Gone To Maui, At Least In My Mind.



Hawaiian Barbecue Pizza

Hello, I’m back with a more normal work schedule so my kitchen is ON! How are you, I hope you are hungry and only have about 30 minutes to prepare something super tasty and I’m not talking UBER Eats.

I’m talking Hawaiian barbecue pizza that is sooo good, you could swear it was sunset on Maui as you are about to partake in a luau. I can hear the ukulele in the distance as the waves gently lap the shore as you adorn yourself in your brightly colored tropical flower lei. Oh, I’m loosing myself and I think I like it…

You can do this! You’ll be glad you did, your belly and your company or family will be glad you did! It’s very easy, and don’t worry about making your own pizza dough, although that’s awesome, this is store bought dough, but it is still sooo good.

It was probably one of my favorite pizzas that I have made in a while. Give it go, speaking of I have got to go as the luau is about to get started! Thank you for reading and have a great new day.



  • 1 pound refrigerated pizza dough, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into rings
  • 1 bunch scallions, green parts finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup shredded muenster cheese (about 2 ounces)
  • 1/4 pound deli-sliced ham, cut into large pieces


Put an inverted baking sheet or pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 475 degrees F. Line another inverted baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush the dough with the olive oil and center it on the parchment. Cover with another piece of parchment; set aside.

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill the pineapple rings until marked, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Grill the scallion whites, turning, until charred, about 4 minutes. Transfer to the plate with the pineapple.

Combine the barbecue sauce and tomato in a small bowl. Stretch the pizza dough to 10 by 14 inches on the parchment; spread the barbecue sauce mixture on top. Sprinkle with the pepper jack and muenster cheese and top with the grilled pineapple, ham and scallion whites and greens.

Slide the pizza (on the parchment) onto the hot baking sheet or pizza stone. Bake until the cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer the pizza to a cutting board and slice.

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