This Cheese Pineapple Bake is a perfect side dish to turkey or ham. Kids love it and you will too because it is so simple to make. Not too sweet, but just right, this cheese pineapple bake always has them coming back for seconds.
This week I’m sharing one of my favorite side dishes from my childhood. This easy cheese pineapple bake was often served on our Thanksgiving table to accompany our smoked turkey. My dad always smoked a turkey. Often he would gather every one’s grills in the neighborhood and smoke their turkey too! Smoking the big bird outside meant more room in the oven for side dishes, which often were more the star of the meal, than the turkey.
Today I’m joining with Sunday Supper to give you lots of options for side dishes-which often take center stage! I know we all have our favorites and often make similar things each year, but I always try to find something fresh and unique. Finding a new family favorite is a mission of mine.
How to Make Cheese Pineapple Bake?
Making this is as easy as opening a can of pineapple, and mixing it with a bit of flour, sugar and grated cheese. Then pour the juice over the top. Let it bake and get bubbly and then it’s time to eat. Just let it cool a bit so you don’t burn your mouth! I sprinkled a bit of Aleppo pepper over the top to give this a spicy sweet flavor. I’ve also seen this with a Ritz cracker topping that is easily made by crushing some crackers and mixing with some melted butter. Topping or not, this is a side dish that everyone loves.
I still don’t know what my Thanksgiving plans are, but wherever I am and whatever I’m doing, I know it’s sure to include good food. In fact, I’d be happy making a meal out of the dishes below. Well, those, this cheese pineapple bake, and maybe a few slices of pie! Thanks Caroline, of Caroline’s Cooking, for including me and putting this great list of side dishes together. I still can’t believe it’s November!
A few more great sides:
Frozen Cranberry Salad
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This Cheese Pineapple Bake is a perfect side dish to turkey or ham. Just 4 Ingredients and you have a winner!
1/2 c flour
3/4 c sugar
3 c grated cheddar cheese
4 c pineapple chunks, drained and juice reserved
Preheat oven to 325.
Combine flour, sugar and cheese in a bowl.
Place a layer of half of the pineapple in a buttered 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with half the cheese mixture. Repeat the layering.
Pour the reserved juice over all, using just enough to barely cover. Bake for 1 hour and serve hot.
(I gave this a sprinkle of Aleppo pepper and it could also be topped with a crushed cracker topping!)
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