Pineapple Casserole – Test


Pineapple Casserole – Test

A baking dish with pineapple casserole

Pineapple Casserole is the recipe that almost made me walk out of Thanksgiving. A sweet-and-savory mashup of juicy pineapple chunks and sharp cheese with a buttery, crunchy topping, it sounds bizarre but is absolutely delicious, especially with turkey and ham!

A baking dish with pineapple casserole

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Pineapple Casserole – Test

Pineapple casserole is a sweet and savory side dish that pairs well with ham, turkey, and more! Easy to make and everyone always loves it!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 275kcal

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces pineapple chunks in 100% pineapple juice drained (reserve 2 tablespoons juice for the topping)
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple in 100% pineapple juice drained
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 ounces freshly grated shredded sharp cheddar cheese about 1 1/2 cups, divided

FOR THE TOPPING:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 20 buttery round crackers crushed, such as Ritz (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs or additional crushed crackers
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice reserved from one of the cans above

Instructions

  • Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9×9 baking dish with nonstick spray (an 8×10 dish or deep 9-inch pie plate will work as well).
  • Prepare the pineapple casserole filling: In a large mixing bowl, gently stir together the two drained pineapples (be sure to reserve 2 tablespoons juice for the topping) and honey.
    Pineapple in a bowl
  • Sprinkle the flour and two-thirds of the shredded cheese over the top.
    Cheese being stirred with flour and pineapple in a bowl
  • Stir again gently to combine, until the flour disappears and the cheese appears evenly mixed.
    Fruit cubes and cheese in a bowl
  • Spoon into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
    Cheese on top of a casserole
  • Prepare the topping: in a medium bowl, stir together the melted butter, crackers, breadcrumbs, and 2 tablespoons reserved juice with a fork until evenly moistened. Sprinkle over the top of the casserole.
    Crumble topping being stirred in a bowl
  • Bake the pineapple casserole for 35 minutes, until the casserole is hot and bubbly and the topping is browned. Enjoy warm.
    Easy side dish in a baking dish

Notes

  • TO MAKE AHEAD: Up to 1 week in advance, crush the crackers and store them in an airtight storage container or ziptop bag. Up to 1 day in advance, prepare the casserole filling and transfer it to the baking dish. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate it. When you’re ready to finish the recipe, remove the baking dish from the refrigerator, add the topping mixture, and bake as directed.
  • TO STORE: Refrigerate casserole in an airtight storage container for up to 4 days.
  • TO REHEAT: Rewarm leftovers in a baking dish in the oven at 350 degrees F or in the microwave.
  • TO FREEZE: Freeze casserole in an airtight freezer-safe storage container for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating. The texture of the casserole will change once thawed, but it will still taste delicious.

Nutrition

Serving: 1(of 10) | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 1mg

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