pizza pepper jacks

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dinner, Gluten Free, recipes, Vegan

The other day, I received a major indicator of the arrival of fall and the arrival of Halloween – the annual email announcing the Corn Maize!

There is a haunted maize and a ‘normal’ one – this year the design incorporates Portlandia, our statue, with Portlandia the awesome television series.

They put a bird on it.

As our evenings get cooler, this is also when I start carving bell peppers – practice for the pumpkins to come.

Who doesn’t like pizza flavor? See my pizza pepper jacks recipe here.

I made these “pepper jacks” for something special – the Foodie Back To School Cookbook! Perfect for fall, perfect for back to school, perfect kid friendly fun food that gets a couple vegetables in (there are greens hidden in the pizza polenta).

This is one of two recipes I have featured – I am honored and excited to be alongside some fantastic bloggers and their recipes in this cookbook!

…and because the folks at Foodie are so dang cool, you can all see the entire cookbook contents here! My recipes are on pages 74 and 134.

I love Halloween.


{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ellen September 5, 2012 at 5:12 am

I. Love. These.


2 jobo September 5, 2012 at 6:48 am

These are so cute! I have a feeling you’d get along SO WELL with my friend Emily. she LOVES fall, food and most of all, Halloween!


3 Lora September 5, 2012 at 7:52 am

I Love Halloween too and these are adorable and look delicious.


4 spabettie September 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm

thank you Lora!! I am all about Halloween this time of year – LOVE it! :)


5 Allie September 5, 2012 at 8:28 am

HALLOWEEN. The only reason I find fall an acceptable season :) These jacks make me happy. As does Portlandia. And a free cookbook? I’m all over that, going to check it out.


6 spabettie September 8, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I know, I look forward to the next season of Portlandia… we love that show. and Portland. 😉


7 Beth @ Tasty Yummies September 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm

These are adorable!!! What a cute and fun idea – I think I need to make these for my 3-year old niece.


8 spabettie September 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm

oh, I hope you do!! kids always love them! :)


9 Ashley F. September 6, 2012 at 7:11 am

How fricken adorable are these?!!! My little one would just eat these things up! I am in the costume business so I absolutely LOVE Halloween as well – fall is coming so quickly!


10 spabettie September 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm

oooh, costume business – how FUN!


11 Deborah September 6, 2012 at 8:29 am

Seriously – these are sooo cute! I know my kids would LOVE them!


12 spabettie September 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm

thanks Deborah!


13 Tanya @ Playful and Hungry September 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I love this! Pepper faces – what a great idea. I will definitelly make bell pepper faces, too!


14 spabettie September 8, 2012 at 3:36 pm

pepper faces are so fun :)


15 Tommy September 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm

congrats on the cookbook, I had to go find you immediately! (you should share the pages you are on, geez). 😉 I love these ‘jacks… you’d make an awesome mama, I have to say again…


16 spabettie September 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm

aw, Tommy thank you! you are truly my number one fan, you know that?? so awesome (I just got your email – that means SO MUCH to me!!).


17 nik September 7, 2012 at 2:56 am

Congratulations! See? You are so totally publishable. I still look forward to the Spabettie Spectacular Culinary Collection. In hardcover, with glamphotos. And autographed please. :)
I would like to make the peppers in all different colors and switch their “hats” around. I think if my mom had made these when I was a kid, I would have really liked eating peppers!


18 spabettie September 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I know, I really think I need to make that Spectacular thing happen… with glamphotos of course! and if I ever do, remind me to send an autographed one your way 😉

I love your different colored hats idea – so fun!


19 Sailaja September 9, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Too good. Will definitely try these for coming halloween


20 spabettie September 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I hope you do – send me a photo? :)


21 Lou September 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

these are so cute!!!


22 spabettie September 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm

thanks, Lou! your kidlets would LOVE them!


23 Francine September 12, 2012 at 11:01 am

the pizza filling is genius!


24 Sandy September 13, 2012 at 1:09 am

the cookbook is cool, congrats and thanks for sharing!


25 Willow September 13, 2012 at 11:51 am

I can’t wait to make!


26 Cara September 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm

GAAAAH so cute!!


27 Nicki September 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm

these sound delicious and are too cute!


28 Sam September 16, 2012 at 8:30 am

always inspired here.


29 Mike September 27, 2012 at 1:13 am

how do you come up with this stuff? fun dinner for fallidays!


30 Brenda Whilts September 27, 2012 at 10:02 am



31 cathy @ Noble Pig September 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm

These are so cute, I am going to link to them in my upcoming Halloween Recipes post!!


32 spabettie October 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

thanks Cathy!!


33 Maddie October 2, 2012 at 11:26 am

I love the pizza (so will my kids!!) and I LOVE the punkins, so will my kids LOL


34 Gloria October 3, 2012 at 11:16 am

These are very creative, My kids will love these!


35 tracey holland October 4, 2012 at 12:51 am

congratulations on your cookbook, you need to do a full one of your own! I always love your recipes.


36 Pat October 4, 2012 at 8:57 am

these are awesome!!


37 Kate@Diethood October 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Oh how cute!!! I would love to bite into these!


38 spabettie October 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm

😀 thank you! :)


39 Hannah-lyz November 20, 2012 at 11:17 am

I made these for our halloween feast! Though I did a smokey-veggie-mince filling instead! They went down amazingly! I don’t like peppers, so I hollowed out and carved a chunk of courgette! So funny, and surprisingly nice! Thanks for the inspiration! ♥


40 Kristina Sloggett November 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm

you are welcome – aren’t they so fun to make? :)


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