BBQ Veggie and Pineapple Pizza

May 1, 2013

Poorly kept secret, I’m obsessed with barbeque sauce.  I put it on everything, and it looks like that’s the direction everyone else is going in too!  Everywhere I look, I see barbeque chicken pizza.  It always sounds so tempting, but I don’t eat chicken.  I’ve gone so far as to order a pizza with barbeque sauce and my normal veggie toppings and I always get a confused, almost angry voice on the other end of the phone.  “So you want a barbeque chicken pizza… but you don’t want the chicken.  Or the bacon? What?” No. I don’t think it’s weird. Thanks. Luckily, pizza is so easy to make at home and using BBQ sauce saves the step of making a tomato sauce or running to the store for a jar.


I feel a little silly posting this as a recipe.  Pour sauce, add veggies, top with cheese, bake.  Easy peasy.  What I wanted to stress, however, is how many different veggies taste fantastic this way.  And let’s not forget the pineapple. Oh no, never forget the pineapple.  If you don’t like pineapple on your pizza (or aren’t at least willing to give it a try, pretty please?) I’m not sure we can be friends.  #1 favorite topping for me.


If you try out other veggies on a pizza like this or have before, let me know!  I’m always looking for more veggies I can throw on my pizza.  More veggies = better, right?


BBQ Veggie and Pineapple Pizza
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  • Pizza Dough (I have a recipe here or you can use a store bought dough or crust)
  • Your favorite barbeque sauce
  • Green pepper, diced
  • Red onion, diced
  • Mushrooms, chopped (I prefer baby bella)
  • Pineapple, canned or fresh
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive oil or nonstick spray

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Heat a pizza stone or baking sheet for 10 – 15 minutes (optional).
  2. Stretch your dough out on the heated pizza stone or baking sheet – be careful if you heated it!
  3. Lightly brush or spritz oil over the edges of the crust and sprinkle with parm and garlic powder.
  4. Top your dough with a thin layer of barbeque sauce.
  5. Add veggies and cheese, top with an extra drizzle of barbeque sauce.
  6. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until your crust is cooked and your cheese is melty.

If using a prepared crust, you likely won’t need to bake for as long. For a lazy option, use a pita bread instead of pizza crust. Bonus – you can make it in a toaster oven.


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    twosaucysisters May 10, 2013

    This looks great! Our dad would love it – he loves pineapple on his pizza!

      Kelly May 10, 2013

      Thanks! Hard not to love the sweetness of pineapple on a savory pizza 🙂

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    Food Done Light (@FoodDoneLight) May 06, 2013

    We like the same BBQ sauce. I can tell from the bottle. It sounds so yummy. My hubby always does a veggie pizza now although he has it without cheese also. I can’t do that but I would love yours!

      Kelly May 06, 2013

      I could seriously drink that BBQ sauce, it’s amazing. I very, very rarely do a cheeseless pizza at home, but it’s actually my prefered way to eat pizza if I’m out with friends– the place I like to go really loads up extra on the veggies and it’s amazing.

    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry May 05, 2013

    The chicken is my least favorite topping on a BBQ pizza. It’s always so over dry. I am loving this meatless version and the chunks of pineapple.

    cleaneatingveggiegirl May 04, 2013

    YUM! This look fantastic. I absolutely loving using BBQ sauce on pizza and the addition of pineapple sounds amazing :).

    Julia May 03, 2013

    I’ve always loved a great pineapple pizza and adore bbq sauce but have never had them together on a pizza. This sounds extraoooooordinary! Looks fantastic! May 02, 2013

    I love pineapple on pizza! BBQ sauce — why not? Sweet baby Rays is good stuff, too! I normally go veggie when I eat pizza — it’s truly my favorite. This looks like a winner (much better than Round Table)!

      Kelly May 03, 2013

      thanks, Marcie

    makingthymeforhealth May 02, 2013

    This pizza looks great!! I love how it incorporates all the meaty flavors but is still vegetarian.

      Kelly May 03, 2013

      thanks! omnivore josh definitely doesnt miss having meat on his pizza with this one!

    Ashley Bee May 02, 2013

    Would be amazing on the polenta pizza crust I just discovered! I looove BBQ sauce too, but have never used it on veggies besides baked beans. Great idea 🙂

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker May 02, 2013

    I can eat a few big slices of this pizza. Looks scrumptious! I love pineapple on my pizza.

    sally @ sallys baking addiction May 01, 2013

    We always order pineapple on our pizza! I first had it on my pizza with bbq chicken. Now I have to make it with just veggies and bbq sauce! bbq sauce is my favorite condiment 🙂

    Christine @ 24 Carrot Kitchen May 01, 2013

    This looks really delicious and came at a perfect time because I was planning on making pizza tomorrow. I bet the combination of flavors will be a hit.

    moderngirlnutrition May 01, 2013

    Yum! I’m obsessed with BBQ sauce too 🙂 Iput it on everything! I like making my own, too.

    Em @ Love A Latte May 01, 2013

    Ohhh how I love pizza and this looks super fun!!! I’ve never had pineapple on pizza, but I’d definitely give it a try!

    Erin | The Law Student's Wife May 01, 2013

    No need to keep the BBQ love a secret. Awesome with the pineapple too. I love homemade pizza, and this crazy tasty!

      Kelly May 01, 2013

      Thanks, Erin

      Kelly May 01, 2013

      Sorry about that! Maybe a little early in the day for pizza yet.

    Joanne May 01, 2013

    Before I went meat-free, I used to love getting the bbq chicken pizza from California Pizza Kitchen. This is the perfect replacement! I completely forgot about it until now. Thanks girl!

      Kelly May 01, 2013

      Glad I could help 🙂