Perfect Pineapple Casserole

Here's a casserole recipe that's a little unexpected and a whole lot pleasing. Pineapple Casserole is a Southern favorite that can double as a side dish or a dessert! Everyone will love the surprise ingredient in this yummy dish.

What You'll Need

  • 3 tablespoon pineapple gelatin mix
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup butter-flavored cracker crumbs (like Ritz)
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together gelatin mix, sugar, cornstarch, and water until smooth. Bring mixture to a boil and continue to whisk until thickened. Stir in pineapple chunks and cheese. Pour mixture into baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cracker crumbs and butter. Sprinkle over pineapple mixture.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden brown and heated through.


  • This is a great side dish for your Easter spread. For more great ideas, check out our collection of Easter Side Dishes.
  • PIneapple adds such a bright and refreshing zip to so many recipes! We suggest you also try our Barbecue Chicken Tart for another tasty option.
  • Love pineapple? Check out our list of yummy pineapple desserts.


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