Ham and Pineapple Casserole – A Pineapple Casserole with Ham

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Ham and Pineapple Casserole is an old fashioned recipe using leftover ham. Let’s face it, ham and pineapple are the perfect partners, and this pineapple casserole with ham is a simple and easy way to serve them together.

Ham and Pineapple Casserole

Here’s the deal.

I often have leftover ham. Leftover spiral ham, leftover honey ham, leftover country ham, or sometimes just a ton of individual ham steaks in the freezer that need used up.

My family can only eat so many ham sandwiches or fried up ham steak, so I tend to dice up the ham and use it in casseroles.

Casseroles using leftover ham are always a big hit at my house, especially our mom’s cheesy ham and potatoes.

Naturally, when I found this pineapple ham casserole recipe, I had to add it to my leftover ham recipe collection.

A Pineapple Casserole with Ham

Pineapple casserole is actually a very old fashioned recipe served for dessert.  This particular recipe for old fashioned pineapple casserole came from a cookbook, What’s Cooking, Teach?, that my momma bought for me.

In the notes of the recipe, it stated that pineapple casserole could be served topped with whipped cream for dessert or served along side of ham for dinner.

I decided that I wanted to shuffle things up a bit, so I added chunks of diced ham directly to the pineapple casserole, making it a complete pineapple and ham casserole.

Easy Recipes for Your Holiday Ham

We love making ham for almost any occasion and sometimes we make one just to have for easy lunches during a busy week. We have recipes fixing the ham in the oven, Crock Pot and Instant Pot.

Leftover Ham and Pineapple Recipe

Here’s another great option for all the leftover ham. Most likely after serving a huge ham, you might be tired of eating it after about day two or three. Don’t let the ham go to waste; my grandma would be appalled at that thought.

Instead, prep ahead now, and later you will thank yourself. Go ahead and dice up the ham into cubes, and then freeze it for use later.

I have a handy kitchen tool called a vacuum-sealer that I put to use in these instances. The vacuum-sealer removes all the excess air and gives a nice and tight seal. Then, I place in my deep freeze so it’s ready to go for casseroles such as this pineapple ham casserole.

Ingredient List for Ham Pineapple Casserole

Butter or Margarine, softened

Sugar

Eggs

Crushed Pineapple, drained well

White Bread, cubed

Ham, cubed

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How to Make Pineapple Casserole with Ham

  1. Cream softened butter and sugar; add eggs one at a time, and mix until smooth.
  2. Drain crushed pineapple well. Mix into creamed mixture.
  3. Gently stir in cubed white bread and diced ham.
  4. Pour into a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish.
  5. Bake in preheated 400 degree F oven for 40-50 minute or until lightly golden brown and set.

For the full ingredient amounts and recipe steps for ham casserole with pineapple, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Notes about Old Fashioned Pineapple Casserole with ham

  • This is a great recipe to use up leftover ham. Cut up that spiral ham or country ham after the holidays, and use the leftovers in this pineapple casserole.
  • Another option would be to make the pineapple casserole without diced ham, and then serve up ham on the side.
  • Be sure to drain the crushed pineapple well. I prefer to use a strainer.  Save the pineapple juice and make Amaretto Pina Coladas!
  • If you don’t want to waste the crusts of the bread, leave them on. Wheat bread could be substituted for white too.
  • This pineapple casserole is sweet. Feel free to reduce the amount of sugar, if desired.
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Recipes Using Leftover Ham

As I said earlier, the blog features several recipes using leftover ham and we feature some of them below:

Crushed Pineapple Recipes

Pineapple Cheese Ball with Pecans 

This Pineapple Cheese Ball with Pecans has a sweet pineapple flavor that goes hand in hand with the saltiness of chopped pecans. 

Vintage Pineapple Pretzel Salad

Glorified Rice 

Glorified Rice is an old fashioned dessert salad consisting of white rice, mini marshmallows, pineapple, maraschino cherries and Cool Whip. Served cold, this vintage recipe is perfect for summer.

Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad (also known as Pistachio Fluff) is a delightful, vintage salad packed with Pistachio flavor.  With only 5 simple ingredients, this fluffy treat will quickly become a most-requested recipe. 

Ham and Pineapple Casserole - A Pineapple Casserole with Ham

Ham and Pineapple Casserole is an old fashioned recipe using leftover ham.  Let's face it, ham and pineapple are the perfect partners, and this pineapple casserole with ham is a simple and easy way to serve them together. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Casserole, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham and pineapple casserole, old fashioned pineapple casserole, pineapple casserole with ham, pineapple ham casserole
Servings: 6 people
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple
  • 5 slices white bread, crusts removed and cubed
  • 1 - 2 cups diced ham

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cream softened butter and sugar.
    Ham and Pineapple Casserole is an old fashioned recipe using leftover ham.  Let's face it, ham and pineapple are the perfect partners, and this pineapple casserole with ham is a simple and easy way to serve them together.
  • Beat in eggs.
    Ham and Pineapple Casserole is an old fashioned recipe using leftover ham.  Let's face it, ham and pineapple are the perfect partners, and this pineapple casserole with ham is a simple and easy way to serve them together.
  • Stir in well-drained pineapple, cubed ham and cubed bread.
    Ham and Pineapple Casserole is an old fashioned recipe using leftover ham.  Let's face it, ham and pineapple are the perfect partners, and this pineapple casserole with ham is a simple and easy way to serve them together.
  • Pour into prepared dish.
    Ham and Pineapple Casserole is an old fashioned recipe using leftover ham.  Let's face it, ham and pineapple are the perfect partners, and this pineapple casserole with ham is a simple and easy way to serve them together.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
    Ham and Pineapple Casserole is an old fashioned recipe using leftover ham.  Let's face it, ham and pineapple are the perfect partners, and this pineapple casserole with ham is a simple and easy way to serve them together.

Notes

  • This is a great recipe to use up leftover ham. Cut up that spiral ham or country ham after the holidays, and use the leftovers in this pineapple casserole.
  • Another option would be to make the pineapple casserole without diced ham, and then serve up ham on the side.
  • Be sure to drain the crushed pineapple well. I prefer to use a strainer.  Save the pineapple juice and make Amaretto Pina Coladas!
  • If you don't want to waste the crusts of the bread, leave them on. Wheat bread could be substituted for white too.
  • This pineapple casserole is sweet. Feel free to reduce the amount of sugar, if desired.
  • Have leftover cubed ham? Try Mom's Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole

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