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This bbq Hawaiian pizza is the perfect use for all that leftover ham. Tangy bbq sauce topped with melted cheese, red onions, pineapple, and ham. You’ll love how easy this is to throw together!

BBQ Hawaiian Pizza sliced on a sheet pan.

Nothing pleases a crowd more than pizza!

Easy to make, and even easier to eat, this BBQ Hawaiian pizza is packed full of flavor, and hits all the right spots: sweet from the pineapple, salty from the ham, savory and sticky BBQ sauce, and a kick from the red onions. 

Instead of using standard tomato sauce, I turned up the volume and used my favorite BBQ sauce as the base on this pizza. 

Feel free to use your favorite store-bought or homemade BBQ sauce, too! You can’t go wrong!

This is also a great way to use up the ham you may have leftover from Easter dinner. 

Trust me, you’re going to love this BBQ Hawaiian pizza!

BBQ Hawaiian Pizza on a serving tray.

Ingredients for BBQ Hawaiian pizza

  • Pizza Dough – Ready-to-go pizza dough can be found in any grocery store. You can even ask your favorite local pizzeria and buy fresh pizza dough from them
  • BBQ sauce – This is taking the place of a traditional tomato sauce. It will give us a smoky, and sweet backdrop to our pizza. Use your favorite store-bought or a homemade variety of BBQ sauce!
  • Mozzarella cheese – Gooey and melty, this is the perfect pizza cheese.
  • Red onion –  Red onion has a little spicy kick, and cuts through the sweetness of our pineapple and BBQ sauce.
  • Pineapple –  A great fruit to use on pizza, pineapple is tangy and sweet, and holds up to the heat of the oven when baked.
  • Ham –  Ham is salty and savory and will give that meatiness to this pizza.
  • Cilantro – is added at the end to maintain the freshness, cilantro brings a green, fresh flavor to the pizza.

Change it up!

If you’re not a fan of mozzarella cheese, feel free to use cheddar or fontina. 

Fontina will be a more melty cheese, while cheddar will have a sharper bite.

Different topping options

Don’t have any leftover ham? No worries! Any ham from your local deli will work fine here. 

And if you don’t enjoy ham, feel free to use cooked bacon, salami, or pepperoni. They will all bring a salty-meaty component to the pizza. 

Cilantro can be divisive, feel free to omit it if you’re not a fan. 

Going gluten-free?

This BBQ Hawaiian pizza works great on a gluten-free crust!

Save time and make ahead

You could purchase pre-baked pizza crusts from the grocery store, or bake off your own, up to a day before serving.

Store them in a cool, dry place. 

BBQ Hawaiian Pizza on a sheet pan.

Storage and leftovers for BBQ Hawaiian pizza

Leftovers can be stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Reheating is as easy as simply microwaving for 2-3 minutes on a microwave-safe plate, or on the stovetop in a pan set to low heat. 

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This bbq Hawaiian pizza is the perfect use for all that leftover ham. Tangy bbq sauce topped with melted cheese, red onions, pineapple and ham. You'll love how easy this is to throw together PLUS it's ready in just 25 minutes!

BBQ Hawaiian Pizza

Yield: 1 large pizza
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This bbq Hawaiian pizza is the perfect use for all that leftover ham. Tangy bbq sauce topped with melted cheese, red onions, pineapple, and ham. You'll love how easy this is to throw together!


  • 1 pound raw pizza dough
  • 1/3 cup bbq sauce
  • 1-1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 1/4 thinly sliced red onion
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet with a Silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. Spread out dough onto the Silpat and set aside.
  3. Spread the bbq sauce over the dough leaving a 1-inch from the edge clear of bbq sauce.
  4. Top with 1 cup shredded cheese, diced ham, diced pineapple, and sliced red onion.
  5. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and lightly kosher salt and pepper the crust.
  6. Add to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is brown and the cheese is melted on the top.
  7. Once fully cooked sprinkle with chopped cilantro and extra bbq sauce if desired.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 527Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 1341mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 3gSugar: 16gProtein: 25g

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Excellent recipe! I’m vegetarian so I subbed the ham for tempeh bacon. I didn’t have pizza dough on hand so I grabbed some naan and it all worked out great. My toddler also enjoyed it!

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Excited to try this tonight - although I'm grilling it instead of baking. Thanks for the recipe! ~Tami

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