Monday, July 27, 2015

Cheesy Hawaiian Barbecue Pasta Bake

Cheesy Hawiian Barbecue Pasta Bake: Savory Sweet and Satsifying

I have to admit I was a little unsure of this recipe. Having the barbecue sauce in it made me question how good it would taste and if it would go well with the rest of the ingredients. But I decided to give it a try and I am so glad I did, because it was delicious! The barbecue sauce goes well with all of the other ingredients to create a very delicious dish that I will be making again and again anytime I have leftover ham.

Cheesy Hawiian Barbecue Pasta Bake: Savory Sweet and Satsifying

Cheesy Hawaiian Barbecue Pasta Bake
8 ounces pasta noodles, rotini or penne
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper, any color
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cubed cooked cubed ham
1- 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
1- 12 ounce can evaporated milk
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
black pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon oregano

Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Spray a 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and return to pan. Stir in 1 teaspoon olive oil, cover and set aside.

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add in the onions and peppers, cook for 2 minutes. Add in the garlic, ham and pineapple, cook for another 2 minutes. Add this mixture to the pasta. Stir together and cover the pot.

Add the milk and barbecue sauce to the skillet, stirring to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn the heat down to a simmer. Add 2 cups of the shredded mozzarella cheese and stir until melted. Pour this mixture over the pasta and stir to combine. Season with black pepper.

Transfer pasta mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese on top. Sprinkle oregano on top. Bake for 20 minutes.


This recipe can be doubled and baked in an 9x13 pan.

Serves: 6
Calories: 579
Total Fat: 26.3g
   Saturated: 14.4g
   Polyunsaturated: 0.5g
   Monounsaturated: 4g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 126.3mg
Sodium: 1,739.2mg
Potassium: 251.6mg
Total Carbs: 54.4g
   Dietary Fiber: 3.8g
   Sugars: 22.3g
Protein: 34.3g
Vitamin A: 19.7%
Vitamin C: 61.4%
Calcium: 56.9%
Iron: 11.5%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from Inside Bru Crew Life.
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