Healthy Tailgate Recipe

Easy Rumaki

This gameday favorite has Polynesian origins. Skip extra calories and nitrates by using uncured, reduced-sodium center cut bacon.


  • cooking spray
  • 24 (1 inch) cubes fresh pineapple
  • 24 water chestnut slices
  • 8 slices uncured, reduced-sodium center cut bacon, cut crosswise into 3 pieces
  • 24 toothpicks
  • 1/2 cup low-fat sesame-ginger salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion, or to taste


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line the bottom section of a broiler pan with aluminum foil. Spray top broiler rack with cooking spray. Place a water chestnut slice atop each pineapple cube; wrap each with 1 bacon slice, securing with a toothpick. Arrange wrapped pineapple on the prepared broiler rack.

Bake in the preheated oven for 7 minutes; turn and continue baking until bacon is almost crisp, about 8 more minutes. Brush with sesame-ginger dressing and continue baking until bacon is crisp, about 5 more minutes. Garnish with green onion.

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