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Pineapple Casserole

The Best Pineapple Casserole Recipe

Pineapple Casserole is a classic Southern casserole made with sugar, pineapple, cheese and butter Ritz crackers. A sweet and savory side dish, that is always a huge hit.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pineapple casserole
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 512 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg optional
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar grated and divided
  • 2 cans (20 oz each) pineapple chunks drained
  • 6 tablespoons pineapple juice reserved from the can
  • 1 1/2 cups cracker crumbs I used Ritz crackers
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter for greasing the pan


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Use the 1 tablespoon of butter to grease a medium-size casserole dish. My casserole dish is 12.25 x 2.5-inches.

  3. In a large bowl, stir together the white sugar, brown sugar, flour and nutmeg is using. Gradually stir in 2 cups of cheddar cheese.
  4. Add the well drained pineapple chunks, reserved pineapple juice and stir until well combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
  5. Top with the remaining 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine cracker crumbs with melted butter, until well blended. Spread the crumb mixture on top of the casserole.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

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Nutrition Facts
The Best Pineapple Casserole Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 512 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 369mg16%
Potassium 276mg8%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 860IU17%
Vitamin C 14.4mg17%
Calcium 370mg37%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.