Baked Pineapple Casserole with Cheddar

9
Servings
10-15m
Prep Time
25-30m
Cook Time
35m
Ready In


"This combination of sweet and savory flavors pairs well with ham and pork. It can easily be doubled for a crowd and is good both hot and at room temperature. Great on a buffet or to take to a potluck. Vary it by layering the ingredients twice in two layers (so that cheese and crackers are in the middle as well as on the top) or by mixing everything in one bowl before adding the cracker/butter topping. We like the mix of tidbits and crushed pineapple, but it also works with two cans of the same kind of pineapple. Try brown sugar instead of white and add a touch of cinnamon or nutmeg. Endless texture and flavor fun!"

Original recipe yields 9 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (238.8 g)
  • Calories 275.2
  • Total Fat - 12.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 64.7 mg
  • Sodium - 1013.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 16.7 g
  • Protein - 21 g
  • Calcium - 227.6 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 39.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Drain both cans of pineapple, reserving the juices. Combine juices with sugar and cornstarch in a pan large enough to add in pineapple later.

Step 2

Bring the mixture to a simmer and stir until the sugar is dissolved and a syrup forms.

Step 3

Stir in pineapple and turn it into a prepared casserole (buttered or sprayed). Cheese can be added to the pineapple mixture now or used to top the casserole before baking.

Step 4

Top with crushed crackers and thin slivers of butter (or melted butter).

Step 5

Sprinkle shredded cheddar over the top if it is not already mixed in with the pineapple and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until it bubbles and the top turns golden brown.

Step 6

To make ahead, prepare the pineapple and syrup and add it to the casserole. Cover and refrigerate. Crush crackers, grate cheese, and store them separately. To cook, stir the cheese in with the pineapple or save for the topping. Top with crackers, butter, and cheese. Bake as directed.

Tips & Variations


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Gerry

Baked pineapple and cheddar casserole was super easy to make, have to agree it pairs well with both ham and pork as well as a great side dish for the buffet table and potlucks. It was great served with pork chops and ham. Halved the recipe for a small family supper using pineapple chunks and splenda. A delicious new to our area recipe that I have added to both my Holiday and Potluck cookbooks. Looking forward to serving to family and friends. It's a winner of a side dish.

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(10 May 2013)