Hello Kitty Pizza Bento

Turn your bento into a Hello Kitty pizza party with these adorable mini Hello Kitty Pizzas! No Hello Kitty fan will be able to resist these 3 super cute & easy pizza designs!

 

Hello Kitty Pizza Bento - Turn your bento box into a Hello Kitty pizza party! No Hello Kitty fan will be able to resist these 3 fun & easy Hello Kitty pizza designs. Guaranteed lunchtime fun! Get the recipe at: loveatfirstbento.com {kyaraben, character bento}

Hello Kitty Pizza Bento - Turn your bento box into a Hello Kitty pizza party! No Hello Kitty fan will be able to resist these 3 fun & easy Hello Kitty pizza designs. Guaranteed lunchtime fun! Get the recipe at: loveatfirstbento.com {kyaraben, character bento}

Why have a regular pizza for lunch when you could have a Hello Kitty pizza instead? These mini Hello Kitty pizzas are the perfect fusion of Italian flavors + irresistible charm, and will automatically turn your bento box into a portable Hello Kitty pizza party! Made with fresh ingredients and super easy to customize, these heart-shaped pizzas will receive a standing ovation from any Hello Kitty fan’s stomach!

Now, before I dive headfirst into all this Hello Kitty goodness, allow me to first explain the reason for my recent absence. (If you’d rather just get straight to the bento details, then feel free to skip this paragraph.) First off, yes, I am alive! And secondly, yes, I will still be updating Love At First Bento as often as I can. I briefly mentioned it before on my Instagram, but I’ve actually been quite sick the last couple months; in fact, it got to the point where I couldn’t even eat (which, as you can imagine, made it difficult to make bentos). As a result, I had to put my health first, which meant taking a break from blogging until everything was back under control. I am happy to report that I am now doing a lot better, and I’m super excited to get back into the bento blogging world! I have lots and lots of super fun and exciting bentos in store for you, so I do hope you’ll stick with me as I continue on my path towards recovery! 🙂

Hello Kitty Pizza Bento - Turn your bento box into a Hello Kitty pizza party! No Hello Kitty fan will be able to resist these 3 fun & easy Hello Kitty pizza designs. Guaranteed lunchtime fun! Get the recipe at: loveatfirstbento.com {kyaraben, character bento}

But let’s get back to the Hello Kitty pizzas now, shall we? These mini margherita pizzas are very reminiscent of those pepperoni pizza Lunchables you’d get as a kid, but made even better thanks to:

  • Edible Hello Kitty decorations
  • Fresh ingredients
  • Lots and lots of pretty cheese hearts
  • Endless customization options

 

The base for all this cuteness are mini heart-shaped pizza crusts, which I made using this giant heart cookie cutter. Feel free to cut the pizza crust into other cute shapes though, such as a flower, butterfly, star – any large cookie cutter will do. Spread some pizza sauce on top, a few leaves of fresh basil, and your mini pizzas are now ready to be Hello Kitty-fied!

Since we all know that decorating a pizza is where the real fun begins, I put together three Hello Kitty pizza design ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. I used thick cut mozzarella cheese for all my Hello Kitty and heart cutouts, but feel free to use any hard white cheese you’d like.

Hello Kitty Pizza Bento - Turn your bento box into a Hello Kitty pizza party! No Hello Kitty fan will be able to resist these 3 fun & easy Hello Kitty pizza designs. Guaranteed lunchtime fun! Get the recipe at: loveatfirstbento.com {kyaraben, character bento}

1) Classic Hello Kitty Pizza

This design is sure to be any Hello Kitty lover’s dream come true! I cut out Hello Kitty’s head from mozzarella using my Hello Kitty onigiri mold, which I found was the perfect size for my mini pizza crust. The Hello Kitty food cutter that comes with the onigiri mold was used to cut out her nose and bow, which were made from orange cheese and bologna, respectively. If you want her bow to be red, try using red pepper or pepperoni; I wanted my bow to really stand out against the red pizza sauce, so I opted for the pinkest deli meat I could find. And finally, Hello Kitty’s face is completed with nori eyes and whiskers, which are easily made using a Hello Kitty nori punch. If you’d rather stick to more of a “pizza” theme, try using black olives instead.

2) Mini Hello Kitty Pizza

This design is not only super cute, but also super easy to prepare. Using mozzarella and bologna, 2 – 3 Hello Kitty heads can be created and used to top a single mini pizza. You can, of course, add some tiny nori facial features to each cutout, but I rather liked the simplistic look of just the Hello Kitty head and bow. Again, feel free to swap out the bologna for red pepper, pepperoni, or any other pink deli meat.

3) Hello Kitty Bow Pizza

Who doesn’t love Hello Kitty’s adorable red bow? I cut out bows from bologna, colored them red using an edible food marker, then placed them on top of a mozzarella cheese heart, so that they’d really pop against the white. There are many alternative ingredient options for the bow; try using colored white cheese, red pepper, pepperoni, or any pink deli meat instead.

Hello Kitty Pizza Bento - Turn your bento box into a Hello Kitty pizza party! No Hello Kitty fan will be able to resist these 3 fun & easy Hello Kitty pizza designs. Guaranteed lunchtime fun! Get the recipe at: loveatfirstbento.com {kyaraben, character bento}

Once your Hello Kitty pizza toppers are ready, you can choose to either assemble them on your pizzas before packing them into a bento, or – and this is a super fun option  – you can pack all the components separately into your bento, so that they can be assembled at lunch time however the eater chooses! It’s basically like a bento lunchable, except 50 million times better because, well, it’s Hello Kitty. What kid (or adult) wouldn’t love getting a DIY Hello Kitty pizza bento for lunch?? Fair warning: everyone will be insanely jealous. Guard your bento with your life.

I stacked my Hello Kitty pizzas into one compartment of a heart-shaped bento box, then filled the other compartment with a variety of antipasto goodies that I thought would pair well with pizza. The sides included veggies with dip, parmesan meatballs, assorted olives, and mini bocconcini and prosciutto “bites”, which I skewered onto these adorable Hello Kitty food picks. And, since I truly believe that you can never have too much Hello Kitty in life, I added various Hello Kitty bento picks to the meatballs, used my Hello Kitty veggie cutter to create Hello Kitty carrots, and packed the vegetable dip in a red Hello Kitty sauce cup. There can never be too much Hello Kitty, after all.

Hello Kitty Pizza Bento - Turn your bento box into a Hello Kitty pizza party! No Hello Kitty fan will be able to resist these 3 fun & easy Hello Kitty pizza designs. Guaranteed lunchtime fun! Get the recipe at: loveatfirstbento.com {kyaraben, character bento}

So why not turn your next bento into a Hello Kitty pizza party? No one can resist these charming heart-shaped pizzas, which are sure to be a guaranteed hit with kid and adult Hello Kitty fans alike! Plus, with so many fun customization options, there’s a Hello Kitty pizza that’s bound to be your perfect match. I mean, let’s face it – who could seriously pass up a freakin’ Hello Kitty pizza? Yea, um, no one.

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Hello Kitty Pizza Bento - Turn your bento box into a Hello Kitty pizza party! No Hello Kitty fan will be able to resist these 3 fun & easy Hello Kitty pizza designs. Guaranteed lunchtime fun! Get the recipe at: loveatfirstbento.com {kyaraben, character bento}

Hello Kitty Pizza Bento


  • Author: Shannon
  • Category: Character Bento

Description

Learn just how fun & easy it is to make your very own mini Hello Kitty Pizza! With 3 designs to choose from, you can easily customize these heart-shaped margherita pizzas until you have your perfect bite. A must-try for any Hello Kitty fan! {Vegetarian options}


Ingredients

Food Items:

  • Pre-baked pizza crust (thin crust works best)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese slices (thick cut)
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 1 slice bologna* (see Recipe Notes for substitutions)
  • Nori seaweed
  • 1 slice orange cheese

Recommended Tools:

  • Large heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Hello Kitty onigiri mold
  • Hello Kitty nori punch
  • Hello Kitty food cutter
  • Small cat-head food cutter
  • Tiny bow food cutter
  • Small heart-shaped food or cookie cutter
  • Edible red food marker
  • Tiny heart-shaped food cutter (optional)

Instructions

Making the Pizza:

  1. Using the large heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out a heart shape from the pizza crust. Repeat until you have the desired number of mini pizza crusts.
  2. Spread pizza sauce atop each heart crust, then top with fresh basil leaves.

Design #1: Classic Hello Kitty Pizza

  1. Using the outline of the Hello Kitty onigiri mold (the pink insert portion) as a cutter, cut out a Hello Kitty head from a slice of mozzarella cheese. Use a toothpick to help you remove the cutout from the mold (be careful not to tear the cheese).
  2. Using the Hello Kitty nori punch, punch out the full design from the nori. Reserve the eyes and whiskers, and discard the nose.
  3. Using the bow portion of the Hello Kitty food cutter, cut out a bow from the bologna.
  4. Using the nose portion of the Hello Kitty food cutter, cut out Hello Kitty’s nose from the slice of orange cheese.
  5. Using tweezers, apply the mozzarella Hello Kitty head onto the middle of a prepared pizza crust. Add the nori eyes, nori whiskers, cheese nose, and bologna bow (I recommend using a Hello Kitty picture as a guide when doing this).
  6. Optional: Decorate the rest of the pizza with mini mozzarella cheese hearts, made using the mini heart-shaped food cutter.

Design #2: Mini Hello Kitty Pizza

  1. Using the small cat-head cutter, cut out 2 – 3 cat heads from the mozzarella cheese. I used 2 – 3 cat heads per mini pizza, so cut out as many as you’ll be needing.
  2. Using the tiny bow cutter, cut out 2 – 3 bows from the bologna (or enough bows for each mozzarella cat head you have).
  3. Using tweezers, place the mozzarella cat heads onto the prepared pizza crust, in whatever pattern you’d like. Finish by adding a bologna bow onto the ear of each cat head – it should resemble a mini Hello Kitty head, without the facial features.
  4. Optional: Decorate the rest of the pizza with mini mozzarella cheese hearts, made using the mini heart-shaped food cutter.

Design #3: Hello Kitty Bow Pizza

  1. Using the small heart-shaped food cutter, cut out 2 – 3 hearts from the mozzarella cheese slice. I used 2 – 3 cheese hearts per mini pizza, so cut out as many as you’ll be needing.
  2. Using the bow portion of the Hello Kitty food cutter, cut out 2 – 3 bows from the bologna (or enough bows for each mozzarella heart you have). Color one side of each bologna bow red using the red edible food marker.
  3. Using tweezers, place the mozzarella cheese hearts onto the prepared pizza crust, in whatever pattern you’d like. Place a colored bologna bow on top of each mozzarella heart.
  4. Optional: Decorate the rest of the pizza with mini mozzarella cheese hearts, made using the mini heart-shaped food cutter.

Notes

  • Possible bologna substitutions: red pepper, pepperoni, or any pink deli meat (such as ham or prosciutto).
  • To make these pizzas completely vegetarian, replace the bologna with either red pepper, white cheese colored with a food marker, or pink dyed egg crepe (recipe can be found here).
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Comments (10)

  • Hi Shannon, I’ve just shown this to my daughter and she LOVES it. She has demanded that I make it for her next packed lunch. 🤔 Not sure my bento skills are up to the job but I’ll give it a go. Thanks for the great recipe.

    Reply
    • Haha awww, that makes me so happy to hear Hyeon, thank you for letting me know! 😀 If you have the right shaped food/cookie cutters, this bento is actually super easy to prepare. I hope you do give it a go sometime! 🙂

      Reply
  • So glad to see another great bento idea from you. This is so cute and looks amazing. Would be great for a child’s birthday party. I am glad you are feeling better and I look forward to seeing more of your work.:)
    Great job Shannon!!!

    Reply
    • Thank you so so much! <3 Omg you're right, these would be amazing at a Hello Kitty themed birthday party, mini or full-sized - love that idea!

      Thank you as always for your support 🙂

      Reply
  • You make the CUTEST bento lunch boxes!! My nieces would love this, because they are such girly-girls and love Hello Kitty. I wish I was as talented as you are, so I could create this for them hehehe

    Reply
    • Aww, thank you so much Kelly! If you have the right tools, these pizzas are actually super easy to prepare – you should totally give it a try! Even just making mini heart-shaped pizzas with little cheese hearts on top would be adorable, and I’m sure your nieces would love it!

      Reply
  • these are so cute!! the hello kitty faces look awesome, though i think the silhoutte heads are probably more my speed (; glad you’re doing better (and tbh, health > blogging any day).

    Reply
    • Thanks so much Heather! So nice to hear from you 🙂 Yes, the silhouette heads are super easy, and super chic, in my opinion – perfect for an adult Hello Kitty fan’s lunch 😉

      Reply
  • So sooooo cute :3

    Reply
    • Thank you so much, so glad you like it! 🙂

      Reply

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