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Have you needed a recipe that comes in first place at every potluck you attend? Do you want to impress the in-laws with your cooking talents? Or perhaps you need a dish that makes everyone wonder how you have the time to create delectable dishes in the time you have as a busy woman? This recipe is sure to accomplish any of these things, and it uses just a few simple ingredients.

I came across the recipe for Pineapple Casserole about 15 years ago. Since then, it has been a family favorite and is found on our dinner table at least once a month. I made the dish one evening while dating my husband, Jason. He took a huge helping, thinking it was potato casserole. After trying his first bite, he was shocked by the mixed flavors of this simple dish. Pleasing to the palette, you will find a hint of salty mixed with the sweetness of pineapple.

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I’m all about easy dishes (baked spaghetti casserole, anyone?), so this is a win for simple cooking too! It comes together quickly and is such a simple side dish the whole family will love. 

Pineapple Casserole

  • 2 cans pineapple chunks; drained (I use Dole, as it’s the sweetest)
  • ¾ C flour
  • 1 ½ C sugar
  • 2 C shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 stack Ritz Crackers, crumbled (do not substitute!)
  • 2 sticks of butter

Spray a 9X13” baking dish with cooking spray. Put drained pineapple chunks in the bottom of the pan. Mix flour, sugar, and cheese together. Pour mixture evenly over the pineapple. Crumble Ritz crackers over the top. (leave somewhat chunky). Top with 2 sticks of melted butter. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes, until crackers are browned.

Love this recipe? You’ll love this story from Her View From Home founder Leslie Means about the BEST Christmas present for busy families:

For Christmas, Mom and Dad gave each of my sisters and me a note with a pan of frozen lasagna. The note read:

During the year of 2022 you will receive a Mama’s Recipe (cook’s choice) delivered to your door one time monthly by Papa’s Food Truck.” (The “food truck” is just my mom and dad delivering food to my sisters and me—not an actual business.)

Part of the gift includes the container the food comes in.

I wrote about it back in January, and the story went viral. Since Mom and Dad’s first food delivery, each month I share the new recipe along with a picture—and have heard from a whole lot of you throughout the year. Read the post here, and follow along on social media for each month’s delivery!  

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Julie Everett

Along with cooking, I have a profound love of teaching--children and adults alike. I am an Instructional Learning Coach for Kearney Public Schools. I live on a lake along the Platte River with my husband, Jason. We have three children: Brittany, Gordon, and Colvin. I enjoy running, biking, long walks, painting, decorating, hanging on the beach, reading, and of course, cooking and eating! If you would like to contact me, you may do so by emailing me at: [email protected]

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