One of the easiest and yummiest food ideas for the holiday season is Pineapple Stuffing. These 5 ingredients low carb, sugar-free, vegan recipe is a perfect and simple side dish for your favorite Easter ham. It is so easy to make, you can even make it a week ahead of time, which will prevent last-minute hiccups. Best of all, this healthy, sugar-free, vegan recipe is loaded with flavor!
Pineapple Stuffing Recipe
To make this pineapple stuffing recipe, you will need; a pound of brown sugar, pineapple chunks, a package of cream cheese, non-stick cooking spray, enough stuffing for the recipe that you will fill the peppers with, and an oven. For this recipe, I used spinach leaves. If using spinach, be sure they are chopped and not chopped up in whole chunks. If using a different leaf, be careful how you chop it up. Spun vegetables are very sharp. As you preheat your oven, set the oven to 350 degrees. In fact, this is my favorite preheating point. The pineapple stuffing should reach an internal temperature in approximately 10 minutes. Be sure to stir often, but not too much, to avoid burning.
After baking, carefully remove the bread from the baking dish and add the remaining ingredients to your pineapple stuffing mixture. Mix thoroughly and then fold the mixture into half-inch loaf pans. Using a serrated knife, cut the loaf into rounds. (To make sure the meat stays moist, place a few drops of water in the centers.) Once all the bread is done, pull it from the oven and serve warm or as you would any other Thanksgiving side dish. The pineapple stuffing recipe included instructions for allowing the meat to soak in warm water. I found this was a mistake because the water dilutes the spices and makes them lose their flavor. I serve this alongside beef or turkey and use raisins to add a little sweetness.
Grandma Pineapple Stuffing Recipe
Finally, here’s a pineapple stuffing recipe that comes from my Grandma. She made it with chicken that had been soaked overnight. To prevent burning, mix the meat with the juice from two lemons before seasoning. It cooks quickly and adds a unique flavor to any pork or chicken that’s cooked with it. For this thanksgiving side dish, start by setting aside a large bowl. Mix in one cup of vegetable oil with one tablespoon of butter. Once both are softened, add in one tablespoon of brown sugar. Stir to combine and allow it to heat up. Do not overcook it, just stir constantly so the sugar doesn’t boil. After the pineapple stuffing has finished baking in the oven, take it out of the oven and place it on a plate. Unwrap it and place it in a large plastic baggy. Using a spatula, gently roll it in the foil and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Now you’re ready to serve!