Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Crave Wednesday: The Happy Hawaiian

It's no secret, my favorite kind of pizza is Hawaiian.  I love just about every incarnation, with tomato sauce, bbq sauce, or terriyaki sauce.  With Canadian bacon, or regular bacon.  Lately I've even been putting jalapenos on top. 

There's just something about the sweet pineapple, caramelized in the hot oven, making it even sweeter.  Paired with the salty ham, its a match made in heaven.  I'm such a sucker for sweet and salty.  Which is probably why the variations don't bother me. 

This is a plain and simple Hawaiian pizza.  No bells.  No whistles.  The only thing that sets it apart is the use of pepperoni instead of ham.  Turkey pepperoni, so it's not even a pig-product.  But you know what?  You can't really mess up Hawaiian pizza. 

The Happy Hawaiian (From Cooking Light)
1 lb refrigerated pizza dough
1/2 cup low sodium marinara sauce
4 oz turkey pepperoni slices
1 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Roll dough into 14 inch circle.  Spread marinara sauce evenly over dough, leaving 1/2 inch crust.
  2. Top with pepperoni, pineapple, and mozzarella cheese.  Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Cut into 8 wedges and serve.


1 comment:

  1. I loved Hawaiian pizza before I went veg! Something about that sweet and salty...