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Pineapple Casserole

Sweet, cheesy, savory, crunchy -the best side dish that'll steal your Easter dinner show! Pineapple Casserole is here to stay in all its sweet-and-sour glory
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Pineapple Casserole, How To Make Pineapple Casserole, Pineapple Casserole, Pineapple Casserole Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 479kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 (20-ounce) cans pineapple tidbits, drained, and 15 pieces reserved for garnish
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 cups crushed Ritz Crackers
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 maraschino cherries drained and rinsed


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (177ºC). Spray a 1 1/2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together sugar (1 cup) and flour (6 tablespoons). Toss pineapple chunks in the flour mixture to coat well.
    Step 3 how to make Pineapple Ritz Casserole, Toss the pineapple chunks in the flour mixture.
  • Pour into prepared baking dish and sprinkle cheese (2 cups) evenly over top.
    Step 5 how to make Baked Pineapple Casserole, Sprinkle cheese evenly over top.
  • In a small mixing bowl stir together crushed crackers (2 cups) and melted butter (1/4 cup). Sprinkle crumbs over cheese.
    Step 6 how to make Pineapple Ritz Casserole, Sprinkle the crushed cracker and butter mixture over the cheese. Bake.
  • Bake, uncovered for 25-35 minutes or until the topping is golden and the cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes. Garnish with reserved pineapple tidbits and cherries in a flower pattern and serve.
    Baked Pineapple Casserole topped with pineapple tidbits and cherries


  1. Baking Dish: Be sure to get the correct size baking dish! The last thing you need is the pineapple juice overflowing during the baking process and burning in your oven.
  2. Do Not Cover: Most casseroles have you cover your dish for the baking process — not this one! You want the pineapple and cheese open to the oven’s heat so you get as much caramelization as you can. If you still want more, you can always turn your broiler on and let it crisp up the topping!


Serving: 1/6 of the recipe | Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 614IU | Calcium: 305mg | Iron: 1mg