Recipe Box, Deconstructed Hawaiian Pizza

The Australian Open!  The Super Bowl!  The Olympics!  We need food!  Lots of food!

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But, we need to stay healthy, and in shape ourselves,  while watching all this athletic genius, so I am reinventing some favorite appetizers over the next few weeks to make them a little more figure friendly~

Hawaiian Pizza, deconstructed, thepaintedapron.com

I started with a “deconstructed” pizza.  Just a pizza taken apart, and to be eaten in small bites.  Lots of flavor, a lot less calories~

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A “Mama Mary’s” Ultra thin pizza crust is topped with roasted garlic and freshly grated Parmesan cheese

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Roasted garlic adds so much flavor to anything, and did you know it is super good for you too?  Click here for more information on the benefits of garlic.

I love putting it on pizzas and flatbreads.  Just cut off the top of a large garlic head until the cloves are exposed, drizzle it with olive oil and salt and pepper, wrap it in a square of foil and pop it in the oven at 400 for about an hour.  Your kitchen will smell amazing!

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Once it’s cool enough to handle, squeeze the garlic onto the crust and spread it around with your fingers.  Top this with Parmesan and a little Kosher salt and pepper.

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Bake at 400 about 8 minutes, directly on oven rack, until the edges are brown and crisp and the pizza looks done.

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Slice into very thin wedges.  It will be almost like a tasty cracker!

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Hawaiian pizza is usually made with Canadian Bacon and pineapple.  I decided to wrap Maple Bacon around pineapple chunks.  Lots of recipes for similar bacon wrapped appetizers call for brown sugar, but there is plenty of sugar and flavor in the pineapple and maple bacon so I kept it simple.  Give it a drizzle of soy sauce if you like~

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About 25 minutes in a 350 oven, and these irresistible bites will be done!

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No, bacon isn’t a low fat food, but a little can go a long way in satisfaction and flavor~

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Cooking pizza crust this way is a great alternative for any kind of cracker or baguette slices for dips

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But it’s also delicious all by itself!

Here’s the recipe:

Deconstructed Hawaiian Pizza for a printable version click here

1 prepared thin pizza crust [I use Mama Mary’s Ultra thin]

1 head garlic

3 oz. freshly grated Parmesan cheese

olive oil

salt & pepper

1 small can pineapple chunks, about 16-20

5 slices Maple Bacon, cut into fourths

soy sauce [optional]

Cut off top of garlic head to expose cloves.  Place on a square of foil and drizzle with olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper and wrap up in foil.  Cook at 400 for about 1 hour.  Remove and cool.  Squeeze garlic onto pizza crust and spread garlic paste over crust.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and a little salt and pepper.  Place directly on oven shelf and cook at 400 about 8 minutes or until crisp and golden.   Cut into thin wedges.  Makes 16

Wrap pineapples chunks in bacon pieces and secure with toothpick.  Place on a foil lined baking sheet on a baking rack.  Drizzle with soy sauce if desired.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bacon is crispy.   Makes 16-20

Serve with pizza crust wedges.

Enjoy!

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Comments
15 Responses to “Recipe Box, Deconstructed Hawaiian Pizza”
  1. Liz says:

    Sounds so nice. Thank you and have a Happy Monday.

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  2. I love how you make everything look so enticing and easy my friend.

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  3. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    I’ll just have a few of the pineapple munchies please! Sounds like a great appy Jenna:@)

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  4. laurie says:

    The bacon and pineapple really caught my appetite bug. I love anything with bacon, and those sound delicious. I’m going to have to look for those Mama Mary’s pizza crust. I don’t think I’ve seen those around here. Thanks for the recipe and the great ideas. laurie

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  5. Susan says:

    Brilliant (and appetizing) idea! Thanks for sharing~

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  6. What a fun cooking idea! Hawaiian pizza is one of my favorites, but sometimes I get bored of the same thing every time I’m craving pizza. Definitely going to try this out!

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  7. Oh, it looks amazing! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  8. Mary says:

    This looks so good Jenna! Love the bacon wrapped pineapple bites and roasted garlic & parm wedges!

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  9. Miz Helen says:

    I just love the Bacon and Pineapple combination, it is sooooo good! I like your idea for deconstructed pizza. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  10. What a awesome recipe!! I will definitely be trying this recipe!! Thanks for sharing at the Four Seasons Blog Hop~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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