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Easy Cheesy Pineapple Bake #SundaySupper

This easy, cheesy pineapple bake has just 4 ingredients. It is simple and delicious and we've been making it for about 40 years! #pineapple #casserole www.thisishowicook.com

This week I’m sharing one of my favorite side dishes from my childhood. This easy cheesy pineapple bake was often served on our Thanksgiving table to accompany our smoked turkey. My dad always smoked  a turkey and 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.

This easy, cheesy pineapple bake has just 4 ingredients. It is simple and delicious and we've been making it for about 40 years! #pineapple #casserole www.thisishowicook.com

This cheesy pineapple bake goes great with turkey or ham. It’s as easy as opening a can of pineapple and mixing it with a bit of flour, sugar and grated cheese and then pouring 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 and maybe a few slices of pie!

Thanks Caroline, of Caroline’s Cookingfor including me and putting this great list of side dishes together. I still can’t believe it’s November!

This easy, cheesy pineapple bake has just 4 ingredients. It is simple and delicious and we've been making it for about 40 years! #pineapple #casserole www.thisishowicook.com

Easy Cheesy Baked Pineapple
Serves 8
Time to Make: About 10 minutes to make and 60 minutes to bake
Ingredients:
1/2 c flour
3/4 c sugar
3 c grated cheddar cheese
4 c pineapple chunks, drained and juice reserved
Directions:
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!)

Fruity Side Dishes

Other Side Dishes

Potato Side Dishes

Vegetable Side Dishes

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Other Side Dishes

Potato Side Dishes

Vegetable Side Dishes

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

A few more great sides:

Frozen Cranberry Salad                          Tamale Stuffing                       Maple Glazed Challah Rolls

            

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This easy, cheesy pineapple bake has just 4 ingredients. It is simple and delicious and we've been making it for about 40 years! #pineapple #casserole www.thisishowicook.com


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44 Comments

  • Reply
    Angie Schneider
    November 6, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Awesome cheesy bake, Abbe. I love the pizza with pineapple, so I definitely will love this!

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      November 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      That's so right Angie. Never thought of that. Maybe I should add som Canadian bacon!

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    Liz Berg
    November 6, 2016 at 10:12 am

    These are the times when I wish Bill would eat pineapple! My MIL would make a pineapple gratin that was fabulous–and I'd love to try yours. SO glad to have you join Sunday Supper!!! xoxo

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      November 6, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks for all your help Liz! Hope I did it right! And I can't imagine not liking pineapple. LOL!

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    Karen Harris
    November 6, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    I bet this would be good with ham for the holidays. I love the addition of the pepper on top.

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      November 6, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      I bet it would go great with ham. The pepper tasted great. Thanks Karen!

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    Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
    November 6, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    My friend Cauleen makes this every Thanksgiving – it's fabulous!

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      November 6, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Thanks Lea Ann. It really hits the spot!

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      Cheri Savory Spoon
      November 6, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Hi Abbe, I have never heard of this dish before, sounds very intriguing and delicious, I bet this is delicious with turkey or ham.

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      November 7, 2016 at 4:12 am

      You have that right Cheri!

  • Reply
    Mindy Boyd
    November 6, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I have never heard of this, but it sounds delightful!

  • Reply
    Bobbi Marshall
    November 6, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    This is a fun side dish. Nice photos too!

  • Reply
    The Ninja Baker
    November 6, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Makes a lot of sweet sense, Abbe. And a perfect complement to the turkey…Intrigued too by your bio….Appreciate the appreciation of a multi-cultural upbringing =)

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      November 7, 2016 at 4:11 am

      Well, not quite multi cultural, but it was interesting being a minority in a small town!

  • Reply
    Heather King
    November 6, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Pineapple and cheese? Interesting…I've got to try it!

  • Reply
    Monica Maloney Heidler
    November 6, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    I have never thought to pair pineapple and cheese. I must try that – very soon!

  • Reply
    Adam J. Holland
    November 7, 2016 at 1:20 am

    I'll be honest, pineapple and I don't get along. But, I'm bookmarking (and making) this, because I'm in the minority around here. This looks fun! I think my peeps will love it. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      November 7, 2016 at 4:10 am

      Thanks Adam. It's a crowd pleaser where I come from!

  • Reply
    Kitchen Riffs
    November 7, 2016 at 2:05 am

    So much fun to smoke a turkey! I love doing that for the 4th of July. Anyway, great dish — perfect for Thanksgiving. This would be fun served with ham, too. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      November 7, 2016 at 4:09 am

      I will be honest. I have never cooked a whole turkey in my life. This is the only thing Manservant cooks-or smokes!

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    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    November 7, 2016 at 2:57 am

    PINEAPPLE AND CHEESE?!?!? Now this might be one of the STRANGEST combos I've ever seen!!!

  • Reply
    Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com)
    November 7, 2016 at 6:26 am

    This is the first time I have ever heard of this side dish!

  • Reply
    Karly
    November 7, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Wow, I've never heard of this!! I'm intrigued… and all of the sudden very hungry. Need to try this one!

  • Reply
    Chris Scheuer
    November 7, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    I love the idea of smoked turkey and this does sounds like the perfect accompaniment. Hmmm…. you've got me thinking 🙂

  • Reply
    Renee Paj
    November 7, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    This looks so interesting Abbe! I bet it went so well with that smoked turkey!

  • Reply
    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere
    November 7, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    What a unique side dish! I'm sure it would go great with turkey!

  • Reply
    Pam
    November 7, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    This would be great, if only my family would go for the pineapple. I know it has to be delicious! Smoked turkey is awesome and would be great with your dish.

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    All That I'm Eating
    November 8, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    I bet this is so good, love this take on pineapple and cheese!

  • Reply
    Tricia Buice
    November 9, 2016 at 12:47 am

    We still make "Hot Pineapple Casserole" but we also put crushed Ritz crackers on top with drizzled butter of course. One of my kids favorites 🙂 It does go great with ham and we usually have it once a year during the holidays. Great post!

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    November 9, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    This cheesy pineapple bake sounds super yummy and super delicious. I have never had something like this before but I know I would love this. Fantastic share.

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    November 9, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I guess pineapple gets a love or hate reaction from a lot of people. Unfortunately, my husband and I are an opposite ends on the subject. It sounds delicious to me! What a wonderful list of recipes too. I can't believe it's almost the middle of November too!

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    Denise
    November 10, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I can honestly say I have never heard of pineapple and cheese together but seeing it in action I can see that it works together. What a creative and tasty looking dish!

  • Reply
    ChgoJohn
    November 16, 2016 at 12:07 am

    My Thanksgiving menu may already be set, Abbe, but I know that your dish will be making an appearance the next time I prepare a ham. It sounds delicious!

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    mjskit
    November 18, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Cheese and pineapple? Not a combination I've ever had but Man, does it look good! And so easy! Another yummy recipe! Oh, the touch of aleppo is the perfect final touch. 🙂

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