March 27, 2023

Hawaiian pancake Lasagne

I am using up all those bits in the freezer that the labels have fallen off as I am decluttering my freezer and shopping from home.  I thought that I had cooked pork but it turned out to be cooked ham when defrosted.  I had sliced up some pineapple ready to make sweet and sour pork and so I had to quickly think outside of the box.  This is what I came up with.  Mr S loved it and wants it again.  It tastes a bit like Hawaiian pizza.  I served it with salad.  The recipe is very loose as it is a way of using up what you have.


5 or 7 pancakes, you can find the English pancake recipe here

Some chopped ham (as little or as much as you want, depending on your budget).  I had about 4 or 5 ounces which were left over bits of a ham joint.

Some fresh or tinned pineapple (whenever we treat ourselves to a pineapple I always freeze some cubes for smoothies or sweet and sour dishes.  I used about 5 cubes on this occasion.

1 onion, sliced

A third of a pepper (or some frozen peas or sweet corn or spinach)

About 2 tablespoons of tomato puree

A squirt of tomato sauce (or 1 tsp of sugar)

1 tsp mixed herbs


Half a pint of cheese sauce ( add grated cheese to this recipe)

A small amount of grated cheese for the top.




  1.  Make the pancakes
  2. Put the onions and pepper in a small amount of water in the frying pan and let them cook for about 3 minutes.  This saves money as you do not need to add oil.
  3. Add the cooked ham, the pineapple, a big splash of water, the tomato puree and tomato sauce and mixed herbs.
  4. Stir together and cook for a few minutes.  Add more water or tomato puree as required.  The mixture wants to be slightly wet but not runny.
  5. Put to one side with a lid on if possible to keep it warm and make the cheese sauce.
  6. Reheat the ham mixture for a minute if needed and reheat the pancakes in the microwave.
  7. In a dish put a pancake, on top put a layer of ham mixture, another pancake and then some cheese sauce.  Repeat once or twice, ending with the cheese sauce.
  8. Scatter a bit of grated cheese on top.
  9. Cook in the air fryer for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown on top.  (Everything is cooked already).
  10. Alternatively cook in a 180C oven until golden brown.

I will definitely make this again as it was quite frugal and it would serve 4.  I must admit I only used 5 pancakes as I ate the other two with lemon and sugar! If I was making it again I would probably make the pancakes in advance the morning or day before.   You could even use wraps if you wanted instead. I love it when I invent a new recipe and some of our best meals have come from playing Ready, Steady, Cook with the ingredients that we have in.  What would you have made with some cooked ham and pineapple?

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