Pineapple Casserole Recipe
You’ll bake a ham just for the leftovers that you can use in this amazing pineapple jalapeno ham casserole! OMG! It’s one skillet. Super EZ!
Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me on this pineapple ham jalapeno casserole recipe! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here!
What makes this pineapple ham jalapeno casserole sooooooooooooo amazing? Well, besides the salty ham, creamy melted cheese and the dressing that absorbs all those liquid flavors, you have the subtle sweetness of pineapple tidbits! Truly it’s an explosion on your palate. And, I think this casserole personifies comfort food. Not to worry if you have some leftover, it stores well in an air tight container in the refrigerator and can be warmed in the microwave the next day. I love serving the casserole over crispy crunchy cool lettuces that just add to the circus of textures!
You can be assured that Dole Sunshine’s pineapple tidbits are the freshest canned pineapple on the planet. And, they’re packed in natural juices. So don’t discard this juice as it’s quite refreshing to use in recipes or to simple sip! Really pineapples, whether they’re in chunks, tidbits, crushed or sliced, are so exceptionally delicious and versatile. That makes these pineapple tidbits perfect for pineapple recipes.
But if you’re not doing a pineapple recipe then these tidbits are a perfect ‘pick me up’ in the middle of the afternoon would be a scoop of cottage cheese, pineapple and some walnuts. It doesn’t get much better or healthier. But, I can assure you that you’ll get rave reviews when you make this pineapple ham jalapeno casserole! Simple, easy and all in one skillet!
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!
Holidays mean a lot of food. And, holidays mean a lot of leftover food! Such is the case for ham. I mean when you bake a ham, it’s a given that there will be leftovers. And, what do you do with that leftover ham that’s oh, so yummy? Well, you make this pineapple ham jalapeno casserole! Now, you can make it in a cast iron skillet or a baking dish. Really doesn’t matter.
I love cooking in cast iron because when you pull it out of the oven, and as it cools, it’s still going to stay warm enough for serving after a while. Yes, the cast iron is like a ‘mini’ oven for keeping it warm. Now, don’t be diving into this casserole right out of the oven. You want to let it ‘rest’ a tad bit. But, be assured no matter how much it rests, it’s gonna be a messy scoop when you slice it!
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
Enough about left over ham recipes, here’re a 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.