Family Weekend Treat: Hawaiian Pizza Pasta

I remember long ago… well way back when I was in college, mom would always prepare something that makes us (me and my big sister) giddy to come home, come weekend. By the way, we studied in the city, few hours away from the province where we live.

We call that something special because she only does it on weekends and yes I’m referring to foods. Those are foods that are not on her daily meal plan and are often for snacks or dessert… locally we call them kakanin (native delicacies) using rice for the main ingredient. Among of those popular native recipes my mom used to do for us includes biko (rice cake), palitaw, puto and suman while for sweet treats she likes making us gulaman and maja blanca. Oh how I miss those days.

Now it’s my turn to do for her and one thing I have been trying to keep is to cook for the family each weekend as what she exactly have done for us back then.

For this week, there’s only me, my younger sister and her daughters around so I am just thinking of buying us something later this afternoon. But here I would like to share what we’ve had last week for our family weekend treat. :D

Hawaiian Pizza Pasta

It’s a recipe I got from a magazine. I thought it’s easy on the budget so I gave it a shot.

So, here’s what you will need:

1. ½ tbsp. butter
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, minced
1 pc each/small red and green bell pepper (reserve some pieces for toppings)
½ kg ground beef
1 pouch (200g) Del Monte Carbonara Sauce
2 pouches (115 g each) Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits
1 pack (250 ml) All-purpose cream
1 cup grated cooking cheese
1 tsp. white pepper
200 g shell pasta, cooked

Now, let’s cook!

1. Saute’ garlic and onion in 2 tsp. oil and butter. Add bell pepper and saute’ for 2 minutes.
2. Add beef. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stir occasionally. Add the carbonarra sauce, tomato sauce and the pineapple tidbits with syrup. Simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add cream, half of cheese and pepper. Cook for another 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Reserve 2 cups of the mixture.
4. Combined cooked pasta with the remaining sauce. Arrange on a 13”x9” baking dish/pan. Top with remaining cheese, sauce, pineapple and bell pepper.
5. Bake in 350 F oven for 15 minutes or until top is slightly brown.

There you go... our family treat from last weekend... Hawaiian Pizza Pasta! Try it! ;)


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  1. Tried to make one way before. Twas so fun!! Yummy pizza <3

  2. Wow this is so cool! Hawaiian Pizza Pasta seems easy to make! We ought to try this soon~!

  3. Pizza! Kids love the Hawaiian

  4. I so love pizzas! I'll tell mama that we should try this someday. It would be better if we prepare our own pizza, right? :))

  5. im such a sucker for hawaiian pizza T_T

  6. I love haiwaiin pizza because of the pineapples. Now I can make my own

  7. This is really nice! :D My family loves hawaiian pizza and of course, pasta dishes. So this is really a great way to combine both. I'll definitely show this to my mom, maybe we can make this for merienda some time soon.. :)

  8. this looks so special. I love home made pizzas. they are really the best and you're recipe is so easy to do. thanks a lot. :)

  9. Recipe for a weekend :) Will share this to my boyfriend and see if we can make one!

  10. gigutom na unta ko te, kaso naa man beefy oie.. ;((

  11. I wish we have an oven.. i do love pizza..

  12. ask me my fave pizza... it's HAWAIIAN PIZZA!!! more if it's homemade... di tinipid sa sahug. Yahweh bless.

  13. Hawaiian is my favorite pizza toppings! I just put lots of hot sauce on it the sweetness of pineapple blends in and it's perfect for me! :P

  14. Wow really look lavishing. Will definitely try this one soon.

  15. My kids loves hawaiian pasta and pizza .They will gonna like it for sure.They love it when they go home from school and their requested meal or favorite food is waiting for them.