Upside Down Ham Loaf

Upside Down Ham Loaf


"This Upside Down Ham Loaf makes great use of leftover Holiday Ham! It's a delicious blend of ham, brown sugar, and pineapple, with a gooey layer of melted Swiss cheese in the middle...yum! Every bite is a delight!"


1 h servings 456 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 456 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 28.2 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 27.5 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 142 mg
  • 47%
  • Sodium:
  • 1085 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Melt butter in the bottom of an 8x4 inch loaf pan. Sprinkle brown sugar over the butter. Slice pineapple rings in half, and arrange them over the sugar.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ham, onion, bread crumbs, eggs, and 1/4 cup of juice from the pineapple. Blend in the mustard powder and cayenne pepper. Pack half of the mixture into the pan on top of the pineapple slices. Sprinkle the Swiss cheese over it, then pack the remaining ham mixture on top. Cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn upside down onto a serving plate. Slice as you would a meatloaf, and serve.
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  1. 13 Ratings


Well I made this last night for dinner and it was absolutely terrible! I have no idea what the others who rated this recipe were eating, but this was not good. It wasn't the flavour....althoug...

After seeing this site on our local news, I decided to visit to see if I could find a recipe for ALL the extra ham I cooked on Easter!! Boy was that my lucky day!! This recipe is wonderful! I...

Very good! I didn't have any pineapple, so I just made the brown sugar-butter mixture for the top and substituted water for the pineapple juice. I added some dried minced garlic, as my husband...

I was just checking out something for dinner, I ran across this one for the recipes of the day. I asked my husband of 12 years have you ever had ham loaf. He is not a meatloaf lover, so why not ...

My family loved this recipe especially my 17 year old son .It is moist and has wonderful flavor. I use the leftover honey glazed ham from a meal and grind it in the food processor.That adds alot...

I would give this a 4.5 if I could. We shredded a turkey roast (cured like a ham roast..) and used some Swedish cheese. We were unsure of the amount of cheese and pineapple to use, but next time...

This is an excellent recipe! Easy and very tasty. We really enjoyed it.

My husband loved this - but I hated it - so we agreed on 4 stars because he liked it so much. I don't know why - I just didn't like the flavor and couldn't eat it.

This was pretty good, although I found it to be a bit crumbly. I think I didn't grind the ham fine enough. I thought it made a great sandwich the next day too.