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Blog: Back to School Lunch Ideas

Back to School Lunch Ideas

Posted by: Neens from Ono Yum


The Hawaiian Pizza Pocket receip below is one in a series we have developed in preparation for kids goign back to school   Check out the others:

1. PB&B&B Sandwich (Peanut Butter, Bacon & Banana)

2. Mac 'n Chees Pizza Slider

3. Ham & Cheese Sushi Bites

4. Breakfast for Lunch Slider

5. Peanut Butter Jelly Sushi

6. Ground Turkey Tacos in King's Hawaiian "Shells"


Hawaiian Pizza Pockets

Serves 4, Prep Time 15 mins



1 small package of pepperoni

4 - 6 slices Canadian bacon

1 small jar of pizza or spaghetti sauce

1 package sliced mozzarella cheese

1 package King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Sliced Bread



Step 1

Make sure your Canadian bacon is thoroughly cooked.


Step 2

Spread pizza sauce on the inside of each slice of bread.  Then layer pepperoni, cheese and Canadian bacon on the bottom half.    Continue to crown your sandwich with the top half.


Step 3

Your sandwich is now complete, unless you want to continue and make it a Pizza “Pocket”.  If you would like to make a pocket, there are a few methods on how to do this.  You can buy a sandwich pocket device, or you can use a small cutting board and knife.  Look up both of these methods online by searching “sandwich pocket.”


Chef’s Note:  Pineapple is also a favorite addition to this combo, but that would make the sandwich soggy, so cut up some fresh pineapple and serve it on the side.  This is great tactic to get your kids the vitamin C they need for the day.  You can also heat up your pizza sandwich pocket in the oven if you prefer to serve it hot.

Meet the Chef!
Neens from Ono Yum
Neens grew up in the island-style communities of San Diego. Far from Hawaii, but close to plate lunch, surfing and ukulele jammin, Neens is the creator of the Musubi Map and the I Love Poke Festival, both vehicles that reflect his passion for all things Hawaiian. He was raised on local-style home cooking thanks to his Mom, Gles, also known as the Filipina Betty Crocker. This recipe is one of Neens’ favorite dishes that he grew up eating, courtesy of his Mom. Thanks, Mom!