Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza

Well I finally did it, I recreated one of my all-time favorite pizzas!! Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza has been one of my favorite pizzas for as long as I can remember. Okay, actually it has been since I started my first job at Pizza Hut, but I do not feel like doing that math equation!!

Thick, delicious crust topped with tomato sauce, ham, pineapple chunks, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese…..

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Ahhhh, perfection! Did you know that Hawaiian Pizza is not actually Hawaiian, it’s Canadian? Crazy right? The Hawaiian pizza was created at the Satellite Restaurant in Chatham, Ontario, Canada in 1962 by Sam Panopoulos.

I am pretty sure that their version had a traditional, thin crust, but I was in the mood for deep dish…..so that’s what I made. 😉

Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza baked in a cast iron skillet | cookingwithcurls.com

I started with my favorite Pizza Dough recipe. The first time that I made this pizza, I used a standard 10-inch cast iron skillet…..but the crust was too thick! So I gave it another try with a 12-inch skillet and it turned out perfectly! <<insert happy dance>>

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Swirl 2 Tablespoons of olive oil around the bottom and sides of a 12-inch cast iron pan. Add the pizza dough and press up the sides as best that you can…..

Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza dough cookingwithcurls.com

It can be a bit tricky with the oil, but it will work. 😉 Now cover with a dish towel and set aside in a warm spot to rise until doubled, 30 to 45 minutes…..

Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza rise cookingwithcurls.com

Press your fingers around the edge to keep the sides up. Spread pizza sauce over the dough {as  much as you like}…..

Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza sauce cookingwithcurls.com

Add the shredded or torn mozzarella cheese {as much as you like}…..

Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza cheese cookingwithcurls.com

Then add the ham {or Canadian bacon} slices and pineapple tidbits…..

Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza ham cookingwithcurls.com

Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese…..

Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza Parmesan cookingwithcurls.com

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbly. Carefully remove from the oven {the pan is hot and heavy}, slice and serve…..

Thick and delicious Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza | cookingwithcurls.com

garnished with Italian parsley or cilantro, whichever you have on hand works. You may need to blot the top of your pizza with a paper towel when it first comes out of the oven. The pineapple and fresh mozzarella tend to release moisture while baking.

I did not mind having to eat this pizza twice in one week, it was amazing. I did not feel it was oily or greasy, and it slid right out of the pan. I love it when recipes work out the way that you want them too. 🙂

Celebrate pizza night with a thick and delicious Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza | cookingwithcurls.com

Enjoy!!

Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza

Serves 8 slices
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Meal type Main Course
A thick and delicious Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza baked in a cast iron skillet that is perfect for your next pizza night!

Ingredients

  • 12 " cast iron skillet
  • 1 1/2 Pounds pizza dough
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 Cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Ounce thin sliced ham or Canadian bacon (cut into wedges)
  • 2 Ounces pineapple tidbits (drained)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Italian parsley or cilantro to garnish

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Swirl 2 Tablespoons of olive oil around the bottom and sides of a 12-inch cast iron skillet.
Press pizza dough into the skillet, pressing gently up the sides. Cover and set aside in a warm place to double in size, 30 to 45 minutes.
Gently press dough up the sides if is has fallen down.
Spread pizza sauce on dough.
Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over sauce. Add slices of ham/Canadian bacon and sprinkle with pineapple tidbits.
Grate Parmesan cheese over the top of pizza and place in the oven.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Carefully remove from oven, slice and serve garnished with Italian parsley or cilantro.

Note

My favorite Pizza Dough recipe that turns out perfectly every time. ;)

Homemade Pizza Sauce recipe

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!

 

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