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Smoky Hawaiian Pizza with Bacon, Cheddar and BBQ Sauce

I have a bit of a weakness for pizza, and let’s face it, I’m not the only one. The combination of crust, melty cheese and whatever toppings you like makes it pretty irresistible. Making pizza at home can be a fun meal for the whole family, but when it’s 30°C out, turning the oven on as hot as it can go and keeping it there for an hour or more can be pretty torturous. Well I’ve got good news: you can make this Smoky Hawaiian Pizza with Bacon, Cheddar and BBQ Sauce on your grill. No extra hot oven required.

Smokey hawaiian pizza toppings

What you will need is a pizza stone, but if you’re already a regular at making pizza in your oven, you should have one one hand. I’ve heard that you can successfully make pizza on a hot upside down or non-rimmed baking sheet, but I’ve never tried, so I don’t know. You’ll also need pizza crust dough, tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, ham, pineapple, cheese (mozzarella and cheddar) and cooked bacon. I’ll admit it – this pizza wasn’t entirely my idea. In fact I totally stole the idea from Panago. Their Tropical Hawaiian pizza was my favorite takeout pizza ever, and since I can’t get it anymore, I had to start making it myself. It turned out to be a pretty good replica.

Whole Smoky Hawaiian Pizza

So how exactly do you make pizza on the grill anyway. Well, let me clarify that I’m talking about a gas grill. Maybe you could do it on charcoal too, but I have absolutely no idea. I’ve never used one. Let’s face it, I’m just starting to learn to use the gas one! Anyway, light all the burners, then turn the flames to low. Gently place your pizza stone on top of the grill and turn all the burners back up to high (you’re just turning the heat down so you don’t singe your arm hair when you put the stone on). You’re aiming for your grill to get to 450°-550°. Keep an eye on the temperature and turn down the heat if needed. Smoky Hawaiian Pizza Slice

The rest is is just as if you were cooking the pizza in the oven. The only difference is that there is no window to look in to see how it’s doing. Just lift the lid and peek in periodically to check it out. It should be done in anywhere from 8-15ish minutes depending on how hot it is. When it’s done, pull it off the stone onto a cutting board, let it cool for a few minutes and slice it up.

Smoky Hawaiian Pizza

 Also, I promised an update on my recent camping trip. This was the first camping trip we’ve taken since Peanut was born (she’s now 2). Good news! It was  a total success! I ended up bringing way to much food, but other than that it was great. I was thinking of writing a “How to Successfully Camp with Toddlers” post, but it turns out that my road-tripping with a toddler post pretty much sums it up. We can’t wait to book our next long weekend (and really, even overnight – we loved it THAT much!) camping trip again!

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Smoky Hawaiian Pizza with Bacon, Cheddar and BBQ Sauce
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
This pizza has the traditional elements of a Hawaiian pizza with the smoky additions of BBQ sauce and bacon as well as cheddar cheese.
Author: Domestic Dreamboat
Ingredients
For the crust
  • 3/4 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
For the pizza
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup canned pineapple tidbits or diced fresh pineapple
  • 1/4 cup cooked chopped bacon
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
For the Crust
  1. Dissolve honey in the warm water in a measuring cup or small bowl. Sprinkle the yeast on top of the water and allow to bloom for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add the flours and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook.
  3. Mix the yeast into the water and add the olive oil. Turn the mixer on low and slowly pour the water and yeast mixture into the flours. If the dough remains very sticky, add an additional 1/4 cup bread flour 1 Tbsp at a time until dough is smooth and elastic. Knead dough for 5 minutes.
  4. Form dough into a ball and place in a large oiled bowl. Cover with plastic and let it rise for at least one hour. You can put the dough in the fridge until ready to use.
For the Pizza
  1. Place a pizza stone on the lower middle oven rack. Heat oven to 500°F (see note).
  2. Stir the tomato sauce and BBQ sauce together. Set aside.
  3. Stretch or roll each one into a circle, as thin as possible. Place onto a pizza peel or non-rimmed baking sheet that has been sprinkled generously with semonlina flour or cornmeal.
  4. Spread tomato-BBQ sauce evenly over the dough. Sprinkle evenly with about 2/3 of the mozzarella, ham and pineapple. Top with the remaining mozzarella, cheddar and bacon.
  5. Loosen dough from the peel with a spatula if needed. Slide pizza onto hot stone and cook for 10-15 minutes or until crust is browned and cheese is completely melted.
Recipe Notes
Light all burners on the grill. Place pizza stone on the grill. Turn all burners to maximum. You want the grill to get to 450-550°F. If grill gets too hot, turn down the temperature as needed. Cook pizza for 8-15 minutes with the lid closed, opening periodically to check for doneness.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Richard
    July 7, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Glad to hear you camping trip went well! My Salmon fishing was not as productive as I would have liked, but I did get some to smoke. I will send some home with your hubby on Friday. 🙂

    • Reply
      Carissa
      July 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM

      Sounds great! I LOVE smoked salmon!

  • Reply
    Natalie
    July 9, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    I love that you’re getting into grilling. We made the investment in a big green egg style cooker and I adore it. I never thought I’d be so into BBQ. The biggest surprise has been the baking in a charcoal fired oven concept. It has been wonderful with our hot summers. Just finished a few loaves of cinnamon raisin bread. Yum.

    • Reply
      Carissa
      July 9, 2014 at 6:37 PM

      That’s awesome! I’ve been experimenting with baking on my grill too, but with limited success. I tried sourdough bread the other day and totally burnt the bottom. Still edible though.

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