Here are the ingredients that you will need in order to make this pineapple casserole recipe:
- pineapple tidbits (20 oz can)
- 7 tablespoons cornstarch (ap flour can be used as a sub)
- 1.5 cup white sugar
- shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (2ish cups)
- shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese (2ish cups)
- crushed pineapple, drained (20 oz can)
- ritz crackers, crushed (at least one regular size roll)
- butter (1 stick)
Here are the directions that you need to follow in order to complete this recipe:
First, you need to make sure that you have all the ingredients out and ready to use. Also, get out a large casserole dish to use for the bake. Then, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Next, you want to drain the pineapple tidbits chunks carefully, reserving about 1/4 of the juice in the can.
Then, in a large bowl, you will combine the flour, sugar, half of the cheddar cheese, the reserved pineapple juice, pineapple tidbits, and crushed pineapple. Mix everything together until the mixture is well combined.
Next, you want to pour the entire mixture into a casserole dish. Use a spatula to make sure that the mixture lays as flat as possible. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
Mix the cracker crumbs and butter in a small bowl, then sprinkle over the pineapple mixture. If you want, you can add any additional toppings or flavors, like pretzels for crunch or other fruits.
Once all of the toppings have been added and layered, it’s time to bake the casserole. Now, bake the pineapple casserole until the top layer is a golden brown color and the edges are bubbling, for about 30 minutes.
This fruity, buttery, cheesy casserole is ready to be consumed right away. It will also be good in the fridge for up to a week, and is a great treat to share with friends and family.