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Are you looking for an easy and unique side dish for your holiday celebrations? My husband's family introduced me to pineapple casserole 11 years ago, and my life has never been the same!
My personal feelings are to eat healthy most of the time throughout the year and enjoy my favorite traditional recipes in moderation during the holidays. This recipe is NOT revamped into a healthier version. This is one dish I enjoy just as prescribed, but I only eat it about 3 times a year.
This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law and I am not sure of the original source. I've found similar recipes online but none exactly like this one.
1 20-oz can crushed pineapple, drained well (be sure to get canned in juice not syrup)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (sounds crazy I know, just stick with me)
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp flour (I use white whole wheat)
1 sleeve butter round crackers (Ritz, Trader Joe's or Late July - the latter two have a healthier ingredient list)
1/2 to 1 stick butter, melted
Mix together the first 4 ingredients and put in greased baking dish. Mix together crackers and butter, then sprinkle on top of the pineapple mixture. Bake at 350 for 30 - 40 minutes or until bubbly.
Recipe can be doubled or tripled (I quadrupled it once). Don't double the crackers mixture, just use 1 1/2 sleeves of crackers and 1 stick butter.
I know it sounds crazy to eat pineapple and cheese mixed together for the holidays, but I am telling you, this is the best! So if you are looking to change things up a bit, but don't want a dish that is hard to make try this one out. You won't be disappointed.
I hope you enjoy this amazing side dish! What are your favorite holiday sides?
Don't forget that health happens at home,
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