Get ready for the big game with this Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RAGÚ® Homestyle Pasta Sauce. All opinions are entirely my own.
The major holidays are officially behind us and that just means one thing…it’s time for GAME DAY parties! The big game is ahead and in order to prepare for game day, that means making a touchdown with all the food to serve guests. One thing that my husband and I love to serve at parties is our own pizza. I like to make a variety of homemade pizzas because then I can make them gluten-free too. I am a little biased but I love my own gluten-free pizzas. I decided this time to whip up this Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza for game day.
The key for this pizza is of course the sauce, I used RAGÚ® Homestyle Pasta Sauce in the cheese variety and it was perfection. Right now, you can even save on your game day foods at your local Kroger. Right now, you can download a coupon for $.75 off any one Homestyle Sauce. That makes them less than $1 in many stores, what a deal!
Ever since I started using this sauce, I can’t stop. It uses farm grown ingredients like vine ripened tomatoes and herbs. There are no artificial flavors or preservatives and of course the taste is just sauce perfection. Now, I had a decision to make too on which variety to use for this pizza, but the cheese variety really enhanced the entire dish. I also decided to use fresh mozzarella then broil the pizza to get it nice and browned on top. I think overall this pizza had a great lasagna feel even though it was in fact a pizza, a delicious one at that.
Of course, I’ve used all the varieties; you can pick up the RAGÚ Homestyle Traditional Pasta, RAGÚ Homestyle Cheese Pasta Sauce, RAGÚ Homestyle Meat Pasta Sauce, and the RAGÚ Homestyle Roasted Garlic Sauce at your local Kroger. I’ve used each of these in a variety of meals including stuffed mushrooms too, which pair well for game day.
Now as we prepare for game day, pizza is a top choice so I made a variety of these Deep Dish Pizzas. I love to make these in my cast iron skillet because it ensures I get that deep dish crust, then I can just put the whole skillet right on the table and serve from it too. Along with that we have some other favorites too, like Dill Dip and Veggies, that always makes an appearance too.
Do you have game day favorites that you go to for the big game? I’d love to hear them!
Now, remember head over to Kroger and SAVE on your favorite RAGÚ Homestyle Pasta Sauce. Also follow along for more ideas at #RaguTailgating
Deep Dish Hawaiian Pizza
- 1/4 Oz Packet of ActiveDry Yeast
- 1 1/2 Cup Water
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 3 Cups Flour or Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour
- 1 Tsp Garlic Salt
- 1 Cup RAGÚ Homestyle Pasta Sauce
- Pineapple Chunks
- Canadian Bacon
- Fresh Mozzarella Sliced or Grated
- In a small bowl, whisk together the yeast, water, and oil.
- Place the flour in a large mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer.
- Make a well in the middle of the flour, add in the yeast mixture.
- Mix with the dough attachment until well combined, add additional water if necessary.
- Let the dough sit covered for 30 minutes.
- Once ready to prepare the pizza, preheat the oven to 400*F.
- Roll out the dough and shape to fit a greased 12 inch cast iron skillet.
- Place the crust in the oven for 10 minutes at 400*F.
- Carefully remove and add toppings.
- Place the pizza back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese melts.
- Broil on low for 5 minutes until the cheese is lightly browned.
- Cool and serve.
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Comments & Reviews
Hawaiian pizza toppings are one of my favorite choices when I get pizza. I don’t think I’ve ever made a deep dish pizza at home. Yours looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Sue @NoFixedAbodeForSue says
Pizza and beer are my go to when watching a game for sure. Making homemade pizza is very popular in my house as that way everyone gets to add their own toppings plus some can have gluten free base or a whole wheat option. I have not tried using the Ragu as a base which is crazy as its a staple in my pantry. Thanks for the money off coupon.
Stephanie Jeannot says
You make your own pizza?: You go girl. That is a really skill. Me, I just eat them, LOL! My mother is awesome with yeast. I have never made anything using yeast before. I love pizza. This sounds so delicious. Anybody at your gameday party will really have a great time.
its really easy and looking very tasty…..I will surely try at my home
This looks so delicious! I actually love Hawaiian pizza, but I substitute pepperoni for the ham because I like a little spice! I love good pizza crust too! I could totally make this in my cast iron skillet! I swear, they are the best kitchen tool ever!
Yona Williams says
Sooo…your pizza looks delicious and I love the way the texture of the crust looks with the gluten free flour. I haven’t tried gluten free flour yet, but just made a pizza using garbanzo bean and coconut flour that doesn’t quite have the same satisfying texture, but it’s better than the other wheat free crusts I’ve made from scratch before. I do want to see how cooking the crust in a skillet differs from a pan in the oven.
Heather @ Country Life, City Wife says
I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of Hawaiian pizza, but I do love pizza! Your crust looks great and Ragu always makes it so easy to do pizza and pasta. LOL I’d love to learn to make my crusts like yours -mine always seem to come out too “flat”.
Pizza always goes over well in my house. We love pineapple on it too. I can always go for a slice of it. My hubby will only eat thin crust and it’s very frustrating because I like the deep dish stuff. It’s so much better.
This pizza looks so yummy! I love the flavor combination and my husband loves deep dish pizza too! Thanks for sharing the recipe!