I tried this dish for the first time at my mother-in-law’s house over Thanksgiving when Ryan and I were dating in college. My mother-in-law, Diane, always has the most amazing spread of indulgent food and I typically help myself to a little bit of everything on Thanksgiving. I don’t really pay attention to what I’m putting on my plate most of the time since everything is so darn delicious!
As I sat down to eat my Thanksgiving feast during the first Thanksgiving I spent with Ryan’s family, I dug into Diane’s pineapple soufflé and could not get enough of the sweet and buttery flavors.
It tasted more like a dessert than a side dish and I couldn’t help myself from going back for seconds… and then thirds.
Now it is a staple that we enjoy every Thanksgiving and it’s a dish I’ve started making for every Friendsgiving party we host at our house as well. There are never any leftovers because it really is that good!
It is by no means healthy, but for a dish you only enjoy once a year, I just can’t make myself try to “healthify” this recipe. It’s a Thanksgiving classic in the Fagan household!
Diane’s Pineapple SouffléPrint
Diane’s Pineapple Soufflé
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 45-50 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minute
- Category: dessert, dessert/sweet treats, dinner, most popular recipes, recipes
- Cuisine: dessert
With deliciously sweet and buttery flavors, this pineapple soufflé tastes more like a dessert than a side dish and is the perfect irresistible addition to your Thanksgiving table.
- 2 1/2 cups crushed pineapple, well drained
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup half and half (I’ve also used 2 percent milk in a pinch and it still tasted delicious!)
- 6 – 8 slices of white bread, cubed (I prefer 8 slices so it’s a little more solid, but the recipe calls for 6)
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- Cinnamon (to taste)
- Nutmeg (to taste)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix first five ingredients together and pour into an 8×8 cooking dish sprayed with cooking spray
- Pour melted butter over the top
- Bake for 45 – 60 minutes
Keywords: pineapple souffle, recipe, recipes, thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!
joelle (on a pink typewriter) says
Yum! Happppy Thanksgiving!
Sarah @ Sweet Miles says
Yesssss so good!!! I’ve had something very similar, and the pineapple is amazing!!! I will have to try this recipe!!
Anna @ Fitness à la Anna says
Sounds amazingly decadent – definitely something to indulge in (at least) once a year! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
Yum! It looks and sounds delicious!
Kate@ Trekking Kate says
When I saw the Pineapple Souffle on your Friendsgiving menu, I was hoping a recipe would follow! Looks so tasty, and good. Can not wait to indulge!
Looks amazing!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat says
Ok, wow! This looks amazing! Happy Thanksgiving!
Lindsey @ Indiana Hearts says
Oh my goodness—WANT!
Katie @ running4cupcakes says
Oh yum! It looks like a pineapple bread pudding. I can see why that is a favorite – thanks for sharing the recipe.
Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life says
This looks like a recipe my mom would absolutely love!
This looks simple and delicious!! I’ve been obsessed with pineapple all year.
Wow I will try this for sure! Do you use just any old bagged white bread or do you get something fresh from the bakery? Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!
Yep!! Any bread will work! I want to try it with challah!
I’m going to try this recipe this weekend, I think I’m going to try it with croissants!
Thanks for the recipe!
Yum! I definitely want to try this!
We make this every year at Easter – It pairs really well with ham and beef tenderloin. Happy Thanksgiving!
Taylor @ Singletrackedmind says
This looks amazing!
Sara @ LovingOnTheRun says
Yummm this looks DELICIOUS!!
I’m totally going to make this soufflé! sounds delish!
Jan @ Sprouts n Squats says
This reminds me more of a bread and butter pudding than soufflé. It looks and sounds absolutely delicious.
Wow this looks great!
Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie says
Yum! Something different to try out for Thanksgiving! I was going to make pumpkin biscotti’s but I may give this a try. Thanks for being the best!
That sounds delicious! 🙂
This looks fantastic! Do you know if it could be made in advanced then re-heated before serving? Thanks!
Yes, definitely! I always make it the day before Friendsgiving. 🙂
When you reheat do you pop in oven again on low? or just microwave? I am going to make this tonight! and want to make sure 🙂
Yes I’d love to know how to reheat too. That looks fantastic!
Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs says
Yum! This sounds so delicious!
Ellie@Fit for the soul says
woowwww how yummy and easy, julie!!! i burned my hand today so i cant make anything but mayyyyybe this would be a good recipe to try since it’s so simple. Thanks for sharing!!
Florence (@SquigglemeFloey) says
seriously looks delicious
Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine says
What? This sounds wonderful!! I have never heard of it before. It sounds a bit like French toast. I can not wait to try this!!
Yum, this looks excellent and super simple! Scanning the recipe, I already have the majority of the ingredients, which is great!
I have to make this– pineapple is my dad’s favorite and I can guess that adding sugar will only make it better!
Would it be bad if I made this instead of the sweet potato casserole I’m supposed to bring to dinner tomorrow..!? It looks so good!
So I opened up your blog this morning and saw this receipe and had enough time to run to the store and grab the ingrediants to make it before our family gathering. I whipped it up and added it to our feast and it was a hit!! Even the kids who are picky eaters asked for seconds. Thanks for posting the receipe, I will be making it every year now!!
Erin M. says
Even though I had my menu planned, I couldn’t resist trying out this recipe. It was so easy and everyone loved it! This will definitely be a Thanksgiving staple for years to come 🙂
I added the pineapple souffle to our menu this year and it was a hit!!!
YAY! So glad to hear it!! <3
Do you think this would hold up if I baked at my house and it wasn’t served until like 4 hours later?
Just made this and it’s so good!
I’m so glad you liked it!
I am going to make this for Thanksgiving this year! I cant wait…. Is this served best hot, room temp, or cold? Either way, I’m sure I will love it.
warm! hope you love it!!
Think this could be frozen?