This easy Pineapple Casserole is a traditional southern recipe that makes the perfect side dish to go with ham at any pot luck or Easter dinner.

Serving a scoop of baked pineapple casserole

I love trying out traditional southern recipes and I have to admit this pineapple casserole was a new one for me. Canned pineapple chunks, cheddar cheese, flour, sugar, butter, and Ritz crackers are all baked together into a sweet dish that pairs perfectly with a few slices of honey glazed ham.

I know, it sounds a little odd. I was right there with you! But pairing pineapple and ham together is totally normal. People bake it with their ham, or pair it with ham on pizza. Why not bake it into a casserole to serve alongside a ham dinner?

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Pineapple casserole baked in a black dish

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Flour
  • Sharp cheddar
  • Canned Pineapple chunks
  • RITZ crackers
  • Butter

I know you’re looking at that list of ingredients and asking “Pineapple and cheddar cheese?” You read it right, but don’t let that scare you off. The savory cheese and crackers in this recipe help balance that sweetness from the pineapples and sugar.

Honestly, I think pineapple covers the taste of pretty much anything else 🙂

Pineapple Casserole with ritz cracker topping

Assemble and Bake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a medium size (approximately 11×7 inch) casserole dish by greasing it with non-stick spray or butter
  3. In a large bowl combine sugar, flour, and cheese. Toss together until they are well combined.
  4. Add the drained pineapple chunks to the cheese mixture and toss together until well combined.
  5. In a separate small bowl combine the cracker crumbs, melted butter, and reserved pineapple juice and stir together until well combined. 
  6. Pour the pineapple mixture into the casserole dish and top with the cracker mixture. 
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown on top.


When the casserole comes out of the oven you’re ready to serve. This dish is best served warm. Serve it with a few slices of ham and your opinion of pineapple casserole will be forever changed!

Can I Use Crushed Pineapples?

Yes, you can substitute crushed pineapples for pineapple chunks. I prefer the chunks because it gives the casserole more texture but it is a personal preference and doesn’t change the taste.

How Do I Reheat Pineapple Casserole?

To reheat this dish you can cover it with aluminum foil and place it in a 350 degree F oven for 10-15 minutes or until warmed through.

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Servings: 10
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins

Pineapple Casserole

This easy Pineapple Casserole is a traditional southern recipe that makes the perfect side dish to go with ham at any pot luck or Easter dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Flour
  • 6 ounces Sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 2 20-ounce cans Pineapple chunks, drained, and 6 tablespoons pineapple juice reserved
  • 2 ounces RITZ cracker crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons Butter, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare a medium size (approximately 11×7 inch) casserole dish by greasing it with non-stick spray or butter
  • In a large bowl combine sugar, flour, and cheese. Toss together until they are well combined.
  • Add the drained pineapple chunks to the cheese mixture and toss together until well combined.
  • In a separate small bowl combine the cracker crumbs, melted butter, and reserved pineapple juice and stir together until well combined.
  • Pour the pineapple mixture into the casserole dish and top with the cracker mixture.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 197mg, Potassium: 169mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 37g, Vitamin A: 367IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 151mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easter side dish, pineapple casserole