The Best Pineapple Casserole
A savory and sweet southern casserole. Only 6 ingredients–Pineapple, butter, sugar, eggs, bread, and milk. Perfect for a side dish but could easily be a dessert. This is truly the Best Pineapple Casserole you will ever taste.
I’ve been making this casserole for at least 30 years now. A friend introduced me to this casserole shortly after I married. This casserole is really delicious, and after the first bite, you will be hooked.
I began making this casserole to serve with ham. Pineapple and ham always go together and are a great combination. But honestly, it goes with just about anything and everything. I have served this at cookouts with hamburgers, at Thanksgiving with turkey, and at Christmas with ham. My family expects this casserole at every holiday meal. I made this the other night–during the week– and served it with chicken crescent rolls and did not have the first complaint from my family. 🙂
Why This Recipe Is Fantastic
The combination of ingredients may sound strange, but I promise they all mesh together into one delicious casserole.
Pineapple casserole is made to serve as a side dish, but honestly, it could be eaten as a dessert. 🙂 As a matter of fact, I reheated a small bowl for dessert last night. 🙂
With only a few simple ingredients, you can have this casserole mixed and in the oven in no time. Everything is mixed by hand–no need to drag out the mixer. Just mix everything together in one bowl, dump into a casserole dish, slide into the oven. Easy!!
I’ve made this casserole for church socials, holiday gatherings, and just as a side dish during the week. It will not disappoint you or your guests.
Ingredients Needed for Pineapple Casserole
*cubed bread, *milk, *eggs, *sugar, *butter, *pineapple tidbits ( with juice)
How To Make The Best Pineapple Casserole
This casserole is so simple and with just a few minutes of prep, you can have this casserole made and in the oven. It’s perfect for the holidays or as a side dish during the week.
For complete instructions, see the recipe card below.
- Gather ingredients and cube the bread.
- Mix everything together.
- Pour into a casserole dish.
- Serve warm.
Is Pineapple Casserole a Dessert?
I like to serve Pineapple Casserole as a side dish. But, I have also eaten leftovers as a dessert. 🙂 Basically, it depends on you!
How to Store Leftover Casserole
Store all leftovers in the refrigerator. Wrap leftovers tightly in plastic wrap or place in a tightly covered bowl. Leftovers will usually last 4-5 days in the refrigerator. **They never last this long at my house.
What Do I Serve With Pineapple Casserole?
Honestly, in my opinion, it goes great with everything. I like to serve it best with ham. Ham and Pineapple Casserole equals a win every time! I have also served it with grilled foods during the summer, at Thanksgiving with turkey, with sticky chicken, and during the week with barbecued ribs.
Try this for your next holiday gathering or just for something different during the week. In my opinion, no holiday is complete without a Pineapple Casserole.
If you are looking for side dishes to serve at holiday gatherings or during the week, be sure to try my Sweet Potato Casserole with Brown Sugar Pecan Topping and Southern Cornbread Salad and Candied Sweet Potatoes. These always show up on my table for the holidays.
Need a quick dessert for your holiday table? My No Bake Pumpkin Pie is a winner every time! It’s light, fluffy, and comes together in minutes. Delish!
The Best Pineapple Casserole
- 5 cups cubed bread
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 Eggs beaten
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 20 ounce can pineapple tidbits with juice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix milk, eggs, sugar, and butter.
- Add pineapple and juice. Mix well
- Add cubed bread. Stir until all of the bread is coated.
- Spray a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish with non stick spray. Pour the pineapple mixture into the dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
- Serve warm. Enjoy!