This sweet southern pineapple casserole could be a side dish…or a dessert! This unique recipe with pineapple, cheddar cheese and butter crackers is always a hit.
Full honesty here. The first time my grandma made this recipe for a family picnic I thought she was crazy. Pineapple, cheese…and crackers? I didn’t know whether to be grossed out or intrigued. My curiosity got the best of me and I ended up trying easy pineapple casserole that day. I should have just stayed away because now I can’t stop eating it. It’s strange, I’ll admit, but it’s also addicting.
Whether you call it scalloped pineapple, pineapple casserole or baked pineapple, let’s just agree that it is a delicious southern side dish that goes perfect with a ham dinner. Ideal for Easter! The first strange thing about this recipe is that it calls for shredded cheddar cheese. I have no idea why this works but it totally does. I recommend shredding a block of sharp cheddar cheese yourself. This will allow the cheese to melt smoothly and give you the best texture.
- 20 ounces pineapple tidbits (reserve ¼ cup juice) (drained)
- 20 ounces crushed pineapple (drained)
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 40 Ritz butter crackers
- 1/2 cup butter (melted)