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    The 40 BEST Pineapple Recipes

    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!

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    Pineapple Recipes:

    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    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!

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    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!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ cookathomemom

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ jessicagavin

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ carlbadcravings

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    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!

    Get the Recipe @ twopeasandtheirpod

    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!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    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…

    Get the Recipe @ iwashyoudry

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    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!

    Get the Recipe @ ambitiouskitchen

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    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!

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    31. Pineapple Popsicles with Chia Seeds

    These Pineapple Popsicles are made with crushed pineapple, coconut milk, chia seeds and light sweetener. Great summer chiller.

    Get the Recipe @ jessicagavin

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ theendlessmeal

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ sallysbakingaddiction

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ loveandlemons

    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!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ platingsandpairings

    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!

    Get the Recipe @ twopeasandtheirpod

    What a great variety of pineapple recipes! There’s so many different ways to use your favorite fruit.

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    40 Things to Make with Pineapples

    This list of great Pineapple Recipes is just what you need when you have an abundance of the tropical fruit. We love this crock pot chicken:


    • 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


      1. Place chicken in lightly greased crock pot.
      2. Mix Pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce, mustard, brown sugar, honey, salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour over chicken.
      3. Place pineapple rings atop chicken.
      4. Cover and cook 5-6 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high. With one hour remaining, place peppers on top of pineapple.
      5. 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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