Pineapple casserole recipe is a decades-old recipe that is a family favorite.
The recipe features pineapple, buttery cracker crumbs, cheddar cheese, and lots of flavor.
Plus, the recipe is super easy to make and is the perfect side dish for any occasion, including holidays.
Pineapple Cheese Casserole
There’s nothing more comforting than hot, cheesy, buttery Ritz crackers over slices of sweet pineapple.
The combination of pineapple, cheese, butter, and Ritz Crackers tastes amazing.
The salty and sweet flavors in the baked pineapple casserole are good enough for Thanksgiving dinner and will become a family tradition.
Ingredients Needed For Pineapple Casserole
- Pineapple chunks (fresh pineapple or canned pineapple)
- Pineapple juice
- Melted butter
- Crushed Ritz Crackers
- Sharp cheddar cheese
- All-purpose flour
- White granulated sugar
Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
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How To Make The Pineapple Casserole Recipe
- If you are using fresh pineapple, cut into chunks and save the juice.
- Add the sugar, flour, and pineapple juice to a large bowl and mix.
- Next, add the pineapple chunks and toss to coat.
- Pour the pineapple mixture into a prepared casserole dish.
- Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the pineapple mixture.
- Crush the Ritz Crackers and add to another bowl.
- Melt the butter and pour it over the crackers. Toss to coat.
- Spread the butter crackers over the pineapple and cheese and spread to the edges.
- Bake for 30 minutes and serve.
If you have fresh pineapple you can slice it with a special rotating tool (there’s a link in the recipe card). It slices the inside of the pineapple as it turns.
If you don’t use fresh pineapple, that’s ok. You can purchase canned pineapple chunks for the recipe.
My husband grows pineapples in the backyard, so we have one to use every once in a while.
This is what the inside of the pineapple looks like after you cut it and pull it out.
Here’s the inside of the pineapple afterward. There’s a ton of juice inside the pineapple.
It’s easy to squeeze the pineapple to get plenty of extra juice for the recipe.
After you cut the pineapple, grab a large bowl and add the sugar.
Next, add the all-purpose flour to the bowl.
Pour the pineapple juice into the bowl and mix the three ingredients.
If you bought canned pineapple, be sure to save the juice from the can so you will have enough for the recipe. If you are a little short, you can use water.
Add the chunks of pineapple to the bowl and toss to coat the pineapple.
Mix until all of the pineapple pieces are coated with the sugar and flour mixture.
Add the pineapple chunks to a prepared casserole dish.
For this recipe, I greased the dish with butter.
Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
I used sharp cheddar cheese for the recipe because I love the flavor. But you can use whatever cheese is your favorite.
Other Types Of Cheese
- White cheddar cheese
- Mild cheddar cheese
Crush the Ritz Crackers and add them to a separate mixing bowl.
To crush the crackers, I added them to a large bag and crushed them on the counter with my hand.
Pour the melted butter into the bowl with the crackers and toss to coat most of the crackers.
Place the Ritz Crackers on top of the casserole and spread them to the edges.
Bake the pineapple casserole for 30 minutes.
The top will get nice and golden brown. The basic ingredients create the perfect blend of flavors and might just become your favorite side dish.
How To Store The Pineapple Casserole
Store the casserole in an airtight container or cover with some plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.
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Pineapple Casserole Recipe
Be sure to get a copy of the easy pineapple casserole recipe below. This is the perfect dish for family gatherings, get-togethers, church potlucks, or a weeknight dinner.
- 6 Tablespoons pineapple juice
- 40 ounces pineapple chunks (about 6 cups)
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 5 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 sleeve of Ritz Crackers, crushed
- 1/4 cup of melted butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish.
- Add the sugar, flour, and pineapple juice to a large bowl and mix well.
- Next, add the pineapple chunks and toss to cover.
- Pour the pineapple mixture into the baking dish.
- Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the pineapple mixture.
- Next, crush the Ritz Crackers and add them to a separate bowl.
- Melt the butter, pour it over the crackers, and toss to coat.
- Pour the crackers over the cheese and spread to the edges.
- Bake for 30 minutes, uncovered.
When mixing the pineapple juice with the flour mixture it will get thick and that is ok.
The side dish is done when it's golden brown on top.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 413Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 312mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 2gSugar: 40gProtein: 11g
Nutrition is approximate.