Pineapple Macaroni Salad Recipe

This grilled version is a twist to the classic pineapple recipe!

Tired of your usual macaroni salad recipe? Change things up by adding pineapples into the mix! This macaroni salad recipe is great for weekends or for entertaining because it can feed a crowd and only needs a few pantry staples to whip up. If you don’t think pineapples belong on pizza, you can bet that they belong in macaroni salad! 

Pineapple Macaroni Salad Recipe

Idge Mendiola
This grilled version is a twist to the classic pineapple recipe!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4


Pineapple Macaroni Salad Ingredients

  • 1 200-gram pack elbow macaroni
  • 6 strips bacon reserve the oil
  • 1 227-gram can pineapple slices reserve the juice
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bacon oil
  • Salt to season
  • ground black pepper to season


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Cook bacon until crisp then chop; reserve oil. Drain pineapple slices; reserve juice. Grill pineapples until slightly charred; slice into quarters.
  • Combine sour cream, pineapple juice, and bacon oil. Mix in cooked macaroni, bacon, and pineapple. Season with salt and pepper.
Keyword pasta salad, pineapples, macaroni salad recipe
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