Asiago Barbecue Pizza

My favorite pizza is a homemade pizza... I am in complete control over my toppings. I was never a huge fan of pizza's growing up... but when new innovative pizza's started showing up, I got more interested! I remember pineapple being the first "exotic" topping I came across. I was crazy for pineapple then! But the first time I tasted barbecue sauce on pizza, I fell in love! I rarely use the standard tomato sauce anymore. Here's the recipe...

  • 1 prepared pizza crust (whole wheat makes it healthier ;)
  • approximately 1 cup barbecue sauce (Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet & Spicy is awesome)
  • 1/4 green bell pepper, chopped small
  • 1 small onion, chopped small
  • 8 ounce pineapple chunks, sliced thin
  • 1 chicken breast, sliced and cooked (I used Mrs. Dash's Southwest Chipotle to season)
  • approximately 1 - 2 cups shredded cheese (I used Asiago, and I went light)
I like to put some cheese over the sauce, layer the rest of my toppings, and add just a bit more cheese to bind everything to the pizza. Sauce & toppings can be adjusted, changed, omitted, etc. to suit whatever you would like to have for yourself. I followed the instructions for baking on the crust.

I am sending this recipe to Radhika's 'Cook for Yourself' event.

32 comments:

mona said...

wow, bbq sauce instead of the regular tomato sauce sounds interesting!

Cham said...

I love jalapenos and pineapple combo! We even get chicken tikka pizza topping where I live !
The whole wheat crust and filling the layer with barbecue sauce sounds too good!

Peanutts said...

You are absolutely right! home made pizza is the best!!!. And the best combo is spicey sauce, roast chicken and pineapple!! although have never thought of putting barbeque sauce always thought it had to be either tomato or pesto :) thanks for the idea

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh wow!! Pizza looks so delicious!!
I just love the addition of pineapple :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely click,looks so perfect & yummy

Soma Pradhan said...

Looks so tempting..Please cut me a slice..

Priya said...

Delicious and cheesy! bbq instead of tomato sauce sounds prefect Meeso!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Am drooling!! sounds great :)

Nostalgia said...

Yummy! My husband loves barbecue sauce so thanks for this clever idea I will have to try this on him.

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Wow!! pizza looks awesome..great idea of substituting bbq sauce..Sure will give a try..Thanks for sharing.:)

Didan said...

Wow...Pizza with bbq sauce sounds yummy!!
Over the weekend my dad, sister, BIL and I made pizzas (my first time)! I wish we had bbq sauce as an option. I tried goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and regular sauce which turned out pretty good. :)

meeso said...

~ Thanks, everyone... do try the barbecue sauce :)

VS said...

Yummy pizza! Homemade pizza are the best ones.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

I love pizza and the flavor of bbq, but never had this combo, should taste heavenly. Can u pass me a slice:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Pizza is looking so good. Loved the wheat crust. Nice recipe....YUM!

Suma Rajesh said...

looks perfect dear...

Rohini said...

Wow. You have a great space out there! How did I miss it!
Hope to see you around often! :)

meeso said...

~ Thanks :)

Mriganayani said...

That sure is true - I love having control of the toppings - sometimes I have 8 different toppings to suit everyone's taste - your pizza looks awesome!

chakhlere said...

Lovely Pizza !!

I also love to make pizza at home so that I can control toppings and cheese on it :)

Valarmathi said...

Pizza looks very yummy :)

Mandira said...

this looks so good meeso, perfect for the cold, cloudy days :)

Yasmeen said...

Far better than delivery ,can i have a piece? :D

Gulmohar said...

My family also prefers home made pizza..Your pizza looks delicious :-)

Laila said...

Sounds absolutely delicious .. a must try for me :)

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Parita said...

Who wudnt like a piece of pizza :-)

s said...

awww i want some now....

n33ma said...

Looks delicious ......love the barbecue sauce!

shahana said...

Pizza looks really delicious!!!!

Arabic Bites said...

The use of pineapple sound very interesting :)