This is a new recipe to us and we discovered it while watching a Southern Living Hey Ya’ll episode last year. We love Ivy Odom and all that she shared on her show. You can find this episode and so many more of her Hey Ya’ll series here! *the image used above is from Southern Living
Trust me I know, the combination of ingredients seems funny, but give it a try! It’s the perfect combination of sweet and salty and is delicious.
This casserole is a classic Southern dish and here’s how to make it by the recipe, read below to see how I changed it just slightly for my taste.
2 20oz cans pineapple chunks in juice drained (RESERVE 6 TBSP LIQUID)
1 1/3 Cup sugar
5 Tablespoons flour
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup melted butter
1 Sleeve Ritz crackers crushed
Mix together flour, sugar, and reserved pineapple liquid.
Add pineapple chunks and mix all three together.
Place in a baking dish and top with cheddar cheese.
Top with Ritz crumbs and drizzle over melted butter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30min.
*** For my recipe I used pineapple tidbits, which was recommended by Ivy when I sent her a DM on Instagram about the recipe.
*** The first time I made this I did the full sugar amount, for me it was a bit too sweet as the pineapple is already sweet on it’s own. I prefer to make it with only 1/3cup sugar or none at all!
Give it a try, this is so yummy and according to my husband pairs great with ham. I don’t eat ham so I’ll take his word for it. Let me know how you like the recipe!