yeast Guide whenever you work with baker’s yeast. I include practical answers to all of your common yeast questions!

Homemade Pizza Dough Video Tutorial

This homemade pizza dough freezes well, thaws easily, and puffs up beautifully when baked. It’s a thick-style crust recipe that can hold an impressive amount of toppings. If you have a “more is better” attitude about pizza toppings, this homemade pizza crust is for you!

2 images of Hawaiian pizza assembled before baking and toppings for Hawaiian pizza on a white cutting board

Hawaiian Pizza Toppings

Use fresh or canned pineapple chunks. For the ham, you can use either ham or Canadian bacon. The two are similar in taste and texture, but Canadian bacon is a little leaner. And they come from different parts of the pig. (Just in case you were looking for a ham lesson today.) I usually use Canadian bacon. Cooked bacon crumbles are optional, but they add awesome flavor and crunch. You can also add sliced onions too.

Another lesson for you: Hawaiian pizza is not actually Hawaiian. It originated in Canada.

Hawaiian pizza slices

It’s time to shake up your pizza nights with a tropical twist!

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sliced Hawaiian pizza

Hawaiian Pizza

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 12-inch pizza 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

My pizza dough recipe makes enough for two 12-inch pizzas. Toppings listed are enough for one 12-inch pizza. Freeze the rest of the pizza dough for another time.


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 recipe homemade pizza crust
  • 1/2 cup (127g) pizza sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (6oz or 168g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup (75g) cooked ham or Canadian bacon, sliced or chopped
  • 1/2 cup (82g) pineapple chunks (canned or fresh)
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Instructions

  1. Prepare pizza dough through step 5, including preheating the oven to 475°F (246°C). Cover the shaped dough lightly with plastic wrap and allow it to rest as the oven preheats.
  2. To prevent the pizza toppings from making your pizza crust soggy, brush the shaped dough lightly with olive oil. Using your fingers, push dents into the surface of the dough to prevent bubbling. Top the dough evenly with pizza sauce, then add the cheese, ham, pineapple, and bacon.
  3. Bake pizza for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with fresh basil, if desired. Slice hot pizza and serve immediately.
  4. Cover leftover pizza tightly and store in the refrigerator. Reheat as you prefer. Baked pizza slices can be frozen up to 3 months. See pizza crust recipe for instructions on freezing the pizza dough.

Notes

  1. Feel free to use my whole wheat pizza crust recipe instead. Halve the recipe to make only 1 pizza crust.
  2. Reference my Baking with Yeast Guide for answers to common yeast FAQs.

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Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. Hi
    I know you posted this post back in august but I was
    Wondering if you have a good pizza sauce recipe to go with your pizzas
    Haven’t found a good one yet
    Thanks

    1. Hi Brianna – I have made this pizza sauce quite a few times. It’s very, very good. I do not add the anchovy paste or dried marjoram.

  2. This pizza crust is FABULOUS! So easy to work with and I am loving the results. This has just bumped my current pizza dough recipe off of its throne. Thank you for posting it. Next time I’ll be making your hawaiian version now that I know the crust is so awesome.

  3. Sally, I need your help! I don’t know where I’m going wrong with the pizza crust.. I have followed your recipe exactly, and twice I have had the same results- my crust doesn’t seem to rise. My water temp has been right, yeast dissolves and (seems to) bubble…when I’m kneading my dough even after the additional 1/4 cup flour it still seems a bit sticky and never seems to have that “bounce back” that you refer to…. any ideas on where I’m going wrong? I still baked the pizza after I let rise (or tried to get it to rise) and it still tasted great, but it wasn’t as fluffy and thick like yours. 

    1. Add a little more flour– dough shouldn’t be too sticky! What type of yeast are you using?

      1. I used red star active dry yeast…. I will try the platinum kind you use next time. my local grocery store is pretty small so that’s all they had.  I was nervous to put more than 1/4 cup extra flour (I’m try to follow recipes EXACTLY when it involves yeast, I’m not too comfortable baking with it yet 🙂 ) 

  4. If I can’t find the red star platinum yeast could I use fleischmann’s rapid rise? Or the active dry? 

  5. Hi….do we just add the pineapple as it is? Can we stew it/add spices?

  6. Making this pizza tonight. Have homemade crust, fresh pineapple and am going to try the crumbled bacon on top. Our favourite pizza by far. Was looking to find the order in which the ingredients were put on the crust. The pics look beautiful, hope my pizza will do them justice.

    1. I put down the sauce, then cheese, then it doesn’t matter what order you put the pineapple, ham and bacon 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!

  7. I haven’t yet tried the recipe but am going to! Do you have a homemade pizza sauce recipe??? So excited to make this!

  8. I have tried at least 5 of Sally’s recipes and they are all outstanding. This is the best pizza crust I have ever made. We threw on a couple of extra toppings and the pizza was outstanding.

  9. Can I halve this crust recipe for only one pizza? It’s just my husband, 2 kids and I.

    1. Hi Abigail, Our recommendation is to make the full dough recipe, then use half of it. You can freeze the other half for another time (see recipe notes).

  10. My son really dislikes my cooking – I usually have a hit or miss record. I made this tonight and I only got two slices – he ate the rest! When he finished gave me a double thumbs up!