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Cooking with a cast iron skillet is so much fun with making different types of pizza. We have tried different versions including Rustic Cast Iron Skillet Vegetable Pizza Topped with BBQ Chicken and each was easy to make and delicious! Not only are they easy to make but they are a healthy alternative to the traditional cheese and pepperoni pizza. A slice of this Hawaiian BBQ Pizza is about 435 calories if you cut it into four slices. Not too bad for dinner even if you have two slices. Consider adding a healthy salad such as Blood Orange Avocado Salad with Macadamia Nut Oil and you might only have one slice!

Hawaiian BBQ Pizza out of the oven

I made this version a couple of times. The first time I used 1/2 cup BBQ sauce and felt that the BBQ sauce overpowered the other ingredients. My preference is 1/4 cup (which is how I calculated the calories) and felt that was a better ratio to the other ingredients. Often BBQ sauce is brushed on chicken or pork chops while being grilled or served as a dipping sauce. So keep in mind the more BBQ sauce added the more concentrated the flavor is with your pizza. The cast iron skillet is easy to clean. While it is still warm, take a damp cloth and wipe it out. Then dry it and place back into the oven to ensure it is dry. Then season with olive oil. It is easy to clean as long as your crust does not get too thin resulting in the ingredients leaking onto the pan. Then you might have a bit more clean up to do. But overall the cast iron skillet is easy to clean when making pizza!

Hawaiian BBQ Pizza slice

Ingredients
10-inch Cast Iron Skillet
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough – 14 ounces
¼ to ½ cup BBQ Sauce
½ cup Pineapple, tidbits, drained
4 ounces Chicken, diced
¾ cup Ham, diced
Sliced red onions
⅔ cup Cheese, shredded

Preparation
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Season the cast iron skillet. Roll out pizza dough into desired size and place in the cast iron skillet. Let it rest for a few minutes. Place BBQ sauce on the pizza dough, add pineapple, chicken, ham, sliced red onions, and then top with the cheese. Bake for about 20 to 25-minutes.

Hawaiian BBQ Pizza before going into the oven
Hawaiian BBQ Pizza with cheese before going into the oven

32 thoughts on “Cast Iron Skillet Hawaiian BBQ Pizza

  1. mihrank says:

    yummy – this is such delicious pizza and also great nutrition!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you – it is one of my favorite versions. The pineapple gives that nice sweetness without being overpowering.

  2. I.am definitely going to give this a try

    1. Bernice says:

      I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Sounds both wonderful and e.a.s.y. My kinda cooking. 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      It is easy and yummy! This is one of my favorite cast iron pizza!

  4. kanzensakura says:

    Yum. I love cast iron. I am currently using one “new” one I bought in ’70’s and three that are over 100 years old. great stuff to cook with.

    1. Bernice says:

      I just started using mine this year. I got it last year was a bit intimidated by it. But now that I know how to clean and take care of it and can get it in and out of the oven I am good!

      1. kanzensakura says:

        Just don’t ever scrub it too much or do as my husband did and put in the dishwasher. I haven’t washed mine with soap and water for decades…..

      2. Bernice says:

        I never use soap on my cast iron skillet. And so far it has been easy to clean. My husband tends to put pans that are not dishwasher friendly into the dishwasher!

  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    I have to give this a try. Any particular BBQ sauce you’d suggest? BTW I didn’t know you were on Twitter – just followed 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      I hope you like it. I loved the pineapples. I use Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce. Just the plain. Yep I am on Twitter and followed you back. I just joined Instagram today.

  6. I can’t tell you how good this looks, Bernice! The crust looks like it’s baked up perfectly. I’m going to try a version of your pizza and see if my boys will try it. I’ll just have to leave off the red onions (I’m a fan, but they are most definitely not).

    Have a good evening!
    Allison

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you for the wonderful compliment! I am really loving the cast iron skillet pizzas! I hope your boys will enjoy a version with their favorite ingredients!

  7. Oh gosh, this looks super yummy! From your post, it seem so easy to make the pizza -maybe I should try it!! Thanks for the recipe and idea to use the cast iron skillet..

    1. Bernice says:

      Your welcome! I hope you enjoy and it is one of my favorite pizzas – I love the pineapples!

  8. Never had pineapple on pizza till we moved to California. Will have to try this. Again, many thanx for the recipe, Bernice.

    1. Bernice says:

      Your welcome! I really love the pineapple and considering how cold it is on the East Coast the pineapples feel a bit tropical!!

  9. Sophie33 says:

    I made it & loved every bite! This pizza was divine & so yummy too! xxx

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank You I am so happy you enjoyed it! The pineapples are such a nice touch. It is bitter cold here so it gives us a tropical feeling when we make that pizza!

  10. I’ve never considered baking pizza in a cast iron skillet before! I’ll definitely try this!

    1. Bernice says:

      I really like using the cast iron skillet. Easy to make a pizza and easy clean up! Plus delicious!

      1. ok you’ve convinced me! 🙂

      2. Bernice says:

        I hope you enjoy a cast iron skillet pizza!

      3. So I went looking for my skillet and I can’t find it! Oh ohhh 😂😂😂 guess I’ll have to get a new one!

      4. Bernice says:

        They have some nice pre-seasoned skillets. And it can be a dangerous trip with so many wonderful types of cast iron skillets and pots!!

      5. The hubs said no more pots, so I’m going out to get 5 now 😂😂

      6. Bernice says:

        Sounds about right – 5 new pots. 🙂

      7. Bernice says:

        That sounds about right!! Happy shopping!!

  11. Lori says:

    I am making this tomorrow night for the Grandboys for dinner!!!!!!

    1. Bernice says:

      I hope they enjoyed it! That is a fun pizza to make and eat!

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