Looking for something different to serve at your next special meal gathering? Get creative with this Festive Pineapple Stuffing recipe!
When it comes to a festive menu, the main course is always the shining star. But that doesn’t mean your side dishes can’t be just as mouth-watering!
In our current climate, stuffing has been reduced to a simple box mix added to water. However, there’s no reason you can’t make your own from scratch with little effort and in less than an hour! Impress your guests with this enticing Festive Pineapple Stuffing that will be an excellent accent to your main dish.
Why Serve Stuffing?
Stuffing is the proverbial side dish that is part of most holiday menus. You won’t want to miss serving this classic dish at your next family get together.
Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to stuffing. Mix it up this holiday season by adding a twist of pineapple! This recipe is both sweet and savory, sure to leave your guests delighted!
With just a few ingredients, stuffing is easy and quick, with lots of possibilities for variations. Plus, everyone loves a scoop of stuffing when eating leftovers after the holiday is over!
Pineapple Stuffing Recipe Ingredients
The great part about this yummy side dish is there are few ingredients to gather in preparation! Most of these ingredients will already be in your pantry or a staple in your refrigerator.
The basic ingredients you’ll need to have on hand are butter, eggs, salt, sugar, and brown sugar. This should leave you with only two ingredients left to add to your store list!
At your local farmer’s market or grocery store, pick up a loaf of fresh brioche bread and a ripe pineapple. That’s all you’ll need to complete this amazing Festive Pineapple Stuffing!
How to Make Pineapple Stuffing
Begin making your Festive Pineapple Stuffing by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Next, grease or line a 9″ square baking dish.
Dice five slices of brioche bread into 1″ chunks.
Cut the pineapple into 1″ chunks. Reserve any pineapple juice to add to the mixture.
Using an electric hand mixer, beat 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter and 1/2 cup sugar together in a medium-sized bowl for 2-3 minutes.
The mixture should have a light and fluffy texture.
Gather four eggs, adding them one at a time. Beat until well incorporated. Add 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and mix until blended.
Using a wooden spoon or spatula, slowly mix in 2 1/2 – 3 cups of freshly diced pineapple and any reserved juice, along with the cubed brioche bread, until evenly mixed.
Pour your mixture into the greased baking dish. Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar over the dish until evenly covered.
Using aluminum foil, tightly cover the baking dish. Bake in your oven for 30 minutes. Remove your foil and bake an additional 25-30 minutes. The stuffing is ready when it has a golden top to it.
Allow your stuffing to cool slightly before serving.
Make Your Stuffing Ahead of Time
Preparing a holiday menu can be time-consuming. Save yourself any added stress by preparing this dish ahead of time!
Simply follow the instructions, adding the mixture to the dish in which you plan to bake the Pineapple Stuffing. Cover tightly with cling wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
Make up to one day ahead of time for the freshest results.
Mix Things Up
Are you on a time crunch? Saving a few minutes to make this delicious side dish is easy! Replace the fresh pineapple with a 20-ounce can of crushed pineapple. Don’t bother to drain the can. Use the juices to add to the recipe for extra flavor!
Another way to vary this recipe is by changing up the bread! Any variety of soft bread will do. Pick your favorite bread and get started cooking your Pineapple Stuffing!
You can also save a few calories for a healthier diet by leaving out the brown sugar.
Looking for additional flavor? Keep the brown sugar and sprinkle a few shakes of cinnamon on top of the casserole before baking!
Tips + Tricks to Perfect Stuffing
The Pineapple Stuffing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. Be sure it’s tightly covered with cling wrap to prevent drying out.
To reheat, remove the cling wrap. Cover with aluminum foil to prevent the stuffing from drying out. Heat in the oven at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes or until warmed.
The stuffing can be stored in the freezer for up to one month if it’s tightly covered. Allow the stuffing to thaw completely in the refrigerator before reheating it in the oven.
Add Some Festive Flare
Looking to make this Pineapple Stuffing part of a meal? Check out these options to add to your menu!
Our Incredibly Fresh and Delicious Pomegranate Salad will pair perfectly with this stuffing! Pomegranates are healthy, and tasty and add a nice crunch to your salad. Save time by omitting the chicken and going green!
For your main course, try our Easy and Delicious Applesauce Pork Chops! This meal uses only three ingredients, making this easy and quick. With homemade applesauce and more apples to garnish, this dish perfectly rounds out the Pineapple Stuffing!
Every meal needs a festive finish! For dessert, conclude this delicious meal with a scoop of Warm Plum Crisp! This traditional warm crisp will amaze your guests with the added twist of fresh plums. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make this dessert extraordinary!
Enjoy Festive Pineapple Stuffing!
Ready to make your next holiday meal unforgettable? Add this Festive Pineapple Stuffing to your menu for a treat that will satisfy your guests.
There’s more to learn about pineapples! Visit our Pineapple page on the website for blog posts about different pineapple varieties, plus helpful growing and care guides.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 4 eggs, large
- 2 1/2 cups fresh pineapple, diced
- 5 slices brioche bread
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease or line a 9" square baking dish.
- Dice brioche bread and pineapple into 1" chunks. Reserve any pineapple juice.
- Using an electric hand mixer, beat unsalted butter and sugar together in a medium-sized bowl for 2-3 minutes. The mixture should have a light and fluffy texture.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating until well incorporated.
- Add sea salt and mix well.
- Using a wooden spoon or spatula, slowly mix in pineapple, reserved juice, and bread until evenly mixed.
- Pour the mixture into the baking dish.
- Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar over the dish until evenly covered.
- Using aluminum foil, tightly cover the baking dish.
- Bake in your oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove your foil and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes. The stuffing is ready when it has a golden top to it.
- Allow your stuffing to cool slightly before serving.
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