Hawaiian Pizza Pasta- Easy dinner idea! Pasta with ham, bacon, pineapple, and cheese, just like the pizza! From TheGraciousWife.com #pasta #pizza #recipe
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Hawaiian Pizza Pasta Bake

Hawaiian Pizza Pasta Bake- Easy dinner idea! Pasta with ham, bacon, pineapple, and cheese, just like the pizza!
Course Main
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author The Gracious Wife

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 16 ounces Penne, uncooked
  • 1-2 24 ounce jars spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups cooked diced ham
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 20 ounce can diced pineapple (or you can use 1 to 1 1/2 cups freshly diced pineapple)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Cook Penne noodles in a large pot, according to package instructions. Drain and set aside when done.
  • While noodles are cooking, cook bacon in a large skillet. When done place on a paper towel to drain. Save the bacon drippings in the skillet. Coarsely chop the bacon when cooled down enough to touch. Set aside.
  • In the same skillet as the bacon grease, place your diced ham and pineapples over medium-high heat. Cook until the ham is slightly browned and the pineapple is soft. Save 1 tablespoon of the drippings.
  • In a large pot, add 1 jar of spaghetti sauce, and heat over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of drippings and stir to combine.
  • Add ham, bacon, and pineapple, and stir again to combine.
  • Add your noodles and 1 cup mozzarella, stirring again. You may want to add more sauce from your second jar here. The sauce will absorb into the noodles a bit when baked in the oven, so you'll want your mixture to be slightly more sauce-y than you like it.
  • Place noodle mixture into a 9"x13" baking dish. Cover with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake in a 350┬░ oven for about 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and food is heated through.
  • Serve warm, with extra cheese, if desired. Pair with some fresh pineapple or a crusty bread.