Southern Pineapple Casserole


My grandmother used to make this for us on Easter. She recently revived the dish and I begged her for the recipe. It is now a staple to all my cookouts and is always a favorite. She hates that my extended family calls this "my" recipe since it's hers, but I always give her credit!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 1/2 quart casserole


  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks

  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar, or to taste

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

  • 40 buttery round crackers (such as Ritz®), crushed

  • ½ cup butter, melted, or to taste


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Drain pineapple chunks, reserving 1/4 cup of the juice. Transfer both chunks and juice into a large bowl.

  3. Add flour, sugar, Cheddar cheese, and drained, crushed pineapple; mix to combine. Pour into a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish.

  4. Mix cracker crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl; sprinkle over pineapple mixture.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

I hardly use any sugar, maybe 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup if I'm trying to win over people, but usually just the 1/4 cup pineapple juice.

You can use pineapple tidbits instead of chunks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

423 Calories
26g Fat
42g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 423
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 360mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 192mg 15%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 145mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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