Are you looking for tropical or Hawaiian Recipes for a Luau or tiki party? Well, you have hit the jackpot, my friend! There are 99 Hawaiian tropical recipes listed here, from burgers and sandwiches to salads and sides to desserts and cocktails! You won’t run out of ideas of what to serve at your tropical party!
Make sure to also check out Luau Party Food Recipes – What To Serve At A Hawaiian Luau Party to help you design a menu for your Luau!
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Tropical & Hawaiian Recipes
Back in 2016, I turned 40, and because we would be on vacation for my actual birthday, I threw a 40th Un-Birthday Hawaiian Luau!
While that party is long gone, tropical-themed parties are one of my favorite kinds to throw!
The tropical Hawaiian recipes I have gathered here will definitely give you lots of options for the party you throw!
There are recipes for burgers & sandwiches, kebabs & skewers, pork & chicken dishes, fish & seafood, salads, sides & dips, desserts & cakes, and drinks & cocktails.
I’m sure many of these recipes are not authentically Hawaiian – which is why they’re also named tropical too. All I can say is that these delicious recipes, with their tropical ingredients, will surely add some sunshine to your kitchen – and to your celebrations!
As with all of my roundups, there are recipes from my blog as well as from lots of fab blogs from around the world.
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Hawaiian Burgers & Sandwiches
- Try my Quick & Easy One Pan Cheeseburger Sliders with a slice of pineapple for a tropical twist!
- Baked Ham & Cheese Sliders – All Recipes
- Hawaiian Burger – The Pioneer Woman
- Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken BBQ Sliders -Earhardts Eat
- Char Siu Glazed Pork & Pineapple Buns – My Recipes
- Vegan Hawaiian Burgers – Connoisseurus Veg
- Hawaiian Hot Dogs – The Endless Meal
I love to theme my parties – right down to the dishes that I serve the food. And for a Hawaiian Luau or other tropical-themed party, that calls for bright and colorful serving platters and trays, with tropical flowers and leaves!
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Hawaiian Kebabs & Skewers
Marinated meat threaded onto skewers and grill to perfect – kebabs are perfect party food!
- Try my Grilled Pineapple and Swordfish Kebabs that are easy to make and full of flavor.
- Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs – Moore or Less Cooking
- Grilled Jerk Prawn & Pineapple Skewers – Stay At Home Mum
- Hawaiian Beef Teriyaki Skewers – Favorite Family Recipes
- Hawaiian Shrimp Skewers With Mint and Honey – Home & Plate
- Glazed Ham & Pineapple Kebabs – She Knows
Hawaiian Pork & Chicken Dishes
Pork is such a popular meat to cook with in Hawaii, try out some of these recipes for your your Hawaiian party.
- My Hawaiian Pulled Pork recipe is full of amazing flavor, thanks to a dry rub, a sweet and spicy marinade.
- The key to Hawaiian Style Kalua Pork is the long slow cooking process.
- My Sweet & Spicy Hawaiian Chicken can be cooked in the oven or on the grill.
- If you’re throwing a Luau you simply must make my Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken!
- Spam Musubi – Two Red Bowls
- Huli Huli Chicken – Love From The Oven
- Slow Cooker Kalua Pig – Nom Nom Paleo
- Slow Cooker Kalua Pork Tacos Recipe – Everyday Southwest
Hawaiian Fish & Seafood
If seafood is more your thing, try one of these dishes – poke is especially yummy!
- My Cornflakes & Coconut Shrimp are a joy to eat!
- Garlic-Chili Swordfish with Grilled Pineapple and Papaya – great for a Hawaiian-inspired dinner party.
- My recipe for Pineapple and Shrimp Stuffed Avocado is astonishingly simple, yet oh so delicious!
- My Mango Shrimp Cups Appetizer is perfect for parties!
- Panko Crusted Tilapia with Mango Salsa – Wanna Bite
- Ahi Poke Salad with Macadamia Nuts – Diabetes Strong
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Hawaiian Salads, Sides & Dips
Meat and fish need something on the side, so try out one of these great recipes. Some of them make great main dishes too!
- Jeweled Rice Salad – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Nutty Noodle Salad – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Tropical Island Rice – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Tropical Noodle Salad with Chicken – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Tropical Rice Salad – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Spicy Mango Salsa Recipe – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- My Hawaiian Baked Beans (Luau Lava Beans) are a tasty hot & smoky side dish!
- My recipe for Pineapple Coleslaw with Bacon is a delicious side dish at Luau Parties!
- Caramelized Maui Onion Dip – My Recipes
- Papaya & Avocado Salad – My Recipes
- Hawaiian Macaroni Salad – Thrifty Jinxy
- Big Kahuna Hawaiian Salad – Healthy Happy Life
- Pineapple Cucumber Salad – Miss In The Kitchen
- Tropical Pasta Salad – 3 Boys And A Dog
- Easy Hawaiian Dip – The Salty Marshmallow
- Hawaiian Onion Dip – Miss In The Kitchen
- Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing – TipBuzz
- Hawaiian Fried Rice – Life In The Loft House
- Hawaiian Roasted Vegetables – Pinch of Wellness
- Hawaiian Salsa – Whole Sisters
Hawaiian & Tropical Desserts & Cakes
A dessert table filled with sweet treats is always welcome at any party! Try out these dessert recipes that are full of tropical flavors!
- Tropical Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Pineapple & Coconut Upside Down Cake – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Marvelous Mango Ice Cream – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- ‘Ohana Bread Pudding – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake Fudge – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Cake – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Hawaiian Sweet Pineapple Coconut Loaf Cake – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort-inspired Tropical Minnie Ears Cupcakes – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Mango Lime Frozen Yogurt – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Creamy Banana Frozen Yogurt – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Coconut Pineapple Cupcakes with Rum – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- A Delicious Pina Colada Layer Cake – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Piña Colada Cupcakes – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Piña Colada Shortcake – Busy Mommy Media
- No-Churn Piña Colada Ice Cream – You Brew My Tea
- Tropical Pineapple Coconut Bars – Moore or Less Cooking
- Piña Colada Popsicles – Swanky Recipes
- Tropical Fruit Kabobs – Muy Bueno Cookbook
- Tropical Island Banana Cake – Punchfork
- Aloha Cupcakes – Bakerella
- Tropical Cookies – Sweetie Petitti
- Tropical Honey Mint Pineapple Fruit Salad – Honey & Lime
- Piña Colada Cupcakes – Sally’s Baking Addiction
For more sweet treats, make sure you check these Hawaiian Themed Desserts out next!
Hawaiian Drinks & Cocktails
You can’t have a party without drinks and cocktails! Make sure you try my super popular Hawaiian Margarita – with hundreds of thousands of shares on Pinterest, it is a hit!
- Totally Tropical Blue Hawaiian Cocktail – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Watermelon Breeze – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Hawaiian Margarita – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Tropical Agua Fresca – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
- Surf’s Up! Tropical Vodka Cocktail With Coconut Cream On Top!
- Passion Fruit Mango Mojito – A Tropical Twist On A Classic Cocktail
- Totally Tropical Whiskey Sour Cocktail with 2 Kinds of Whiskey!
- Disney-Inspired Polynesian Village Cocktail with Rum and Tropical Juice!
- How To Make Frozen Piña Colada Cocktails for Summer!
- Fruity Island Escape – A Totally Tropical Rum Cocktail to Make for Summer!
- Banana Colada – A Tropical Rum Banana Cocktail for Parties
- Tropical Paradise Cocktail with Rum & Banana Liqueur
- Refreshing Watermelon Vodka Slush Cocktail with Lime
- Tropical Blue Cocktail – Blue Rumba
- Tropical Island Breeze Cocktail with Bourbon & Rum
- Watermelon Moscato Slushie Cocktail – Perfect for Sunny Summer Days!
- Blue Passion Fruit Mojito – Honey & Lime
- Mai Tai – My Cocktail Masterclass
- Tropical Rum Punch – Ann’s Entitled Life
- Piña Colada – Ann’s Entitled Life
- Frozen Blue Hawaiian Cocktail – Flour On My Face
- Blue Hawaiian – Baking Beauty
- Mocktail Hawaiian Sangria – Organized 31
- Strawberry Piña Colada Lava Flow – Swanky Recipes
- Green Fruit Tea – Country Chic Cottage
- Cherry Rum Punch – Mom On The Side
- Luau Cocktail – Mom On The Side
- Chief Lapu Lapu Cocktail – Modern Tiki