21 Tantalizing Recipes That Start With Canned Pineapple
Bored with your usual fare? Reach back (way back) in your pantry and dig out that can of pineapple you've been hanging on to since pre-COVID days. Inexpensive in price and humble in nature, canned pineapple has a way of dressing up just about any dish. Plus, buying the canned variety means you can enjoy pineapple year-round, and you don't have to worry about how to cut open the raw fruit. Although pineapple is a natural addition to dessert recipes, it also pairs well with ham and other pork, and makes it easy to add a little tropical flair to smoothies and other drinks. Get cooking with your can today using this collection of fun and fruity pineapple recipes.
Make this quick and easy cobbler recipe with canned pineapple and other on-hand pantry items.
These easy muffins are a comforting way to infuse a little island flavor into your day. They're perfect for a quick snack or on-the-go breakfast treat.
Skillet Pork and Warm Pineapple Salsa
Pineapple is a sweet foil for the fiery jalapeño. Either fresh or canned pineapple chunks work well in this recipe. If you like a spicier kick, remember that smaller jalapeño peppers are typically hotter than the larger ones. To complete the meal, serve with rice and steamed snow peas.
This creamy orange-pineapple smoothie will brighten even the dreariest days with its bright tropical and citrus flavors. Sweetening with Splenda, instead of sugar, keeps calories per serving to a minimum.
Pineapple Upside-Down Carrot Cake
Upgrade your classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake by adding this unique twist: Carrot Cake.
Pineapple-Brown Sugar Frozen Yogurt
This four-ingredient frozen yogurt is a healthy twist on higher-fat tropical ice cream flavors. Plus, it's super simple to make and relies on store-bought vanilla yogurt for the creamy base. Crushed pineapple, light brown sugar, and a little vanilla extract round out the flavor profile.
Cuban Pork with Pineapple
While the pork, pineapple, and onion marinate, cook rice and heat canned black beans to serve alongside. (Or, for more intense flavor, marinate the pork the night before.) Serve this Cuban dish with coleslaw dressed with a white wine vinaigrette spiked with cumin seeds, chopped fresh cilantro, and minced garlic.
A frothy South Indian yogurt-based beverage, lassi often contains seasonal fruit and spices. This recipe yields a drink that's a bit thinner than the average smoothie.
Justine's Pineapple-Mint Ice Cream
Once-famous Justine's was a Memphis restaurant housed in an ivy-covered 19th-century mansion on the banks of the Mississippi River. It closed in 1996, but served as one of Memphis' most iconic restaurants for nearly 50 years. Famous for its buttery Crabmeat Justine, the restaurant always featured at least one or two homemade ice creams for dessert, such as this refreshing combination of sweet pineapple and icy mint.
Grilled Steak with Pineapple Rice
Add a touch of tropical flair to your steak dinner with a flavorful side of grilled pineapple rice. From grill pan to table, this dish is dinner-ready in under 30-minutes; so quick, it's basically a vacation from stressful supper prep.
Add a little island style to your usual banana sundae by topping with canned crushed pineapple and homemade Spicy Candied Pecans.
Orange-Pineapple Freezer Preserves
If you're new to canning, freezer preserves are an excellent place to start. Most use instant pectin, need minimal cooking, and are not processed in boiling water. Even if you're an old hand at putting up, you'll appreciate this recipe. It's as easy and sunny as a Southern Saturday morning, and it won't heat up your kitchen.
Nanny's Famous Coconut-Pineapple Cake
This coconut pineapple cake recipe is sure to please family and friends, with its surprising blend of flavors and a "secret" ingredient: lemon-lime soft drink.
Zucchini-Pineapple Quick Bread
This zucchini quick bread has a tropical twist to it - crushed pineapple! Cinnamon and vanilla tie the flavors together and make this a delicious treat for breakfast or a snack.
We altered this traditional casserole to balance out the sweetness, allowing the pineapple and cheese to really shine. The intense flavor makes it an ideal side dish for baked ham.
Coconut Cream Pie with Pineapple
Coconut Cream Pie gets a burst of bright flavor from tart pineapple. This chilled dessert sets for two hours before serving.
It doesn't get any simpler than this two-ingredient recipe featuring antioxidant-rich ingredients like pineapple and fresh mint. At less than 120 calories, this sweet, icy dessert is the perfect closer to a steamy summer day.
This gorgeous and classic cake is all thanks to Mrs. L.H. Wiggins of Greensboro, North Carolina, who allowed this pineapple-banana spice cake with cream cheese frosting to become one of our most requested recipes. While there are many different variations of this delicious recipe out there now, we still stand by Mrs. Wiggins' original, indulgent creation. With a unique warm and spiced flavor and a moist banana and pineapple interior, this cake is a true Southern gem.
Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes
Have you hopped on the toaster oven dessert train yet? If not, now is the time. These miniature versions of classic pineapple upside-down cake are delightfully buttery and moist, so easy to whip up, and a great kitchen project to introduce kids to baking.
Ham and Pineapple Pita Pizzas
Whip up these easy pita pizzas in no time for a delicious dish that's perfect as a quick snack, simple appetizer, or light dinner.
Canned crushed pineapple adds moisture and a hint of sweet, tropical flavor to this classic carrot cake recipe. Not sure about pairing carrots and pineapple (and coconut!) together? Trust us -- you'll love the results.