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Pineapple casserole in a white dish.

Paula Deen’s Pineapple Casserole Recipe with Cheese

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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings


If you have a family gathering coming up, Paula Deen’s Pineapple Casserole Recipe with Cheese is the perfect side dish for a ham, turkey or chicken dinner. The sweet and savory combination of the sweet pineapple mixture with the salty cheese and buttery crackers is a delicious combination! 


6 Tablespoons All purpose flour

1/2 cup Granulated sugar

2 (20 ounce) can pineapple, drained (save a few Tablespoons of the juice)

2 cups Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

1 and 1/2 cups Buttery Ritz Crackers, crumbled

3 to 4 Tablespoons Unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease an 8×12 or medium-sized baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together all purpose flour and sugar. 
  3. Stir in the cheese, a little at a time. 
  4. Drain the pineapple (save a few Tablespoons of juice) and add to the flour mixture. 
  5. Transfer mixture to prepared casserole dish.
  6. In a separate medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the crumbled Ritz crackers with  melted butter, and 1 Tablespoon reserved pineapple juice, stirring until evenly blended.
  7. Sprinkle the crumb mixture on top of pineapple mixture.
  8. Bake in 350°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until light golden brown.


How long does pineapple casserole last? Store leftover pineapple casserole in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

Can you freeze pineapple casserole? No we do not recommend freezing it as it will become soggy.

Note: I made a few changes to the original recipe from Paula Deen and reduced the sugar and also reduced the amount of butter in the Ritz cracker topping.  I added an extra 1/2 cup of Ritz crackers too. Still the same great flavors with just a few tweaks.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 generous helping
  • Calories: 159
  • Sugar: 13.3 g
  • Sodium: 91.6 mg
  • Fat: 8.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.2 mg