Southern Pineapple Casserole

by Alli

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Southern Pineapple Casserole is my go-to side dish whenever I’m serving a baked ham. You’ll find me serving this easy casserole on Easter, Christmas, and Sunday dinners with the family.

If you love casseroles, you need to check out Best Casseroles For Every Occasion! 

I always enjoy holiday get-togethers with family and friends. One recipe I can always count on is Southern Pineapple Casserole. If you’ve never had it, you’re in for a treat. Southern Pineapple Casserole pairs perfectly with Hormel Cure 81 Bone-In Cherrywood Ham.Parties and gatherings are so much easier when they’re semi-homemade. 

 We’re a close-knit family (all 16 of us!) and we love to catch up with each other on Sundays over a home-cooked meal.  It’s even more special during the holidays. 

My Family Is Crazy About Ham

The entire family is crazy about ham, so when I was in Walmart with a grocery list in hand, shopping for Sunday lunch, the pretty packaging of Hormel Cure 81 Bone-In Cherrywood Flavor caught my attention. And when I saw that it was fully cooked (heat according to package directions) and spiral-sliced, I was sold.

When I’m buying a ham, I look for a fully cooked spiral-sliced ham. Then I add my easy homemade glaze. My pineapple peach glaze always gets rave reviews.

The one side dish I always serve with ham is Southern Pineapple Casserole. Everyone who’s ever had this casserole loves it and wants the recipe. And now, you’ll have the recipe, too.

Ingredients For Southern Pineapple Casserole

You can scroll down and find the complete printable recipe card!

  • pineapple chunks, well-drained
  • granulated sugar
  • grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • all-purpose flour
  • melted butter
  • round, buttery crackers (like Ritz) 

Steps For Making Southern Pineapple Casserole (full printable recipe card down below!)

Casseroles are always fun and easy to make because all you do is mix the ingredients together and bake. For this particular casserole, I combine the ingredients in one bowl.

Start by combining the granulated sugar and flour. Add cheese and pineapple and mix well. Place in a 9×9 baking pan (or a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish) and top with crushed butter crackers.

Pour melted butter over the crackers and bake at 350ΒΊ for 30-35 minutes.

Pineapple Casserole & Hormel Ham

Add a tossed salad and rolls to go alongside the ham and southern pineapple casserole.  Dinner is served!

Southern Pineapple Casserole & Hormel Cure 81 Ham

Yield: 8 servings

Southern Pineapple Casserole

Southern Pineapple Casserole

Southern Pineapple Casserole is a slightly sweet side dish that pairs perfectly with baked ham.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 (20-oz each) cans pineapple chunks, well-drained
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 sleeve of round, buttery crackers (like Ritz)


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Spray a 9x9 OR a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish lightly with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and flour. Add cheese and drained pineapple chunks. Mix well and pour into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Top with crushed crackers. Pour the melted butter over the crackers.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.

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The cracker topping is crunchy and the pineapple/cheese mixture is slightly sweet and tangy. It’s a family favorite during the holidays and all year long.

Southern Pineapple Casserole

Sunday Gatherings Are Better With Hormel

My Sunday lunch get-together was the first time I served a Hormel Cure 81 Cherrywood Ham. The son-in-law declared it the best ham he had ever tasted.

My husband asked, “What did you do differently with this ham? The entire family agrees that it was the most delicious ham they had ever eaten and immediately requested it for our next get-together.

And all you do is heat it according to the package directions.  It’s so easy, right?

Hormel Cure 81 Cherrywood Ham & Southern Pineapple Casserole

Be sure and try my Southern Pineapple Casserole recipe during the holidays. It’s the perfect side dish to your Hormel Cure 81 ham and your dinner guests will be talking about your party long after it’s over.

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Originally posted December 2015 and updated March 2021




Marie Baker December 7, 2015 - 12:10 pm

My husband loves pineapple. I cannot eat this cause of sugar and flour, but omg I’m going to make this for him as a side on Christmas! Thanks for sharing this!! πŸ™‚

Jenn @ EngineerMommy December 7, 2015 - 1:10 pm

I’m totally getting hungry now. That casserole looks and sounds so delicious! And that ham is totally a winner! I’ll look for it the next time I’m at the store!

lisa December 7, 2015 - 2:14 pm

This sounds so good! I love anything with pineapple in it. What a great casserole.

Tonya C December 7, 2015 - 3:39 pm

My daughter loves ham and only really gets it at holiday dinners. I’m looking for a new side dish and this just may be it! Thanks for the recipe!

Erica Brooks December 7, 2015 - 5:30 pm

I’ve never had a pineapple casserole. It looks pretty good. That ham looks good too. I wish I had a piece right now. πŸ™‚

Miranda (myrabev) December 7, 2015 - 5:43 pm

Salivated throughout the post and wanting to serious eat some pineapple casserole right about now. Thanks for the recipe

Heather December 7, 2015 - 10:16 pm

Wow! This is the first time I’ve heard of pineapple casserole! This looks like an awesome blend of flavors.

Franc Ramon December 8, 2015 - 2:22 am

The southern pineapple casserole looks really tasty. It pineapple can surely add more flavor to the ham.

Jaime Nicole December 8, 2015 - 6:44 am

This sounds so delicious and interesting. I have never seen a Pineapple Casserole – southern or otherwise – and I can’t wait to try this one out on my family!

Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy December 8, 2015 - 7:04 am

I just love ham. This looks like an amazing meal! My husband loves pineapple and ham together, so I know he’d devour this.

Kristen from The Road to Domestication December 8, 2015 - 8:30 am

Ooo, that looks delish! And it can pass for breakfast, right?! I mean…fruit…!

Jessica Harlow December 8, 2015 - 9:48 am

We love having a family ham dinner and this sounds like a great side dish to try. I’m always looking for new recipes!

Janet H. December 8, 2015 - 10:52 am

What a great recipe, i love pineapple too!!! πŸ™‚ I cant wait to try the Southern Pineapple Casserole at home, it sound really tasty, yummy.

Ave December 8, 2015 - 3:02 pm

That Hormel Cure 81 ham looks absolutely delicious! I really want to try your Southern Pineapple Casserole recipe as we love pineapple at our house!

Zan December 8, 2015 - 3:23 pm

I wish I had a slice of this entire meal. It looks great. I love slices ham and that cherrywiod flavor sounds delish! You hubs will be happy!

Marielle Altenor December 9, 2015 - 12:56 am

Gawd that ham looks good! We still don’t know what we are cooking for our Christmas party. I’m thinking of having a nice looking ham.

Polarbelle December 9, 2015 - 3:51 am

That sounds amazing!!! We need to try it in my house

valmg @ Mom Knows It All December 10, 2015 - 8:42 pm

I love pre-sliced hams. I get very particular about how my meat is sliced and this makes it so much easier! The pineapple casserole looks delicious and I can totally see how it would compliment a ham.

Nichole Arnold June 5, 2018 - 11:14 am

WOW! This is so unique. I truly would have never thought to create something like this but now it is a MUST try this Summer for a cookout! Thanks for the awesome recipe.

Amy December 17, 2021 - 8:03 pm

Going to make this casserole this week. Looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

Alli December 19, 2021 - 5:27 pm

You’re very welcome. My family loves this casserole!

Toni H April 17, 2022 - 3:12 pm

This looks so good I’m making it tonight. Just reacted to make sure the flour is 4 TEASPOONS and not TABLESPOONS cause it looks like more than that in the bowl pictured. Thank you!

Alli April 17, 2022 - 3:14 pm

It’s teaspoons. I made it for Easter lunch today. It was delicious.


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