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Pineapple Casserole

I'll admit I was skeptical when I first tried this sweet and savory Pineapple Casserole, but it just works! The creamy, fruity filling and buttery, crumbly topping compliment each other so well, and it's a fantastic Southern side dish or dessert to serve with ham, turkey, ribs, or beef tenderloin for any holiday dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 385kcal
Author: Amy Nash

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple, drained
  • 20 ounces pineapple tidbits or chunks drained with 6 tablespoons of juice reserved
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 Tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 2 sleeves Ritz crackers crumbled

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter or spray a medium-sized casserole dish (about 9x11) with cooking spray. Drain pineapple, reserving some of the juice for the topping.
  • Whisk together the flour and sugar in a large bowl. Add the cheese and stir.
  • Add the drained pineapple, stirring until everything is evenly combined. Pour into the prepared casserole dish.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the crumbled crackers, 6 tablespoons of the reserved pineapple juice, and the melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over the pineapple mixture.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until golden brown on top and hot all the way through. Serve warm.

Notes

  • If you prefer a less crunchy topping, you can reduce the amount of Ritz crackers to 1 sleeve.
  • Leftovers will keep in the fridge for about 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or covered with foil in a 350 degree F oven for 10-15 minutes.
  • Mix-in ideas: Add ⅔ cup chopped toasted walnuts or pecans. Add ⅔ cup sweetened coconut flakes. Add ½ cup halved maraschino cherries. Add ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg.

Nutrition

Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 372mg | Sugar: 25g