BBQ Pineapple Shrimp

BBQ Pineapple Shrimp is one of our go-to weeknight dinners. This one-pot wonder is quick, easy, and totally delicious!

BBQ Pineapple Shrimp

This is one of those magical recipes where all you need are 5 ingredients (7 of you want to get fancy) and about 15 minutes, tops. 

Yes, really!

This sweet and savory one pot wonder is speedy enough for lunch and so freakishly fast and flavorful that your weeknight dinner routine is going to feel like a treat instead of a chore. 

I’ll take easiest dinner ever for 500, Alex. 

BBQ Pineapple Shrimp One Pan

bbq shrimp serving suggestions

A leafy green salad makes a fabulous side dish for this saucy shrimp and veggies!

Craving carbs? Serve this deliciousness atop a mountain of fluffy steamed rice, fried rice, or quinoa. I’m also pretty sure it would be fantastic over lo mein style noodles or ramen if you prefer to pasta it up.

Paleo? Serve it up with your favorite paleo barbecue sauce or try it over cauliflower rice! This dish is easily made whole 30 compliant by using a homemade whole30-approved bbq sauce. Enjoy!

BBQ Pineapple Shrimp

So. Much. YUM. We love this one-pot pineapple shrimp recipe!

BBQ Pineapple Shrimp
5 from 2 votes

BBQ Pineapple Shrimp

BBQ Pineapple Shrimp is one of our go-to weeknight dinners. This one-pot wonder easy, delicious, and comes together crazy FAST!

Recipe yields 2 large dinners or 4 smaller side-dish sized servings.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ Pineapple Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 441 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 12 oz fresh raw shrimp (or thawed if frozen)
  • 8 oz fresh pineapple
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 TBSP oil or butter (plus extra as needed)
  • 1/4 ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce (I used a spicy one – yum!)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 TBSP green onion (optional)


  1. Clean and peel shrimp, defrosting if needed. Lately we’ve been buying frozen, deveined, easy-peel shrimp. All I have to do is defrost, peel, and cook! You can also buy your shrimp already peeled if you’d like!
  2. Pat shrimp dry and season with cayenne, salt, and pepper.
  3. Heat a large pan or skillet to medium-high heat with 1 TBSP of butter or oil and sauté your shrimp. Cook on each side for a minute until shrimp curl and become opaque. The cook time will depend on the heat setting you choose and the size of your shrimp, but regardless they’ll be perfectly cooked in a matter of minutes.
  4. Transfer shrimp to a plate and add a little oil to your pan. Add peppers and cook until tender, adding the pineapple towards the end. 

  5. Next add your barbecue sauce (I chose a spicy one – YUM!) and stir it up. Once it’s hot and bubbly in the pan, add your shrimp back in and mix it all together. Give shrimp an additional minute to warm back up with the sauce and get ready to dive in!

Recipe Notes

SERVE OVER… rice, fried rice, cauliflower rice, or quinoa!

I love using spicy bbq sauce for this recipe. You could also use your favorite sweet bbq sauce and add 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or extra, to taste.

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
BBQ Pineapple Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 441 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 444mg148%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 2295IU46%
Vitamin C 138mg167%
Calcium 277mg28%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try this crazy easy BBQ Pineapple Shrimp recipe, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation!

special diets and swaps

Not a fan of seafood? You can absolutely make this delish dish with chicken in place of the shrimp. You can even try it with crispy pan-fried tofu! It’s so crazy versatile.

No pineapple? No problem! I’ve run out before and made this barbecue shrimp recipe with extra peppers and roughly chopped red onion and it’s absolutely fantastic!

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  • Tiina

    I made this tonight. SOOOOO good. Thanks for this super easy recipe that elicited an incredulous “this is good” from my husband that makes me doubt all my other recipes!

  • Oh yes you’ve done it again! Love the sweet and spicy combo!

    • Thanks Karly! Hope you get a chance to try it soon!

  • 5 stars
    Whoa. Going to add this one to the rotation! So much flavor!

  • Tayler Ross

    5 stars
    I love that tropical flavor! So good and perfect for summer!

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