Infuse your kitchen with a burst of tropical flair! Try these 37 Ways to Use Pineapple, from fruity treats to savory dishes.
There aren’t many ingredients that announce the arrival of summer more than a ripe and juicy pineapple! Here are a collection of recipes that bring unbeatable tropical flavor to your table, from savory dinner ideas to bright and fresh summer cocktails, to sweet and fruity desserts.
If you’re on the hunt for easy ways to bring pineapple to the party, these 37 recipes are the best place to start.
From easy grilled chicken dinners to sweet-savory pizza, try these delicious savory meal ideas featuring pineapple!
Grilled Pineapple & Tofu Kebabs
You won’t even miss the meat with this easy vegetarian meal idea. Protein-rich, seasoned tofu chunks and juicy pineapple are grilled to perfection in a delicious sweet-savory combo.
Sriracha Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps
These flavorful lettuce wraps are the best light dinner! Made with pork tenderloin and sweet caramelized pineapple, rolled up in a refreshing green wrap.
Easy Shrimp Fried Rice with Pineapple
A fresh summer dish that’s full of flavor and color, with the extra bonus of being easy to make! Succulent and savory shrimp contrasted with juicy pineapple dresses up this easy fried rice recipe.
Southwestern Grilled Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
The best fish tacos to make next taco night! Grilled salmon is dished up with pineapple salsa in these fresh and light lettuce wraps. This recipe puts a healthy twist on Taco Tuesday!
Teriyaki Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple
A simple and flavor-packed homemade teriyaki sauce is the pièce de résistance in this amazing pork tenderloin recipe! Topped with a fresh pineapple salsa for that extra burst of spicy-sweet brightness!
Ham and Cheese Sliders
This quick slider recipe really puts the “Hawaiian” in a Hawaiian roll! A no-fuss, extra tasty pull-apart appetizer made with salty ham, sweet marinated pineapple, and melty Swiss cheese.
Hawaiian Grilled Huli Huli Chicken
Turn your next summer grill out into a proper Luau with this incredibly tender and flavorful Huli Huli chicken! The ultimate island-inspired chicken dinner that is sure to satisfy the whole family.
Chicken Pineapple Skewers
Level up a summertime grilled dinner with these easy chicken and pineapple skewers. Simple, yet oh-so-yummy and perfect for summer!
Slow Cooker Aloha Chili
Try this Hawaiian-inspired spin on a classic cozy chili the next time you’re craving something utterly comforting and delicious. Easy enough to make on weekdays thanks to a long and low stint in the slow cooker!
Gluten Free Hawaiian Pizza
A classic recipe featuring pineapple as a star ingredient, this Hawaiian pizza is so flavorful and cheesy, you won’t even miss the gluten. The perfect low-maintenance family favorite, for kids and adults alike!
grilled pineapple kebabs with rum glazed shrimp
A new favorite recipe to add to the roster this grilling season! These juicy shrimp kebabs are dotted with pineapple, grilled, and brushed with a rich and savory rum glaze.
Pan Seared Salmon with Pineapple Salsa
Things are getting sear-ious with this out-of-this world pan seared salmon topped with a tangy and spicy pineapple salsa! A light and fresh recipe that’s made for summer dinners.
Easy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
A healthy dinner idea that everyone will rave about, these spicy chicken tacos are loaded with creamy avocado and zesty pineapple salsa. The most mouthwatering contrast of flavors and textures!
Smoky Avocado Burger with Pineapple Pepper Relish
Homemade hamburgers with a pineapple and avocado twist! Boring burgers are a thing of the past once you’ve had these babies topped with a sweet pineapple pepper relish!
Pineapple Fried Rice
For an easy homemade version of your favorite Thai takeaway dish, try this light and savory pineapple fried rice recipe on for size. Ready in 30 minutes or less!
Refreshing Drinks and Cocktails
Instantly take your tastebuds on holiday with these summery drinks and cocktails.
4 Ingredient Refreshing Pina Colada Spritzer
“If you like pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain,” then just wait ‘til you try these refreshing pina colada spritzers! A shower of pineapple coconut flavor made with just 4 ingredients, for a lightened up version of the classic cocktail.
Pineapple Banana Smoothie
Simple, healthy, creamy and delicious: that about sums up these easy 3-ingredient pineapple banana smoothies! A light breakfast you can blend up in no time.
Pineapple Dole Whip Mimosas
Take your brunch cocktails to a whole new level with these Dole Whip mimosas! A fun and pineapple-loaded sparkling cocktail that you’re going to want to have on repeat.
Frozen Pineapple Mango Margarita
A fiesta of awesomeness awaits with these zesty frozen margaritas, made with pineapple and mango. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or a summertime Taco Tuesday!
Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita
Another amazing homemade margarita recipe you can bust out at your next summer soiree, these pineapple margaritas are harboring a spicy kick thanks to zingy jalapeno.
Homemade Hawaiian Punch Recipe
An alcohol-free party punch overflowing with refreshing Hawaiian-inspired flavors. Whip up a batch of this pineapple fruit punch recipe for all your backyard luaus!
Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
The floor is lava? No, the smoothie is! This fun and fruity lava flow smoothie recipe is made with juicy strawberries blended with coconut water, layered with tangy pineapple and rich cashew milk.
A classic Mai Tai cocktail recipe is a sight to behold, and even better to sip at the poolside! Once you’ve made one, you’ll be mixing up this sweet pineapple cocktail all summer long.
One more classic cocktail that you can brush up on this season: the pina colada! Creamy, coconut-y and flavored with pineapple, and perfect for entertaining.
Pineapple Dessert Ideas
When it comes to summer dessert ideas, this piney fruit is one way to bring a taste of the tropics to any sweet treat it touches!
Pineapple Crumb Cake
A moist and fluffy cake made with pineapple, a simple crumb topping and a sweet glaze drizzled over the top.
Carrot cake and banana bread fans are almost guaranteed to fall in love with this easy recipe for fruity Hummingbird Cake! Filled with pineapple and banana flavors and crunchy pecans, frosted with a light and creamy cream cheese icing.
A classic layered dessert with whipped cream cheese filling, caramelized pineapple, fluffy angel food cake, and a bit of toasted coconut. Yum!
Tequila Grilled Pineapple
A tequila marinade brings a next-level complexity to these tasty grilled pineapple skewers! Seasoned with Southwestern spice and garnished with cilantro for a unique and flavorful sweet-savory dessert.
Crockpot Pineapple Upside Down Cake
This classic pineapple upside down cake is so easy to make in a crockpot, you’ll wonder why you’ve never tried it sooner! The best dessert for backyard barbecues, summer dinner parties, and just about any other occasion you could think of.
Miami Vice Mocktail Popsicles
A nonalcoholic, frozen spin on a classic cocktail, these homemade popsicles are made with all the familiar flavors of a strawberry daiquiri and pina colada, combined in one refreshing summer dessert that the whole family can enjoy.
Pineapple Upside Down Monkey Bread
Turn those frowns upside down, literally, with an easy pull-apart monkey bread fashioned after an old-timey pineapple upside-down cake!
Pineapple Mojito Popsicles
These homemade mojito popsicles are a pure and zesty taste of summer! Pineapple gives this popsicle recipe an extra boost of tropical flair.
Piña Colada Truffles
A no-bake dessert loaded with creamy coconut flavor and juicy pineapple goodness, with a cherry hiding in the middle! These homemade truffles are everything we love about a pina colada, wrapped up in one bite sized, coconut rum-soaked ball.
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