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Calypso Pizza

Calypso PizzaThis exceptional recipe, developed by Chef Jeffrey Freehof, won 'Pizza of the Year' at the 2000 International Pizza Expo.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 ounces white meat chicken, diced
3 ounces cooked bacon bits
3 ounces ham, diced
4 ounces pineapple, small chunks
1 1/2 ounces green bell pepper diced
1 1/2 ounces red bell pepper diced
1 1/2 ounces Bermuda onion, sliced
1 tablespoon fresh garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon Jamaican jerk spice
4 ounces shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese
4 ounces shredded Wisconsin Cheddar cheese
4 ounces shredded Wisconsin Mozzarella cheese
20 ounces pizza dough
6 ounces pizza sauce

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine the first nine ingredients (from chicken to jerk spice) and set aside.
  2. Combine cheeses to make a pizza cheese blend.
  3. Stretch pizza dough out onto a 16 inch pizza screen. Top dough with 6 ounces of your favorite pizza sauce. Sprinkle half the pizza cheese blend over sauce. Spread chicken mixture evenly over entire pizza. Sprinkle other half of pizza cheese blend over top.
  4. Bake directly on rack at 400°F (205°C) for 18 to 20 minutes, until crust is golden and the toppings are hot and bubbly.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.