Food And Nutrition

Is Pineapple On Pizza A Crime Or A Brain-Bursting Mix?

There have been many food debates that went viral recently. The biggest one is whether pineapple belongs on pizza.

Is pineapple on pizza a crime or a brain-bursting mix?

I’m digging into the love-hate feelings about this controversial combo. Want to know if it’s a tasty mix or just a big no? Stick around!

The Key Takeaway.

Whether you love or hate pineapple on pizza, it sure gets people talking (or even arguing). So, whether you’re Team Pineapple or Team Traditional, just remember to keep it cheesy, saucy, and fun!

So, when I heard about pineapple on pizza, I was like, HUH? It’s like mixing night and day. Seriously, it’s just chaos.

Pineapple is a fruit. Fruits go in fruit salads, not on pizza, right? Three things:

  • Maybe pineapple on pizza is a new idea. Or maybe it’s just SO wrong.
  • Maybe pineapple on pizza is just misunderstood, like avocado once was.
  • Maybe pineapple on pizza is just a trend and it’s all lies.

So, I Tried It.

I’m going to try pineapple on pizza. My tastebuds might hate me, but for pizza science, it’s a risk I’m taking. 

  • I ordered a slice of Hawaiian pizza (yes, I really did it).
  • I looked at the slice with a mix of fear and curiosity. Was this pizza a mistake or will it turn out to be really good?
  • I took a bite. It was…odd. The sweet pineapple with salty ham and tomato sauce was different, but I wouldn’t call it bad.
  • I kept eating. The more I ate, the more I realized the sweet pineapple actually worked with the pizza flavors. It was just a very strange combo, but not bad.
  • I have to admit that pineapple on pizza wasn’t the worst thing I’d ever tasted. But it definitely is NOT my favorite pizza combo.


To me, when it comes to pineapple on pizza – you either love it or hate it (or in my case, tolerate it).

  • Trying pineapple on pizza won’t give you an instant stomach ache or pizza trauma (probably).
  • Hawaiian pizza isn’t a crime against pizza, but it’s definitely not a classic either.

So What Are It’s Ingredients?

I asked the pizza chef about the ingredients in his pineapple pizza. Here’s what he said:

  • Pizza Dough: The base of every pizza.
  • Pizza Sauce: Usually a tomato-based sauce, but sometimes pesto or white sauce.
  • Ham: Thinly sliced ham, because we’re talking Hawaiian pizza here.
  • Cheese: Mozzarella, of course! (Though, some pizza chefs might add other cheeses for extra flavor).
  • Pineapple: Yes, the controversial ingredient. Sliced and sprinkled all over the pizza.
  • Seasoning: a bit of garlic, oregano, and other spices added to the mix.
  • Optional Toppings: threw on a few extras, like onions, bell peppers, or jalapeños. But if you’re doing this at home, then let’s not get too crazy here.
  • Oil: a little bit of olive oil (added to the dough) for flavor and texture.

Finally, the pizza goes into the oven until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melty. Then the moment of truth is in the first bite.

Some say pineapple on pizza is a bad mix, but I call it an adventure. Love it or hate it, pineapple on pizza has made its mark in the pizza world. And dear readers, that’s how a fruit took over the pizza world.

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