This easy Pineapple Stuffing recipe made with bread, crushed pineapple, and other pantry ingredients is perfect for the holidays! You will love how fast and easy it is to make!
I love this pineapple stuffing! Whether you serve it hot or cold, it is so good! I will fully admit that I will eat this as leftovers if any are left. It is so sweet and delicious!
It reminds me of a pineapple bread pudding that takes minutes to prepare—this sweet holiday side dish pairs perfectly with CrockPot ham.
I may make it with leftover ham to see how it tastes baked together.
This stuffing is one part side dish and one part dessert. You can serve it with the main meal, or towards the end, it is up to you.
I like putting everything on the table and letting people pick and choose what they want for their holiday meal.
We are all in on offering both sweet and savory options for everyone to choose from.
This delicious pineapple stuffing is the perfect holiday side dish for Thanksgiving, Easter, or Christmas. Add it to your holiday menu for a quick and easy side dish.
It pairs perfectly with a turkey or ham dinner. We hope your holiday season is fantastic and filled with joy.
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients for making an epic Pineapple Stuffing! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- Softened Butter
- Large Eggs
- Crushed Pineapple
- White Bread Slices
Bread - We use plain white sandwich bread but you could easily use brioche bread, Hawaiian bread, or any soft bread.
Butter - You can use vegan butter to make this vegan.
Sugar - You can cut the sugar in half if you don't want as sweet of a pineapple stuffing. You can also use a 50/50 mix of white and brown sugar if you want a more caramel flavor.
Crushed Pineapple - You can add this drained or undrained depending on the texture you want for the stuffing. We normally drain pineapple juice from the crushed pineapple. Chunk pineapple can be used if you want more texture.
Recipe Variations - you can add in toasted sliced almonds on the top if you want a bit of a crunch in your stuffing. A bit of vanilla extract for sweetness.
For additional texture - you can add in ⅓ cup chopped pecans/walnuts. Stir in dried cranberries.
- Nonstick Cooking Spray
- Hand Mixer/Electric Mixer
- Large Bowl - We are big fans of this glass batter bowl that has a handle. It makes it easy to mix ingredients and keeps the mixing bowl steady on the counter.
- Knife/Cutting Board
- Measuring cups
- Casserole Dish
How to make Pineapple Stuffing
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees!
Step 1 - Add eggs, butter and sugar to a mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer cream them until they are nice and creamy.
Step 2 - Once the butter, eggs and sugar are creamy fold in crushed pineapple and mix. Stir to mix with a spatula or wooden spoon.
Step 3 - Add in bread cubes that are cut in 1 inch squares. Stir together until the bread crumbs are well coated.
Step 4 - Spray casserole baking dish with non-stick spray. Add pineapple casserole mixture and evenly spread in the pan.
Step 5 - Bake until golden brown. Remove from oven and enjoy!
Preparation and Storage
You can make your Pineapple Stuffing ahead of time, baked or unbaked, depending on how you want to prepare it. Either way, ensure it is tightly wrapped in a prepared baking dish and air-tight in the refrigerator.
If you are pre-baking it, just put it back in the oven, wrap it in foil, and heat it when ready to serve it.
Storage: Store Pineapple Stuffing leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy them within three days.
Freezing/How to Freeze: Freeze any leftovers in an airtight, freezer-safe container and enjoy them within a month.
How to Reheat: This helpful guide by Good Housekeeping covers all the methods for reheating your holiday stuffing!
We use plain white sandwich bread, but you could easily use brioche bread, Hawaiian bread, or another soft bread.
Depending on the texture you want for the stuffing, you can add drained or undrained pineapple. We usually drain the pineapple juice from the crushed pineapple. Use pineapple chunks if you want more texture.
Vegetarian Option: This sweet holiday side dish is 100 percent vegetarian!
Vegan Option: Vegans should replace the butter, eggs, and bread with plant-based substitutes to make this recipe vegan.
Gluten-Free: Gluten-free eaters should use gluten-free bread to make this recipe safe for a gluten-free diet.
Smaller Serving Size + Larger Group/More Servings: The written recipe makes eight servings. Scale it up or down to your desired yield.
Sugar-Free: The written recipe contains 36 grams of sugar per serving. Replace the white sugar with a sugar-free alternative and check that your canned pineapple and bread have no sugar added to make it sugar-free.
Tips for the Best Pineapple Stuffing
- You can cut the sugar in half if you don't want as sweet a pineapple stuffing. You can also use a 50/50 white and brown sugar mix for a more caramel flavor.
- Add toasted sliced almonds on top if you want a crunch in your stuffing or a bit of vanilla extract for sweetness.
- For additional texture, add ⅓ cup chopped pecans/walnuts. Stir in dried cranberries.
- Nutrition information, including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin c, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more, will vary depending on the products used.
What to Serve with Pineapple Stuffing
Our Pineapple Stuffing is a sweet, tropical take on a classic holiday side dish! Here are some menu planning suggestions for a festive feast.
Sides: Apple Stuffing, Carrot Soufflé, Creamed Corn Casserole, Crock Pot Mashed Cauliflower, Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes, Jiffy Cornbread with Sour Cream, Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Yams, Southern Style Green Beans, CrockPot Bourbon Baked Beans
Main Dishes: Crock Pot Turkey, Crock Pot Bourbon Maple Pork Loin, Crock Pot Guinness Corned Beef & Cabbage, Crock Pot Chicken & Stuffing, Crock Pot Orange Glazed Ham, Crock Pot Coke Glazed Ham, Bourbon Baked Ham
Desserts: Eggnog Cookies, 4 Ingredient Christmas Crack, Easy Holiday Reindeer Chow, Church Window Cookies, No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dip, Easy Eggnog Cake with Eggnog Glaze, Ambrosia Salad, Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball, Cranberry Fluff Salad
When to Serve
- Family and Friend Gatherings
Great Holiday Side Dishes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Combine softened butter, eggs, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer combine until creamy.
- Add in crushed pineapple and stir to mix evenly.
- Add in cubed bread and mix together until well coated.
- Pour into a greased casserole dish and evenly spread out.
- Bake for 1 hour until the top is nice and golden brown.
- Hand Mixer