This is an easy calzone recipe that can be on the table in 25 short minutes! Create a delicious Hawaiian pizza calzone that will be devoured by everyone!
Spicy Hawaiian Calzones have become a favorite lately in this household! This is a easy calzone recipe just like your favorite Hawaiian Pizza! Pineapple, ham and jalapeños make these rock!
Our local pizzeria serves a Spicy Hawaiian Pizza that I am obsessed with. I love it! It has the perfect ratios of cheese, meat, sweet and spicy. Like many of the items on my site, I tried to recreate it.
I used jalapeños, but was a little disappointed with the initial heat. If your family doesn’t enjoy heat as much as mine, you can use only 1jalapeño or bottled, pickled jalapeños, which are generally less spicy.
If you crave more heat, substitute habanero peppers for jalapeños or do not discard the jalapeños seeds. Clearly we like things hot, hot, hot.
This Hawaiian food recipe is truly amazing. Made up of delicious ham, sweet pineapple, red onion, tomato sauce, jalapeños, and lastly gooey mozzarella, will make up the perfect savory calzone.
Authentic Hawaiian food would include SPAM, a canned pork product popular in Hawaii. Since Hawaii is a fairly isolated island, getting goods there is challenging, especially perishables. SPAM is popular because it has a long shelf life and can be easily transported.
While SPAM is a common joke in many continental state households, it is the norm on Hawaiian islands. They have found ways to make SPAM gourmet in many things, such as Hawaiian pizza.
One challenge to this dish is canned pineapples because they are so juicy. Too much liquid can inhibit the pizza crust from cooking or cooking evenly. To prevent this from happening, drain pineapple well and pat dry with a paper towel. To take it even one step further, allow them to air dry for a period of time in the refrigerator.
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Tools for making Spicy Hawaiian Calzones:
Pizza Stone – Pizza stones are great for more than just pizza and can be used with homemade dough or a pre-baked crust. Also use for calzones, baking bread, reheating pizza and more to keep crisper crusts.
Rolling Mat– For rolling out any dough or cookies or just protecting your counters and work space!
- 13.8 ounce refrigerated pizza crust
- 1/2 cup ham , chopped
- 1/2 cup pineapple , chopped
- 1/4 cup red onion , chopped
- 1/2 cup grape tomatoes , quartered
- 2 jalapenos , diced, seeds removed **see note
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese , shredded
- 2 teaspoons cornmeal
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. If using a pizza stone, place into the oven while preheating.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine ham, pineapple, red onion, jalapeños and mozzarella cheese. Mix well.
Roll out pizza crust to about 16×12 inches, or as close as you can get it without tearing. Slice into quarters.
Equally spoon tomato sauce on each quarter. Top with ham mixture. Fold and seal edges. Cut 3 slits through the top to allow steam to release.
- Spread cornmeal onto heated pizza stone or lightly greased baking sheet. Place calzones onto pizza stone/baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until tops are light brown. Remove and allow to cool slightly before serving with a side of additional tomato sauce.
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