I’m excited to share today’s Pineapple Casserole Thanksgiving Recipe because it’s a bit out of the box and not your traditional Thanksgiving meal menu item. However, it has been a part of my family’s Thanksgiving meal for many years and in fact, this is my Dad’s recipe that he shared with me many years ago.
I remember trying this for the first time many Thanksgivings ago, at first turning up my nose up at it, but then immediately loving it once I tried it. The combination of ingredients go so well together and it is the perfect little something sweet as you enjoy a lot of other savory dishes during your Thanksgiving meal. Word to the wise…don’t knock it until you have tried it!
This recipe is delicious and indulgent…perfect for a Thanksgiving feast!
- 1 1/2 cans of large pineapple chunks (drained) *you can use two full cans if you would like a bit more pineapple and of course double the recipe if making this for a larger crowd
- 6 tablespoons of white all purpose flour
- 8 ounces (2 cups) of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers
- 3/4 stick of melted butter
Preheat oven to 375. Mix the drained pineapple chunks, sharp cheddar cheese, flour, and sugar in a bowl until well blended. Spread the mixture into a casserole dish. Crumble the Ritz crackers (I leave them in the sleeve and squeeze all of the crackers until finely crumbled) and melt the 3/4 stick of butter. Mix the Ritz cracker crumbles and butter together and then sprinkle on top of the pineapple mixture in your casserole dish. Bake for 25 minutes and let cool for a 5-10 minutes before serving. Take your first bite and enjoy my friends!
I’d love to hear if you decide to try this recipe! It has become one of our family favorites and I will continue making this as part of our family Thanksgiving tradition for years to come.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day…see you back here real soon!
Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson