21 Easy Hawaiian Food Recipes That You Will Love!

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars and take an entire vacation to feel like you’re in a tropical place like Hawaii. You can bring all the exotic flavors right into your kitchen with these authentic Hawaiian food recipes. Hawaiian food is tropical and uses a combination of ingredients you’re probably not used to, which gives it that unique flavor. When you want to mix it up from your regular routine, you’ll need to try these Hawaiian meals so you can feel like you are right under the palm trees. Dig into one of these holiday recipes the next time you’re trying to have a Hawaiian dinner night with the family.

21. 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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Suggested: Leftover Chicken Recipes

20. 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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19. Hawaiian Guava Cake

Hawaiian Guava Cake

I fell head over heels in love with guava juice last year in Hawaii and I was so excited to finally try this Hawaiian Guava Cake! Guava has such a unique flavor and it’s perfect on the cake! In this recipe, you take a strawberry cake mix and replace the water with guava juice. It’s then topped with a delicious cream cheese/Cool Whip layer and an amazing guava gel topping. It all goes perfectly together and makes the most refreshing dessert. If you love guava or have never tried it, you’ll have to make this cake! 
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Vegan Cake Recipes

18. Garlic Shrimp (Hawaiian Style)

Garlic Shrimp (Hawaiian Style)

Crispy garlic bits sprinkled over lightly fried shrimp marinated in olive oil, garlic butter sauce — this Hawaiian garlic shrimp recipe is as delicious and mouthwatering as it is easy to make at home. You don’t need more than 30 minutes to get easy access to these Hawaiian meals! If you’ve ever had the opportunity to visit Hawaii, then you might have had the chance to eat at one of the many flavorful garlic shrimp trucks and stands in Oahu, Maui, and more. 
Get the recipe here.

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17. 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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Suggested: Leftover Turkey Recipes

16. Garlicky Hawaiian Shrimp Scampi Recipe 

Garlicky Hawaiian Shrimp Scampi Recipe 

The yummiest, garlicky Hawaiian Shrimp Scampi! These Hawaiian Food recipes take no time to make at all and would be delicious served with a traditional Hawaiian macaroni salad or even just good old rice! Garlic shrimp scampi is sure to become a family favorite! Just a word of warning, these shrimp are Garlicky! As in, you have to love garlic to make my garlic shrimp scampi. Suffice it to say if you are anything less than an all-out garlic lover, you might find this to be a little too garlicky for your liking. 
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15. Loco Moco (Hawaiian Beef Patty in Brown Gravy with Egg)

Loco Moco (Hawaiian Beef Patty in Brown Gravy with Egg)

In today’s edition of “2020 is the year no one gets to do anything fun“, we have another recipe to remind us where we’re not going. Back to Hawaii with this Loco Moco plate! This easy-to-make (even easier to eat) recipe is what Hawaiians refer to as “ono”. That just means, “it’s really delicious.” Beef patties on a bed of rice smothered in brown pan gravy and topped with an egg. Nothing is more comforting- or filling than these Hawaiian meals.
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Gingerbread Recipes

14. Slow Cooker Hawaiian Sticky Chicken

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Sticky Chicken

We’re definitely into comfort food here when the weather is chilly, so let’s get started with this Slow Cooker Hawaiian Sticky Chicken! Our slow cooker is a lifesaver – a lifeline to a hot, comforting dinner that we wouldn’t always have had time to make. This Slow Cooker Hawaiian Sticky Chicken is one of our favorite Hawaiian food recipes– kids included. It’s sweet and tangy, perfect over rice or in a taco or a slider. Or just plain out of a bowl. 
Get the recipe here.

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13. Baked Hawaiian Chicken

Baked Hawaiian Chicken

This Baked Hawaiian Chicken is marinated in ginger, honey, and pineapple juice mixture then baked to perfection. It’s tender, moist, and oh so flavourful. We make chicken a ton in this house, yet our Hawaiian meals are never boring thanks to it being so versatile. One day I realized I hadn’t marinated chicken in a while, and came across a great Baked Sweet Hawaiian Chicken recipe that is beyond worthy of a feature here on the blog. It was a great weeknight meal and a very easy dinner to make. 
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Chicken Rice Meal Recipes

12. No Bake Hawaiian Dream Dessert Cups

No Bake Hawaiian Dream Dessert Cups

Each layer of these No-Bake Hawaiian Dream Dessert Cups is delicious, but together, the sum of each layered part is one amazing bite. These holiday recipes will be the hit of your next gathering or barbecue. It’s no secret, pineapple, coconut, and all things macadamia nut remind us of tropical climates, breezy beaches, and all things Hawaiian. I am a huge fan of coconut, especially coconut ice cream and this coco-nutty recipe does not disappoint in that department.
Get the recipe here.

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11. 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!
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Keto Crockpot Recipes

10. Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Take yourself to paradise with these easy and delicious grilled Hawaiian BBQ chicken thighs. The soy sauce and ginger marinade infuse layers of flavor into the meat and pair perfectly with rice, salad, or grilled pineapple. Say hello to this mouth-watering tropical chicken dinner! Who knew the Best Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Recipe could be so easy to make? Each bite is guaranteed to be devoured at your family barbecue or for your next party. It’s one of the best crowd-pleasing Hawaiian meals you can serve anytime!
Get the recipe here.

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9. Garlic Furikake Chicken 

Garlic Furikake Chicken 

Furikake chicken is one of a kind! That crunchy and juicy bite while smothered in a garlic 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!
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Meals Under 300 Calories

8. Hawaiian French Toast Bake 

Hawaiian 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. This King’s Hawaiian French Toast Bake is 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. 
Get the recipe here.

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7. 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!
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Vegan Grilling Recipes

6. Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Sandwiches

Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken Sandwiches

This teriyaki chicken sandwich recipe is the best thing to make when grilling out with friends. This version has a Hawaiin twist to it with sliced ham, grilled pineapple, and Pepper Jack cheese. Teriyaki chicken has always been a favorite recipe. I love the sweet and salty combination and the depth of flavor in teriyaki sauce. Typically, we enjoy it with fried rice and veggies, but we recently made it into a sandwich and it was out of this world. 
Get the recipe here.

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5. Hawaiian Spam Fried Rice

Hawaiian Spam Fried Rice

I know what you’re thinking. Fried rice is such a simple dish, why would I need a recipe for it? But trust me, this Spam Fried Rice is SO GOOD. It’s easy to make, and perfect for using up leftovers. Plus, who doesn’t love spam? Give it a try! You won’t be disappointed. This is one of the best Hawaiian meals the whole family will love.
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Vegan Rice Recipes

4. 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.
Get the recipe here.

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3. 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!)
Get the recipe here.

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2. 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!
Get the recipe here.

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1. 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. 
Get the recipe here.

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