Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ham and Pineapple Casserole:

I hope everyone had a nice Easter!
Even though it was cold and snowy here, we still had a wonderful day with family and of course yummy food! Speaking of food, if you're like us, we always have a ton of food leftover from big dinners like that.
This was an awesome casserole for the leftover ham! I am NOT a fan of ham, but I loved this casserole! It was so easy and the flavors were just so yummy!
I hope you give it a try!

1 (20 oz.) can pineapple chunks
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. mustard
1/4 tsp. black pepper
3 cups cooked rice
2-3 cups fully cooked ham, cubed
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup chopped green bell pepper, optional
2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice; set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together reserved juice, mayonnaise, mustard and black pepper until smooth; set aside. In a large bowl, toss together rice, ham, onion, pepper, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Pour mayonnaise mixture over rice mixture and stir until well combined. Pour into a greased baking dish and spread evenly. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until heated through. Top with remaining 1/3 cup cheddar cheese and 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Serve!

-I cut the pineapple chunks in half, so that they weren't so big.
-Next time I will try it with crushed pineapple, because some in my family didn't care for the chunks.

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