Hawaiian Pizza Quesadillas #WeekdaySupper

Hawaiian Pizza Quesadillas are a fun twist on this pizza parlor favorite. Flour tortillas are slathered with barbecue sauce, topped with ham, pineapple, red onion and cheese, and then pan fried until everything is melty on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Hawaiian Pizza Quesadillas Recipe

Quesadillas always go over big at our house…they’re festive. And, I love festive, especially mid-week. But, it’s easy to fall into a rut and make the same old ingredient combination over and over and over again. No more!

A new flavor profile has taken over at our house…ham, pineapple, BBQ sauce, red onion, and cheese…and not just on pizza.

Hawaiian Pizza Quesadilla

Hawaiian Pizza Quesadillas Tips

I usually have on hand most the ingredients to make these, which is very helpful for last minute dinner decisions.

Hawaiian Pizza Quesadillas

The basics:

  • Deli ham will work just as well as leftover baked ham.
  • BBQ Sauce – use your favorite.
  • Pineapple – fresh or canned.
  • Red Onion – thinly sliced or diced.
  • Cilantro – is optional…except at our house!
  • Tortillas – keep a stash in the freezer and you’ll always be minutes away from Quesadilla night.

Hawaiian Pizza Quesadillas

And….cheese! Lots of mozzarella cheese.

Pineapple Salsa

Mix together any extra pineapple, red onion and cilantro. Stir in lime juice to taste and you’ve got a salsa on the side. 🙂

Hawaiian Pizza Quesadillas

Coat the outside of the tortilla with olive oil (and a little butter, if desired) and heat the quesadillas in a frying pan until they are crispy on the outside and melty good on the inside. Quesadilla night just got interesting!

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Hawaiian Pizza Quesadillas
Hawaiian Pizza Quesadillas are a twist on this pizza parlor favorite. This recipe uses ingredients often on hand so it's perfect for last minute dinners!
Serves: 4 servings
  • 8 flour tortillas (8-9 inch)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 16 ounces ham, diced (any type, including deli style) or about 1 cup
  • 1 cup finely diced pineapple
  • ½ cup red onion, thinly sliced or diced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Olive Oil to coat bottom of pan
  • 1 Tablespoon buttter, optional
  1. Lay 4 flour tortillas on a flat surface and brush the side facing up with BBQ sauce.
  2. Layer ham, pineapple, red onion, cilantro and cheese on top of the 4 flour tortillas brushed with BBQ Sauce.
  3. Brush one side of each of the remaining flour tortillas with BBQ sauce and place one flour tortilla, BBQ sauce side down, on top of the flour tortillas layered with ingredients.
  4. Coat the bottom of a large frying pan with olive oil.
  5. Butter the outside of the tortillas, if desired, for a crispier quesadillas.
  6. Cook quesadillas in batches over medium heat, by placing each quesadilla in frying pan.
  7. When the bottom layer is toasty and the cheese has begun to melt (about 1-2 minutes), flip the tortilla over and toast the other side for a few minutes more.
  8. Remove from pan and repeat process to make the rest of the quesadillas.
  9. Cut quesadillas into triangles using a pizza cutter.


Hawaiian Pizza Quesadillas
Looking for more quick and easy dinner options? Check out what’s on the menu this week and follow the #WeekdaySupper Pinterest board for more ideas.

Sunday Supper Movement

Monday – Grilled Chicken with Brie and Bacon by Recipes Food and Cooking
Tuesday – Cuban Quinoa Bowl with Grilled Sweet Potato and Plantain and Avocado-Mango Salsa by Caroline’s Cooking
Wednesday – Hawaiian Pizza Quesadillas by The Dinner-Mom
Thursday – Taco Burgers by Cookin’ Mimi
Friday – BBQ Chicken and Veggies Packets by Our Good Life





  1. That is so much goodness packed into a tortilla! Hawaiian pizzas are my oldest’s favorite, I’m totally going to surprise him with one of these.

  2. What a great weeknight menu item!

  3. quesadillas are one of my favorite fall back recipes too. I’ve never thought to go the pineapple route! I live switching up flavors so we are on top of this next week!

  4. The only thing better than pizza is Hawaiian pizza quesadillas! These are so fun for summer!

  5. What a great idea!

  6. Savory and sweet, love it! I’m digging that salsa on the side too!

  7. My mother-in-law has been here for a while from Italy and we were just telling her about Hawaiian pizza and she was intrigued. I love this idea in a quesadilla…so much fun!!

  8. I love, love, love these Hawaiian pizza quesadillas. You are so creative to think of them! They’re brilliant!

  9. Mmm Quesadillas are big at our house too! Perfect for anynight!

  10. So perfect for summer! Without AC, I don’t like turning on the oven so these are perfect.

  11. What a great idea! My husband ALWAYS orders a Hawaiian pizza – he’d love these quesadillas!

  12. My husband loves Hawaiian style anything so he would be a big fan of this quesadilla. Love this sweet and savory combo.

  13. Quesadillas take on a variety of flavors so well! I can never turn down Hawaiian pizza, so this sounds irresistible.

  14. I love pineapple and I love quesadillas! Didn’t think to combine them like this! Sounds and looks absolutely yummy!

  15. To keep it simple I just usually use cheese, ham, pineapple, tomatoes and onions since this is what my daughter likes on her quesadillas. I made these again today followed your recipe. I lightly brush the tortilla with butter and sprinkled parmesan cheese. It was yummy! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂