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37 Tasty Ways to Use Pineapple

Infuse your kitchen with a burst of tropical flair! Try these 37 Ways to Use Pineapple, from fruity treats to savory dishes.

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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.

Savory Dishes

From easy grilled chicken dinners to sweet-savory pizza, try these delicious savory meal ideas featuring pineapple!

platter of kebabs with bbq sauce, tofu and pinepple

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.

close up of pork lettuce wraps on a sheet pan

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.

White cast iron skillet with Shrimp Fried Rice and pineapple chunks

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.

close up of blackened salmon taco with pineapple salsa

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!

slices of pork tenderloin with pineapple salsa over the top and in a bowl

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!

A close up of a ham and cheese slider on a wooden spoon

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 thighs with pineapple on a plate.

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.

Image of Chicken Pineapple Skewers

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!

a bowl of beef chili with pineapple topped with cheese and sour cream

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!

sliced hawaiian pizza on a cutting board

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.

close up photo of easy chipotle chicken tacos topped with pineapple salsa

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 Burgers topped with a Pineapple Pepper Relish! These burgers don't run short on flavor, they are juicy, tender, mouthwatering basically everything you want in a Burger + more! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

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!

Take-out or take-in? You won't be able to tell that this pineapple fried rice was homemade and just as delicious as calling your neighborhood Thai takeout place! Much healthier to make this pineapple fried rice at home and it's super easy!

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.

glass filled with pina colada spritzer with pineapple garnish

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.

A pineapple banana smoothie on a wooden board next to clementines and a pineapple top.

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.

up close photo of champagne flutes with pineapple mimosas

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

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!

a pineapple jalapeno margarita in a glass rimmed with chili salt

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.

An image of a pitcher of homemade Hawaiian punch with glasses of punch served on ice beside it.

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 Mai Tai drink with garnish

Mai Tai


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.

pina colada recipe with cherry and umbrella garnish

Piña Colada


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 Sheet Cake with a icing drizzle.

Pineapple Crumb Cake


A moist and fluffy cake made with pineapple, a simple crumb topping and a sweet glaze drizzled over the top.

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

Hummingbird Cake


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.

Pineapple Trifle Feature

Pineapple Trifle


A classic layered dessert with whipped cream cheese filling, caramelized pineapple, fluffy angel food cake, and a bit of toasted coconut. Yum!

grilled tequila pineapple skewers served on a plate

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

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 - the classic flavors from pineapple upside down cake turned into monkey bread!

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!

How to make mojito popsicles pineapple flavor

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.

Pina Colada Truffles on a baking cooling rack with cherries and more truffle son a plate.

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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