How to Cut Up a Pineapple

Cut juicy pineapple wedges at home with easy step-by-step instructions. 

Instead of reaching for a presliced container of pineapple at the supermarket, take matters into your own hands. Though prickly and intimidating on the outside, a whole pineapple is easy to cut up into wedges –– especially with Rachael's step-by-step instructions. 

Step 1
Quarter the pineapple lengthwise.

Step 2
Using a thin, sharp knife, cut core away from each quarter by making a shallow slice the length of the pineapple. 

Step 3
Follow the skin of the pineapple and cut fruit away from it using your knife, keeping the green tops attached. 

Step 4
Next, cut pineapple into 1/2-inch slices. Each pineapple quarter will now hold several wedges.

Step 5
Separate fruit by sliding wedges alternatively to the left and then to the right. Each completed pineapple serving will look like a boat filled with the fruit slices.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Spiced-Up Guacs

Whether you're using your go-to guacamole recipe or a store-bought brand, these add-ins will kick the flavor up a notch on everyone's favorite dip. 

Cut the Fat in Baking

Dial down the butter and oil and still make delectable baked goods with a few easy swaps from Food Network.

Winning Pineapple Recipe

Sweet-and-salty appetizers from a North Carolina reader came out on top in our pineapple-themed contest.

Italian Favorites, Lightened Up

Eat all your favorites, like lasagna, eggplant Parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs, fettuccine alfredo and chicken Parmesan, with our lighten-up tips.

Wrap it Up! Gift Wrapping

Avoid getting in a gift-wrapping rut--wrapping the perfect gift is easier than you think! With a few extra steps, you can even personalize your perfectly wrapped gift using items that you already have around the house. Ditch those gift bags and get to wrapping!

Wrap it Up! Kitchen Helpline

Sometimes the only thing better than delicious food is delicious food wrapped in more deliciousness! Our Kitchen Helpline has tips and tricks to help you perfect your favorite wrapped and rolled foods!

Warm up for the Season

Fill your home with festive scents and decor that will take you from autumn to winter. Here are 3 simple and cozy ideas to help you ease into the holiday season.

How to Pick the Right Cut of Meat


Depending on your needs, some cuts are better than others.

Healthy Tips: Using Up Holiday Leftovers

Don't toss holiday leftovers just to avoid more overindulging. Check out Food Network's practical tips and recipes to help reduce waste and space out calories.

On TV

The Pioneer Woman

9:30am | 8:30c

Cupcake Wars

10am | 9c

Cupcake Wars

11am | 10c

Cupcake Wars

12pm | 11c

The Pioneer Woman

1:30pm | 12:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

2:30pm | 1:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

3:30pm | 2:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

4:30pm | 3:30c

Chopped

5pm | 4c

Chopped

6pm | 5c

Chopped

7pm | 6c

Chopped

8pm | 7c

Chopped

9pm | 8c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Beat Bobby Flay

10pm | 9c

Beat Bobby Flay

10:30pm | 9:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

11:30pm | 10:30c

Chopped

12am | 11c

Beat Bobby Flay

1:30am | 12:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

2:30am | 1:30c

Chopped

3am | 2c

Mystery Diners

4:30am | 3:30c

Get Cooking