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Sweet and Savory Pineapple & Chicken Pizza Recipe Is the Perfect Takeout Substitute

Juicy pineapple makes the perfect complement to peppery arugula and zesty cheese on this so-simple quick-prep pie

It’s the age-old question: Does pineapple belong on pizza? For me, the answer is yes. While the fruity topping isn’t always my go-to, sometimes I simply crave the sweetness it brings to a classic pie. You can go classic Hawaiian with bacon, ham and pineapple, or you can try our Pineapple and Chicken Pizza recipe.

For this meal, our advice is to use a pre-made crust or dough. My favorite is Mama Mary’s thin crust, but whichever one you choose will save you time. Besides the juicy pineapple, chicken sausage is also one of the stars of this pizza. Typically, you’ll find that this protein is already cooked, so all you’ll have to do is warm it or crisp it up. These ingredients make the perfect meal when you’re not feeling takeout but need something quick and easy to eat. Would you try pineapple on pizza? Let us know in the comments!


6 serving

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  • 3 links sweet Italian chicken sausage, about 10 oz.
  • 3 (1/4” thick) peeled, cored slices golden pineapple, each cut into 6 pieces
  • 1 (10 oz.) pkg. thin pizza crust, such as Boboli
  • 2/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 cup baby arugula


• Heat oven to 450°F. Coat large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add sausage; cook, turning, 7–8 min. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; cook 8–10 min. Remove. Add pineapple; over medium-high heat, cook 5 min.

• Slice sausage into 1/4” pieces. Place pizza crust on baking sheet. Spread with sauce. Top with sliced sausage, pineapple and cheese. Bake until hot and cheese is melted, 10 min., topping with walnuts for the last 5 min. Top with arugula.


  • Calories: 420 kcal
  • Fat: 20 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 7 gram
  • Protein: 21 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 35 gram
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Cholesterol: 50 mg
  • Sugar: 9 gram
  • Sodium: 900 mg
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