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Kickin' Hawaiian Pizza Recipe

Kickin' Hawaiian Pizza Recipe

Isn't it about time for a fun new twist on your usual pizza? Pineapple adds pizzazz and honey lends a touch of sweetness to the sauce in this wonderful recipe. Give it a try today! —John Weakland, Springfield, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup roasted sweet red peppers
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tubes (13.8 ounces each) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Romano cheese, divided
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits, drained

Directions

  • 1. For sauce, place the first 10 ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a small saucepan; heat through.
  • 2. Meanwhile, press pizza dough into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; build up edges slightly and seal seam. Bake at 425° for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 3. Spread 1-3/4 cups sauce over crust (refrigerate remaining sauce for another use). Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella and 1/2 cup Romano; top with pepperoni, pineapple and remaining cheeses.
  • 4. Bake for 14-18 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Yield: 12 pieces.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 294 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 860 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.