Pineapple Casserole

Michelle Meola Recipe

By Michelle Meola harleysmom07


My boyfriend's mother taught me this recipe and I love it. So does my dad, and anyone I have ever made it for. Goes great with Ham, but seriously could be a desert!

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1 can(s)
3 Tbsp
pineapple juice
3 Tbsp
1/2 c
1 pkg
ritz crackers
1 c
chedder cheese shredded
1/4 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Drain Pineapple and reserve juice (I use two cans to be quite honest.) Combine Sugar Flour and juice.
Add Cheese, pineapple chunks, and mix with flour, juice and sugar.
Heat oven to 350. Grease 9X13 caserole dish.
Put mixture in dish.
Crush crackers and then sprinkle over mixture.
Drizzle with melted butter.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Side Casseroles
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Casserole, #pineapple

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Jean Campbell gwashington1961
May 7, 2012
Michelle this really sounds good to me. May I ask: Do you use Pineapple Chunks, Tidbits, or Crushed? When you state '1 pkg. Ritz' what size pkg.? Or, can you tell me how many cups or ounces I should have - after crushing? How thick should the Casserole be in the baking dish?

This recipe is truly unusual, I want to make it right. Since I have never been there as you prepared this dish, I can only guess at the answers to my questions. My family likes to try new foods and then get the recipes to make it themselves at home.

Thanks for posting this on the JAP site. You are making many people very happy with this new concept for Pineapple Casserole. I'll be watching for your response. Thanks you for sharing. LOL :-)
Michelle Meola harleysmom07
May 7, 2012
Hi there Jean,

It is sure to please. Use the pineapple chunks, and one full sleave from a ritz package to crush. The recipe is from the family so I am not sure how many ounces you have after crushing the package, I just get great joy in crushing the package as it relieve tension. LOL!

Please tell me what your family thinks.
Jean Campbell gwashington1961
May 7, 2012
Thanks Michelle. Our family adores Pineapple, I am anxious to share this with them this weekend. I'll let you know the results!

You're the best, my dear. LOL! :-)
Michelle Meola harleysmom07
May 7, 2012
Oh and because I agree with Julia Child I usually use a little bit more butter. LOL!
Jean Campbell gwashington1961
May 15, 2012
Hi, Michelle. My family loved this 'new' Pineapple Casserole! As I predicted, everyone wanted a copy of the recipe. Also, a vote was taken regarding your agreement with Julia Child and Paula Deen - using a little butter could never be a bad thing. All agreed, the Ritz Crackers are supposed to be a 'butter' flavored cracker - if the crushed crackers need to absorb a bit more melted butter, it simply can't be a bad thing! The flavor combining with the filling of the 'casserole' is a new treat for the taste buds! The vote for a recipe to include in all upcoming events, was won with a 9 pro to 0 against - by your Pineapple Casserole!!!!!! YUMMO!!!!!

Thanks again, for a totally unconventional winner at a ham dinner! They do not like sweet potatoes mixed with pineapple, therefore, this dish is refreshing and tickles the taste buds without taking anything away from enjoyment of the ham [it was brought up that it would serve as well with our favorite roast beef or roast pork]. I mentioned that you had suggested it could also serve as a dessert - the main feeling was that it was delicious as a side dish and too good to wait for - for after dinner! I think it could be slipped in as dessert on a hot summer's evening [maybe with a scoop of vanilla ice cream?], chilled for a few hours to cool it down?

Michelle please thank your mother-in-law for sharing this devine dish with you [therefore, us]. You are the best for posting this for those of us who rely on JAP for inspiring new recipes. Many, many thanks to you! Jean C. LOL :-)
Jean Campbell gwashington1961
May 15, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Michelle Meola harleysmom07
May 16, 2012
I am so glad you and your family liked it. Yay!