Pineapples… one of the tastiest and most beloved fruits. As much fun as it is to dig into some cool, refreshing chunks, there are so many great dishes to make with them.
We’ve compiled this list of amazing Pineapple Recipes for you to make in your kitchen. Though they’re considered a summer crop, nowadays you can find them year round at the grocery store.
Along with the sweet desserts you would expect to find in this delicious Pineapple ideas, we’ve also found some great entrees with pineapple and side dishes for you to try.
Go through all of these great pineapple recipes, we hope you love them as much as we do. Have fun!
1. Hawaiian Chicken Salad
Hawaiian Chicken Salad – Take a look at this colorful platter. It’s full of tropical flavors, a variety of textures, and it happens to be healthy.
This is a great summertime dish, when you want something light, yet satisfying.
2. Pineapple Salsa
This fresh and tropical Pineapple Salsa recipe will be a big hit at your next get together. It only takes 15 minutes, and is great for dipping tortilla chips, as well as a topping for seafood or chicken.
3. Crock Pot (or Instant Pot) Hawaiian Chicken
This one is for those lazy days. Or busy days. Or clueless, don’t know what to cook days. All it takes is a few minutes of your time sometime in the morning. This Hawaiian pineapple chicken is easy, dump and run slow cooking at its finest!
4. Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice
Aloha! Is that what this bowl of Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice is saying to you? This colorful, pretty little bowl is loaded with so many flavors.
Sweet? Yup. Savory? Yeah. Umami? Oh boy!! All this from a few left over ingredients lying around your house.
5. Sweet and Sour Meatballs
This recipe is your savior for busy weeknights when you want a quick meal on the table. Everybody has some frozen meatballs in the freezer, right? That’s all you need, along with great juicy pineapple.
6. BBQ Pineapple Chicken Kabobs
These BBQ Pineapple Chicken Kabobs are made with pineapple, onion, bell peppers and marinated chicken. They’re a perfect grilling option for the summer.
7. Pineapple Pork with Coconut Rice
This Pineapple Pork with Coconut Rice recipe will become your favorite. Tender pork tenderloin and sweet pineapple chunks in a sticky teriyaki sauce pair perfectly with the tropical coconut rice.
8. Pineapple Glazed Salmon
This juicy, salmon is has a sweet and savory pineapple marinade, then it’s baked to perfection. It get’s with a fresh and easy pineapple avocado salsa that the dish tropical vibes. Serve this dish all summer long.
9. Hawaiian Teriyaki Burgers with Grilled Pineapple
Make your cookout a bit tropical with these Hawaiian Teriyaki Burgers with Grilled Pineapple! They may be the tastiest burgers ever with teriyaki sauce, grilled charred pineapple, red onion, provolone cheese and lettuce. YUM!
10. Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham (Pineapple Glaze Ham)
Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter, this Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham is going to be your new holiday favorite. It just takes a few minutes of your time to prepare this great centerpiece, then the oven does the work.
11. Pineapple Chicken
How about some tropical stir fry like Pineapple Chicken? Chicken and pineapple along with veggies gets tossed in sweet and savory sauce and the end result is finger licking delicious. Serve it atop fresh steaming white rice in a pineapple boat. Simple dinner made fancy in a few minutes.
12. Huli Huli Chicken
This huli huli chicken is chicken thighs marinated in a mixture of pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and spices, then grilled to tender perfection. A tropical meal that’s easy to make and is sure to please any crowd!
13. Blackened Flounder with Pineapple Salsa
Need an easy and healthy fish recipe for dinner? Try this Blackened Flounder with Pineapple Salsa. It is ridiculously delicious.
This is one of the best ways to cook flounder fillet when you want something stunning and flavorful.
14. Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple Sauce
We love this Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple Sauce recipe. It’s sweet and savory, healthy but indulgent. This tropical treat is great for grilling season, or any time of year.
15. Thai Shrimp and Pineapple Curry
Thai Shrimp and Pineapple Curry is a wonderful combination of sweet and savory. With a Thai red curry base, it has a nice kick, but the coconut milk balances it out.
16. Pineapple Cheese Ball
This Pineapple Cheese Ball is one of your favorite summer cheese ball recipes. This sweet and salty combination of flavors will be a hit at all your potlucks and get togethers.
17. Mexican Fruit Salad
Take your fruit salad south of the border with this tasty recipe.
It’s loaded with tropical fruits like papaya, mango and pineapple, and the flavors get enhanced by chili lime seasoning. YUM.
18. Grilled Pineapple Guacamole
Give your favorite Guacamole a tropical twist! This fun fusion appetizer is perfect for dipping unlimited tortilla chips. Make a big batch and watch your friends devour it!
19. Pineapple Smoothie
This Pineapple Smoothie is a tropical treat with pineapple, banana, pineapple juice and Greek yogurt. It’s super refreshing and great for breakfast or any time of day!
20. Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza
This Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza is a great fusion of tropical and barbecue. Try this some pizza night, you just may love it.
24. Sweet and Sour Chicken
Craving some REAL good Sweet and Sour Chicken? Don’t look for Chinese take out. With just a few steps you can make tastier stir fry in your kitchen. Tender, yet crispy chicken with lots of veggies mixed in with homemade sweet and sour sauce. And don’t forget the pineapple in this one. Delicious…
22. Cheesy Ham and Pineapple Sandwich
Ham and Pineapple are such a great combo, and it really shows in these Cheesy Ham and Pineapple Sandwiches. It’s a delicious and easy tin foil recipe, perfect for campouts.
23. Caramelized Pineapple Chicken Quesadilla with Strawberry Salsa
Caramelized Pineapple Chicken Quesadilla with Strawberry Salsa has two fruits, making it a super fresh and delicious meal. It’s an amazing twist on basic quesadillas.
24. Bacon Wrapped Pineapple with Brown Sugar
Who knew something so delish could be so easy! These Bacon wrapped Pineapple with Brown Sugar skewers are a fun summer appetizer that your guests will devour.
25. One Pan Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Coconut Rice
This One Pan Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Coconut Rice is a perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Take your taste buds on a Caribbean vacation with this recipe!
26. Pineapple Mango Lemonade
Feeling tropical? This pitcher of lemonade sure is!
Combining mango and pineapple, this recipe is a real treat. Served ice cold, it’s about as refreshing as a drink can possibly be.
27. Caramelized Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
These tacos are divine… Thin strips of caramelized pork tucked into soft corn tortillas along with fresh cucumber pineapple cilantro salsa and finished with a chili mayo sauce over the top.
They are going to be polished off very fast.
28. Nalesniki with Cheese and Pineapple
Nalesniki are a type of crepe, and the ones in this recipe are filled with Cheese and Pineapple. It’s a great summer breakfast, and they can be made ahead of time.
29. Huli Huli Chicken (Hawaiian Tropical Chicken)
This huli huli chicken is chicken marinated in a mixture of pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and spices, then grilled to tender perfection. A tropical meal that’s easy to make and is sure to please any crowd!
30. Thai Pineapple Peanut Satay Chicken
Satay is popular throughout Southeast Asia, and once you taste it, you’ll understand why. This time, the chicken skewers also feature pineapple along with the meat, for added layers of flavor.
31. Pineapple Popsicles with Chia Seeds
These Pineapple Popsicles are made with crushed pineapple, coconut milk, chia seeds and light sweetener. Great summer chiller.
32. Pineapple Rolls (Nastar)
These Pineapple Rolls (Nastar) are Chinese New Year’s staples. These pastry rolls are filled with spiced pineapple jam. Try this treat at your next celebration.
33. Pineapple Shrimp Stir Fry
Don’t you want to start woking after just looking at these shrimp? This Pineapple Shrimp is an absolutely delicious and healthy stir fry recipe with a combination of plump and juicy shrimp, veggies and pineapple.
The pineapple juice and hoisin sauce give the sauce the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors.
34. Pineapple Coconut Cake
This Pineapple Coconut Cake recipe is the perfect dessert for spring and summer gatherings. It’s super moist and has tons of pineapple chunks all throughout the crumb. Your guests will be begging for your recipe.
35. Seared Scallop Tacos
Another popular trend is turning classic recipes into tacos. It’s popular for a reason, and these seared scallop tacos are absolutely delicious. They also come with pineapple salsa, and they’re served on corn tortillas with pickled onions and a cabbage slaw.
36. Melon Pineapple Fruit Salad with Berries
The flavors in this melon pineapple berry salad are diverse, but they compliment each other beautifully.
It’s a great summer salad for picnics and cookouts.
37. Green Pineapple Smoothie
You only need a few ingredients to make this healthy smoothie. It’s a super nutritious way to start your day, and takes only minutes to prepare.
38. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Another classic dessert recipe is this Pineapple Upside Down Cake. You’re going to love the tropical flavor of pineapple combined with the sweet caramelized edges.
Just imagine how happy you would be when this cake greets you upside down!
39. Hawaiian Coleslaw
Add some island flair to your cookouts with this easy and delicious Hawaiian coleslaw.
It combines the sweetness of pineapple and the nuttiness of sesame seeds, all tossed with a homemade Asian dressing.
40. Pineapple Mango Sorbet
You need to try this refreshing and light Pineapple Sorbet on a hot day. With only three ingredients, it’s the easiest summer treat ever!
What a great variety of pineapple recipes! There’s so many different ways to use your favorite fruit.
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- 6 bone in chicken thighs, skin removed
- 1 20oz can pineapple rings, syrup discarded
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into rings or strips
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
- 1 Red chili, chopped (or 1/2-1 tsp dried red chili flakes)
- 1.5 cups pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp ketchup
- 1 Tbsp mustard
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place chicken in lightly greased crock pot.
- Mix Pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce, mustard, brown sugar, honey, salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour over chicken.
- Place pineapple rings atop chicken.
- Cover and cook 5-6 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high. With one hour remaining, place peppers on top of pineapple.
- Optional: If you prefer a thicker sauce, remove some of the sauce to a pan on stovetop over medium high heat. Make a slurry of water and corn starch. Gradually stir in slurry until you reach desired consistency.
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