With this pizza recipe, we used the last of my beautifully smoked ham. Of course, we had to spice it up with the jalapeno slices but with the sweet notes from the pineapple and the smokey flavor of the ham the jalapeno just seemed like a no-brainer for us to add on. You can completely skip the jalapeno or sub in red pepper flakes or add on an even milder chili flake like Aleppo.
Even rolling the dough out ourselves, this recipe takes about 30 minutes to prep and cook but you can easily save more time by picking up a premade pizza dough from your local grocery and skip needing to roll it out by hand. Whichever route you decide, just get the whole family together in the kitchen to help add on whatever toppings you like and make it a fun pizza night for the whole gang.
Smoked Ham & Pineapple Pizza with Jalapeno
Pizza Dough of choice
1/2 cup leftover Smoked Ham, chopped
1/2 cup frozen Pineapple chunks, thawed and diced
1 to 2 cups Shredded Cheese of choice
1/2 jar Trader Joe’s Pizza Sauce, or sauce of choice
1 Jalapeno, thinly sliced (remove seeds and membrane to keep it mild)
2 tbsp Toasted Onion, optional
1 tbsp dried Pasta or Pizza Seasoning, optional
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Preheat a cast iron pizza skillet for about 10 minutes, if using. Otherwise, use pizza pan of choice and skip this step.
Roll out the pizza dough, using a bit of fine cornmeal to keep it from sticking, carefully layer the dough on top of the pizza pan, drizzle with a bit of EVOO, if desired and then flash bake the dough in the oven about 10 minutes. Remove the dough from the oven and top with sauce, cheese, dried herbs, and any additional toppings of choice. Return the pizza to the hot oven and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until your desired doneness is reached. Remove the pizza from the oven and allow to rest at least 5 minutes. Slice and serve immediately.