When the classic pepperoni or veggie lovers isn’t cutting it anymore, sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and try something new. Enter the Hawaiian pizza. This unique combination often contains two key ingredients, ham and pineapple, though additional ingredients are often added, such as mixed peppers or mushroom, as well as Canadian bacon. The Hawaiian pizza was actually created in the early sixties in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, and has become an increasingly popular pizza in numerous pizza chains.
Of course, you can also make it at home. Making a Hawaiian pizza in the comfort of your home is just like making any other pizza; all you need are the right ingredients. They are as follows:
Pizza crust, either pre-made or made from scratch
Sliced ham, either fresh or pre-packaged
To start, take your crust and liberally apply a layer of marinara sauce to it. To ensure an even application, place a healthy amount in the middle and, using the back of a ladle, spread it out in a smooth, circular motion until it reaches the edge of the crust.
Once the sauce has been applied, sprinkle mozzarella cheese all over the sauce until it’s completely covered. Conversely, you can use a block of fresh mozzarella and place thick slices across the pizza for a slightly different and more flavorful taste.
Once the sauce and cheese has been added, it’s time to add your toppings. The first thing you should do is take your ham slices and distribute them evenly across the surface of the pizza. Once these have been added, it’s time to add the pineapple.
Before adding the pineapple, drain it so there are no excess juices seeping into the cheese or sauce. Once this has been completed, apply as little or as much as you want over the pizza.
Once all the toppings and any additional spices have been added, pop that sucker into the oven on a lightly greased or parchment paper-covered pizza pan and bake for approximately 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees.