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Cheesy Ritz Pineapple Casserole

While you don’t usually hear the words “cheddar cheese” and “pineapple” in the same sentence – and no, we’re not talking about pizza – this is a sweet and savory side dish that totally takes your dish to the next level. The ingredient list might seem a little confusing at first, but bear with us: the end result is a crunchy, cheesy, fruity combo that, once you put everything together, really works!

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Pineapple chunks, crushed pineapple, cheddar cheese and ritz crackers make up the heart of this dish. Even though it sounds strange, the sweet pineapple, the salty cheese and the crunchy crackers all come together in a hot, melty casserole that will have people initially confused, but then totally hooked.


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This is a southern classic that some people might recognize, but for others seems totally out of the blue. Just trust us: the cheesy fruity combo is delicious. If you’ve ever had apple slices with cheddar cheese, you’ll understand the power of the fruity salty combo, but for those of you who haven’t, you’ll just have to take the leap of faith with us and try this out for yourself.

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Whether it’s served alongside some pork tenderloin or chicken thighs, this makes for a fun, tasty side dish that will most likely steal the show. Our family was skeptical at first, but everybody saw the light after that first bite and you will too – it’s so good!

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