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Thank you for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread.  I am so glad you landed here on this delicious Baked Pineapple Cheese Casserole. 

Are you serving ham, Hawaiian food, pork loin, pork chops, or grilling?  Serve this Baked Pineapple Cheese Casserole for a truly special sweet and salty treat. SWEET & SALTY BAKED PINEAPPLE CHEESE CASSEROLE



Baked Pineapple Cheese Casserole

It is considered a side dish and not a dessert.  This sweet and salty casserole includes pineapple with sugar and flour, cheddar cheese layer, Ritz Crackers and butter, and pecans on top.  

This Baked Pineapple Cheese Casserole is sweet, but the sharp cheddar compliments the sweetness well.  The crackers and butter give it a little crunch.  Pineapple Cheese Casserole is an Old Fashioned Southern Recipe, and most people end with the top layer of butter and crackers.  I have always added a layer of chopped pecans on top.  Why?  The south is full of pecans, and I love them.  I also think they go very well with pineapple.

Picnic Or Potluck

If you have a picnic or potluck, take this Baked Pineapple Cheese Casserole.  It is unusual, and people will rave about it.  It is a must with ham!  I normally fix a ham at Easter and Christmas.  When I mention the word ham in my house, someone asks if I am going to make this Pineapple Cheese Casserole.

Ritz Crackers on top of Pineapple casserole

Pineapple Cheese Casserole

Pecans topped Pineapple Cheese Casserole


Pineapple Cheese Cracker Casserole

  • Author: Diane @recipesforourdailybread
  • Category: side
  • Cuisine: American


  • One 20-ounce can pineapple tidbits with juice (crushed pineapple works too)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Six tablespoons self-rising flour
  • 2 cups grated medium-sharp cheddar cheese (any sharp cheese works well)
  • One sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine pineapple, sugar, and flour.
  3. Place this pineapple mixture on the bottom of a 8 x 8-inch dish that has been sprayed with a cooking spray.
  4. Top with crushed crackers mixed with melted butter.
  5. Next, Layer the shredded cheese.
  6. Add 1 cup of chopped pecans on the top of the butter and crackers.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes.
  8. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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  1. The picture shows the crackers, then the cheese, and then the pecans,

    The recipe says the cheese, then the crackers and then the pecans.

  2. Diane, I have never ever heard of a pineapple casserole! isnt that crazy !this looks like a great dish to have as an accompaniment. I’ll pin it and remember its there the next time i need a great side dish! thanks for sharing and thank you for linking up for Sunday Brunch again xx

    • Bel,

      I truly appreciate you stopping by and leaving me a comment. This baked Pineapple Cheese casserole is really hard to describe. It is sweet, salty from the crackers, and ooey gooey from the cheese. It is different and YUMMY!

      Thanks for your support!
      Diane Roark

  3. Oh my goodness this was sooo very good! I love pineapple but do not give reviews unless I’m beyond impressed!
    1. Uniquely delicious !
    2. Very few ingrediants
    3. Quick to make
    I happened to make this with fresh pineapple because I already had one chopped up.
    To me it was good enough to be a dessert, maybe my pineapple was sweeter than canned?
    This is a keeper!

    • Michelle,

      I was so excited to see how much you enjoyed this Baked Pineapple Cheese Casserole. It is really different, hard to describe, and YUMMY! Thanks for letting me know you tried it and for supporting my blog, Recipes for our Daily Bread.
      Diane Roark

    • Teresa,

      I did not know you lived in Florida. Where did you use to live? My father was born and raised in Florida. I still have family.

      I am glad you liked my Baked Pineapple Cheese Casserole. It really is super yummy!

  4. I just got an invitation to a pig roast in today’s mail. I’m supposed to bring a side dish. I can’t imagine anything more perfect than this. I’m pinning it!
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    • Joey,

      This Baked Pineapple Cheese casserole is super easy and is so different and terrific. We truly love it. It really is an OLD southern recipe. I had a lady leave me a comment today saying her grandmother use to fix it. Anyway, it will go PERFECT with a pig roast. Let me know how it goes.

      Diane Roark

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