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Hawaiian pasta bake

April 21, 2015

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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5.0 from 2 reviews
Hawaiian pasta bake
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Serves: 6
 
8sp or 6pp serving
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked of a high fiber penne pasta (I use a Canadian PC blue menu brand and measure uncooked)
  • 400g (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 (vegetable or chicken)
  • ⅔ cup grated light cheese
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes (I use a Bob's red mill kind)
Instructions
  1. Cook your pasta on the stove in a pot.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F, spray a 9x13 casserole dish and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl add your cooked pasta, diced ham, diced pineapple and mix.
  4. Stir in your sauce, dressing, broth and cheese and mix well.
  5. Pour into your casserole dish and then top with your coconut flakes.
  6. 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.
  7. Makes 6 servings at 8sp or 6pp each
  8. 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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18 Comments

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    Reply Tara May 2, 2015 at 1:55 am

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 3, 2015 at 2:34 pm

      Hi there, in brackets you’ll see I mentioned that I measure my pasta uncooked, meaning 2 cups uncooked.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Tara May 3, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Got it! It’s in the oven now! Looking forward to dinner tonight

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 4, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Awesome! Hope you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Tara May 5, 2015 at 1:03 am

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Sabrina May 24, 2015 at 2:19 am

    What kind of grated cheese? Parmesan? Swiss?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 24, 2015 at 8:06 pm

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

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    Reply Linda February 13, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    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 Drizzle February 14, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      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 Drizzle February 14, 2016 at 6:39 pm

        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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Reply Lucy March 16, 2017 at 9:40 pm

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 17, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      I personally prefer fresh but I am sure canned would still be good ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Reply Trish March 30, 2017 at 4:54 pm

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 30, 2017 at 5:42 pm

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

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    Reply Cris March 5, 2018 at 8:40 pm

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

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 6, 2018 at 2:52 pm

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

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    Reply Allison G. October 24, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    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 Drizzle October 26, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      Hi Allison, thanks for your kind words and so glad you enjoyed it, love the mango idea, I’ll have to try that sometime ๐Ÿ™‚

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