Hawaiian Skillet Baked Pizza Rolls
We’re rolling out the Hawaiian celebrations at Ooni HQ, and who better than Ooni Ambassador Lewis Pope (@unholypizzauk) to bring this salty-sweet dippable delight to the party. Just like the classic, these Hawaiian pizza rolls are stuffed with pepperoni and cheese, with the welcome addition of juicy pineapple and salty cured ham, smothered in a spicy herb butter and served with a side of BBQ sauce.
Ooni Cast Iron Skillet Pan
500g (17.6oz) classic pizza dough
3tbsp classic pizza sauce
50g (1.7oz) pepperoni
50g (1.7oz) ham
50g (1.7oz) pineapple, finely chopped
100g (1 stick) salted butter, melted
200g (7oz) shredded mozzarella
2 tbsp thyme leaves
2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
1tsp chilli flakes, or finely chopped fresh chili
Your favourite BBQ sauce, for dipping
For the spicy herb butter
Prepare your pizza dough ahead of time. Our guide to making the perfect Classic Pizza Dough covers everything you need to know.
For the sauce for this pizza, we recommend preparing our easy Classic Pizza Sauce. With a hint of garlic, salt and basil, it's the ideal pizza sauce that will help to bring out the flavours in the other ingredients used here.
In a bowl, mix your butter, thyme, parsley and chili together and set aside.
In a food processor, gently pulse the pepperoni, ham and cheese together – this makes spreading the mix evenly a lot easier. Decant into a bowl and mix in your finely chopped pineapple.
Portion half your dough and lay it on a floured surface. Flatten it out with a rolling pin, aiming for a long oval shape. Trim the edges if necessary to form a more rectangular shape.
With a large spoon or ladle, spread an even layer of your sauce over the base. Next, scatter over half your cheese, meat, and pineapple mix, leaving an inch or two of space round the edge.
Take the long edge of your rectangle and begin to roll the dough in on itself until a long tube forms. Set aside and repeat the previous step for the remaining dough and ingredients (rolling in two rounds makes it a lot easier to handle).
Lay the two sausage shaped rolls side by side and slice into 1” thick discs.
Grease your Cast Iron Skillet with a generous layer of herby butter. Place the skillet in the centre of your preheated Ooni pizza oven to warm up.
After a couple of minutes, remove the warmed pan from the oven. Carefully place your rolls in a circular pattern, flat side up in the pan. If you have some leftover dough, use this to squish the rolls down a bit and fill up any gaps.
Finish with a generous brushing of spicy herb butter, and an extra sprinkle of cheese if you like.
Place your skillet pan in the centre of the oven and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbling. Don't forget to turn the pan halfway to ensure an even cook.
Remove the cooked rolls from the oven and set down to cool slightly. Serve warm with a side of BBQ sauce for dipping. These sweet and savoury rolls will be gone before you can say ‘Hawaii!”.