Pineapple Casserole: For Dinner or Dessert?

Pineapple Casserole in pan with a fresh pineapple


Every year when the Easter Holiday rolls around my family always knows we have to have the Pineapple Casserole with our ham and roast lamb. My boys will literally would wait by the oven until it came out and beg for a taste before it was served for dinner. And the next day, they would dig into the left over casserole  and eat it cold! I’ve learned to make a triple batch just for that purpose! 

Pineapple casserole in glass dish

The beauty of this recipe is that you only need 5, (yes, 5) ingredients! Butter, sugar, eggs, pineapple and bread! (Nothing fattening in this dish, right?) All you have to do is cream the butter and sugar, mix in the eggs and pineapple, and once you cube the bread in 1-inch pieces, throw them into the bowl and mix together! Pour in an aluminum pan or glass dish, and bake to bubbly golden brown perfection! 

Ingredients for the pineapple casserole



What doesn’t it go with is really the question! The obvious answer is ham, but I’ve made it with lamb, pork, chicken and even as a dessert with a cherry rum or brandy sauce! One time I even gave it a little kick with some cayenne pepper!

Pineapple Casserole with a piece served on a plate


I forget about this dish because it was so special during the Easter Holiday! But I will certainly be whipping this up throughout the year as a side dish or dessert when I barbecue ribs or grill hot dogs and hamburgers! And thinking about a twist on this casserole for a Pineapple Bread Pudding?????? Oooh…stay tuned for that! 

Pineapple casserole plated with cherries on top

Until next time,

Let’s get cookin’, baking and entertainin’,


Pineapple Casserole: For Dinner or Dessert?

This recipe has been in my family for I don't know how long and we make it for Easter every year! There are basically 5 ingredients that get mixed together and once baked, comes out bubby, toasty brown and delicious!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: All
Keyword: bakedpineappledish, holidaypineappledish, pineapple, pineapplecasserole
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Madeline Kohler


  • 1 9" x 13" glass dish or aluminum pan
  • 1 Hand or Stand Mixer
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 Large Mixing Bowl


  • 1 stick butter, softened (½ cup)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 16 ounces crushed or cubed pineapple in a can, drained
  • 6 white bread slices


  • Preheat oven to 350° on bake setting.
  • Spray non-stick spray on the bottom and sides of the glass dish.
  • In the mixer, blend butter and sugar until well combined.
  • Add eggs until well combined with the butter and sugar mixture.
  • Cut bread into 1-inch cubes.
  • Drain pineapple and mix into the wet ingredients until well combined.
  • Put in bread cubes and gently mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until well combined.
  • Pour into glass dish or pan and bake 1 hour. When finished, the casserole will be bubbling around the sides and golden brown on the top.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Goes great with ham, pork, lamb or chicken!


Ingredients for the pineapple casserole Pineapple Casserole in pan with a fresh pineapple Pineapple casserole plated with cherries on top

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