The following recipe is THE BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mom made this a few years ago and I thought I died and went to heaven, went back for thirds, and i believe I may have also eaten this for my dessert instead of pie! The pineapple, cheese and Ritz create the most delectably sweet and savory dish, that is just as yummy hot out of the oven or chilled next morning for breakfast after unwrapping the gifts, so you can call this a side or dessert. Not to mention it's totally cheap and easy to make! Can't miss!
Pineapple Cheese Casserole
2 – 20 oz cans crushed pineapple (drained)
1-1/2 C. sugar
¾ C. flour
2 C. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 stack Ritz crackers
1-1/2 – 2 sticks butter
Put pineapple into casserole dish. Mix together flour, sugar and cheese, then mix into pineapple. Crush Ritz crackers and spread on top. Melt butter and pour over pineapple.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Can be served hot or cold.
My husband and I both made this for separate potlucks we attended for Thanksgiving and the pans were just completely cleaned out! I mean to post it for Thanksgiving, but the night of I realized was just too late! So I was determined not miss the opportunity to share it before Christmas so none of you would miss out on this!! Yeah, I know last week would have been better, but I'm sure many of you (not namin' names!) have not yet bought all the ingredients yet for your holiday meals!! ;)
You may want to add a recipe card (the 10 I printed out were all gone when I came to retrieve the pan) or a little note saying what it is next to the dish; to some it might look like scalloped potatoes! (Boy, were those people surprised when they bit into it! LOL!) Please enjoy!
So what are you making for your big holiday meal, do tell!!