Recipe/ Side Dish

Grilled Pineapple

April 2, 2016 (Last Updated: March 7, 2019)

Fresh grilled pineapple is an amazing grilled treat

Grilled Pineapple in a white bowl

There are some sure signs grilling season is here.  First, there’s the sun and the warm temperatures.  Then there’s the obsession with seeking out items to grill and finally there are entire meals being made right on the grill.

Earlier I made Lemon Rosemary Grilled Chicken, Pineapple Salsa and now…Grilled Pineapple! Grilled pineapple made with fresh pineapple is so simple and is perfect with any grilled meat or even eaten as a dessert.

Slabs of pineapple on a plate

My first experience with fresh grilled pineapple was at a Brazilian Grill.  We had this amazing array of meats that the wait staff brought around on huge skewers and would slice off a piece right onto your plate.

Then came the grilled pineapple!  Can you say AMAZING?  The kids and I decide we needed  to replicate this at home.  After a couple of  tries, we finally came up with perfection!

Cutting fresh pineapple for grilled pineapple

Begin by cutting of both ends of the pineapple.  Then cut off the outer skin.

Chunks of Grilled Pineapple

Slice into large slabs, leaving the core intact.

Pineapple slices on the grill

Place on a hot, clean grill. Cook for just a few minutes on each side and serve!  That’s it!  Simple and Delicious.

Fresh grilled pineapple brings out the natural sweetness in the pineapple. Grilled pineapple is perfect for eating as a dessert or as a side dish. #pineapple #grilledpineapple

 

5 from 2 votes
Grilled Pineapple
Grilled Pineapple
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
13 mins
 

Fresh Pineapple on the grill

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled pineapple, how to grill pineapple, pineapple recipes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 56 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 1 Whole Pineapple
Instructions
  1. Cut off top and bottom of pineapple.
  2. Cut of outer skin.
  3. Slice into large planks.
  4. Place pineapple onto preheated, clean grill. Keep grill on high.
  5. Grill each side for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Remove from grill and slice into chunks, removing hard core from center of pineapple.
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Cook time depends on temperature of grill.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Pineapple
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 123mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 11g
Vitamin A 1.3%
Vitamin C 65.5%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Tanya
    July 7, 2016 at 12:02 pm


    I LOVE grilled pineapple. I like to mix a little melted butter with orange marmalade and brush my pineapple with it while grilling. Yo could also use honey and butter. Raw pineapple can sometimes cause my tongue to feel a little “raw”. Grilling it somehow keeps that from happening. I like the method you use to cut it.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 7, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks, Tanya! What a great idea to mix melted butter and orange marmalade! That sounds so delicious. I need to try it!

  • Reply
    Peter Genovese
    July 7, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Soak them in Balsamic vinegar, Then grill them,Yum.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      July 7, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      Balsamic! That sounds yummy!

  • Reply
    Anna
    April 6, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Have my pineapple all prepped to grill tonight with Costco salmon burger! I bet it will be a yummy combination! Can’t wait!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 6, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      Great, Anna! Let me know how it turns out! Happy Grilling!

  • Reply
    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    April 4, 2016 at 4:32 am

    I just made pineapple guacamole and I have half a pineapple left over, and since I hardly EVER have random pineapple in the house I would say this is a sign!! Grill, here I come!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 4, 2016 at 5:25 am

      Most definitely a sign! Get your grill ready.

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    April 4, 2016 at 4:25 am

    I love grilling pineapple…thanks for the yummy reminder, Kathy! And I totally second your comment about Brazilian grills. I love those places. Here’s to a long and warm Spring (although it’s definitely snowing here right now…)

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 4, 2016 at 5:25 am

      Come on spring….enough snow….it’s time to grill!

  • Reply
    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    April 3, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Love how you cooked this in slabs Kathy, and then cut it up. Keeps it juicy. What a treat, we’ll have to try this very soon, though there are several inches of snow on the grill cover, I am sorry to report. It snowed last night. Sigh.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 3, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      Cooking it in slabs also makes it much easier to manage on the grill! Hang in there…that snow is bound to melt quickly!

  • Reply
    Jess @ Sweetest Menu
    April 3, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Wow! What a lovely summery treat! I don’t think I’ve actually ever had grilled pineapple before but I must try it!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 3, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      It was new to us too…but now we love it!

  • Reply
    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    April 3, 2016 at 10:45 am


    Yes to all the grilled pineapple!!!! Love it with grilled meats and ice cream too! Can’t wait until I can grill year around 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 3, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      I haven’t tried it on ice cream….I think I need to give a go!

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