Tropical SPAM® Sliders Recipe

Recently on Facebook a friend of mine (and at the moment, I use that term loosely) mentioned that “every time” she goes to Hawaii she brings a fleece just in case, but it never gets cold enough for her to use it.

Really? EVERY TIME? Oh, the poor dear.

I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. This is not a major revelation since pretty much everyone wants to go to Hawaii. Who doesn’t want gorgeous scenery, volcanoes, beautiful flowers, warm sun, friendly people, and delicious food? Especially delicious food!

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Most of us aren’t my lucky friend (and in her defense, she lives in Seattle, so it is a little closer than it is for me). So we just have to make do with pictures, stories, and parties. Did you know that June 12- June 18 is Hawaiian Food Week?

King’s Hawaiian Original Sweet Pineapple BBQ Sauce, DOLE Pineapple Slices, SPAM® Classic, King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, Mauna Loa Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts, and Kona Brewing Co. are all Hawaiian companies and have all come together to celebrate Hawaiian Food Week.

Tropical SPAM® Sliders Recipe

I think I’ll celebrate by having a luau, or at least a Hawaiian-themed party. I’m not quite up for roasting a pig, but I do love King’s Hawaiian bread, and it now comes in a small roll size that’s perfect for sliders. I’m going to use this Tropical SPAM® Sliders recipe that uses DOLE Pineapple Slices and is of course, best served on the King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls!

Tropical SPAM® Sliders Recipe

Tropical SPAM Sliders

Yield: 1 slider


Each slider includes:

  • 1 King's Hawaiian Sweet Roll, halved
  • 1 Dole Pineapple Slice, grilled
  • 1/2 slice of SPAM, grilled
  • 1/4 cup pre-made coleslaw
  • 1 tbsp King's Hawaiian Original BBQ Sauce


  1. Grill SPAM and pineapple. When completely grilled, set aside.
  2. Combine slaw and bbq sauce in a small bowl. Cut roll in half.
  3. Start assembling all elements and enjoy!

A lot of people make jokes about SPAM®, but it actually has a fascinating history and is used in a lot of interesting Hawaiian recipes. You might want to surprise your guests with some of these interesting SPAM® recipes and see if they can guess the secret ingredient.

Tropical SPAM® Sliders Recipe

Put out a little bowl of Mauna Loa Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts on tables, decorate with fresh flowers and candles and it’s an instant party! Coconut water and milk are both super popular right now, so consider some fancy drinks incorporating one or the other.

Tropical SPAM® Sliders Recipe

If you have younger kids you can find tons of easy DIY ideas for creating paper leis and grass skirts, or put out a kiddie pool for wading. If you have older kids, put them in charge of finding appropriate music, or finding more interesting Hawaiian recipes or traditions.

With a little thought and not much effort a Hawaiian themed party can be easy to pull off! Learn more about Hawaiian Foods Week by visiting

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