Sunday, November 6, 2016

Easy Cheesy Pineapple Bake #SundaySupper


This week I'm sharing one of my favorite side dishes from my childhood. This easy cheesy pineapple bake was often served on our Thanksgiving table to accompany our smoked turkey. My dad always smoked  a turkey and often he would gather every one's grills in the neighborhood and smoke their turkey too! Smoking the big bird outside meant more room in the oven for side dishes, which often were more the star of the meal than the turkey.

Today I'm joining with Sunday Supper to give you lots of options for side dishes-which often take center stage! I know we all have our favorites and often make similar things each year, but I always try to find something fresh and unique. Finding a new family favorite is a mission of mine.


This cheesy pineapple bake goes great with turkey or ham. It's as easy as opening a can of pineapple and mixing it with a bit of flour, sugar and grated cheese and then pouring the juice over the top. Let it bake and get bubbly and then it's time to eat. Just let it cool a bit so you don't burn your mouth! I sprinkled a bit of Aleppo pepper over the top to give this a spicy sweet flavor. I've also seen this with a Ritz cracker topping that is easily made by crushing some crackers and mixing with some melted butter. Topping or not, this is a side dish that everyone loves.

I still don't know what my Thanksgiving plans are, but wherever I am and whatever I'm doing I know it's sure to include good food. In fact, I'd be happy making a meal out of the dishes below. Well, those and maybe a few slices of pie!

Thanks Caroline, of Caroline’s Cookingfor including me and putting this great list of side dishes together. I still can't believe it's November!



Easy Cheesy Baked Pineapple
Serves 8
Time to Make: About 10 minutes to make and 60 minutes to bake
Ingredients:
1/2 c flour
3/4 c sugar
3 c grated cheddar cheese
4 c pineapple chunks, drained and juice reserved
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325.
Combine flour, sugar and cheese in a bowl.
Place a layer of half of the pineapple in a buttered 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with half the cheese mixture. Repeat the layering.
Pour the reserved juice over all, using just enough to barely cover. Bake for 1 hour and serve hot.
(I gave this a sprinkle of Aleppo pepper and it could also be topped with a crushed cracker topping!)


Fruity Side Dishes

Other Side Dishes

Potato Side Dishes

Vegetable Side Dishes


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Other Side Dishes

Potato Side Dishes

Vegetable Side Dishes


Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

A few more great sides:

Frozen Cranberry Salad                          Tamale Stuffing                       Maple Glazed Challah Rolls

            

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44 comments:

  1. Awesome cheesy bake, Abbe. I love the pizza with pineapple, so I definitely will love this!

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    1. That's so right Angie. Never thought of that. Maybe I should add som Canadian bacon!

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  2. These are the times when I wish Bill would eat pineapple! My MIL would make a pineapple gratin that was fabulous--and I'd love to try yours. SO glad to have you join Sunday Supper!!! xoxo

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    1. Thanks for all your help Liz! Hope I did it right! And I can't imagine not liking pineapple. LOL!

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  3. I bet this would be good with ham for the holidays. I love the addition of the pepper on top.

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    1. I bet it would go great with ham. The pepper tasted great. Thanks Karen!

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  4. My friend Cauleen makes this every Thanksgiving - it's fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Lea Ann. It really hits the spot!

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    2. Hi Abbe, I have never heard of this dish before, sounds very intriguing and delicious, I bet this is delicious with turkey or ham.

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  5. I have never heard of this, but it sounds delightful!

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  6. This is a fun side dish. Nice photos too!

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    1. Thanks Bobbi! It is a fun and easy dish!

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  7. Makes a lot of sweet sense, Abbe. And a perfect complement to the turkey...Intrigued too by your bio....Appreciate the appreciation of a multi-cultural upbringing =)

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    1. Well, not quite multi cultural, but it was interesting being a minority in a small town!

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  8. Pineapple and cheese? Interesting...I've got to try it!

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  9. I have never thought to pair pineapple and cheese. I must try that - very soon!

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  10. I'll be honest, pineapple and I don't get along. But, I'm bookmarking (and making) this, because I'm in the minority around here. This looks fun! I think my peeps will love it. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Adam. It's a crowd pleaser where I come from!

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  11. So much fun to smoke a turkey! I love doing that for the 4th of July. Anyway, great dish -- perfect for Thanksgiving. This would be fun served with ham, too. Thanks!

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    1. I will be honest. I have never cooked a whole turkey in my life. This is the only thing Manservant cooks-or smokes!

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  12. PINEAPPLE AND CHEESE?!?!? Now this might be one of the STRANGEST combos I've ever seen!!!

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  13. This is the first time I have ever heard of this side dish!

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    1. Weird, huh? But I know you will like it!

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  14. Wow, I've never heard of this!! I'm intrigued... and all of the sudden very hungry. Need to try this one!

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  15. I love the idea of smoked turkey and this does sounds like the perfect accompaniment. Hmmm.... you've got me thinking :)

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  16. This looks so interesting Abbe! I bet it went so well with that smoked turkey!

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  17. What a unique side dish! I'm sure it would go great with turkey!

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  18. This would be great, if only my family would go for the pineapple. I know it has to be delicious! Smoked turkey is awesome and would be great with your dish.

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  19. I bet this is so good, love this take on pineapple and cheese!

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  20. We still make "Hot Pineapple Casserole" but we also put crushed Ritz crackers on top with drizzled butter of course. One of my kids favorites :) It does go great with ham and we usually have it once a year during the holidays. Great post!

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  21. This cheesy pineapple bake sounds super yummy and super delicious. I have never had something like this before but I know I would love this. Fantastic share.

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  22. I guess pineapple gets a love or hate reaction from a lot of people. Unfortunately, my husband and I are an opposite ends on the subject. It sounds delicious to me! What a wonderful list of recipes too. I can't believe it's almost the middle of November too!

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  23. I can honestly say I have never heard of pineapple and cheese together but seeing it in action I can see that it works together. What a creative and tasty looking dish!

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  24. My Thanksgiving menu may already be set, Abbe, but I know that your dish will be making an appearance the next time I prepare a ham. It sounds delicious!

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  25. Cheese and pineapple? Not a combination I've ever had but Man, does it look good! And so easy! Another yummy recipe! Oh, the touch of aleppo is the perfect final touch. :)

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