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 fan of ham or pineapple on my food, but I absolutely loved this! Makes 6 servings at 4-8PP each depending on your 0PP foods.
- Penne pasta
- Fresh pineapple
- Pineapple sauce *in a jar
- Ranch dressing- you can try my recipe here
- Shredded cheese
- Unsweetened coconut flakes, I like using Bob's red mills
Hawaiian pasta bake
- 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
- ⅓ cup pineapple sauce if you can't find this then sweet and sour would work as well
- ¼ cup fat free or light ranch dressing
- ¼ cup broth *chicken or vegetable
- ⅔ cup reduced-fat shredded cheese
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes I use a Bob's red mill kind
- 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 4-8PP depending on your 0PP foods, 8SP green & blue, 4SP purple or 6 points plus
- 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