Lil’ Kahuna

Delicious morsels of Wisconsin Pepper Jack, pineapple, and sautéed bell peppers on King's Hawaiian Sweet Bread.


Heat a sauté pan over high heat. Add olive oil and pineapple slices; cook each side for about 1 minute to caramelize. Remove pineapple and return pan to heat. Add onions and peppers and sauté 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Heat large sauté pan or skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter and 4 slices of bread. Top each with 1 slice Pepper Jack, 2 ounces ham, 1 pineapple ring, 1/4 of the peppers and onions, and another slice of Pepper Jack, in that order. Place tops on sandwiches. Spread tops with about 1/2 tablespoon butter and grill until sandwiches are golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, turning once during grilling and adding additional butter to pan, if necessary.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 fresh or canned sliced pineapple rings
  • 1 yellow or Spanish onion, sliced about 1/8" thick
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced about 1/8" thick
  • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature, divided
  • 4 slices King’s Hawaiian Sweet Bread, split
  • 8 slices Wisconsin Pepper Jack cheese
  • 8 ounces smoked ham, sliced
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