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21 Easy Hawaiian Food Recipes That You Need To Try!

These Hawaiian Food recipes will make you feel like you’re in paradise with their heavenly scent and taste! Hawaii is famous for its sandy shores and lush greenery. But have you tried authentic Hawaiian meals? I’m sure that at some point, you couldn’t stop thinking about it. If not, then this is your chance to experience the islands’ fusion of flavors. Sure, you can order Hawaiian pizza anywhere, but there’s more to Hawaiian cuisine than that.


21. Legit Hawaiian Mac Salad

Legit Hawaiian Mac Salad

Hawaiian-style macaroni salad is an iconic Hawaiian recipe. This creamy Hawaiian side dish is the sidekick on every plate lunch in Hawaii. If you’ve ever been you know what I’m talking about. Have you ever wondered why Hawaiian mac salad is so good? I’m going to give you all the secrets you’ll need to make the authentic version of this plate lunch side dish. There are only a few simple ingredients in the macaroni salad recipe. But, it’s all in how you put those ingredients together that makes all the difference.
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20. Hawaiian Baked Beans with Pineapple & Bellpepper

Hawaiian Baked Beans with Pineapple & Bellpepper

It’s time to kick your baked bean game up a notch, and these easy Hawaiian Baked Beans are just what the occasion calls for.  A little sweet, a little salty, and just a little spicy, these crazy delicious baked beans are loaded with pineapple, bell peppers, sweet onion, and bacon.  Bathed in a thick, rich sauce, this special side dish is a welcome addition to cookouts, barbecues, potlucks, tailgates, or just any time plain ol’ boring just won’t do!
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19. Hawaiian Fried Rice with Easy Sweet and Sour Sauce

Hawaiian Fried Rice with Easy Sweet and Sour Sauce

Does fried rice with pineapple sound weird? It’s my new thing and it’s delicious! This Hawaiian fried rice has big chunks of ham and pineapple, plus a few extra veggies. I like bell peppers and mushrooms, but you can add whatever you like – peas, sweetcorn, tomatoes, I’d even be tempted to throw in some broccoli. The sweet and sour sauce is a super simple microwave version – although you can make it in a pan if you prefer. It’s mostly made of ketchup, which is probably a little naughty, but it does taste authentic. 
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18. Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken Tacos

Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken Tacos

Take a break from the ordinary and serve up these Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken Tacos topped with fresh pineapple, mango, and avocado salsa for dinner this Taco Tuesday! It may be the dead of winter around here, but that doesn’t mean we can’t escape to a tropical paradise, and that’s exactly what we do when we make these spectacular Hawaiian Food recipes. 
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17. Hawaiian Mixed Berry Overnight French Toast Bake

Hawaiian Mixed Berry Overnight French Toast Bake

French toast is one of my go-to breakfasts when I wake up wanting something sweet. It’s surprisingly simple and makes mornings a little bit more exciting. These King’s Hawaiian French Toast Cubes are super soft and eggy- a perfect mix of french toast and bread pudding. It’s one of my best Hawaiian food recipes and I am sure you will love it too. 
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16. Hawaiian Beef Stew

Hawaiian Beef Stew

My Hawaiian Hawaiian Beef Stew is a treasured family recipe. A tangy & rich tomato gravy simmers with onions, carrots, potatoes, & beef until perfectly fall-apart tender. Serve it over sticky rice for a true taste of the islands. Hawaiian-style beef stew is total comfort food! Stovetop, oven, slow cooker & Instant Pot directions provided. I’m so excited to share these Hawaiian Food recipes with you. 
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15. Hawaiian Style Chicken Long Rice

Hawaiian Style Chicken Long Rice

Chicken long rice is a favorite of locals in Hawaii. It is a flavorful, light dish that is great on its own or with any of your favorite Hawaiian food recipes. I love making this dish for my family in the summertime because, to me, it is such a light, flavourful dish. It fills you up without making you feel ugg-ed out. The broth reminds me of Pho in a way. It is similar but different. You have just got to try it!
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14. CrockPot Hawaiian Meatballs

CrockPot Hawaiian Meatballs

Hawaiian Meatballs smothered in a sweet tangy sauce with pineapple and fresh ginger are cooked low and slow in the crockpot. These Hawaiian Food recipes are a slow cooker masterpiece and are great served as an appetizer or main dish! I’ve come up with a new recipe for meatballs that has them totally smitten. I’ve combined meatballs, chunks of pineapple, fresh ginger, and a sweet, tangy sauce for a flavor combination that’s crazy good!
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13. Shoyu Ahi Poke (Hawaiian Ahi Poke Bowl Recipe) 

Shoyu Ahi Poke (Hawaiian Ahi Poke Bowl Recipe) 

A traditional Hawaiian ahi poke bowl recipe made with sashimi-grade ahi tuna, sweet onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, chopped macadamia nuts, and scallions. The weather is finally warming up here in West Bengal, which means I’m officially on summer mode and gravitating towards meals that are flavourful, satisfying, but quick to come together. This soy ahi poke checks all of those boxes. Simple, crave-worthy, and incredibly well balanced in flavor.
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12. Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites 

 Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites 

These Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites are easy appetizers for parties, tailgating, or to eat as snacks. Add in some smoked paprika to take the flavors of Hawaiian pizza to the next level! Make this easy, three-ingredient appetizer for your next party! These are sweet and savory, and seriously just delicious. Because doesn’t bacon make everything better? 
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11. Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Fluff

Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Fluff

No bake desserts like this Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Fluff come together in a snap. Coconut cream pudding mixed with crushed pineapple, maraschino cherries, mini marshmallows, and toasted macadamia nuts are combined with whipped cream turn this goodness into a no-bake sensation. These Hawaiian Food recipes are perfect for serving at your next picnic, holiday meal, or backyard soiree. 
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10. Garlic Furikake Chicken 

Garlic Furikake Chicken 

Furikake chicken is one of a kind! That crunchy and juicy bite while smothered in a garlicky soy sauce is to die for! I like to believe that furikake chicken is one of the best chicken Hawaiian meals ever. It is a mixture of many cultures made into one dish that is true of Hawaii. The scoop of rice on the side, the classic mac salad on the side, and the sweet and savory soy sauce to dip the chicken into. And of course, sprinkled on top is the furikake seasoning!
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9. Hawaiian Chicken with Coconut Rice

Hawaiian Chicken with Coconut Rice

Hawaiian Chicken With Coconut Rice. A tropical-inspired meal that is simple, delicious, and makes me feel like I’m on vacation! The chicken is marinated in a flavorful soy and pineapple juice sauce and can be grilled or pan-fried. Super versatile, but seriously consider combining the chicken with pineapple and coconut rice, because it is a flavor combination that will make your tastebuds dance the happy dance.
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8. Hawaiian Style Chicken Katsu with Mac Salad

Hawaiian Style Chicken Katsu with Mac Salad

Hawaiian Style Chicken Katsu is my most constant cravings of all cravings. Hawaiian-style BBQ is one of my comfort Hawaiian Food recipes. Crispy, tender, juicy chicken is the center of this whole meal. Accompanied by the sauce, white rice, and mac salad. Don’t be mistaken, it is all about the chicken. The key is chicken thighs and panko, there is no substitute. This recipe is a few steps and a few ingredients but you won’t believe how easy it is to prepare once you have it down.
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7. Homemade Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Homemade Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

This recipe for homemade Hawaiian sweet rolls recipe is easy to make, especially for homemade bread. The yeast rolls turn out to be the right amount of sweet, fluffy, soft, and perfectly golden brown. The aroma of baked sweet rolls is one of the most comforting smells and makes your house smell heavenly. This recipe for homemade Hawaiian sweet rolls is so easy to make, your family can enjoy them any night of the week. There’s no need to wait until a special occasion to enjoy these amazing and delicious Hawaiian Food recipes. 
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6. Pineapple Coconut Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Pineapple Coconut Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Pineapple Coconut Hawaiian Sweet Rolls in 20 minutes! Yes, it is possible. Sweet Hawaiian rolls stuffed with pineapple and coconut then drizzled with a pineapple glaze. Top with macadamia nuts for the ultimate tropical-inspired dessert recipe. I am all about easy recipes. Not having the time to spend an entire day in the kitchen is the reason I create quick and easy holiday recipes like these Pineapple Coconut Hawaiian Sweet Rolls.
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5. Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa

 Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa

We went to Kauai this spring and had the most delicious Hawaiian hot dogs on our first night there. Sweetbread, mango/pineapple sauce, SO good. While we couldn’t recreate those exactly, we set out to combine some of the same flavors for a delicious summer grilling dinner. And let me tell you…these are THE best hot dogs we’ve ever had. Now, those flavors together might sound odd at first thought (especially if you haven’t had anything like it in Hawaii). But, I promise you it’s an amazing flavor combination!
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4. Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad

Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad

Hawaiian cheesecake salad made with fruit is a delightful way to enjoy fresh fruits like pineapples and mango’s all rolled into a creamy cheesecake filling. Nothing says summer salad quite like a tropical fruit side dish so get out your fork and let’s dig in these amazing Hawaiian Food recipes. Deliciously creamy cream cheese and cheesecake pudding make this more of a dessert salad than a side dish. Stuffed tropical fruit between layers of sugary goodness, you cannot go wrong adding this to your next party.
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3. Hawaiian BBQ Tempeh Kabobs Recipe

Hawaiian BBQ Tempeh Kabobs Recipe

Can I get a “Heck yes!” for grilling fruit? I’ve been throwing peaches, mangos, and pineapple on the grill this summer and it has elevated my plant-eating experience to a new level. The heat caramelizes the natural sugars and imparts a depth of flavor I never knew possible. It was the insanely delicious taste of grilled pineapple that inspired this kabob recipe. The tangy sweetness pairs oh so well with tender cubes of BBQ tempeh and crisp veggies.
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2. Coconut Filled Hawaiian Malasadas Recipe

Coconut Filled Hawaiian Malasadas Recipe

Want to re-create a bit of Hawaii at home? Learn how to make Hawaiian malasadas, the super-popular Portuguese donuts from Hawaii. Check the links for the full Hawaiian Style coconut-filled malasadas recipe. In Hawaii, you can find malasadas at lots of different bakeries. You can also find them at pop-up stands outside of stores or at farmer’s markets. I love them so much that I decided to create my own version at home. Finding the right recipe for malasadas can be tricky (many cheat and use Pillsbury dough, which isn’t the same!)
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1. Hawaiian Coleslaw

Hawaiian Coleslaw

Hawaiian Coleslaw with pineapple, cabbage, carrots, sesame seeds, and a ginger-soy lime vinaigrette brings a tropical taste to traditional slaw. How can you not be in a good mood when you have a plate of this yummy Hawaiian coleslaw in front of you. Just look at all those colors – And the heart-shaped carrots –  I mean, how cute are they?! It’s one of my best Hawaiian Food recipes to make when I am not in the mood for anything. 
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