These pineapple recipes showcase the best ways to use this juicy fruit! Ultra versatile, it works in salsa, salads, drinks, cakes and more.
Love the tropical flavor of pineapple? Here are all the best pineapple recipes to showcase this juicy fruit! Whether you’ve got fresh, canned or frozen on hand, we’ve got the recipe for you. Pineapple is incredibly versatile: it works in savory meals with chicken or fish, in zesty salsas, fruity smoothies, or in fluffy and moist pineapple cakes. This list features the top recipes from this website, along with a few from our favorite recipe developers around the web. Let’s get cooking!
And now…20 juicy pineapple recipes!
Need a pineapple recipe to impress? Try this Pineapple Salsa recipe! The zing of the lime and heat of the jalapeno are the ideal pairing for this sweet fruit. Grab a juicy, ripe pineapple for this one: scoop it up with chips and each bite is an explosion of sweet, savory, salty and spicy.
Got a fresh pineapple on hand? Here’s a fantastic way to use it: Pineapple Sorbet! This frozen treat is bursting with pure, tropical fruit flavor. It has the best frosty, creamy texture and it’s so irresistible, no one can turn it down!
Calling all pineapple lovers! The sweet tropical flavor of this fruit is simply irresistible. So here’s a smoothie recipe that captures all that beauty: this perfect pineapple smoothie! All you need is a frozen pineapple handful of ingredients make a smooth, frothy yellow puree with the best fruity flavor.
Also try: Mango Pineapple Smoothie or Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
When it comes to pineapple recipes, the most famous drink of them all is the piña colada! Here's how to make this classic drink...the real way! It’s so full of sophisticated, intriguing flavor that it will become your go-to.
Grilled pineapple is the best ending to a summer meal! Pineapple is tangy and juicy as is: imagine it infused with a smoky flavor and warm from the grill! Drizzle it with honey and top with fresh mint. Or, take it over the top and serve with melty vanilla ice cream or toasted coconut.
Another pineapple recipe starring the frozen fruit? The Pineapple Daiquiri! The flavor of this one will blow you away: it’s fruity and intriguing, with a hint of lime and orange liqueur to accentuate the tropical pineapple. It’s fast to blend up for a crowd and perfect for entertaining.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
One of the most classic pineapple recipes of them all? Pineapple upside down cake! This retro dessert features a moist sponge cake caramelized to perfection, with brown sugar pineapple rings and cherries. via Grandbaby Cakes
Pineapple Fried Rice
Pineapple is perfect in this Thai-style fried rice. The sweet, juicy pieces of fruit goes so well with the savory jasmine rice! It's a great side dish for summer BBQ’s and Thai-style meals. via RecipeTin Eats
Want a fun way to use fresh pineapple? Try fruit skewers! Everything tastes better on a stick, right? Use whatever fruits you like and if desired, serve with our favorite 3 ingredient fruit dip! The skewers are perfect for a summer appetizer, snack ideas or even a healthy dessert.
Got lots of fresh pineapple? Bake up a pineapple pie! The filling compliments the fruit with cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and a little touch of rum. Add a buttery pastry crust, and it's a stunning dessert for any occasion. via Immaculate Bites
Pineapple is ideal in savory dishes, just as much as with sweets! These chicken thighs are roasted with a glaze of chopped pineapple and pineapple juice, which makes a garlicky, spicy sauce loaded with flavor. via Immaculate Bites
Pineapple Carrot Cake
Canned crushed pineapple is often a component of carrot cake: and this one is sublime! This pineapple carrot cake is incredibly moist, full of spice flavor, and topped with smooth tangy cream cheese frosting. This simple from-scratch recipe comes together quickly and easily. via Sally's Baking Addiction
Another classic pineapple recipe? Hawaiian pizza! This crowd-pleasing pizza recipe stars cheese, pineapple, ham and a sprinkle of crispy bacon. It’s salty, sweet, cheesy, and a total crowd pleaser. via Sally's Baking Addiction
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Pineapple is great in a stir fry! This one features sweet and sour chicken that's CRISPY but not dried out inside. Along with stir fry vegetables, it's coated generously in a sticky sauce with a perfect sweet-sour balance! via RecipeTIn Eats
Pineapple Cucumber Salad
Pineapple salad doesn't have to be made with pretzels (Google it: it's a thing!). This refreshing side dish is ideal for a cheery backyard party or a quick lunch or side! Starring fresh pineapple, cucumber, red bell pepper, and cilantro, it's covered in an explosively flavorful dressing. via Immaculate Bites
Huli Huli Chicken (Hawaiian Tropical Chicken)
Enjoy the flavors of Huli Huli Chicken, a traditional Hawaiian dish where the chicken is turned constantly as it's cooked ("huli" means turn). The pineapple marinade with plenty of fresh ginger and garlic injects sweet-savory flavor and makes for an excellent glaze. via RecipeTin Eats
Pineapple is an essential ingredient in the Southern classic, Hummingbird Cake! This recipe features a deliciously moist cake filled with ripe banana, sweet pineapple and chopped pecans, topped with an irresistibly rich cream cheese frosting. via Grandbaby Cakes
Pineapple goes perfectly with seafood! This juicy, grilled pineapple salmon is brushed with a mouthwatering sweet and savory pineapple glaze and topped with a fresh pineapple salsa that gives all the tropical vibes. via The College Housewife
Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken
Another way to make fresh or canned pineapple into dinner: pineapple teriyaki chicken! It's a great quick dinner recipe for busy nights. The homemade teriyaki sauce adds fresh, bold flavor—you control the ingredients, salt, and spice. via Sally's Baking Addiction
Pineapple Coconut Cake
Last up in these pineapple recipes: more cake! This pineapple coconut cake recipe stars canned crushed pineapple. It comes out moist and delicious, with a sweet pineapple filling and a creamy rich coconut buttercream frosting.
More with pineapple
Love pineapple? Here are a few more related resources for working with this tasty fruit:
- Try these 15 Great Pineapple Juice Cocktails
- Learn How to Cut a Pineapple
- Cut it up and eat with Easy Fruit Dip
- Use it in the Chi Chi Drink, a vodka spin on the Piña Colada
20 Pineapple Recipes You’ll Love: Salsa & More!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
This pineapple salsa recipe is easy and is a burst of tropical, fresh flavor! Eat with chips or spoon over grilled fish.
- 2 cups finely diced fresh pineapple (about 1/2 medium fresh pineapple)*
- ½ cup diced red pepper or diced tomato
- 1/2 large red onion
- ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
- 1/2 jalapeño pepper
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 pinches sugar (optional based
- Finely dice the pineapple, following How to Cut a Pineapple. Dice the red pepper and red onion. Chop the cilantro.
- Remove the stem, seeds, and ribs of the jalapeño pepper and mince half of the pepper. For a spicier variation, add the seeds and/or the other half of the pepper.
- Mix all ingredients together, then add the lime juice and kosher salt. Taste and add a few pinches sugar if desired to bring out the flavor of the pineapple (depending on the ripeness of the fruit). Serve immediately with chips, or wait 5 minutes to let the flavors meld. Also serve over grilled fish, or with shrimp or chicken.
- Category: Sauce
- Method: Raw
- Cuisine: Mexican inspired
- Diet: Vegan
Keywords: Pineapple recipes