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41 of the Best Pineapple Recipes

41 of the Best Pineapple Recipes to try while they’re ripe for the picking! Fun and easy ways to use pineapple, from savory dishes to tasty desserts. Plus cool and refreshing pineapple drinks and cocktails, from healthy smoothies to festive pina coladas! 

Grilled pineapple slices
Caramelized Pineapple Slices from Jessica in the Kitchen

If your supermarket produce aisle is piling up with pineapple, there’s no time like the present to try out new and exciting recipes featuring everyone’s favorite spiky fruit. We’ve rounded up a list of over 40 of the best pineapple recipes for your grilling, baking, freezing, and cooking pleasure.

Below you’ll find savory dinner ideas, bright and flavor-filled desserts, plus easy pineapple cocktails and drinks to carry you through pineapple season.

Psst… before you dive head first into your favorite dishes of the bunch, be sure to check out How to Cut a Pineapple for easy tips and tricks!

Savory Pineapple Recipes

First up, savory dishes featuring pineapple! From juicy chicken and pork recipes, to spicy salsas and savory sides.

close up of pork lettuce wraps on a sheet pan

Sriracha Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps

Spicy sriracha sauce and juicy pork tenderloin are the perfect pairing with sweet pineapple in these simple yet flavor-packed, healthy lettuce wraps.

Chopsticks in pineapple fried rice

Pineapple Fried Rice


For a fun twist on a takeout favorite, just add pineapple! This savory fried rice recipe is made with crisp veggies, crunchy cashews, and juicy pineapple bites. Plus, it’s ready in just 30 minutes!

sliced hawaiian pizza on a cutting board

Gluten Free Hawaiian Pizza

Is this the most delicious and controversial pineapple recipe? You be the judge, but we’re firmly in the pineapple-goes-on-pizza camp over here! This easy homemade pizza recipe is full of sweet-salty flavors and melted cheese on a gluten free pizza base.

This Pineapple Baked Ham Recipe is easy

Pineapple Baked Ham Recipe


There’s nothing more succulent than a gorgeous baked ham decked out in pineapple. This impressive method is sweet and decadent, salty and savory all at once, and perfect for the holidays!

platter of kebabs with bbq sauce, tofu and pinepple

Grilled Pineapple & Tofu Kebabs

This fully loaded vegan grilling recipe is made for grilling all summer long. Crisp charred veggies and pineapple with richly marinated tofu, all lined up on a convenient kebob!

Pineapple Soy Grilled Chicken


This chicken recipe is so easy to make, featuring all the luscious, sweet-savory flavors of pineapple, honey, garlic, and an umami bomb of soy.

Hawaiian Pineapple Coleslaw with title

Sweet Hawaiian Pineapple Coleslaw Recipe Without Mayo

Your favorite BBQ and picnic side gets the Hawaiian treatment with the fun addition of pineapple! Made creamy with Greek yogurt, this no mayo coleslaw is sweetened up just enough, and super tasty.

Hawaiian grilled huli huli chicken thighs with pineapple on a plate.

Hawaiian Grilled Huli Huli Chicken


This chicken is savory and spicy, enhanced by the bright flavors of pineapple juice! Simple to marinade, this recipe grills up like a dream anytime of the year, but especially for an easy summer dinner.

Image of Chicken Pineapple Skewers

Chicken Pineapple Skewers


The perfect grilling recipe to get you through a busy week! These ultra simple and ultra flavorful chicken pineapple skewers are quick to assemble and even quicker to disappear off the plate.

Grilled Pork and Pineapple Tacos

Grilled Pork and Pineapple Tacos

This easy twist on tacos al pastor is a fun fusion of flavors and cuisines. Loaded with tender grilled pork, zesty Mexican-inspired spices, and fresh pineapple.

Pot filled with bbq chicken thighs

Pineapple Barbecue Chicken Thighs


Sweet and tangy pineapple enhanced the already unbeatable flavor of these BBQ chicken legs! This is an easy chicken recipe that’s extra juicy and perfect for weeknights.

grilled pineapple kebabs with rum glazed shrimp


Tender shrimp and juicy pineapple come together in a tasty kebab idea loaded with island-inspired flair. Drenched in a homemade rum glaze and then grilled to perfection.

close up photo of grilled pineapple chicken kabobs

The Perfect Grilled Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

You’re gonna want to crack out these awesome chicken kabobs any chance you get! A perfect summer recipe made with marinated chicken, chunks of delicious pineapple, and crunchy red onion on an easy-to-grill skewer.

Pineapple Desserts

Next, sweet and easy dessert ideas made with the crowned queen of the fruit kingdom. From pineapple cakes to popsicles, and more. 

Golden-brown baked pineapple empanadas on a platter, with a small pitcher of caramel sauce.

Pineapple Empanadas


These pineapple empanadas are a sweet spin on a Mexican-style favorite! Filled with rich and fruity filling made with caramelized pineapple and homemade caramel sauce.

A Pina Colada Poke Cake is such a refreshing dessert! This rum spiked vanilla cake is drenched in sweetened condensed milk and topped fresh pineapple and coconut whipped cream.

Pina Colada Poke Cake


If you like pina coladas… and cake, then this is the recipe for you! This easy poke cake recipe is extra lush and filled with all the creamy, pineapple-coconutty flavors of the beloved classic cocktail.

Pineapple Crumb Sheet Cake with a icing drizzle.

Pineapple Crumb Cake


A simple pineapple sheet cake gets a sprinkling of buttery crumb and a drizzle of sweet pineapple icing. The result is this amazing homemade pineapple crumb cake, and you’re gonna want to make it.

Top view of a mixed berry fruit salad with melon and pineapple

Melon Pineapple Fruit Salad with Berries

For a bright and easy summertime snack or side, this melon and pineapple fruit salad is the way to go! Bursting with fresh fruit and a juicy berry medley.

A Slice of Frosted Layer Cake Being Lifted From a Cake Stand

Hummingbird Cake


This layered Hummingbird cake is the tropical lovechild of banana bread and carrot cake, filled with pineapple and crunchy pecans. The perfect dessert that’s fancy and easy all at the same time!

Pineapple Upside Down Whiskey Cakes is a dessert recipe for parties

Pineapple Upside Down Whiskey Cakes


A classic whiskey-drenched upside down cake recipe gets downsized in this adorable single-serving dessert. Rich and sugary and topped with a single pineapple ring and a cherry, of course.

A pineapple poke cake sliced into twelve squares.

Pineapple Poke Cake


This poke cake takes pineapple and layers it with even more pineapple, then tops it with – you guessed it – even MORE pineapple goodness! Made effortless using boxed cake mix that gets dressed to the 9’s with crushed pineapple and fluffy whipped cream.

a from scratch pineapple upside down cake with pineapple and cherries

Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Flip your dessert game on its head with this gorgeous retro upside down cake. Rings of juicy pineapple dotted with maraschino cherries turn this easy cake recipe into a work of art.

Pineapple Angel Food Cake

With only two(!) ingredients, this pineapple angel food cake is definitely a slice of heaven! A tender vanilla cake layered with fluffy whipped cream and chunks of pineapple.

How to make mojito popsicles pineapple flavor

Pineapple Mojito Popsicles

Pineapple comes together with all the zesty, minty freshness of a mojito, frozen into a refreshing homemade popsicle. These popsicles are the ultimate pairing with your pool this summer!

strawberry pineapple coconut popsicles on a baking dish filled with ice and scattered strawberries

Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Swirl Popsicles

Fresh and fruity homemade popsicles to keep cool with this summer! Ripe blended strawberries, zingy pineapple puree and creamy coconut milk combine into one delicious and easy frozen treat.

The BEST Summer Fruit Salad filled with loads of fresh fruit and dressing FREE. It's the perfect refreshing salad to have around all summer long that's naturally gluten free.

The Best Summer Fruit Salad

This simple fruit salad is a bright and juicy medley of summer fruit bursting with color and flavor! Light and refreshing, perfect for your next BBQ or picnic.

Pineapple Poke Cake Feature

Pineapple Poke Cake


An easy poke cake recipe made with a moist cake layer filled with pineapple, then topped with a delectable whipped cream topping. Light as a feather and choc full of pineapple flavor!

side view of a slice of pineapple upside down cake topped with a maraschino cherry

Grandma’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake


A classic pineapple upside down cake that would make anyone’s grandmother proud! This easy vanilla cake is ramped up with brown sugar and crisps up perfectly with a layer of sweet pineapple rings and maraschino cherries.

spring rolls

Pineapple Cream Cheese Spring Rolls


These sweet deep fried spring rolls are a delicious variation of a lumpia recipe, made with pineapple and cream cheese rolled up in crispy fried pastry dough.

Pineapple Upside Down Monkey Bread - the classic flavors from pineapple upside down cake turned into monkey bread!

Pineapple Upside Down Monkey Bread


Monkey business is more than welcome when it comes in the form of sugar-glazed pineapple upside down cake! Try this easy pull-apart version of the classic dessert the next time you’re craving something sweet.

Soft and Moist Pineapple Banana Bread

Pineapple Banana Bread


Tender banana bread, with an irresistible tropical twist thanks to juicy pineapple. The added fruit gives this banana bread recipe loads of moisture and flavor. Give it a try, you’ll thank us later!

Pineapple Drinks & Cocktails

Try these refreshing pineapple cocktails, drinks, and smoothies to up the ante at your pinapple-looza.

A couple of tropical cocktails on a kitchen countertop with two thin lime slices floating around in each glass

Pineapple Rum Punch


The star ingredient gets whipped up into a refreshing and boozy pineapple cocktail in this easy recipe. With a generous splash of tropical rum and a good bit of fizz, this is an ultimate summertime sipper!

a pineapple jalapeno margarita in a glass rimmed with chili salt

Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

Um, a golden margarita that’s sweet n’ spicy, with the delicious tartness of pineapple? Yes, please. If you love a spicy margarita, this is one cocktail you need to try.

up close photo of champagne flutes with pineapple mimosas

Pineapple Dole Whip Mimosas


Love a classic Dole Whip soft serve? Allow this brunch-ified mimosa cocktail to blow your mind. A vibrant drink recipe made from pineapple juice, coconut cream, and a hint of bubbles.

Two glasses of frozen pineapple margaritas with a chili salt rim garnished with lime and mint.

Frozen Pineapple Margaritas


Whip up a batch of blended frozen pineapple margaritas the next time you entertain, and let the good times roll. Complete with a chili salt rim!

Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

These lava flow smoothies are just oozing strawberry, pineapple, and coconut allure. Layers of brightly colored fruit puree make up this frosty and creamy smoothie recipe.

Whiskey lemonade cocktail with pineapple garnish

Pineapple Whiskey Lemonade

A lemonade cocktail infused with pineapple flavor, perfect to enjoy solo or made in a pitcher to feed a crowd!

best pineapple green smoothie for picky eaters

Hidden Veggie Pineapple Green Smoothie

Get your daily fix of the vitamins and nutrients with this green smoothie featuring pineapple, coconut water, and cashew butter. Plus, three nutritious hidden veggies!

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