Kalua Pork Pizza

Hawaiian pulled pork pizza from Our Best BitesWhen I was growing up, when it came to pizza, we were a strict pepperoni and mushroom family. When I got to be a teenager, I started to feel the urge to rebel and added black olives and fresh tomatoes. And then…then it happened. I broke my father’s heart. I got married and made the switch to Hawaiian. You know, Canadian bacon (because nothing says “Hawaii” like the name of a country that’s famous for its chilly weather and rugged antlered wildlife) or ham and pineapple. And by the way, my dad is so funny about Hawaiian pizza. When we order it, he always makes a big stink about how disgusting it is and how pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and blah blah blah. And then we catch him eating it. Every time.

When we went to Hawaii this last summer, there were lots of places that served lots of Hawaiian pizzas, but our very favorite of them all didn’t have ham (or Canadian bacon) at all–it had Kalua pork (and fresh pineapple, of course). Smokey, salty pulled pork. Ummmmm….yes, please.

You can make this in the oven, but if you’re experiencing gorgeous fall weather (or if you’re like us and still haven’t hit fall yet), I totally recommend making it on the grill. You’re going to need one recipe of pizza dough, pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, Kalua pork, and chopped fresh pineapple. If you like other things on your Hawaiian pizzas like colored bell peppers, crumbled bacon, roasted red peppers, red onions, roasted garlic, and/or pepperoncinis, feel free to toss them on there, too.

kalua pork Hawaiian pizza from Our Best BitesIf you’re making the pizza in the oven, follow these directions.

If you’re making the pizza on the grill, follow these directions (also, make 2-4 smaller pizzas instead of one large one unless you’re so exceedingly skilled that you could successfully make this into one large pizza, in which case, I want you to come and live and my house and cook my food for me.)

When you’re done, you have THE BEST Hawaiian pizza. Ever.

Pulled pork Hawaiian pizza from Our Best Bites!

You might think I’m overstating things here. I totally never do that. EVER.

Kalua pork Hawaiian pizza from Our Best Bites




  1. This looks amazing, definitely going to make it. I have always loved Hawaiian pizza, I think pineapple on pizza is soooo good!

  2. Which pizza place did you go to? There is an amazing flatbread pizza place in Paia that makes an amazing version of this. They also have a toasted banana bread with coconut ice cream that is to die for!

  3. My favorite pizza is the pulled pork with zucchini pizza that they used to serve at Café Paesan, which has been out of business for a couple years but I still think about how good and different that pizza was. This sounds great!

  4. I’ve been wanting to make Kalua Pork Pizza since our trip 2 years ago and I still haven’t done it! The one I had also included macadamia nut pesto- I need to try that too! This looks yummy yummy yummy.

  5. I also never tried Hawaiian pizza until I was an adult. Now it’s my favorite and this looks like heaven! Would never have thought to put pulled pork on a pizza and I can’t wait to try it. Thank you!

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