My P.S. often brings home food items that end up with me participating in my own episode of Chopped. When he brought home Boboli pizza crusts recently I was surprised. We don’t make pizza. We have pizza delivered or pick up a take and bake. I love Hawaiian pizza: ham, pineapple, black olives and lots of cheese. I would make Hawaiian pizzas for dinner!
I followed the package directions, brushing oil onto the pizzas and baking them for the required time. They looked great and were smelling like pizzas!
I used a canned sauce my P.S. had brought home that had been in the pantry for quite a while. It must have been on sale. We never use canned sauces. But this time I was sticking with lots of prepared ingredients I don’t normally use. The can said it was 4 cheese sauce but the sauce didn’t look very cheesy.
I spread the sauce over the baked crusts, putting down a fairly thick layer so I could use up the entire can of sauce.
Did I mention I like Hawaiian pizzas? I had diced up 4 cups of ham and added a can of sliced black olives. They were added to the pizzas, spread thickly over the two crusts.
Next I spread pineapple chunks over the pizzas. I had a large can of pineapple that had amazingly large chunks. I actually stood and cut each chunk in half! It might have been my punishment for making the pizzas. I wasn’t too annoyed.
Cheese! In spite of all of the cheese that was supposed to be in the tomato sauce, I added handfuls of cheddar and mozzarella to each pizza. Pizza must have a lot of melty gooey cheese to bite into while hot and burn your tongue. It’s a rule.
I baked the pizzas until they were browned and bubbly. I let them sit for a few minutes before cutting the pizzas into slices. We devoured them hot, and yes probably burnt our tongues getting to the cheesy goodness. They weren’t bad for a mostly prepared pizza. The crust wasn’t as yeasty and fresh as I prefer but not bad for a packaged crust!
Hawaiian Pizzas with Boboli Thin Crusts
Preheat oven to 450°F with racks in the center of the oven. Line baking sheets with foil.
2 Boboli Thin Pizza Crusts
Oil to spread on crusts
1 15 ounce can Hunts Pizza Sauce
4 cups finely diced ham
1/2 cup sliced black olives
ounce can pineapple tidbits (I cut a can of chunks into smaller pieces)
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese; finely shredded
2 cups mozzarella cheese; shredded
Spread oil on crusts and bake as directed on the package.
Remove from oven and spread sauce over crusts. Add diced ham, sliced olives and chunks of pineapple.
Spread with shredded cheeses and continue baking as directed on the package. You might need to broil the tops for a few minutes.