I was off today and decided to create a new dish for dinner… man did it hit the spot! This Hawaiian pasta bake is delicious, full of pineapple and ham. It doesn’t take long to prepare it and can be on your table in under an hour.. and here’s a little secret, I am not a huge lover of ham, but I absolutely loved this 🙂

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Hawaiian pasta bake

Drizzle
8sp or 6pp serving
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main meals
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cooked of a high fiber penne pasta I use a Canadian PC blue menu brand and measure uncooked
  • 400 g about 14oz of diced ham, I bought a pre-cooked ham.
  • 1.5 cups fresh chopped pineapple
  • 1/3 cup pineapple sauce if you can't find this then sweet and sour would work as well
  • 1/4 cup fat free or light ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup broth vegetable or chicken
  • 2/3 cup grated light cheese
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes I use a Bob's red mill kind

Instructions
 

  • Cook your pasta on the stove in a pot.
  • Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9x13 casserole dish and set aside.
  • In a large bowl add your cooked pasta, diced ham, diced pineapple and mix.
  • Stir in your sauce, dressing, broth and cheese and mix well.
  • Pour into your casserole dish and then top with your coconut flakes.
  • Bake in oven for 25 minutes, for the last 2-3 minutes you can turn to broil to toast up the coconut if you wish.
  • Makes 6 servings at 8sp or 6pp each
  • Nutritional info per serving (not including the pineapple) Calories 262... Fat 6g... Saturated fat 4.1g... Carbs 31g.... Fiber 3.7g... Sugars 6.8g... Protein 20.2g

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20 Comments

  1. Quick question. How many cups of dry pasta do you measure to get 2 cups cooked? Thanks!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi there, in brackets you’ll see I mentioned that I measure my pasta uncooked, meaning 2 cups uncooked.. 🙂

  2. Sorry for all the posts lol. It was delicious! My boyfriend ate half the pan! Lol thank you again. I look forward to trying another dish of yours! 🙂

    • Drizzle Reply

      Think I replied by email.. I use a WW Mexican blend, but any light grated cheese is fine.

  3. Made the dish tonight and it was very good, however, we thought the portion size was small for 8 points. I did use orange juice instead of pineapple sauce. That shouldn’t make a different should it? Does the pineapple sauce make it thicker? I’d love to do it again.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Glad you enjoyed it.. It is one of my higher pointed pasta dishes but they all make the same serving size, 6 decent servings in a 9×13 dish.. When compared to to other options out there I would say it’s a fair choice when it comes to points..

      • Drizzle Reply

        I’ll add that we all look at things differently when it comes to portion sizes and what we feel is worth what. after all it is a pasta dish and pasta in general is going to cost you points whether you like it or not …but how can we resist pasta 😉

  4. Do you think it would taste just as good using canned punapple tidbits or better fresh?

    • Drizzle Reply

      I personally prefer fresh but I am sure canned would still be good 🙂

  5. Can I make this without ranch and coconut? I do not like ranch and am allergic to coconut

    • Drizzle Reply

      Sure, it will just change the taste up a bit, I would sub the ranch for something though, maybe sour cream or greek yogurt?

  6. Can I use teriyaki instead of pineapple? Should I skip the ranch then?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Sure I think you could use it, I’d probably skip the ranch but that’s a personal preference

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, and all of your recipes! It was delicious and both my husband and I went for seconds. I did substitute pineapple for fresh mango (i didn’t have pineapple) and 1/2c whipped cream cheese for the ranch. It turned out soooo good.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Allison, thanks for your kind words and so glad you enjoyed it, love the mango idea, I’ll have to try that sometime 🙂

    • Drizzle Reply

      That is a hard call as this is a pasta dish… rice maybe?

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