Hawaiian Pizza Pasta

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I adapted this recipe from one I found in The Everything Freezer Meals Cookbook.   Its super easy and pretty tasty if you like Hawaiian Pizza.  🙂

Hawaiian Pasta

1 jar pasta sauce or 1 1/2 cups homemade pizza/pasta sauce

1 box penne or rotini pasta

approx. 10 oz. deli ham, chopped

1 can pineapple tidbits, drained

approx. 5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


-Cook pasta according to directions on the box.

-Combine the pasta, sauce, ham, pineapple, and half the cheese.

-Spray casserole dish with cooking spray and dump in the pasta mixture.

-Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.   Cover and freeze or bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.

-If frozen, no need to thaw, just bake at 350 F for 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes.  Or if thawed, bake for 30 minutes.

**This makes a 9×13 size casserole or two 8×8 sizes.




Ham & Cheese Pockets

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We adapted this tasty recipe from a Kraft recipe.

Ham & Cheese Pockets


2 oz.cream cheese, softened

1 Tbsp. Miracle Whip

4 slices thin sliced deli ham, chopped

1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 can refrigerated biscuits (I like Pillsbury Grands original)

To Freeze:  Mix cream cheese, dressing, ham, and cheddar in a bowl.  (I find that a fork works best to incorporate all ingredients.) Roll out each biscuit to form a circle; drop a spoonful cream cheese mixture on one half. (I use a Pampered Chef scoop.)  Fold each in half; firmly press edges together to seal or press with a fork. Place on baking sheet.  Bake @ 400 F for 10 to 12 min. or until lightly browned. Allow to cool & place in a freezer bag.

To Serve:  No need to thaw.  Just pop in the microwave for a few minutes until heated through.  Or thaw and reheat in oven or toaster oven for a crispier biscuit.

Ham & Cheese Quiche

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I have a few kids in my family who do not like eggs.  OK, its 3 out of 4.  But when I call this “ham and cheese pie” at least 2 of them will eat it without complaint.  🙂  It is tasty and a great dish to take for brunch get togethers.

Ham & Cheese Quiche

Adapted from Taste of Home Freezer Pleasers cookbook
2 pie shells (9 inches-the frozen kind already in the pan)
2 cups diced fully cooked ham
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 eggs
2 cups half & half
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

-Line unpricked pastry shells w/a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake @ 400F for 5 min. Remove foil bake 5 more min.
-Divide ham & cheese between the 2 shells. Whisk together eggs, cream, salt, and pepper. Pour into shells. Cover & freeze…make sure it is flat until frozen.
-To use frozen quiche: Completely thaw in fridge. Remove 30 min. before baking. Cover edges with foil & bake @ 400 F for 35-40 min. Let stand 5-10 min before cutting.
***I have forgotten to thaw and just set out 30 min before baking. Takes a little longer, but turned out fine.*** 🙂