The ham casserole is classic. Let’s turn classic into epic with this easy hamp pineapple casserole. The kick of jalapeno adds fiesta fun!
Imagine all the leftover food that’s just tossed out. What unimaginable food waste. Growing up in Southern West Virginia with a frugal single mom, we didn’t dare throw out leftover food. This leftover food was repurposed always into something absolutely delicious and totally different from the original food.
Holiday time means lots of food, yes, usually ham and turkey, and lots of leftover food. That’s why we need lots of leftover ham recipes like this easy ham pineapple casserole!
Casseroles are classic, and this easy ham pineapple casserole will be one of your EPICs in your casserole collection! Honestly, I had no idea that when I posted pictures of this casserole that I would get so much traffic, comments, likes and just sheer giddiness about a recipe!
Don’t know about y’all but usually holidays around our house mean friends and family staying with us. And, I’m on perpetual breakfast duty. Nothing’s easier and tastier with leftover ham than a breakfast casserole. And, this easy ham pineapple casserole is perfect. You’ve got the subtle sweetness of the delicious pineapple with the saltiness of the ham. Together they make magic!
Leftover Ham Recipes
Don’t know about you, but we love ham for holidays, and, well, anytime during the year. The spiral honey ham always means leftover ham and that means I’m dreaming up ways to repurpose and reuse these leftovers. Now, if you don’t have leftover ham, not to fret. Just buy a thick cut big slice of boneless ham and you can dice it up for this easy pineapple ham casserole!
Pineapple Casserole Recipe
What is it about this simple ham pineapple casserole that makes it so popular? Well, for starters, I think the fact that it’s got delicious pineapple tidbits in it. I mean usually ham casseroles come with noodles or potatoes, but I’ve gone the somewhat ‘sweet’ route to offset the savory of this recipe. Another thing about this recipe, well, it’s made in a non-traditional ‘casserole dish’. Actually, it’s not a dish at all but a cast iron skillet. OMG, mention a cast iron skillet and it opens the flood gates for sweet memories of families, cooking, grandmothers, wonderful food, gatherings, dinners and more.
This recipe is perfect for the holidays when you may have cooked a big ham and have leftovers. But, if that’s not the case, not to worry. You can have this casserole at anytime of the year because all you have to do is buy a ham steak and you’re in business! xoxo ~ally
Here’re few of my other favorite canned, jarred and frozen fruit recipes!
Be sure to let the casserole 'rest' about 15 minutes before digging into it. And, if the juices run, well, then that's just added bonus for yumminess! Serve with just fresh greens and cucumbers. Garnish with fresh parsley or chives.
Be sure to let the casserole 'rest' about 15 minutes before digging into it. And, if the juices run, well, then that's just added bonus for yumminess!
Serve with just fresh greens and cucumbers.
Garnish with fresh parsley or chives.