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Ham Casserole

In Alpharetta, Georgia, subscriber Gail Earman turns to this recipe when she wants to use leftover ham. The slightly sweet combination of ham, pineapple tidbits, rice and Swiss cheese is popular at her house. "We even featured this recipe in our family cookbook," she writes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion

Directions

  • Drain the pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice; set pineapple aside. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, salt, mustard, pepper and reserved pineapple juice; mix well. Fold in the rice, ham, green pepper, 1 cup of Swiss cheese, onion and pineapple.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until heated through and the cheese is melted.
Editor's Note
Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise may not be substituted for regular mayonnaise in this recipe.
Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 473 calories, 26g fat (8g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 1172mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • GayleMI
    Nov 29, 2017

    It was kind of a sweet and sour taste to me. There was way too much rice in this recipe. I wouldn't make it again.

  • Sharonville
    Dec 8, 2016

    Made this many times. Excellent blend of flavors. The only thing I change is, I double the sauce. We like it creamier.

  • delowenstein
    Jul 7, 2016

    I used pineapple chunks. I also used Dijon mustard, 4 cups instant brown cooked rice, 1 chopped green pepper, 1/2 chopped onion. I kept the amount of cheese the same.I'd used sliced cooked ham, which I cubed. This is an unusual combination and I really enjoyed this recipe! Thank you, Gail Earman! delowenstein

  • LaBreque
    Nov 19, 2015

    I'm very open these unique recipes and flavors together but it just didn't do it for me. I didn't hate it but just didn't love it. It needed something..just don't know what. Thanks Gail for submitting it though!

  • zookeeperk
    Apr 20, 2015

    My husband enjoys casseroles, tried this one tonight and it will now be added to the recipe box to have again!!

  • havingfunwithmyfamily
    Jan 30, 2015

    This is a great but not your typical casserole. I needed a recipe to use our leftover Christmas ham. Everyone loved it. I believe the next time I prepare this, I will add a little more mayonnaise and cheese. I like my casseroles a little more creamy - just a personal preference. Thank you for the recipe. Delicious

  • jmkasprak
    Jan 19, 2015

    I found this casserole to be unexpectedly delicious. I used crushed pineapple and whatever cheese I could find in the bin.

  • murrell006
    Dec 10, 2014

    I thought this was really good. The swiss cheese and mustard give it an interesting flavor

  • acooley1
    Mar 20, 2014

    I loved this! It was delicious and different and a perfect way to use up leftover ham. It was a favorite for us and I will definitely make it again!

  • KJ1
    Apr 1, 2013

    Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!!! This was so good! Next time I will try with crushed pineapple, as some in my family didn't care for the chunks! Lots of flavor and no cream of whatever soups!