This recipe is courtesy of BBC GoodFood.


    • 1 tbsp butter
    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 1 garlic clove, minced or finely chopped
    • 200g/7oz tinned ham, cut into cubes
    • 400g tin pineapple chunks in juice
    • 200g/7oz full-fat cream cheese
    • salt and black pepper
    • 400g/14oz spaghetti (or pasta shape of your choice)


  1. Cook the spaghetti or pasta in a saucepan of boiling, follow the instructions on the packet and ensure to wait till soft!
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan over heat, ensure this is low heat. Fry the onion for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic and chunks of ham and cook for 3 minutes more, stirring regularly.
  3. Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice. Add the cream cheese and pineapple chunks to the onion and garlic. Cook together for 3 minutes, maybe 2 if that’s enough, or until the cheese melts. Add the remaining juice and heat through gently.
  4. Drain the pasta then return to the pan and add the ham and pineapple sauce. Season with a little salt and lots of black pepper. Toss together until the spaghetti is lightly coated in the sauce and serve immediately.

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