Goat, cheddar and mozzarella cheese meet ham and pineapple on this Three Cheese Hawaiian Pizza
1lb.pizza doughstore-bought or homemade
2cupspizza sauceabout 14 oz can or jar
2cupshamcubed, cut from a ham steak
2cupsPineapple chunkscut from a 19 oz. can of pineapple rings
4ozgoat cheesecrumbled (113g)
If using a pizza stone, place into cold oven. Preheat oven to 500F and allow to preheat for at least 30 minutes.
Cut ham into cubes and pineapple into chunks. Set aside. Cut cheddar and mozzarella cheese into cubes about the same size as the ham cubes. Set aside. Slice jalapeno and set aside.
Divide pizza dough in half. Scatter some flour onto a sheet of parchment paper. Stretch one piece of the dough into a 12-14-inch circle. Top with pizza sauce, leaving the outside edge uncovered. Scatter cubed ham and pineapple chunks over-top. Sprinkle some of the mozzarella and cheddar cubes on top, the top with some goat cheese crumbles. If using jalapeno, scatter a few slices on top.
Using scissors, trim the parchment paper close the edge of your pizza.
Use a pizza peel to transfer the pizza to the preheated oven (still on the parchment paper) and place on pizza stone parchment and all. Allow to cook in the hot oven until the outside crust is deep brown and the toppings are bubbly and golden, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before slicing. Garnish with baby arugula, if desired.
Prepare second pizza while your first pizza is cooking and cook as above. *If you don't need two pizzas, go ahead and bake the second one, then cool and wrap well and freeze to enjoy later.
Be sure to read the "Cook's Notes" included with this post, where I share some valuable tips, options, substitutions and variations for this recipe!