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Ham Casserole Recipe

Ham Casserole Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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 (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional 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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Sharonville User ID: 8427748 257853
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3766053 250189
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7829450 237698
Reviewed 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 User ID: 819663 225166
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7043692 219235
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2880256 218326
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2357453 214507
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

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

acooley1 User ID: 62623 56925
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1778245 127998
Reviewed 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!"

cattraveler User ID: 6178814 55046
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2012

"My husband usually turns up his nose a casseroles, but I tried this one, and he loved it! He asked for it again a couple of days later. It's quick and simple. I halved the recipe because we live in a small RV, and I don't have much space, large bowls, or casseroles."

sjpoor User ID: 2565047 94760
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011 Edited Aug. 19, 2016

"We have had this several times. I didn't happen to have swiss cheese on hand so used cheddar one time and mozzarella the next time and both were good."

cathycooking User ID: 3735084 55044
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"Excellent flavor. The swiss cheese gave it a unique taste. I added a stick of chopped celery to give it a little crunch. My family wants to have it served again."

[email protected] User ID: 496070 140257
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"This recipe really lacked any specific flavor. I think that it needed some herbs to bring out some flavor. Thanks for letting me try it."

KACsMom User ID: 637121 48644
Reviewed May. 20, 2009

"I got this recipe several years ago from ToH Magazine. It is my #1 favorite to bring to a pot luck supper. I've brought it many, many times and have always had an empty dish! This one rocks!"

ab94chiefs User ID: 1027495 135387
Reviewed May. 1, 2009

"A taste treat for the palate - the smokey flavor of ham, the sweetness of pineapple, the mellow richness of Swiss. A complete meal, and one I make often."

Kim Ostrowski User ID: 2823216 205610
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2008

"A family favorite! Unique. Always hits the spot."

dingdawn User ID: 225944 56755
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2008

"I made this recipe yesterday,I just jasmine rice, my husband really liked it. I thought it was bland, it was missing something. But I will most likely make it again for my husband."

llehman User ID: 1870316 135385
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2008

"You could certainly substitute potatoes for the rice.  Just cut 3 cups of potatoes in 1/2" cubes so that they get fully cooked."

CTGRAMS User ID: 794041 69958
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2008

"I was wondering if you could substitute potaoes for the rice, since I don't like rice?"

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