On average, my family eats pizza at least once a week. Ok, I should probably say twice but I will pretend for a minute that it is a “treat” and we don’t make it a “regular thing.” So not true.
I whipped up this Hawaiian Pizza using Gilbert’s Aloha Chicken Sausage, which is packed with ginger, pineapple and brown sugar.
*Side note, here are a few things that I love about Gilbert’s Sausages:
- Based on the same ideals that craft brewers use- small batches, unique flavors
- I can pronounce and recognize all of the ingredients
- Each sausage is individually wrapped so I can cook just one and the rest stay fresh
- No nitrates or nitrites, which is what all the Internet articles claim are going to destroy our children
- They are local…and the founders are the sausage kings of Chicago!
Here are the ingredients for this delish take on Hawaiian Pizza. The BBQ sauce I used was the winner of Peapod’s Next Best Product on Windy City LIVE. It is Old Arthur Barbecue Sauce, a recipe that has been handed down from Arthur Watts who was born a slave in 1837. His job was to tend to the cooking fires on the farm that he served, and he took the skills he acquired with him when he was emancipated. Yes, it is delicious and you can order it on Peapod!
- Pizza dough or prepared crust (tip- when using refrigerated dough, let it rest and come to room temperature before stretching to fit the pan)
- BBQ sauce (Old Arthur is fabulous, not too spicy, not too sweet)
- Shredded cheese (I used Cheddar Jack)
- Crushed pineapple
- Gilbert’s Aloha Chicken Sausage, sliced into thick coins
Prepare dough on a pizza stone or pan. Spread BBQ sauce in a thin layer over the dough, sprinkle on cheese and toppings. Bake the dough according to directions. Although, I did read on a few sites that you need to bake your dough at a super high temp (like, over 500 degrees F) in order to get a great crispy crust.
This is a pretty particular flavor of pizza- spicy and sweet. My kids did like it, but if your kiddos don’t love BBQ sauce swap out for marinara or even alfredo. Gilbert’s has more pizza recipes on their site, and other fabulous food recipes as well that include all the varieties of their craft sausages.
Thank you to Gilbert’s Craft Sausages for providing samples. I loved their product when I randomly picked them up at Jewel a few months ago, and am excited to work with them now!