Pineapple recipes definitely allude to sweet summer bliss. Check out this list of our favorite pineapple recipes that are guaranteed to bring on that tropical feeling when the warm weather hits!
1. Pineapple Chicken
This pineapple recipe is a stir fry, so it can be thrown together relatively easily and quickly. Ingredients like red bell peppers, pineapple chunks, ginger, pineapple juice, and soy sauce make this dish quite flavorful. The resulting fried mixture coated in sweet syrupy sauce is difficult for anyone to turn down. Serve over rice for a complete and filling meal.
To prepare, fully cook cut up chicken pieces in oil in a frying pan. Then, add red bell pepper slices and pineapple chunks and cook for a few minutes more, then add minced garlic and minced ginger. In a bowl, mix together pineapple juice, soy sauce, chicken broth, hoisin sauce, and brown sugar, and pour over pan mixture, allowing to simmer. In another bowl, combine corn starch and cold water, then pour over pan mixture. Boil until sauce thickens, remove from heat, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
Get the full recipe at Dinner at the Zoo
2. Grilled Pineapple
If you want pure pineapple, make this! Seasoned with a few sweet and spicy ingredients to give more depth to the pineapple flavor, this pineapple recipe will have you radiating happiness. The recipe has you prepare this dish in a stove grill pan so the weather will not crush your pineapple dreams, but you can just as easily throw the pineapple on your grill outside.
For this recipe, peel a whole pineapple and slice into half-inch-thick slices. Then halve these slices, creating semicircles, and heavily sprinkle with a sugar and cinnamon mixture. Heat up your grill pan and brush with oil, then grill the pineapple for about four minutes on each side. This sweet treat can double as pineapple recipes for a side dish, a snack, or even as a healthy dessert.
Get the full recipe at Roti & Rice
3. Pineapple Pizza
This is an interesting spin on a typical pizza, as it uses English muffin halves for the crust. Ground Italian sausage and crushed pineapple create a delicious flavor medley, paired with several other robust ingredients. You do not really need to cut this pizza; just take pieces by the muffin!
Begin by browning the ground Italian sausage in a skillet, then remove from heat. Drain off the grease and add to the sausage garlic salt, oregano, and drained crushed pineapple. Grease a baking pan and arrange English muffin halves in a single layer on the pan, inside up. Spread on the muffins a layer of tomato paste, then evenly distribute the sausage and pineapple mixture. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake until the cheese is melted and lightly browned. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
Get the full recipe at Sify Bawarchi
4. Pineapple Rice
There are a lot of ingredients in this sweet and spicy pineapple dish. Things like pineapple, green chilis, ginger, cumin, asafetida, and turmeric create a wonderful whirlwind of flavor you will not be able to get enough of. Paired with chicken, pork, or shrimp, this dish will surely impress.
To make this recipe, boil a cup of basmati rice until it is nearly cooked. Drain out any remaining water and set aside. Then, in a frying pan with a little oil, saute mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafetida, curry leaves, green chilis, and turmeric powder. Add chopped onion and saute a few minutes more, then add fresh chopped pineapple and a little water. After cooking a few minutes, add the rice and let it soak up the sauce.
Get the full recipe at Sify Bawarchi
5. Pineapple Casserole
This sweet and salty dish can be paired with any of the other pineapple recipes on this list! Plus, it requires little prep work, needing more time for baking than anything else. Crushed pineapple and French bread cubes become best friends in this dish, and after one bite, you will know why.
Begin by combining butter and sugar until fluffy. Next, beat in the eggs, then stir in drained crushed pineapple and lemon juice. Fold in the bread cubes, spread in a baking dish, and bake for just under an hour.
Get the full recipe at Buns in My Oven
6. Pineapple Cobbler
What better way to enjoy that sweet pineapple flavor than in a notoriously sweet and gooey cobbler? And to top off the wonderfulness of this dessert, there are maraschino cherries mixed in as well. I hope I’m not the only one drooling…
To make the crust of this cobbler extra special, begin by melting a half stick of butter in a square baking dish in the oven. Meanwhile, combine flour, sugar, and milk in a bowl, then pour it into the pan with the melted butter. In another bowl, combine drained pineapple chunks and brown sugar, then drop into the batter. Lastly, drop in cherries at random, then bake until golden.
Get the full recipe at Recipes Run
7. Pineapple Kesari
A sweet dessert most common in India, this pineapple dish will bring a new favorite dessert into your life. Consisting of cardamom powder, pineapple, rava (a wheat product), ghee (a clarified butter), sugar, and cashews, this wonderful concoction will have you saying, “Mmmm…” as soon as that first spoonful touches your tongue.
Begin by frying the rava in the ghee in a stovetop pan, stirring until the rava turns golden, then remove from pan and set aside. In the same pan, add water and finely chopped fresh pineapple, cooking until the pineapple becomes soft. Meanwhile, in another pan, roast the cashews, then set aside. Once the pineapple is soft and pulpy, add sugar, cardamom powder, cooked rava, and cooked cashews. Mix, then pour in remaining ghee. Boil, then transfer to a serving dish and dig in.
Get the full recipe at Web India 123
8. Pineapple Slush
For a truly tropical pineapple-infused time, make this pineapple recipe. It is easy, but so good. Plus, it will help you cool off on those sweltering summer days. Pineapple, mango, and sugar are all you need to make this yummy treat. Just be sure to prepare it hours before you want to enjoy it, as it needs to freeze for a while.
To prepare, remove the flesh from the pineapple, keeping the outer “shell” intact for later use. Blend together fresh pineapple and fresh peeled mango, then mix in sugar. Freeze for at least five hours. To serve, blend the frozen mixture into desired consistency and serve in pineapple “shell”.
Get the full recipe at Ventray Recipes
9. Pineapple Cheesecake
This is an unusual cheesecake recipe, but it is still crazy good. The crust is a mixture of melted butter and crushed biscuits, and the cake is a combination of sweetened condensed milk, gelatin, pineapple juice, crushed pineapple, dahi (curd), and fresh cream. The recipe does require some work, but you will be very satisfied with the result.
To make this pineapple recipe, begin by finely crushing low sugar biscuits and combining with melted butter. Press into a pie dish and chill in the refrigerator for several minutes. Strain the dahi in cheesecloth for several minutes until only curd is left, and set aside. Heat water or pineapple juice, you decide which to use, to simmering and add gelatin, stirring until dissolved. In a bowl, combine the curd and condensed milk until smooth, then add crushed pineapple and gelatin until fully combined. In another bowl, whip fresh cream until it peaks, then fold into pineapple mixture. Pour onto the chilled crust and refrigerate for a few hours to set.
Get the full recipe at Nestle Milkmaid
10. Pineapple Coleslaw
If you find coleslaw to typically be too tart for your liking, this sweetened version may be more to your liking. Most of these pineapple recipes put a sweet spin on traditional meals! Here, many typical ingredients like shredded cabbage, onion, and cilantro are used, along with apple cider vinegar and diced pineapple. The resulting dish is a perfect cookout side, or a sandwich friend.
To prepare, combine shredded cabbage, drained and diced pineapple, sliced onion, and chopped cilantro in a bowl. Next, add apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper. Mix and taste, as a little more vinegar may be desired. If you want your slaw a little spicy, the recipe recommends adding some cayenne pepper.
Get the full recipe at Bites of Wellness