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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 200.3
  • Total Fat: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.4 mg
  • Sodium: 624.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 8.3 g

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Hawaiian Pizza: 'SparkRecipes Un-Chained' Contest Finalist

Submitted by: KRAMTHEGRAM
Hawaiian Pizza: 'SparkRecipes Un-Chained' Contest Finalist

Introduction

Pizza is one of my favorite foods, and the sweet sauce at Papa John's is my all-time favorite. My viewpoint is, if you're going to make it at home, don't make it "just as good," make it better! So I'm remaking a medium Papa John's pie with pineapple, onion and bacon(BACON!!!). Fresh homemade sauce and premium ingredients make this recipe more than worth the calories, and still trimmer than the fast food original! Pizza is one of my favorite foods, and the sweet sauce at Papa John's is my all-time favorite. My viewpoint is, if you're going to make it at home, don't make it "just as good," make it better! So I'm remaking a medium Papa John's pie with pineapple, onion and bacon(BACON!!!). Fresh homemade sauce and premium ingredients make this recipe more than worth the calories, and still trimmer than the fast food original!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Crust:
    1 premade pizza crust (SparkPeople recommends whole-wheat crust)

    Toppings:
    4 slices center-cut bacon
    3/4 cup (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella
    1/4 cup diced red onion
    1 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or canned, drained)

    Sauce:
    4 Roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded and cored
    1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
    1/2 tsp basil
    1/2 tsp fennel seed
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
    1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1/4 t minced garlic
    1 t brown sugar (unpacked)

Directions

Set a large frying pan over medium heat, spritz with nonstick cooking spray and add bacon. Cook bacon for eight minutes, flipping every two minutes to keep it from curling up. Place bacon on paper towels to drain. The bacon should still be flexible and soft; it will crisp up on the pizza. Tear into small pieces.

Place tomatoes in a blender along with all the spices, salt, sugar and oil. Blend till smooth and pour into pot. Cook on medium high for 30 minutes or until reduced by half. (SparkPeople note: Use a low-sodium jarred tomato sauce to save time.)

While the tomato sauce is cooking, dice the onions and drain the pineapple.

Roll out the dough into your desired shape and thickness. Place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place 1/2 cup of sauce on pizza. Sprinkle on 1/2 cup of cheese, 1 cup of pineapple and bacon pieces. Sprinkle on remaining 1/4 cup of cheese.

Bake in oven for 14 minutes on middle rack. If you prefer a browner pizza, broil pizza for an additional couple of minutes, watching to ensure it doesn't burn. Once it looks good and brown remove and let sit for 10 minutes to let the cheese firm up a little. Slice into eight pieces.






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  • Incredible!
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    This was a great recipe. I made it twice in a row on request from DH. The sauce needs less fennel seeds. I used 1/2 the r.pepper flakes the 1st time and it was too much. Better with just a sprinkle. The 2nd time didn't have any fresh tomatoes so used stewed tomatoes-Yumm! Good w/ whole wheat crust - 12/1/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Very good, I used a prebaked thin and crispy crust, also I used 1 can of diced tomatoes, I didn't have any fennel or basil so did without. Fresh pineapple would be better, very yummy, hubby loved it. - 2/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    GREAT recipe, FANTASTIC directions!! You're awesome. I ordered pineapple and bacon pizza from Papa Johns ( my usual order) just last night -- now, after finding your recipe, that might just be the last time Papa Johns ever hears from me! I'll definitely be using this one on a regular basis. Thanks!! - 12/4/09

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  • 9 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful--I will definitely be trying it--with two added additions--extra lean ground beef and Gwaltney's 40% low fat bacon instead of the Oscar Myers. Only 20 calories per slice and JUST as good! - 11/10/09

    Reply from KRAMTHEGRAM (11/12/09)
    Actually the term slice throws off the measurements. If you go by calories per gram the Oscar Mayer Center Cut is actually better(4.16cal/gram versus 4.28). It's just that Oscar Mayer slices are larger, so 2 slices are 50 cals instead of 3 slices being 60. It's best to compare by weight sometimes.


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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for this awesome recipe! I haven't made it yet, but I love making pizza, and I love, love, LOVE that you have a from-scratch sauce! I love the fact that you have the recipe for gazpacho in there too, and I thoroughly enjoyed the flow of the recipe. The way you wrote it, it was a joy to read! - 11/4/09

    Reply from KRAMTHEGRAM (11/4/09)
    The gazpacho actually makes a great side dish for the pizza. It keep you from eating the whole pie yourself, and is full of great veggies. Try making a double batch of the sauce and reserving half for gazpacho. It can chill while your doing the rest of the cooking and you have a nice healthy meal.


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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sounds super tasty. Just a question about the sauce, does it reduce to 1/2 cup or will there be leftovers? I'm thinking of making just the sauce for our pizza nights. - 11/4/09

    Reply from KRAMTHEGRAM (11/4/09)
    It really depends on the tomatoes and the cooking time. I generally have enough sauce for two pies. The longer you cook it down the more the sugars develop and the more reduction. However, over-reducing can burn the sauce. If you want to store some, make a double batch and freeze the extras.


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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Used the SP Whole Wheat Pizza crust recipe for the base. Don't forget to add the onions along with the bacon and pineapple. I think I might be tempted to omit the bacon, as I didn't get a lot of flavor from it. Sub black olives, peppers, maybe mushrooms? More veggies, less calories. - 9/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    i made this for my family and myself..... let me tell you it was GREAT!!!!! my husband just kept saying "oh and the homaid sauce is perfect honey" over and over! we loved it - 3/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Love this pizza and will defintely make it again! - 1/14/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I substituted red pepper for pineapple and added more cheese (my husband loves cheesy pizza) and it turned out great! I loved making my own suace and it was so easy! I felt the sauce didn't need to be reduced-I don't know if I used small tomatoes or what but it just fit my 12in pan. Great Recipe - 12/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!!! Yummy, all the family is happy happy! - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    OMG!!! Awesome! - 4/1/11

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Awesome. Forgot to get fennel seeds. I wanted to double the recipe, so I added diced tomatoes. I didn't use the minced garlic or basil. Used Mrs. Dashes Tomato, Basil and Garlic. It all worked nice. I will make this again in a heart beat. My husband and son also loved it, too. - 2/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Delicious!!!! - 4/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very Very Good, will absolutely make again!
    - 3/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved making this pizza! It was easy to make and very good. My family loved it. I actually used turkey bacon instead of the center cut bacon. It was very good. - 12/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE this, especially the sauce! AMAZING! I use Trader Joe's whole wheat crust which you can find in the refrigerated section as dough. I LOVE how spicy the sauce is, PERFECTION! - 10/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for sharing. I love pizza and the toppings make this pizza so good. Thanks again. Liz - 4/1/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    OMG! YUM~~ thank you for sharing! My hubby and I loved it, we'll definately be making it again! - 3/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This pizza sounds sooooo delish, I can not wait to make it, in fact what is so awesome is that I have all the ingredients on hand already. Infact I just may change my dinner menu tonight and make this pizza! A from scratch sauce cuts out the sodium, calories and fat and is sooo much better. - 11/6/09

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    i have not made this yet, but i will! - 11/4/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Added some walnuts (1/4 cup) and ditched the brown sugar. DELISH! Great recipe. - 4/1/11

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  • Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We have a variation of this every Friday Night. - 4/1/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummy - 3/17/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    like Hawaiian pizza - 2/1/11

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