Try our Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Bites the next time you need some easy, delicious bite-sized appetizers for a cookout, party, or potluck!
Traeger Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Bites
Sometimes the simplest things really are the best. That definitely holds true with these little pineapple bites. If you’re a fan of Hawaiian pizza, you’re especially going to love these sweet-and-savory bites.
We used thick cut bacon here that was par cooked before wrapping it around fresh, grilled pieces of pineapple. You can use thin bacon if you’d like, and you won’t need to pre-cook it. I really like the way the thick-cut bacon crisped up, and the general ratio and texture too, so I’d suggest going the (slightly) longer route and using that thickkkk bacon here.
Don’t skip and try for canned pineapple either. Nothing beats fresh. You can skip over the grilling part in the beginning if you’d like to save time, but grill marks on pineapple aren’t just for show. They add great flavor too.
Like all of my recipes though, feel free to experiment. Use what you have, make it your own, skip what you don’t like, and get creative. (Just don’t come for me if your modifications don’t work out. That’s the price you pay sometimes for doing your own thing!)
Bacon Pineapple Bites shopping list
Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Fresh Pineapple
- Thick-Cut Bacon
- Brown Sugar
How to make Smoked Bacon Pineapple Bites
This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.
Fire up your pellet grill and preheat to 375°.
Grill the pineapple slices right on the grates. Lay out the bacon on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cook the pineapple for about 5 minutes per side, and the bacon should cook until it is starting to render the fat but is still flexible enough to wrap around the pineapple bites.
Cut the bacon into 3-4″ slices. Cut the pineapple slices into bite-sized chunks. Wrap the bacon around the pineapple and secure with toothpicks.
Place the wrapped pineapple bites onto a parchment lined baking sheet and put it back on the grill. Cook until the bacon is cooked and the fat is rendered. It’ll crisp up a little more as it cools, so don’t overcook! Sprinkle on some brown sugar during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
Let the bites cool off for a few minutes before you serve them.
Smoked Pineapple Bites FAQ
In an airtight container in the fridge is best, for 2-3 days at most.
The best way to reheat these is in the oven or back in your smoker. I’d avoid the microwave, if possible. Bacon tends to overcook pretty quickly in the microwave.
More great Bacon-Wrapped Traeger recipes
- Smoked Garlic Pig Shots
- Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
- Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
- Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Brats
- Traeger Shotgun Shells
- 1 pineapple
- 1/2 pound bacon
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- Preheat your pellet grill to 375°.
- Core and slice a fresh, ripe pineapple into 1 inch thick rings. Place into your grill and cook for 4-5 minutes per side. We’re going for grill marks, bud.
- Cut the bacon strips in half and lay them out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place into the smoker for 10-12 minutes. You want the bacon cooked until the fat starts rendering, but remove before it loses its flexibility.
- Slice the pineapple rings into bite-sized pieces. Wrap the bacon around the pineapple and secure with toothpicks. Place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Cook for 30ish minutes, or until the bacon is fully cooked. Sprinkle the brown sugar onto the tops during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 102Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 319mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.