Despite the fact that the weather is not quite warm enough for flip flops, I am already craving the sun, warm weather and days at the beach! Since I can't force summer to arrive any faster, I decided to create my own summer-time vibes with these 25+ Pineapple Recipes! These are the best way to feed that warm-weather mood and welcome the summer (even if it is a bit early). (And don't miss my yummy recipe for a Grilled Pineapple Dessert here.)
25+ Pineapple Recipes
To be honest, there's so much to look forward to this summer, not the least of which is the sweet, juicy flavor of one of the best fruits ever discovered. Did you know that pineapples take 18-20 months until they're ready to harvest?! Isn't that insane?!
And, they're not really just one big fruit, they're actually a bunch of tiny fruitlets packed together. What!? The pineapple is just so fascinating.
So, let's grab a pokey-fruit and a sharp knife because it's about to get juicy up in here.
What Can You Do with Pineapple?
There are so many ideas for cooking with pineapple. From eating it fresh and raw to mixing it into baked goods or even meaty stir-fry dishes, the pineapple is super versatile. Because it gets darker and a little softer when cooked, it's completely fine to use an overly-ripe pineapple to cook with, because you won't even be able to tell when it's cooked.
Can You Cook Fresh Pineapple?
Yes! Fresh pineapple is perfect for cooking! I mean, frozen is fine, canned is ok, but fresh, cooked pineapple is so delicious.
Can You Freeze Fresh Cut Up Pineapple?
Absolutely! Pineapple once peeled and cut into chunks (or whatever shape you prefer) is fantastic frozen, as long as you keep it in an airtight container. When I am freezing anything with moisture in it, I like to cut it up and put it on a cookie sheet in the freezer first. Once it has frozen, then you can throw it into a Ziploc freezer-safe bag or an airtight container for easier storage.
What are the Best Recipes for Pineapple?
The best pineapple recipes are right here, waiting for you--so keep scrolling and let's do this thing. You are definitely going to want to PIN this for later!
25+ Pineapple Recipes for the Perfect Summer Treat
These fun and tasty pineapple recipes are so awesome and also so delicious! Simply click through the link and find the complete recipe and instructions on the original site.
Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken
This is literally one of the best freezer meal ideas I have seen that I can't wait to try! Simple, clean eating with pineapple. Yum!
Um, is that grilled pineapple ala mode?! Why, yes that is and I can taste it, just melting on my tongue now. It is one of my favorite summer dessert recipes and I can't wait to make this again!
Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cake
You had me at cake. And pineapple. And then the two came together and I have to make these mini tasty bites!
Pineapple Rum Punch
I don't drink alcohol, so I would totally skip adding the rum into this, but it certainly looks like a really tasty pineapple drink and I can't wait to try it!
Grilled Citrus Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salsa Taco
Oh, if you're at all into fun twists on a traditional taco, this recipe is taking it to a new level with grilled pineapple salsa leading the way.
Hawaiian Pulled Pork and Rice
What an incredibly easy recipe to bring pineapple to the table with a bit of pulled pork and rice! A whole meal right there for the making.
Pineapple Coconut Nice Cream Pops
If you're not making the nice cream pops for summer, I don't know what you're doing. They've got to be the most refreshing popsicle ever made.
Pina Colada Cake
Everything you could ever want in a piece of cake--pineapple, coconut...this looks super tasty!
Green Smoothie (with a pineapple twist)
Stop! This is not your typical "boring" green smoothie, it doesn't even taste green, I promise! It tastes, fresh and tropical with a fantastic twist that comes from your favorite fruit--pineapple!
Pineapple Raspberry Smoothie
Pineapple and raspberry come together to make this amazingly tasty smoothie that is just begging for a pool party!
Easter Bunny Pineapple Smoothies
Hear me out here: they are the cutest little bunnies on a smoothie that sounds irresistibly yummy.
Instant Pot Chicken Jerk Tacos
Ooooh! Jerk chicken, with pineapple and all wrapped-up in a tortilla? Match made in pineapple heaven!
Instant Pot Thai Mango Chicken
Oh, pineapple and mango together with chicken and a little thai seasoning? I'm in. So in.
Hawaiian Tropical Smoothie
Another smoothie, but this one with all the hints of yum that a girl needs in a fun, easy smoothie you can make in minutes!
Pineapple Woopie Pies
Uh, pineapple cookies? With a cream filling? I cannot WAIT to try these out!
Easy Pineapple Salsa
You had me at "easy". And salsa? The world's favorite condiment! You got it.
Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken
Let's be honest, there's not enough time in this world for me to make all the things that I want--but this is definitely on the list of "things I have plenty of time to make because it's SO FAST!"
Healthy Frozen Fruit Ice Cream Recipe
Oh, this is just a wonderfully fantastic way to preserve the flavor of pineapple and get you the tasty summer treat you love--ice cream!
Super Easy Pineapple Chips
I have to make these. Have to. There's no such thing as saying "no" to a pineapple chip!
Pina Colada Fluff
I can remember my mom making something similar to this when I was a kid--such a fun and fantastic dessert recipe!
Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken
Ooooh! I love teriyaki chicken and this easy recipe looks super tasty!
Hawaiian Grilled Cheese
Aaaaah! A grilled cheese with pineapple?! This is definitely a yummy recipe I need to try.
Pineapple Cream Cupcakes
Cupcakes. Cream. And Pineapple. Oh. My. Yum!
Vegan Hawaiian Scones
You can't seriously make a scone with pineapple?! But you can! Oh. My!
Pineapple Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This is a WONDERFUL sounding recipe that I can't wait to try. All that pineapple and carrot and cream cheese frosting...mmm.
This pineapple smoothie is tasty and so refreshing and is
the perfect drink when you want to believe it is summer even when it is not!
If you’re loving these recipes, too, be sure to pin this to your favorite summer food board on Pinterest so you can find it again quickly when you’re ready to break out your summer vibes!
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