Monday, May 7, 2012

Crazy Cooking Challenge: Hawaiian Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Time for another Crazy Cooking Challenge! The theme for May is the Grilled Cheese Sandwich.


I was really excited about the theme because the possibilities are endless. Like anyone else I love a classic grilled cheese with sharp Wisconsin cheddar...yummy!  However, I wanted to find something  little different for this challenge. I spotted a Hawaiian pizza inspired grilled cheese at Healthy Food For Living. I loved Hawaiian pizza and thought this would be soooooo delicious! I was not wrong this sandwich is awesome. It has the perfect flavors to replicate a Hawaiian pizza.  My husband thought this was a little odd, but trust me, if you are a Hawaiian pizza fan you will flip for this! A big thank you to Tina for putting together the challenge and stop by her blog if you want to join the fun!  Don't forget to click on my photo below to vote my sandwich as the Ultimate Grilled Cheese!

(makes 2 sandwiches)

4 slices bread (I use whole wheat)
¼ cup pizza sauce
4 slices of low-moisture, part-skim mozzarella cheese
4-6 slices of deli ham (2-3 per sandwich)
2 pineapple rings
Olive Oil


In a skillet heat about 2 1/2 Tablespoons over medium heat. On 4 slices of bread a small amount of butter on each side. Place 2 slices butter side down in skillet. Spread 1 Tbsp of pizza sauce onto each slice of bread in the skillet. Next, layer 2 slices of mozzarella, ham, pineapple, and remaining 2 slices of mozzarella. Top with remaining 2 slices of bread.
Cook sandwiches until golden brown on the bottom, about 3-4 minutes. Flip sandwiches and cook until golden brown on the other side and the cheese has fully melted, about 3-4 remaining minutes. If the bread turns golden brown before the cheese has fully melted, reduced stove heat to low. Remove from heat and enjoy!


  1. You had me at Hawaiian Pizza, looks so tasty!!

  2. Oh my gosh, I LOVE hawaiian pizza! This looks so good!

  3. I love Hawaiian pizza! I've made pizza grilled cheese before but never thought to do Hawaiian pizza - that's brilliant!! :)

    Stopping by from CCC #7 - stumbled, pinned, Fb'd, tweeted, and voted for your grilled cheese!

  4. Pineapple is my favorite but never would have thought it on a sandwich! It sounds wonderful!

  5. My son loves Hawaiian pizza so I'll be making this soon for him!

  6. What a great twist on grilled cheese! I love the pineapple!

  7. This sounds really good! I love Hawaiian pizza, but never would have thought to make a sandwich of it. Pinning this.

  8. What a great combination for a Grilled Cheese, it looks delicious!

  9. I love Hawaiian pizza and I really love that you made it in sandwich form. I will have to try making this! Stopping by from CCC #9.

  10. Oh yummy! I like my pizza this way too, why not a Hawaiian grilled cheese!

    Jen #40