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Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza

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Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza is the perfect combination of melted cheese, Canadian bacon, tomato sauce, and pineapple chunks on a thick, delicious crust. To take your pizza to the next level, use this amazing homemade pizza crust! Ahhhh, perfection!

Deep dish pizza topped with cheese, tomato sauce, ham wedges, and mozzarella cheese.

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!

Looking down on a deep dish pizza topped with cheese, tomato sauce, ham wedges, and mozzarella cheese.

How to make Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza:

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.

Pizza dough in a cast iron skillet.

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.

Pizza dough pushed up the sides of  a cast iron skillet.

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

Pizza dough topped with tomato sauce in a cast iron skillet.

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

Pizza dough topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese in a cast iron skillet.

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

Pizza dough topped with tomato sauce, cheese, ham, and pineapple chunks in a cast iron skillet.

Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza topped with Parmesan cheese ready to go into the oven.

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.

A slice of Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza on a white plate.

Garnish 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.

Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza in a cast iron skillet with two slices removed.

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Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza

Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza is the perfect combination of melted cheese, Canadian bacon, and pineapple on a thick, delicious crust.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canadian bacon, pineapple, pizza, recipe, sauce, tomato, cheese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 702kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 12 inch cast iron skillet
  • 1.5 pounds pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 0.5 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 ounce thin sliced ham or Canadian bacon cut into wedges
  • 2 ounces pineapple tidbits drained
  • .25 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Italian parsley or cilantro to garnish

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

My favorite Pizza Dough recipe that turns out perfectly every time.
Homemade Pizza Sauce recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 702kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1901mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 356mg | Iron: 5.3mg

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