I’ve made many pizza recipes before, but it was usually when serving a crowd and I made enough dough for 4 good medium sized pizzas. So I decided to reduce the recipe down to just make a pizza for one. And, since I had some leftover smoked pork tenderloin, a Hawaiian pizza with pineapple seemed like a good idea. If Hawaiian isn’t your thing, just have a field day with whatever toppings you like.

Hawaiian Pizza For One

Pizza Dough
1 pkg Active Dry Yeast
1/3 cu Lukewarm Water (110 degrees)
1 tbl Olive Oil
1 tbl All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Sugar
1/4 cu Room Temperature Water
1 1/4 cu All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Olive Oil

1 1/2 cu Mozzarella Cheese
1 cu Pasta Sauce (your choice)
1/2 lb Pork Tenderloin, thinly sliced
1 cu Fresh Pineapple, cut into small chunks


In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/3 cup of lukewarm water. Add 1 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 tablespoons of flour. Stir to combine. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes while yeast activates. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of flour and 1 teaspoon of salt. Pour yeast mixture on top and add 1/4 cup of water (apologies, I said 1/3 cup in the video). Combine ingredients to form a dough. Remove dough from bowl and knead it on a surface dusted with an additional 1/4 cup of flour for about 8 to 10 minutes, incorporating the extra flour if dough is too sticky. Pour 1 teaspoon of oil into a large non-metallic bowl. Rub dough in oil on all sides and then cover the bowl with a cloth. Let dough rise for about 1 hour until it has doubled in size.

Preheat a pizza stone in the oven at 500 degrees for 30 minutes. If you don’t have a pizza stone, you can place a baking sheet upside down in your oven and use the back surface for baking your pizza. Just be sure you roll out your dough smaller than the baking sheet. Roll out the dough to form a crust, about 12”-14” in diameter. Place crust on a pizza peel that’s been dusted with flour so that the pizza will slide onto the pizza stone easily.

Cover dough with 3/4 of the mozzarella cheese. Dot the cheese with spoonfuls of the pasta sauce and flatten it a bit. Distribute the pork tenderloin and pineapple over the pizza and top with remaining mozzarella.

Slide pizza in the oven and bake for 7 minutes or until crust is crispy brown and cheese is melted. Remove from oven and slice it up.