Hawaiian Pizza with Easy Beer Crust

How gross is it that I want to serenade this pizza?


A little Bryan Adams? A little “Everything I Do, I Do It For You?” A little shoulder sway? A little lip licking?

A little too far?

I seriously remember when that song came out in 1991. Best moment of my life. I was maj crushing on Jim Skinner in 10th grade (he was a senior!). I sat at my bedroom vanity with my little gray boombox in my lap, looking at myself in the mirror in my No Fear T-shirt and my crunchy bangs, singing along to the ballad of epic proportions, pretending he was staring back at me with requited love. He did ask me to the prom that year! Boom.

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“Don’t teeeeeell me, it’s not worth fighting fooor. I can’t heeeeelp it. There’s nothing I want moooore.”

This pizza is ridic. Aaron made up a simple beer crust that doesn’t take 465234 years. You mix it, let it rise for a little bit, and that’s that. Spikidy spam. (not actual spam)

“There’s noooo love, like youuuuur love. And no oooooother, could give moooore looove.”

Then you just top it with some Canadian bacon, chopped pineapple and diced green bell pepper. And cheese! A sick, ungodly amount of shredded cheese.



(piano solo)

You bake this mess in a hot hot HOT oven for about 15, and that’s that. Hickory dickory dock. (but without the whole mouse thing)


“You knoooow it’s true. Everything I do, I do it foooooor you.”

(please don’t delete me from your life.)

Hawaiian Pizza:

for the dough:

* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 cup beer
* 1 packet active yeast
* tsp sugar
* pinch of salt

the rest:

* 1 cup (or more, just eyeball it!) favorite pizza sauce
* 1 package Canadian bacon
* 1 green bell pepper, diced
* 1 cup chopped pineapple
* 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

In a small bowl, combine the sugar and yeast in 3 Tbs. lukewarm water. Let sit for 15 minutes, until nice and foamy.

In a larger bowl, combine flour with the beer, salt and yeast mixture. Let rise for hour and a half, or until it’s doubled in size.

On a floured work surface, divide the dough in half. The dough is pretty wet, so just work each mound of dough liberally with more flour until it’s silky and stretchy and awesome. Roll it out to form a (roughly) 10-inch pizza crust.

Spread some pizza sauce over each crust, followed by the Canadian bacon (I left mine whole, but feel free to slice or dice the bacon), diced green bell pepper, chopped pineapple and shredded cheese.

Bake each pizza (on a pizza stone if you have one!) in a 500-degree oven for 12-15 mins, until the crust is cooked through and the cheese is browned and bubbly. Yum.


I miss crunchy bangs.

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50 Responses to Hawaiian Pizza with Easy Beer Crust

  1. Sarah | The Sugar Hit February 4, 2014 at 5:25 am #
    My favourite guilty pleasure pizza topping; please meet my favourite, not-guilty-love-it-unashamedly-greatest-song-of-all-time.
  2. Spring cleaner London February 4, 2014 at 6:02 am #
    Mmm, with that pineapple on the top this will be my favorite pizza ever! Looks heavenly delicious.
  3. Aggie February 4, 2014 at 6:16 am #
    Oh I have memories of that song as well, crunchy bangs and all. I want beer crust. This pizza looks amazing.
  4. Sues February 4, 2014 at 6:18 am #
    All pizzas love Bryan Adams. It's a known fact. I haven't had pineapple on my pizza in sooo long and I think that needs to change ASAP!
  5. DessertForTwo February 4, 2014 at 6:48 am #
    You can't tell me this pizza isn't worth fighting for.
  6. Kelly Jo February 4, 2014 at 7:40 am #
    I miss No Fear T-Shirts. I would serenade this pizza for sure, canadian bacon is my fav pizza topping. Random question, Do you make your own pizza sauce? I have yet to find one I really love.
  7. ashley - baker by nature February 4, 2014 at 7:51 am #
    YES! If anyones looking for me... I'll be making out with this pizza.
  8. Abby February 4, 2014 at 8:01 am #
    My favorite pizza uses up my leftover Superbowl beer? Yes please. Bring back the babies!
  9. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps February 4, 2014 at 8:52 am #
    Beer crust, that's quick?! Uh yeah.
  10. Bri February 4, 2014 at 9:07 am #
    Yum! We love Hawaiian pizza in our house, plus a beer batter crust? SOLD! PS- Why have the babies disappeared from this post? I'm sure they've done something cute in the last few days, like be themselves! :)
    • Bev Weidner February 4, 2014 at 9:13 am #
      Oh, they'll be back. I'm just giving everyone's ovaries a break for a second. ;)
  11. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl February 4, 2014 at 9:09 am #
    I have got to grow up and learn how to make a pizza.
  12. Deanna February 4, 2014 at 10:17 am #
    Um beer crust? Hold the phone. This is perfect timing since I have lots of leftover less than delicious beer to use up from the super bowl. And it appears you forgot to include two tiny humans in this post. I'll consult the instagrams to get my awwww fix for the day.
  13. Brie @ Entrée the Giant February 4, 2014 at 10:56 am #
    The bit about the bangs got me - both times. I would have totally been jealous of your bangs as mine, back in the day, resembled more of a cumulus cloud than anything else. Just not the right texture - even with ungodly amounts of rave - to get that kee-runch I craved.
  14. Erin L February 4, 2014 at 11:51 am #
    Did the same thing with the same crunchy bangs, only my boombox was pink & the boy was named Andrew. Ahhh nostalgia! Pizza with pineapple takes me back, too!! I'm gonna open a new Lip Smacker (do they still make those??), & a beer to make this beauty. I may even break out the Bryan Adams...
  15. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe February 4, 2014 at 12:49 pm #
    Oh crunchy bangs. SO awesome. As is this pizza - I'm digging that beer crust!
  16. Erica February 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm #
    Thanks Bev for such a quick pizza crust!! It's like the holy grail!!
  17. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain February 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm #
    I flipping love that song!! How come Canada has all the good singers and actors? :) Plus, Robin Hood with Kevin Costner & Morgan Freeman....epic. And this pizzzzzza, even more totes epic.
  18. Heather || Heather's Dish February 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm #
    Dying over the beer crust and the fact that I read this post earlier and have had the song stuck in my head for over 3 hours :)
  19. Cassie | Bake Your Day February 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm #
    Hawaiian pizza is our FAVE.
  20. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance February 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm #
    YUM! This looks so tasty and I love the look of the fresh crust!
  21. Melanie February 4, 2014 at 3:14 pm #
    You had me at beer. Looks amazing!
  22. Coty and Mariah@quirksandtwists February 4, 2014 at 5:53 pm #
    Beer pizza crust? Hello, amazing!
  23. Jess February 4, 2014 at 7:55 pm #
    I just re-read your bio and saw you're in KC. I hope you and the bebes are staying warm and safe. This pizza looks amazing! I can't wait to try the crust.
  24. Averie @ Averie Cooks February 4, 2014 at 8:38 pm #
    Bev my #1 fave pizza of all time is with PINEAPPLE! Actually the very first pizza I ever posted on my site was a pineapple-mango pizza. Wasn't too popular but I sure like it :) So I am in LOVE with yours! And that you're even posting...totally amazing!!!! xoxo pinned
  25. Tieghan February 4, 2014 at 10:57 pm #
    Pineapple pizza you say?!?! Oh yes!! And beer pizza crust?!? Yup, it is just one amazing pizza!!
  26. Lauren February 5, 2014 at 7:55 am #
    WHERE ARE THE BABIES? I need baby pics in every post.
    • Bev Weidner February 5, 2014 at 2:21 pm #
      They're back tomorrow! Just giving everyone's ovaries a quick break. ;)
  27. Amanda February 5, 2014 at 10:22 am #
    Perfect serenade for this masterpiece! :)
  28. Denisse @Le Petit Chef February 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm #
    This is my first visit to your blog and I will definitely be coming back, I love your sense of humor! And the pizza looks delish too :)
  29. Carol @ Wild Goose Tea February 5, 2014 at 2:22 pm #
    First off congratulations on your AWESOME babies. Very very sweet. I can't wait to make the pizza dough. I have never been inspired to make my own dough, despite taking some wonderful Italian cooking lessons. It's going to be a hoot to tell people it is a beer crust. Of course many points for Bryan references. Ha!
  30. Paula – bell’alimento February 8, 2014 at 4:13 pm #
    I love me some pizza! This sounds delish!
  31. maria at inredningsvis February 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm #
    AHHHH this recipy is TO Delish to handle :) love your blog and im following now. Check out my blog today...my all time fav. lasagna recipy :) Have a fab week dear LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)
  32. Christi February 9, 2014 at 11:30 pm #
    This pizza looks great! Do you have a save button, to save the recipes instead of having to print them?
    • Bev Weidner February 10, 2014 at 11:34 am #
      Hi, Christi! I need to look into how to save recipes. I don't have that feature, but will definitely look into it!
    • Janice February 27, 2014 at 2:27 pm #
      Try loading a free program, it is cutepdf-writer. Once loaded, it works with your print function, just select the "cute pdf" instead of your default printer as you go through the normal print process. It then allows you to save it as a pdf file. I have NO association with the program--I have just been using it for years. Anything you can print will be turned into a pdf document.
  33. Andrea @ Barbells and Buttercream February 13, 2014 at 8:33 am #
    I need to watch Robin Hood again. Pizza and Robin Hood sounds like the perfect Valentine's Day to me...except for the 3 kids running around and mocking the romantic parts of the movie and eating all of the pizza. On second thought, we'll go out.
  34. Kevin @ Closet Cooking February 13, 2014 at 7:15 pm #
    Now this is my kind of pizza!
  35. Brooke February 14, 2014 at 3:59 pm #
    This crust is currently hanging out on my counter! I've been thinking about this pizza since you posted it! Hope mine turns out as mouthwatering as yours looks!
  36. Nutmeg Nanny February 23, 2014 at 8:37 am #
    I will join you in serenading this gorgeous pizza, it's beautiful!
  37. Rachel - De Ma Cuisine March 5, 2014 at 12:17 pm #
    Amazing! My husband has never been a fan of the many recipes I've tried for homemade pizza dough. Maybe this one will be the perfect one.
  38. Erika S. January 22, 2015 at 3:51 pm #
    So excited to try this pizza dough. Quick question, does the beer need to be room temp?


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