Pineapple Jalapeno Pizza

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I was hipped to this flavor combination in college by a friend who had a family tradition of ordering jalapeno-pineapple pizza from Town Spa in Stoughton, MA. I made it my own by opting out of the traditional mozzarella and using a sharper cheese profile. I also added Kosher salt and cracked black pepper for some more complexity….

Pineapple Jalapeno Pizza

whole wheat pizza dough (I used store bought)
1/4 of a pineapple
1/4 – 1/2 cup pizza or marinara sauce
3-4 jalapenos
cheese (I used a blend of Fontina, Asiago, and Parmesan)
Kosher salt/pepper

*If using store bought pizza dough, remove from refrigerator 20 minutes before preparing pizza.
*Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
*Lightly grease cookie sheet (or heat up pizza stone).
*Dust counter with flour (to keep the dough from sticking). Stretch pizza dough into circle or rectangle.

*Lightly sprinkle raw dough with cheese. Add freshly ground black pepper.

*Bake 4 minutes.
*Chop pineapple and jalapeno.

*Remove crust. Add sauce, cheese, jalapeno, and pineapple. Sprinkle with Kosher salt.

*Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust is firm.

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!


  1. Looks like lots of work that paid off. It sounds good.

  2. This sounds delicious! What a great coupling of flavors. Would never have thought to put these together. You'll have friends flocking by whenever they hear you are making this I'm sure!

  3. Yes! Would love this to eat this. Sweet and spicy = nice.

  4. Wow… I usually mix pineapple with seafood for my pizza.. but this sounds great!
    Thx for stop by in my blog. Nice to know U 🙂

  5. I love love love sweet and spicy! I'm sure this is a winner!

  6. I LOVE fresh jalapenos on pizza. Yesyesyes. And putting a teeny bit of cheese under the sauce is a first for me – I'll have to try!

  7. Yah! I'm so glad that this post is getting such a positive response! Soooooo many folks get freaked out when they see such flavor combinations! To get more even heat from the jalapenos, I finely diced three of them–sprinkled it on the pizza, and thinly slice one (w/seeds) and added it to the pizza. That way, you can have spicy yumminess with every bite! And another plus: it's SUPER quick and easy!!! 😀

  8. Oh yum…there is always room for pineapple. My jalapeno loving hubby would run screaming into the night to escape the evil yellow fruit incursion.

  9. Sounds delicious! I love pineapple on my pizza.. I think I would have to add some ham though too its just so good 🙂

  10. ah, hawaiian pizza with a kick! love the jalapenos 🙂

  11. @Evan … I've never had ham, but I imagine that the saltiness would be awesome! Maybe I'll try to make this w/ veggie ham 🙂