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Grilled pineapple on a white plate topped with ice cream.

Grilled Pineapple

This juicy Grilled Pineapple makes a light and refreshing summer side dish or dessert.
Course Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4 - 6
Calories 113kcal


  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • Oil or nonstick spray for greasing your grill
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar*, optional


  • Cut off the top, bottom, and outer skin of the pineapple (here's a step by step guide). Cut the pineapple into ΒΌ-inch slices (or into spears). Core the pineapple, if desired.
  • Place the pineapple slices on a greased grill over medium heat, and cook for about 3-5 minutes per side.The pineapple should have grill marks on it and will have softened slightly.
  • If adding brown sugar: place the hot pineapple onto a large platter and immediately sprinkle both sides with brown sugar. The heat from the pineapple will melt the brown sugar within a couple of minutes. See serving suggestions in the notes.


Savory: Brush teriyaki sauce or BBQ sauce onto the pineapple during the last minute or two of cook time. Serve alongside grilled chicken, fish, steak, or veggies, or add a slice of grilled pineapple to a burger.
Sweet*: Serve the grilled pineapple with a scoop of vanilla or coconut ice cream and garnish with chopped macadamia nuts, caramel sauce, and/or toasted coconut.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 108mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg