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5 from 4 votes

Old-Fashioned Pineapple Casserole

A sweet and savory casserole, this dish features tender pineapple baked in a thickened sauce with a savory layer of cheddar, and buttery crackers. Baked to perfection, this casserole hits every taste bud just right!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, pineapple
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 415cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $6

Equipment

  • 1 8 x 8 casserole dish oval -2qt also works as pictured
  • 1 oven adjusted to center rack position
  • Measuring Cups & spoons to measure sugar, juice, & flour
  • 1 Microwave to melt butter
  • 1 small bowl

Ingredients

  • 40 ounces pineapple chunks I used (2) 20-ounce cans. Drain everything but 6 tablespoons of liquid which is needed to thicken the flour mixture.
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 1 sleeve butter crackers I used Townhouse, but Ritz also work!
  • 2 cups cheddar shredded, yellow

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  • Open canned pineapple, and reserve only 6 tablespoons of juice. Drain the rest from each can. Pour pineapples into the bottom of a greased casserole dish.
  • Crush crackers, and melt the butter. My butter took 30 seconds to melt in the microwave. Combine the two and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the sugar, flour, and reserved pineapple juice until thick and creamy. Pour thickened mixture over the pineapples.
  • Top pineapples with half the cheese and half the crackers. Repeat to form a double layer of cheese and cracker topping.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes. Your pineapple casserole will be bubbly, and have a golden brown, crisp topping. Enjoy warm!

Notes

Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide.
*Recipe adapted from Southern Living

Nutrition

Serving: 1portion | Calories: 415cal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 763IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 306mg | Iron: 1mg