If you’ve been following our recipes for very long, you’ve probably noticed that we’re big pineapple fans around here. From savory main dishes to desserts to afternoon snacks, we think most things are made better with the sweet tang of pineapple. If you feel similarly then I’m confident you will love this Pineapple Bake as much as we do! The sweet citrus flavor is truly front and center here. It makes for a perfect side dish or after dinner treat with a scoop of ice cream!
A sweet-and-savory mashup of juicy pineapple chunks and sharp cheese with a buttery, crunchy topping, Pineapple Casserole sounds bizarre but it’s absolutely delicious, especially with turkey and ham!
Pineapple casserole is a traditional dish in the South, like Squash Casserole and Shrimp and Grits.
I thought the combination of pineapple and cheese sounded too weird to be true, but it doesn’t just work—it triumphs.
Warm pineapple and cheese create a surprisingly scrumptious pairing that goes incredibly well with meat. (Think pineapple glazed ham, Hawaiian pizza, or pairing apples with cheese).
Topped with buttery cracker crumbs, this pineapple dish tastes rich, lightly sweet and savory, and comforting.
In other words, it is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and any upcoming holiday that gives you a reason to serve it (with your favorite Healthy Green Bean Casserole perhaps?).
1 20oz can crushed pineapple with juice
¾ cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons vanilla