Cheesy Apple Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Cheesy Apple Casserole is so easy and makes a great side dish. If you have never tried this dish you absolutely need to, it is that good. So many people turn their nose up at this combination but I assure you it is delicious. It’s the perfect side dish for any meal and would be wonderful for the holidays.

Cheesy Apple Casserole Ingredients Needed:

Apples (I used red delicious but you could use about any kind in this recipe)

Lemon juice


White granulated sugar


All-purpose flour


Vanilla extract

Shredded cheddar cheese

This recipe is super hard to get great pictures of since its just a casserole topped with cheese. Not a lot to work with, but the taste is so good it doesn’t matter! We recently remade this delicious dish so we could update this recipe and it didn’t last a day. Great reviews on this dish too.

Full recipe in printable recipe card below.

My mom makes something very similar to this called cheese apples but it’s made with canned apples and velveeta. I try to avoid velveeta and canned things. This was so good and tastes just like hers but better!! Thank you for a real food recipe! We are having it tomorrow at thanksgiving.” – Brooke

“I made this Cheesy Apple Casserole for my friend. He and I really enjoyed it. I used 1.5 cups white granulated sugar and 1.5 cups of brown sugar. WOW! The apples were cooked just right. The cheddar cheese really added to the flavor and goes so well with apples. Thanks for sharing.” – Sue

“This is so delicious! Easy, and a hit on Thanksgiving. If I make this just for family again on a regular night, I may cut the butter and use low fat cheddar cheese. But for a holiday, full day perfect!” – Michelle


Cheesy Apple Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

Cheesy Apple Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Cheesy Apple Casserole

Judy Yeager
This Cheesy Apple Casserole is so versatile. It's great for breakfast or as a side dish. We love the combination of cheese and apples and you will too. Great reviews.
4.75 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings


  • 5 cups chopped apples (I used red delicious but you could use about any kind in this recipe. Peel and core the apples, then chop)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup melted
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Toss the chopped apples with the lemon juice.
  • Spray a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray and spread the apples in the bottom of the dish.
  • Mix the melted butter, sugar, salt, flour, milk, vanilla extract and one cup of the cheese together with a spoon. Pour and spread over the apples. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes adding the other cup of shredded cheese on top during the last 15 minutes.
Keyword Cheesy Apple Casserole
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