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40 BEST Pineapple Recipes (Sweet and Savory)

This list features not 20, not 30, but a whopping 40 sweet and savory pineapple recipes for you to try.

There were just too many to choose from, so I had to include them all!

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And when I say, “include them all,” I really mean it. I’m talking breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks, dinner, dessert, and drinks.

Need a fun tropical cake for a dinner party? Try the pineapple upside-down cake.

Want something bright, fruity, and savory for dinner? Go for the Hawaiian chicken.

Need a fun drink for your next game night? You can’t beat a pineapple margarita.

Seriously, no matter what you’re craving, I’ve got you covered.

40 Easy and Delicious Pineapple Recipes for Any Occasion

1. Pineapple Chicken Recipe

This 30-minute meal is ideal for anyone who enjoys Asian food. It’s a sweet and savory stir fry with a sticky sauce and plenty of healthy ingredients. 

Did you ever have Sweet Fire Chicken from Panda Express? If so, you’ll have an idea of how this tastes.

The only difference is this one doesn’t have quite as much heat.

2. Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Want to jazz up that traditional fried rice recipe? Try adding pineapple!

It provides a sweet tanginess and some extra moisture, too, so it’ll keep the fried rice from being too dry.

Serve it as a side dish, or add stir-fried chicken and make it a meal. It’s a tasty dish either way.

3. Hawaiian Chicken

This sweet and sticky Hawaiian chicken is a meal that anyone can enjoy. It’s impossibly easy to make and is high in protein and flavor. 

It’s the ideal dish if you want something to wow a crowd. And don’t worry; getting those gorgeous grill marks is not difficult.

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4. Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs

These juicy, succulent meatballs are delicious, and every bite is full of sweet and savory flavors. 

There’s pineapple, brown sugar, BBQ and soy sauces, garlic, ginger, chives, and more.

Each one may be only a mouthful, but they have flavor in spades.

5. Hawaiian Pizza

Don’t you just love pizza with a thin, crispy crust and gooey cheese?

Of course, you do! Who doesn’t?! 

Now, imagine that same pizza with a herby sauce, robust meats, and juicy pineapples. Sounds incredible, right?

Well, it’s what you’ll get with this easy-to-follow recipe. 

So whip up this Hawaiian pizza tonight. Your whole family will love it.

6. Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Grilled pineapple salsa is a refreshing mixture of sweetness and heat.

It has all your favorite ingredients from regular salsa, too, including jalapeños, cilantro, onions, and more.

You’ll also add honey and pineapples for a whole other depth of flavor. It’s the perfect summer salsa for any occasion.

7. Pineapple Pork Stir-Fry

Here’s a simple stir fry that takes just 25 minutes to whip up.

It’s packed with peppers, onions, sesame seeds, and pineapple and tastes incredible with that fried rice from above. 

The sauce, though, is what makes it so good. It’s sweet, savory, and just a tiny bit spicy.

If you enjoy Asian food, you’ll love it.

8. Zesty Lime Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

This pineapple salsa is a little different from the one above.

It’s full of small, chunky ingredients that make it incredibly filling. And it’s insanely bright, zingy, and refreshing.

Plus, it tastes phenomenal on top of zesty lime grilled chicken.

9. Teriyaki Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

It doesn’t get much simpler than these shrimp and pineapple skewers.

In fact, all you need are skewers (of course), pineapple chunks, shrimp, salt, and pepper.

Oh, and the ingredients for the sauce! But don’t worry; there’s only a handful of those, too, and it’s ready in five minutes or less.

Stick everything on the skewers and coat them in the sauce. Finally, slap them on the grill.

After that, they should be ready to serve in just a few minutes.

10. Tacos Al Pastor in a Slow Cooker

I love slow cooker meals because they’re entirely hassle-free. And these tacos are no exception.

It takes several hours to prepare the pork, but the slow cooker does all the work.

Your only job is assembling the tacos when it’s all ready!

11. Pineapple Margarita

Margaritas are the quintessential summer cocktail and my personal go-to drink.

And while they’re perfect with nothing more than a squeeze of lime, that doesn’t mean you can’t take them up a notch.

For example, why not mix in a quarter cup of pineapple juice for extra sweet, fruity goodness? 

You’ll be glad you did! 

12. Pina Colada

If piña coladas are more your thing, that’s okay, too. And you won’t even have to adjust the recipe to include pineapples. 

The standard recipe calls for pineapples, coconut, and rum. But standard doesn’t mean boring.

This drink is cool, creamy, and deliciously tropical. Better yet, it’s ready to go in five minutes or less.

13. Pineapple Mojito

Do you love the fresh minty flavor of mojitos but prefer something sweeter? Add pineapple juice! 

These pineapple mojitos are the best of both worlds.

They have all the crisp, invigorating flavor of a mojito. However, the pineapple juice adds a fruity sweetness that makes them even better.

14. Pineapple Rum Punch

This four-ingredient, five-minute cocktail is another cool and refreshing option that’s ideal for parties. 

To make it, you’ll combine white rum, pineapple, and lime juices with ginger ale. Stick some pineapple slices around the edges as a garnish, and you’re all set.

Each drink is lightly sweet, tangy, and tropical. What more could you want?

15. Malibu Sunset

The Malibu Sunset is a sweet and fruity cocktail nearly everyone recognizes. 

Its magnificent, multi-hued appearance really looks like the sun setting over the beach. And you can’t beat it in terms of flavor. 

It’s a must-try drink for any hardcore beach bum. (Or, you know, anyone with taste buds!)

16. Frozen Pineapple Cocktail with Rum

Prefer your cocktails extra cold and a little slushy? Give this frozen pineapple cocktail a try.

It’s thick, icy, and perfectly balanced between sweet and zingy.

If pineapple cocktails make your taste buds sing, you’re sure to love it.

17. Pineapple Smoothie

Okay, okay, so not every pineapple drink needs booze to make it delicious.

This gorgeous golden smoothie is 100% alcohol-free and 115% delicious! It’s a bright and fruity way to start your day off right.

Make it in about five minutes with just four ingredients, and feel free to leave the garnishes off.

Either way, this pineapple smoothie is a winner.

18. Hawaiian Cheesecake Bars

Quick! What’s chewy, coconutty, and full of cream cheese goodness?

These Hawaiian cheesecake bars, of course! 

Each one is a triple-layered delight featuring shortbread, cheesecake, and buttery coconut.

I don’t know what tastes better, but luckily, you get all three with every forkful.

19. Pineapple Dream Cake

Light, moist, and exploding with pineapple flavor, this pineapple dream cake is, well, a dream come true.

It’s buttery, bright, and will quickly melt in your mouth.

Best of all, it’s a breeze to recreate. So even if baking isn’t your forte, you can make and bake this cake without trouble.

20. Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake

Pineapple upside-down cake is a spring and summer favorite in my house. But pineapple upside-down cheesecake?

Man, I’m in trouble!

This stunning dessert features the same bright, juicy flavors of pineapple upside-down cake.

Only the cheesecake layer makes it thicker, richer, and harder to resist.

21. Duncan Hines Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

For purists, I had to include the OG. After all, you can’t beat a good, old-fashioned pineapple upside-down cake.

So, here’s a recipe for that, too!

And trust me on the Duncan Hines brand. It makes all the difference.

22. Pineapple Cupcakes

Do you have a problem with homemade cupcakes coming out dry? If so, canned pineapple is about to become your new best friend. 

It gives your treats so much moisture and bounce. Not to mention a fantastic pineapple flavor.

These particular cupcakes also use pineapples in the frosting, giving you a double dose of tropical goodness.

That said, you could add pineapples to nearly any cupcake recipe. And believe it or not, they even taste great with chocolate frosting!

23. Ambrosia Salad

With a name like ‘ambrosia,’ you know this stuff will be good.

Actually, this light, fluffy, flavorful fruit salad is better than good. It’s exquisite – downright heavenly. 

It’s sweet but not heavy and won’t leave you feeling weighed down. It’s all down to the delightful mix of marshmallows, pineapples, Cool Whip, and more. 

Top it with your favorite chopped nuts if you want some added crunch. Pecans and walnuts taste best, but you do you.

24. Pineapple Cookies

Pineapple cookies aren’t a common occurrence in my house. Whenever I do make them, though, they’re always a massive hit.

They have a soft, crumbly texture and an addictive, pineapple-infused icing.

Serve them for dessert, with tea, at brunch, or for any other occasion. People will appreciate them any time of day.

25. Pineapple Angel Food Cake

You won’t believe how easy this cake is to make. I’ve made it myself many times and still have difficulty believing it.

You’ll make it with three ingredients: boxed cake mix, canned pineapples, and Cool Whip.

That’s it; that’s all you’ll need. No butter, no eggs, no anything else at all. 

If it weren’t for the oven, even a two-year-old could make this cake.

So, what are you waiting for?! Go whip up this light, spongy, Cool Whip-covered cake today!

26. Best-Ever Pineapple Cookies (Pineapple Tarts)

These pineapple cookies are more like tarts than cookies. They’re small, round, and insanely good.

If crumbly buttery sweets are your thing, you’ll love them.

The cookies will melt in your mouth. And once they do, the bright and zingy pineapple filling will hit your tongue.

Oh. Em. Gee!

I’m totally serious when I tell you there’s nothing else like it in this world.

27. Easy Pineapple Bundt Cake

This six-ingredient bundt cake is a must-have recipe for anyone who bakes.

It’s almost as easy as the pineapple angel food cake above. And you only need five simple ingredients for the cake itself.

Then, the glaze is a simple mixture of pineapple juice, powdered sugar, and butter.

It’s simple but beyond delectable!

28. Easy Pineapple Popsicles

Want to know what drives me crazy? When people call a recipe ‘easy’ and then list 4,000 ingredients and nearly as many steps.

That’s so not the case with these easy pineapple popsicles!

You’ll need popsicle molds, a blender, and as few as three ingredients. (Four if you want to add honey for extra sweetness.)

These creamy, pineapple-flavored homemade popsicles are delicious and effortless to make.

It shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes to prepare them. Then it’s just a waiting game until they’re set.

29. Pineapple Stuffing

When you picture stuffing, you likely think of chicken, turkey, or cornbread. But why not try something new this year and make pineapple stuffing instead? 

It’s just as fluffy, fragrant, and filling as all the other varieties. It’s much sweeter, though. 

It may not be the best option for stuffing a turkey. But serve it with baked ham and see how fast it disappears.

Homemade Disney Dole Whip

30. Disney Dole Whip Recipe

Even if you’ve never set foot in the Magic Kingdom, chances are you’ve tried (or heard of) Dole Whip.

And this is the best recipe to recreate the cool and creamy treat at home – with just three ingredients!

All you need is to blend vanilla ice cream with frozen pineapple chunks and pineapple juice. How easy is that?

(I know we’re talking about all things pineapple today, but this recipe could easily be made with other fruits! So go nuts and experiment!)

31. Pineapple Fluff Pie

The only part of this pie that isn’t light and fluffy is its crumbly Graham Cracker crust.

Everything else is like biting into a cloud. A tropical, coconutty, and pineapple-y cloud.

Top it with chopped pecans for added crunch. Either way, you won’t get any complaints from anyone who tries a piece. 

32. Sunday Morning Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes

We’ve had pineapple upside-down cake and pineapple upside-down cheesecake.

But pineapple upside-down pancakes?!


These pancakes are light, fluffy, cinnamony, and buttery. And they’re just like any pancakes made from your favorite recipe.

The only difference is the juicy, caramelized slice of pineapple on each one. And what a difference it is. 

33. Caramelized Brown Sugar Cinnamon Grilled Pineapple 

And while we’re on the subject of caramelized pineapples, let’s check out this recipe. 

The recipe’s author says it best herself: “Pineapple spears that get coated in a buttery brown sugar cinnamon glaze and caramelize on the grill!”

It’s hard to believe four simple ingredients could taste so good. But oh boy, they do.

These things are like a drug. Once you try one, you won’t want to stop.

34. Pineapple Muffins

These moist, soft muffins are light and full of pineapple flavor.

They aren’t dense, dry, or crumbly like some muffins and almost feel more like cupcakes.

They’re hard to beat if you’re looking for a fruity, somewhat healthy breakfast option.

35. Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Bites

Eating chunks of pineapple is always a pleasure. But eating chunks of pineapple wrapped in bacon is even better.

These sweet and savory mouthfuls are incredible, and each one is juicy and flavorful.

Additionally, the bacon gets crispy and adds some salt to the sweet, soft pineapple. 

Try them the next time you need an easy-to-make appetizer for any occasion. 

36. Rosemary Pineapple Mozzarella Bites

Try these instead if you want a vegetarian pineapple appetizer. They’re just as easy to make but use no meat at all. 

Instead, they’re a combination of mozzarella and pineapple, both of which are covered in rosemary-infused olive oil and fried to perfection.

The flavor is sweet, herby, cheesy, and hard to describe. Take my word for it, though; they’re scrumptious. 

37. Fruity Cold Pineapple Soup

I know some people can’t get behind the idea of cold soups. It was hard for me to get on board at first, too.

If it helps, think of it as a chilled, fruity smoothie you eat with a spoon.

Do whatever you have to to get your mind in the right place. Because this stuff is incredible.

It’s the ideal combination of sweet, tart, creamy, and chilled, and it’s perfect for summer.

Just give it a shot; you won’t be disappointed.

38. Pineapple Lemonade

There’s nothing more refreshing than a cold glass of lemonade on a hot day.

But did you know that you can add pineapple juice to lemonade to make it even better?

It gives the drink a sweeter, more tropical flavor. It also gives it a brighter, bolder yellow color.

Try it the next time regular lemonade isn’t doing the trick.

(And for the grown-ups, a glug of vodka doesn’t hurt either!)

39. Aloha Burger Recipe (Jollibee Copycat, Almost!)

I’ve never had a Jollibee burger, so I don’t know if this one is a true copycat.

Still, I can’t imagine a Jollibee burger could taste any better than this one. 

It features a fat, juicy beef patty smothered in melted cheese and honey mustard.

There’s also sweet, smoky, grilled pineapple and crisp, salty bacon.

Top all that with your favorite burger veggies, and you’ve got a real masterpiece.

40. Pork Adobo with Pineapple

Adobo is a classic Filipino dish with pork, soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic. It’s simple to make but so delicious!

This version adds a sweet touch by mixing pineapple into the recipe.

It’s chock-full of flavor and can be made in under 30 minutes. Plus, it’s perfect for any occasion – from weeknight dinners to special events. 

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This list features not 20, not 30, but a whopping 40 sweet and savory pineapple recipes for you to try. There were just too many to choose from. Enjoy!


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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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