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Hawaiian Pizzetta Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 pre-made pizza dough (11-12 inches in diameter)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup diced pineapple
- 1/2 cup diced ham
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Special equipment needed:
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Pizza cutter

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
2. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out to 11-12 inches in diameter.
3. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and transfer pizza dough to the baking sheet.
4. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, sea salt, and black pepper.
5. Brush the olive oil mixture over the pizza dough.
6. Top with pineapple, ham, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese.
7. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
8. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
9. Cut into slices with a pizza cutter and serve.

Time:
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
Temperature: 425°F
Serving Size: 4-6

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 300
Fat: 12g
Carbohydrates: 28g
Protein: 16g

Substitutions for Ingredients
- For the pizza dough, you can use a store-bought crust or make your own.
- For the pineapple, you can use canned or fresh pineapple.
- For the ham, you can use bacon or sausage.
- For the cheeses, you can use any type of cheese you prefer.

Variations:
- For a vegetarian option, you can omit the ham and add more vegetables such as bell peppers, mushrooms, or olives.
- For a vegan option, you can omit the cheese and use vegan cheese instead.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to roll out the pizza dough to an even thickness for even baking.
- If you are using fresh pineapple, make sure to drain it before adding it to the pizza.
- For a crispier crust, brush the edges of the pizza with olive oil before baking.

Storage instructions:
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat, place in a preheated oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Cut the pizza into small slices and arrange on a platter for a fun presentation.
- Serve with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.

Garnishes:
- Fresh basil leaves
- Chopped parsley
- Red pepper flakes

Pairings:
- A light and refreshing white wine such as a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
- A light and fruity red wine such as a Pinot Noir or Merlot.

Suggested side dishes:
- A simple green salad
- Roasted vegetables
- Garlic bread

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the pizza dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.
- If the pizza is too dry, brush with a little more olive oil before baking.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash your hands before and after handling raw ingredients.
- Make sure to cook the pizza to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Food history:
- Hawaiian pizza was invented in 1962 by a Canadian restaurateur, Sam Panopoulos.

Flavor profiles:
- Sweet from the pineapple
- Savory from the ham and cheeses
- Herby from the oregano, basil, and thyme

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as an appetizer or main dish.
- Serve with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing.

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Taste: Savory, Tangy, Sweet, Spicy, Cheesy, Umami