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Southern Pineapple Casserole in a white square baking dish

Southern Pineapple Casserole

Southern Pineapple Casserole is an old classic side dish that is most often served on Holidays. The sweet pineapple and salty crackers makes an irresistible combination!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Holiday
Keyword pineapple cheese casserole recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 466 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 2 (20 oz) cans Pineapple Chunks in 100% Juice, drained, with juice reserved
  • 1/3 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup Sugar (I like it a little sweeter, I use 3/4 cup)
  • 5 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Butter, melted
  • 1 (3.8 oz) sleeve Crushed Butter Crackers (such as Ritz® or Townhouse®)


  1. Heat oven to 350° F.

  2. Grease or spray a 8"x8" baking dish.

  3. In a bowl, whisk together the pineapple juice, sugar, and flour.

  4. Add the pineapple chunks and mix well. Add to the baking dish.

  5. Sprinkle the cheese on top evenly.

  6. In a bowl. mix together the crushed butter crackers and melted butter. Sprinkle it over the pineapple cheese mixture evenly.

  7. Bake uncovered in a 350° oven for 25 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown and a little bubbly.

  8. Serve hot or warm.