Hawaiian Haystacks Recipe

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Whenever I make this Hawaiian Haystacks recipe my kids literally cheer. I got the recipe from my husband’s mom, and it’s easy, I just have to make sure I have all the toppings on hand because the toppings are what makes it great.  The “haystack” comes from the foundation of rice that holds up the meal…then the sauce…then the toppings.

Hawaiian Haystacks recipe has a rice base, white sauce, cheese, pineapples, coconut, chow mein noodles, celery, almonds, cheese, and soy sauce. www.KristenDuke.com


The Pineapple and coconut slivers make it “Hawaiian” and the crunch from the chow mein noodles and celery are my fave! I don’t like onions, so I just add some onion powder. The recipe below is for a family of 4, I often double it and can usually stretch the meal for a second day. Some people may add tomatoes or olives as a topping, but we don’t.

5 from 2 votes
Hawaiian Haystacks Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
The name Haystacks comes from the base of rice, but the pineapple and coconut slivers make it Hawaiian and the soy sauce/chow mein noodles are Asian inspired.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Asian, Hawaiian
Servings: 4
Author: Kristen Duke
Ingredients
  • White sauce:
  • 3-4 Chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cup milk
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup or substitute homemade version
  • onion powder or minced onion
  • Toppings:
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup coconut slivers
  • 1 cup almond slivers
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks fresh or from can
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • Served over:
  • 1 cup cooked rice
Instructions
  1. Start rice. Make white sauce with butter, flour, salt, and milk.
  2. Add soup and onion and cooked chicken.
  3. Chop celery
  4. shred cheese
  5. Serve rice, then sauce, then toppings as you please.

Hawaiian Haystack toppings, Hawaiian Haystacks recipe has a rice base, white sauce, cheese, pineapples, coconut, chow mein noodles, celery, almonds, cheese, and soy sauce. www.KristenDuke.com

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Hawaiian Haystacks recipe has a rice base, white sauce, cheese, pineapples, coconut, chow mein noodles, celery, almonds, cheese, and soy sauce. www.KristenDuke.com

Have you had this meal before? What is your favorite topping, or do you add one I didn’t mention? If you haven’t had this meal, what topping do you think would be your fave? It’s a tie between the chow mein noodles, and the celery for me….my kids love the pineapple!

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