Pineapple Casserole

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This sweet southern pineapple casserole could be a side dish…or a dessert! This unique recipe with pineapple, cheddar cheese and butter crackers is always a hit.

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Pineapple Casserole Recipe

Full honesty here. The first time my grandma made this recipe for a family picnic I thought she was crazy. Pineapple, cheese…and crackers? I didn’t know whether to be grossed out or intrigued. My curiosity got the best of me and I ended up trying easy pineapple casserole that day. I should have just stayed away because now I can’t stop eating it. It’s strange, I’ll admit, but it’s also  addicting.

Whether you call it scalloped pineapple, pineapple casserole or baked pineapple, let’s just agree that it is a delicious southern side dish that goes perfect with a ham dinner. Ideal for Easter!

Pineapple Cheese Casserole

The first strange thing about this recipe is that it calls for shredded cheddar cheese. I have no idea why this works but it totally does. I recommend shredding a block of sharp cheddar cheese yourself. This will allow the cheese to melt smoothly and give you the best texture.

Pineapple Casserole with Ritz Crackers

The buttery Ritz crackers on the top are so, so perfect.The salty crackers cut back on the sweet of the pineapple in a perfect way. Crush the crackers, toss them with butter and sprinkle the crumbs over the top of the pineapple mixture.

I like to use a deep dish 9″ pie plate to serve this casserole. You can use an 8×8 pan or a 1 ½ quart casserole dish. Bake the casserole at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 35 minutes. The top will get nicely golden brown.

pineapple casserole with ritz crackers

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Pineapple Casserole Recipe with Cheese and Butter Crackers
Pineapple Casserole Recipe with Cheese and Butter Crackers

Pineapple Casserole

4.61 from 119 votes
This sweet southern pineapple casserole could be a side dish...or a dessert! This unique recipe with pineapple, cheddar cheese and butter crackers is always a hit.
Servings 10
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 20 ounces pineapple tidbits (reserve ¼ cup juice) (drained)
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple (drained)
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 40 Ritz butter crackers
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Drain the cans of pineapple but reserve ¼ cup juice. Set the juice aside.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cheese, pineapple juice, tidbits, and crushed pineapple.
  • Pour the mixture into a deep dish 9" pie plate or 1 ½ quart casserole dish.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cracker crumbs and the butter.
  • Sprinkle the cracker crumbs over the pineapple mixture.
  • Bake for 35 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  • Serve warm.

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Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 10, with 1 serving being about ½ cup of casserole. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Author Julie Clark
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 354
Keyword baked pineapple, easter side dish, pineapple side dish

This sweet southern pineapple casserole could be a side dish...or a dessert! This unique recipe with pineapple, cheddar cheese and butter crackers is always a hit.

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt
4 years ago

This is one of our Easter go to’s. We love Pineapple Casserole!

2pots2cook
4 years ago

5 stars
Never made that kind of casserole. Keeping for Easter! Thank you !

Kathy
4 years ago

I’m fixing this for Easter this year. It just sounds so yummy!

Kathy
4 years ago

5 stars
Well, I fixed it for Easter today and there isn’t a speck left over! Delicious!!

Makenzie
3 years ago

4 stars
I made it today and something went wrong! It’s extremely bitter tasting. I followed the recipe, except I baked it in a pie crust. Any ideas as to what happened to make it bitter??

Charlotte Moore
3 years ago

5 stars
I used to make a pineapple casserole years ago. My recipe was all tidbits. I thought the same thing about the strange combination. It really is a good casserole.

Clyde
3 years ago

5 stars
Made this for a side dish for Easter and it was awesome. I was afraid it would be too sweet but it was perfect ! This recipe is a keeper.

Becky
3 years ago

Can this be made a day in advance, stored in refrigerator and baked the next day?

Reba Jacobs
3 years ago

5 stars
I have made this recipe numerous times and it is as good leftover (smiley)if you have any for left overs ,it is a wonderful recipe.We love it any time of the year.

Grammer
3 years ago

5 stars
Wow, is this good! Made it exactly as written. Can’t wait to make this again with Christmas ham!

Keri
3 years ago

5 stars
Just made this for the first time ever and it was a hit! My husband isn’t a fan of pineapple but he said he would like it if it had two cans of crushed pineapple instead of one crushed and one tidbit. It was amazing, though! I can’t wait to make it again.

Nikki
2 years ago

There is a potluck at work that I want to make this for, but was thinking for transport I should do it in the crock pot. Ever done that? Any suggestions?

Kathy
2 years ago

Can this be doubled and put in a 9-1/2 x 13 casserole dish?

Betsy Nicholson
2 years ago

5 stars
We had this for Christmas dinner with Lamb and it was fantastic. It cut through the richness of the lamb.

Jennifer Faun Snyder
2 years ago

5 stars
This recipe is my favorite I have found so far. I love love love the mix of chunky and crushed pineapple. Highly recommend this recipe!