Sep 29, 2011

Healthy Version of Homemade Hawaiian Pizza

One of the best benefits about homemade food is that we get to enjoy our guilty pleasure with a healthier twist.

My version of Hawaiian pizza is made with organic cheese, organic flour, etc. On top of that, I used roasted and smoked turkey breast instead of ham, and the result is not any less tasty than store bought version (at least better than boxes from the frozen aisle!).

Ingredients for one pizza?

1 envelope of instant pizza crust yeast
1 2/3 cup of organic all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of organic granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon of sea salt
2/3 cup very warm filtered water
3 tablespoons of olive oil

3 oz of sliced honey roasted and smoked turkey breast
8 oz/1 small can of cubed pineapple
1 1/2 cup of organic shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup of organic shredded parmesan
1/4~1/3 jar of spaghetti sauce
Some olive oil


There's actually one "less successful" pizza before this recipe. Thanks to my friends who unknowingly became experimental white mouse and finished that very first pizza.

I used instant pizza crust yeast for the pizza dough. In fact, I never knew such thing exists till the other day at the grocery store. After reading the description, there's no hours of proofing the dough required, what a time saver!
If you can't find instant yeast, just use the regular kind and prepare the dough as instructed -

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheight.
Once done kneading or maybe proofing the dough, roll it out and transfer onto a baking sheet. Drizzle some olive oil and let's start layering the toppings. Below are the ingredients I used starting from the bottom:

Spaghetti sauce
Half of the shredded mozzarella
Turkey breast slices
The other half of the shredded mozzarella

Remember to leave about one inch space around the outside edge of the dough. Into the oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or till the top of the cheese turn slightly golden brown.

Serve with Tabasco or red pepper flakes.

The cheese helps binding all the ingredients together and Everything just turned into a mouthful of oozing goodness.

Maybe dessert pizza next time?


  1. Yes - such is the joy of homemade food! Where did you get your pizza crust/dough from?

  2. To Tigerfish~
    Totally agree! I made the crust myself from scratch(all purpose flour)! See the picture of me "torturing" the dough?