Hawaiian Bell Pepper Pizzas

A tasty spin on my beloved bell pepper pizzas, Hawaiian Bell Pepper Pizzas are fun and flavorful! 

Hawaiian Bell Pepper Pizzas: ditch the crust and grab a bell pepper!

My love for pizza peppers knows no bounds, especially when it’s stuffed inside a pepper!

You’ll notice below I have a few photos of myself being oh-so-civilized and using a fork to dive in to these bell pepper pizzas.

I literally took one bite like this and then proceeded to lift the bell pepper up to my face and commence faceplantage. I can tell you with absolute certainty that it takes 101x better when eaten with your hands. Don’t dirty a fork. Do the right thing…

These make a great handheld snack/appetizer and you can easily make dozens to feed a crew! Turn it into a light lunch or balanced dinner by adding your favorite side salad to the mix. It’s as speedy as making a sandwich but way more fun.

Of course I should mention these are fantastic for kids and adults alike. Pizza knows no age, amirite?

Now grab some bell peppers and meet me in the kitchen!

Hawaiian Bell Pepper Pizzas

These hand-held bell pepper pizzas channel the deliciousness of pizza with a healthy twist, so ditch the crust and grab a bell pepper!

vegetarian options:

Before I went back to my omnivorous ways, I used to play around with vegetarian versions of Hawaiian Pizza, and always loved the results! Here are a few of my favorite combinations that would be great toppings for these Hawaiian Bell Pepper Pizzas:

Pineapple + Jalapeño

Pineapple + Mushroom

Pineapple + Red Onion + Spinach

You can even grab your favorite veggie “bacon” bits and add a little sprinkle on top!

Hawaiian Bell Pepper Pizzas
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Hawaiian Bell Pepper Pizzas

A tasty spin on my beloved bell pepper pizzas, Hawaiian Bell Pepper Pizzas are fun and flavorful! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Hawaiian Bell Pepper Pizzas
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 94 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 3 large bell peppers (halved and hollowed)
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce plus extra to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning blend
  • 3 slices deli ham (chopped)
  • 4-5 chunks of pineapple (diced)
  • 2-3 oz cheese (choose your favorite combo)
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes for topping
  • fresh parsley or basil to garnish

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slice each bell pepper in half. Hollow out each pepper, removing stem, seeds, etc...
  3. Lay peppers on a baking sheet lined with foil for easy cleanup.
  4. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of sauce into each pepper and top with a pinch of Italian seasoning.
  5. Top with cheese, ham, and pineapple, adding a little extra cheese at the end.
  6. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes for a tasty little kick, if desired.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-12 minutes or until peppers are tender and toppings are hot and bubbly.
  8. Garnish with chopped parsley or basil if desired + dig in!

Recipe Notes

*I used a combination of Havarti and Parmesan cheeses. Mozzarella, Gouda, or a shredded Italian blend would also be awesome!

Though I included the measurements I used for 6 bell pepper pizzas, feel free to double, triple, or halve the recipe as desired. Pizza party like you mean it!

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Hawaiian Bell Pepper Pizzas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 299mg13%
Potassium 220mg6%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2029IU41%
Vitamin C 77mg93%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Hawaiian Bell Pepper Pizzas: ditch the crust and grab a bell pepper!

Hawaiian Bell Pepper Pizzas: ditch the crust and grab a bell pepper!

so . . . how were they?!

These Hawiian Bell Pepper Pizzas are so flipping good! I think the ones stuffed into red bell peppers are my absolute favorite, as the sweet red pepper is so perfect with the sweet and savory combo of ham, pineapple, and cheese. The Italian seasoning sprinkled pizza sauce adds a nice bold flavor to the mix and practically counts as an extra veggie all on it’s own!

You can even up your veggie count with some minced red onion sprinkled on top (sautéed or not – up to you!) or add some sautéed veggies into your sauce. I’m a big fan of adding mushrooms.

The pepperbilities are endless!

Pepperbilities? Really, Jenn? Clearly I shouldn’t wine and write! Who filled my glass up so high?

Cheers friends, I hope you get a chance to try these sassy little pizza peppers!

Hawaiian Bell Pepper Pizzas: Ditch the crust and grab a bell pepper!

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  • Beth Pierce

    5 stars
    I love it! What a fabulous combination of flavors. I am going to make these for hubby and I this weekend!

  • wilhelmina

    5 stars
    This is the kind of recipe I get excited to serve to my family! Healthy and fun!

  • this is creative! i bet my husband would love these. Thanks for sharing!

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