Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spicy Hawaiian Pizza Grilled Cheese

Spicy Hawaiian Pizza Grilled Cheese

I hope you aren’t sick of grilled cheese sandwiches yet because today I have my favorite of all, the grilled cheese-of-all grilled cheese sandwiches – the Spicy Hawaiian Pizza Grilled Cheese.  A while ago,  I shared a pizza dip with a Hawaiian twist and it was one of the most popular recipes on my blog last year.  And so, when I was brainstorming grilled cheese recipes, I couldn’t help but jot down Hawaiian Pizza Grilled Cheese as an option.

A few weeks ago Paul was playing a gig at a local pizza & pub with his friend Doug.  Doug’s wife Sarah and I were front and center as #1 fans should be and while we watched, we split a pizza.  Sarah swore by her new favorite pizza topping combo, which was pineapple, pepperoni and jalapeno.  I was a little skeptical but one bite and I was innnn love.

Spicy Hawaiian Pizza Grilled Cheese

My parents visited Jamaica when I was young and I remember since then my mom being a huge fan of the Hawaiian pizza combination.  Paul has been a fan since I have known him and while I do like it, the Canadian bacon always threw me off a little.  BUT, thanks to Sarah, that is now remedied with pepperoni.  And of course, the added spice of the jalapenos is over-the-top genius.

So of course, I had to turn it into a grilled cheese.  And this definitely was my favorite that I made this month.  I made them, photographed them, we ate them and then Paul asked for another.  I call that a W.I.N.  Never will the Hawaiian Pizza be the same again.

Spicy Hawaiian Pizza Grilled Cheese

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Spicy Hawaiian Pizza Grilled Cheese

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Total Time: 25 min

Hawaiian Pizza Grilled Cheese with a spicy twist - pizza sauce, pineapple, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese!


8 slices sandwich bread
1/4 cup pineapple
1/4 cup pepperoni slices
2 small jalapenos, sliced (seeds & ribs removed as desired)
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced or shredded
1/4 cup pizza sauce (homemade or store-bought)


Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place two slices, butter side down in the pan. Top with a couple slices of cheese, then a thin layer of pizza sauce. Top the sauce with 5-6 pepperoni, and then 7-8 pieces of pineapple, and a few slices of jalapeno. Add a little more sauce and a couple more slices of cheese and top with another slice of bread, butter side up.

Cook for about 3 minutes on the first side until the bread has browned and the cheese begins to melt. Flip and cook an additional 3-4 minutes until the cheese is melted and the outside of the bread is toasted. Remove from the pan. Repeat with the remaining bread and filling and serve hot.

Spicy Hawaiian Pizza Grilled Cheese


16 Responses to “Spicy Hawaiian Pizza Grilled Cheese”

  1. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — April 22, 2014 @ 6:37 am

    I’d surely want seconds of this mouthwatering grilled cheese too Cassie! This has to be my favorite of all the grilled cheeses you’ve shared. I absolutely could go for one for breakfast.

  2. #
    sheila — April 22, 2014 @ 7:45 am

    OK HECK YEH!! I’m all ove this grilled cheese:)

  3. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — April 22, 2014 @ 7:57 am

    Further proof of the genius: if it tastes great, turn it into a grilled cheese!

  4. #
    Cookbook Queen — April 22, 2014 @ 9:02 am

    NEVER sick of grilled cheese!! Is that even possible? Loving this gorgeous sandwich 🙂

  5. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — April 22, 2014 @ 5:52 pm

    Sick of grilled cheese?!! Impossible. Must faceplant into this yumminess ASAP.

  6. #
    JanetFCTC — April 22, 2014 @ 6:13 pm

    I’ve always loved Hawaiian Pizza but I think I would like this even better. This looks totally decadent!

  7. #
    Christine from Cook the Story — April 23, 2014 @ 8:45 am

    This is crazy awesome! Hawaiian pizza turned into a sandwich = amazing!

  8. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — April 23, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    My husband loves Hawaiian pizza! This is such a great twist to it!

  9. #
    Loren @ Hardcore Desserts — April 23, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

    Pizza flavors in a grilled cheese? How can you go wrong? Will be trying this the next time I have pepperoni!

  10. #
    bev @ bevcooks — April 24, 2014 @ 8:47 am

    THIIIIIS is what true life happiness is. Ugh.

  11. #
    Joanne — April 24, 2014 @ 9:38 pm

    In Boston they make the Hawaiian pizza with bacon instead of Canadian ham. I remember it being my pizza of choice back in the day! I’m sure these grilled cheese sandwiches are even more awesome!

  12. #
    Lynna — June 11, 2014 @ 1:41 am

    Hawaiian pizza is totally a fav pizza flavor for me. I`m SO DOWN for these!!


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