Dill Pickle-d Hawaiian Pizza

Hawaiian pizza is one of those foods that people often feel rather strongly about; they generally tend to either love it or hate it.  I personally love it- it’s my very favorite type of pizza!  There’s something about the mix of Canadian bacon and pineapple together that is just delicious.  I decided to try throwing on some of our naturally fermented pickles as an experiment one day, and now I don’t think I’ll ever go back! They complement the traditional sweet and sour flavors perfectly.

You can make this using homemade pizza dough, store-bought dough, a pre-made crust, or even on some flatbread.  We made our own, using a recipe from Maryana Vollstedt’s Big Book of Easy Suppers; there are many great recipes for dough online too. To save time, we also used pre-made pasta sauce as our pizza sauce. Using pre-made ingredients can make this a super quick meal to whip up on a busy work night, and to make it even better, it doesn’t take long in the oven either!

Pickled Hawaiian Pizza
3/4 cup Bubbies dill pickles
1 cup sweet peppers
3 oz Canadian bacon
3/4 cup green onions
3/4 can crushed pineapple
8 oz pizza or pasta sauce
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
4-5 slices of cooked bacon
Homemade or store-bought bought pizza dough or a premade crust
Preheat your oven to 475. Measure out and drain your pineapple. Cook your bacon. If you’re using pizza dough, roll it out onto a floured pizza stone or sheet pan.  Chop your veggies and meats.  Spread your sauce over the dough, leaving about an inch away from the edge uncovered.  Sprinkle your cheese evenly over the sauce; layer all the other ingredients evenly over the cheese.  Once all your ingredients are on the pizza, gently roll the edges to make a crust. Place in the oven, on the middle rack, and bake for 12-15 minutes.  Remove from the oven, and let the pizza sit for 5-10 mins prior to serving.  Enjoy!  
Love naturally fermented pickles on your pizza? Try this tasty recipe next!