Pineapple Casserole is a southern recipe made with pineapples, brown sugar and buttery crackers. Baked in a casserole to cheesy perfection this surely is always a big hit. It has all the wonderful sweet and savory flavors that everyone will love and come back for more in no time.
Reasons to make this Pineapple Casserole
This is such a unique casserole that really fixes your sweet and savory craving at the same time.
When you make this recipe, it can be dinner, lunch, breakfast and even dessert. You decide whenever you want to eat it. Tastes great any time.
What comes out of the oven is a southern staple classic comfort food that tastes like your Grandma’s Pineapple casserole. A dish full of memories, the moment you take a bite you will have such wonderful memories on your plate.
You will see everything and how easy my Pineapple Casserole comes together in a breeze with my step by step pictures.
What you need for this Pineapple Casserole recipe
You will need only 6 ingredients that you might already have in your cupboard.
Of course you need pineapples. I use canned pineapples, because these are widely available, cheap and such an easy and delicious ingredient. You can use either crushed, chopped or a mix. Also I reserve 1/4 pineapple juice from the can. Friends this taste just amazing and makes the final result juicier.
I use all purpose flour, but you can absolutely use what ever you want. It is a thickener for the pineapple filling that goes straight forward in the casserole.
Brown sugar: in many recipes you see a mixture from different types of sugars which is what you can absolutely do. I want to keep it really simple so I only use brown sugar which was after testing back and fourth the clear winner. I find it adds a tasty, remarkable and almost caramel flavor to this dish, so delicious.
Of course any casserole needs butter and this pineapple casserole is no exception. Dairy free butter adds a lot of richness, creaminess and of course makes the Pineapple Casserole when combined top notch.
Crackers: plain, salted crackers are best like Ritz crackers.
Vegan cheddar is such a great ingredient which balances the others so well. Also it adds a rich body and so much delicious cheesy flavor.
How to make Pineapple Casserole
Quick preparation steps
Preheat oven to 360F and butter a 8×11 inch casserole dish.
Making the topping
Melt your butter in the microwave or on the stove in a sauce pan. Mix cracker crumbs with melted butter and set aside.
Making the filling
In a large bowl combine pineapples, juice, flour, cheese and sugar.
Mix everything together until well combined.
Finishing the casserole
Transfer the filling to the casserole dish and sprinkle with the topping. Bake for around 30 minutes.
This Pineapple Casserole is most delicious warm.
Tips and tricks
You can use leftovers for around 5 days. Just wrap with cling wrap around your casserole or put a lid on top.
Freezing is not recommend. This is definitely not a dish that is suitable for freezing.
Texture gets mushy and the flavors will be not as good as fresh.
Other recipes to try
- 60 oz pineapple tidbits (drained)
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice, reserved from the can
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted
- 1/2 cup flour
- 30 crackers, crushed
- 3 cups vegan cheddar, shredded
- Preheat oven to 360F and you will need a 8x11 inch casserole, greased with butter.
Prepare the topping
- Melt butter in the microwave or on the stove in a saucepan. Mix crushed crackers with butter. Set aside.
Prepare the filling
- In a bowl combine pineapples, reserved pineapple juice, brown sugar, cheddar and flour.
Assembling and baking the Pineapple casserole
- Transfer the filling to the casserole dish and sprinkle the topping over the casserole. Bake for 30 minutes and serve warm.
Do not freeze this casserole. Best served warm, but leftovers will be good in the fridge for around 5 days.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 680Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 520mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 5gSugar: 38gProtein: 17g