Hawaiian Pizza With Smoked Gouda Barbecue Bechamel Sauce

 

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Are you looking for a way to serve your ham leftover from Easter Dinner?

Surprise the kids this week with this tasty Hawaiian Pizza.  BJ and William said “the smoky cheese, salty ham and sweet pineapple  is perfectly paired with the full-bodied flavors of barbecue”  and loved” the stuff” on the bottom…LOL… “That Stuff” would be the Smoked Gouda Barbecue Béchamel Sauce!

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For Step-by-Step recipe details and photos click see more

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Hawaiian Pizza With Smoked Gouda Barbecue Bechamel Sauce

Ingredients

1 pizza dough; (Pizza Dough recipe is featured on page 142 in my cookbook “Gifts of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia; Harvest”

3 tablespoon unsalted butter

4 tablespoons flour

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup smoked Gouda cheese; shredded

1 cup fresh  mozzarella cheese; shredded

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 cup barbecue sauce

3/4 cup cooked ham; diced

3/4 cup fresh pineapple; cut into bite-size pieces

1/4 cup  red onion; thinly sliced

Step-by-Step

1  arrange dough on pizza pan; let rise 20 minutes

2  and small fry pan melt butter over  medium-high heat;  add flour stir 2 minutes(do not brown flour)

3  add heavy cream, 1/4 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese and 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese; stir until sauce thickens and cheese is completely melted; add 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, and red pepper flakes; mix well

3  spread Barbecue Bechamel Sauce over prepared pizza dough; scatter ham, onion, and pineapple pieces over top; drizzle 1/4 cup barbecue over fixings; top with remaining shredded cheeses

4 bake 20 minutes in preheated 450 degree oven, or until crust is golden and crisp on bottom side; remove from oven drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup barbecue sauce; serve immediately

BJ & William enjoy every last crumb!

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