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Pineapple Ham Casserole

Living in Hawaii, I wanted to share this recipe which features pineapple. It's our most important fruit crop. —Marsha Fleming, Kula, Hawaii
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. In a large skillet, saute celery in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. Stir in cream cheese and milk; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Add the noodles, ham, pineapple, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to an ungreased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 527 calories, 34g fat (19g saturated fat), 139mg cholesterol, 1541mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • Heidi
    Jun 6, 2019

    Very bland. Family didn't like, nor did I. We ended up throwing it away. Too many noodles called for and the pan size listed is not correct - it should be in a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Family told me never to make this again.

  • Rockamama
    Apr 6, 2019

    Very odd flavor and not anything close to what I expected it to be.

  • wagondorfer
    Feb 12, 2019

    Found this to be rather bland.

  • Psalm127-3
    Jan 7, 2019

    Oh I noticed that Jude. Hard to rate a recipe if it is basically changed a lot

  • Cocokisses
    Apr 8, 2016

    I also altered this recipe. Instead of noodles, I used diced potatoes. I added 1 teaspoon of dry mustard, 1 small chopped onion, cut the milk in about half, and added more pepper. I topped it with the Ritz cracker topping given earlier and it was delicious! (I also used the tidbits instead of crushed) I added 15 minutes to the cooking time for the potatoes and put the topping on 30 minutes prior to it being done. Trust me and try it this way!

  • judex67
    Feb 5, 2016

    Bland and Worcestershire gave it an odd flavor. Had to toss it, no one would eat past two bites. Notice the five star reviewer completely changed the recipe.

  • ms11145
    Feb 24, 2015

    This was not the hit I thought it would be. I kept tasting it as I was making it and I knew it was bland, so I kept trying to *spice* it up so family would like it better. I won't be making this again.

  • ejshellabarger
    Feb 20, 2015

    My husband enjoyed this dish very much!

  • bbbtyu
    Mar 6, 2014

    I have always loved pineapple-Ritz cracker casserole so I couldn't resist using the same topping from that wonderful dish here in this recipe instead of breadcrumbs. Also, I skipped the milk and noodles, opting for a thicker, creamier casserole. Other changes, I used 20 oz can pineapple tidbits, added chopped onion to the butter and celery, skipped the worchestershire sauce. It is absolutely wonderful and something I will definitely make again. Here is the topping: Melt 6 TBSP butter, add 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers, 1 TBSP sugar, 6TBSP of the pineapple juice from can (I just poured in all the juice left over and it worked).

  • kfredericksen
    Mar 29, 2013

    I added about 1 tsp dry mustard, more Worcestershire sauce and about half a cup of the pineapple juice from the can. Definitely needed that little flavor boost. Good recipe, my 6 year-old loved it. May try some teriyaki next time.