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Pineapple Casserole Side Dish

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Pineapple Casserole is one of those dishes that makes it’s appearance at holiday meals and other gatherings. It’s always a favorite and disappears fast!

 

The first time I had it, the only thing I knew was that it was called pineapple casserole. I had no idea what was in it. One bite and you get this interesting mesh of flavors that work so wonderfully well together. You savor it. You try to figure out what’s in it and study it.

Pineapple Cheese Casserole

You notice the pineapple, obviously, and then cheese topped with cracker crumbs. Yes, cheese! WHAT?? It may seem to be an odd combination but you’re going to have to trust me on this. You’re going to love this old school casserole if it’s your first time trying it.

One of the great things about this recipe is even if you are a beginner cook, this is just so easy to make. Take it along to your next covered dish supper and watch it disappear. You’ll be gleaming with joy at how much it will be enjoyed by all who are lucky enough to grab a spoonful.

As I was enjoying my lunch, where I was re-introduced to pineapple casserole, I sent myself an email reminder to make it to share with my readers. I do that a lot……send myself email reminders that is.

Y’all, I tell you that I go into the kitchen sometimes and forget why on earth I went in there. So…list and reminders have become a necessity for me. HA! It’s a system that works for me so I go with it.

The day after I returned from my trip, I made the pineapple casserole and here’s how I did it……

Pineapple Casserole Dessert

Baked Pineapple Casserole

Scalloped Pineapple

Here’s what you’ll need to make this dish:

  • Sugar
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Pineapple Juice 
  • Can of Pineapple Chunks, drained and juice reserved
  • Can of Crushed Pineapple, drained
  • Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Sleeve of Butter Crackers, crushed (recommend Ritz)
  • Stick of Butter, melted and divided
 
 
Preheat oven to 350℉
 
In a mixing bowl – combine sugar and flour.
 
Drain pineapple, be sure to reserve six tablespoons of the pineapple juice.
 
Add the reserved pineapple juice to the sugar and flour. Whisk to combine.
 
Add the drained pineapple chunks and crushed pineapple and stir to combine with the slurry mixture.
 

Old Fashioned Pineapple Casserole

 
 
 
Melt one stick of butter. I do this in the microwave for a few seconds.
 
Add two tablespoons of the melted butter to the bottom of a small baking dish. Give it a swirl to coat the bottom of the dish. I used a 6×9 baking dish but any small baking dish will do fine.
 
 
 
Crush the Ritz crackers and add the crumbs to a small bowl. Did you know that Ritz crackers have been around since 1934?
 
Add the remaining melted butter to the cracker crumbs and stir to combine together.
 
 
 Add the pineapple mixture to the casserole dish and top with the shredded cheese.
 
 
Lastly, add a layer of the buttery cracker crumb topping.
  
 
It’s ready for the oven! Place the casserole into the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes.
 
After baking time, remove the casserole from the oven and allow to rest 10 minutes. Serve warm.
 

Pineapple Side Dish to Serve with Ham

 
Baked Pineapple Casserole with bread - crackers
 
Crushed Pineapple casserole
 

Baked Ritz and Pineapple Casserole

 
Yield: 1 Side Dish

Pineapple Casserole

Pineapple Casserole

Baked Pineapple Casserole is an old fashioned recipe, just like grandma used to make. Some consider it the perfect side dish with ham, while others may call it a dessert.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c Granulated Sugar
  • 6 tbs All Purpose Flour
  • 6 tbs Pineapple Juice 
  • 1 20 oz Can of Pineapple Chunks, drained and juice reserved
  • 1 20 oz Can of Crushed Pineapple, drained
  • 1 c Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Sleeve of Butter Crackers, crushed (recommend Ritz)
  • 1 Stick of Butter, melted and divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉
  2. In a mixing bowl - combine sugar and flour.
  3. Next: Drain pineapple, be sure to reserve six tablespoons of the pineapple juice.
  4. Add the reserved pineapple juice to the sugar and flour. Whisk to combine.
  5. Add the drained pineapple chunks and crushed pineapple and stir to combine with the slurry mixture.
  6. Melt one stick of butter. I do this in the microwave for a few seconds.
  7. Add two tablespoons of the melted butter to the bottom of a small baking dish. Give it a swirl to coat the bottom of the dish. I used a 6x9 baking dish but any small baking dish will do fine.
  8. Crush the Ritz crackers and add the crumbs to a small bowl.
  9. Add the remaining melted butter to the cracker crumbs and stir to combine together.
  10. Add the pineapple mixture to the casserole dish and top with the shredded cheese.
  11. Top it off by adding a layer of the buttery cracker crumb topping.
  12. Bake 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 397Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 297mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 8g
 
 
 
 
 

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Julie

Tuesday 21st of November 2017

This looks so fun and unique!

Julia

Tuesday 21st of November 2017

It works so well together, just delicious

Heather Poelzer

Friday 17th of November 2017

I've never heard of Pineapple Casserole, this sounds so good! We've really enjoyed eating more tropical fruit such as pineapple since moving to Costa Rica, so we will have to try this!

Julia

Friday 17th of November 2017

I hope you enjoy it Heather!

Melissa @ Melclaire

Friday 3rd of November 2017

I'm Southern all the way and never heard of this before, but you bet I'm going to try it and soon! It looks wonderful!!

Julia

Sunday 5th of November 2017

Thank you Melissa! I hope you enjoy it. Such a simple dish and it's quite good.

Deborah Evans

Wednesday 18th of October 2017

I made this and its soooo delicious !

Julia

Wednesday 18th of October 2017

I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)

laura sampson

Sunday 10th of September 2017

NEVER heard of it--not surprising in Alaska obviously!

Julia

Tuesday 12th of September 2017

HaHa! I hope you give it a try and introduce it to your friends! You have endless King Crab Legs and Halibut there and I could go for that!