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Pineapple Ham Egg Casserole in the Instant Pot Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

Whipped up a hearty instant pot pineapple ham and egg casserole today. The sweet, tangy pineapple perfectly complements the savory ham and eggs. It's a breakfast game-changer, trust me!

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Ever wake up craving that perfect blend of sweet and savory? I sure have, and that's why I whipped up this tasty ham, pineapple, and egg casserole. Sounds exciting, right? All cooked in an instant pot, it’s like a tropical vacation at your breakfast table! It’s cheesy, fruity, and packed with protein, promising a burst of flavor with every bite. You're gonna love it—trust me. Who's ready to start cooking?

Ingredients for Pineapple Ham and Egg Casserole

  • Eggs: Essential for binding and adding richness to the casserole, creating a fluffy and satisfying texture.
  • Ham: Adds savory flavor and protein to the dish, balancing the sweetness of the pineapple for a well-rounded taste.
  • Pineapple: Brings a tropical sweetness and tanginess to the casserole, infusing each bite with a burst of fruity flavor.
  • Cheddar cheese: Melts into the casserole, providing a creamy and cheesy element that enhances the overall richness of the dish.
  • Milk: Adds creaminess and moisture to the casserole, helping to create a tender and luscious texture in every bite.

Essential Tools for Making This Casserole

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking time and infuses flavors for a delicious casserole in less time.
  • Bowl: Essential for mixing eggs, ham, pineapple, and cheese to create a cohesive casserole mixture.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
  2. Stir in ham, pineapple, and cheddar cheese.
  3. Grease the Instant Pot insert with cooking spray.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the Instant Pot.
  5. Close the lid, set to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  6. Quick release the pressure and carefully open the lid.
  7. Serve the casserole warm and enjoy!

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 250 kcal | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Protein: 18 g | Total Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 320 mg | Sodium: 600 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 3 g | Calcium: 150 mg | Potassium: 250 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 400 µg | Vitamin C: 10 mg

Can You Make This Casserole Ahead of Time?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the casserole as directed.
  • Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to cook, follow the cooking instructions.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the casserole to cool completely.
  • Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and foil.
  • Label with the date and freeze for up to 2-3 months.
  • To reheat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bake in the oven until heated through.

One interesting fact about this instant pot pineapple ham and egg casserole recipe is that you can add a splash of hot sauce to the egg mixture for a subtle kick of heat that complements the sweetness of the pineapple. It's a simple way to elevate the flavors and surprise your taste buds!

Common Questions About Making Pineapple Ham and Egg Casserole

FAQ:
Can I use canned pineapple for this recipe?
Yes, you can use canned pineapple for this recipe. Just make sure to drain the pineapple before adding it to the casserole.
Can I substitute the ham with another type of meat?
Absolutely! You can substitute the ham with cooked bacon, sausage, or even turkey for a different flavor.
How can I store leftovers of this casserole?
To store leftovers, allow the casserole to cool, then transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Can I freeze this casserole?
Yes, you can freeze this casserole. Once cooked, allow it to cool completely, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and foil before freezing.
Can I add vegetables to this casserole?
Certainly! Feel free to add diced bell peppers, onions, spinach, or any other vegetables you like to customize this casserole to your taste.

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