My favorite pizza has always been Hawaiian, so imagine my surprise when I found out that was my husband’s favorite, too! Whenever we make pizza we make Hawaiian, so one day I decided to experiment with making Hawaiian Calzones! They turned out beautifully.
I took a basic Calzone recipe and tweaked it a bit to create this delicious recipe. It’s a fairly simple recipe and doesn’t require a lot of time or ingredients, but it packs a big flavor.
To make this all you need is pizza crust, pineapples, ham, parmesan, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese. My husband makes a fantastic homemade pizza crust, he’s better at it then I am. Our recipe is from the old Betty Crocker Cook book. You could use store-bought pizza crust or your own recipe.
Press your pizza dough out on a greased pan (I use a 9x13in). Then spread 3/4-1 cup ricotta cheese on one half of the dough. Add about 1 cup chopped ham (great way to use left over ham). Then put a cup of chopped pineapple on top of the ham. I use pineapple slices because they are easier to cut up, but I imagine crushed pineapple would work as well.
Top with a cup of mozzarella cheese.
Fold the pizza dough in half, and then pinch the edges together to form your calzone. Sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese. Then cook at 375 for 20 minutes.
Tada! You have Cheesy Hawaiian goodness!
This recipe makes about 4 servings depending on how big you cut the servings, and on appetites. We don’t usually end up with leftovers, but in the few occasions that we have the calzone makes a good lunch the next day.
1 Pizza Crust
3/4 c Ricotta Cheese
1 c Chopped Ham
1 c Chopped Pineapples
1 c Mozzarella Cheese
Parmesan Cheese to Sprinkle on top (optional)
Preheat oven to 375. Roll out pizza dough on greased tray.
Spread ricotta cheese on one half of the dough.
Place ham, pineapples, and mozzarella cheese on top of ricotta cheese.
Cover the ingredients with other half of dough, and pinch corners shut.
Top with parmesan cheese and cook for 20 minutes.
Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting, then serve.