Our Best Grilling Recipes
Ribeye Steaks and Peaches
You might not immediately think of pairing peaches and thyme (or peaches and beef, for that matter), but one bite of this entirely-grilled entree will convince you that this is a remarkable partnership. This cookout recipe is the ultimate multitasker. Halved peaches need just five minutes to reach their charred glory, which is exactly the amount of the time the ribeyes need to rest after being removed from the grates.
Smoky Paprika Garlic Chicken
A sprinkle of fresh mint is the ultimate cool counterpart to this warm, smoky paprika chicken marinade. While the grilled meat is delicious as-is, we love slicing it and piling it into a pillowy pita with some tzatziki sauce.
Grilled Pork in Blackberry Sauce
Calling for just seven ingredients, this pork tenderloin is one of the easiest summer dinner recipes ever. Use a heat-safe skillet to stir together the blackberry-balsamic sauce right on the grill while the meat rests.
Tip: Pair the entree with grilled plums or nectarines, and the entire meal can be made over an open flame.
Grilled Salmon and Leeks with Rosemary-Mustard Butter
This elegant seafood recipe would make a flawless addition to the menu for your next intimate dinner party, or halve it to enjoy on date night. You can have both the grilled leek side and the flaky, rich grilled salmon on the table in 30 minutes.
Tip: Plan on serving wine with your meal? Try rose or chardonnay for a delightful pairing.
Whiskey Barrel Burgers
These mouthwatering hamburgers taste even better with the addition of a juicy whiskey-cheddar filling. Prepare them the night before for a 20-minute grilled dinner solution.
Texas Cowboy-Style Ribs
Beef short ribs gain signature Texas barbecue flavor thanks to aromatic smoke from mesquite wood chips. Coated in a spicy-sweet rub and slathered in sauce, the ribs literally fall off the bone for fork-tender meat.
Tip: For this recipe, choose English-style short ribs, which are 2–4 inches long with one rib-bone section.
Chicken Skewers and Grilled Pineapple
With the perfect combo of savory and sweet, this appetizer showcases two delicious grilled favorites. Juicy grilled pineapple and sweet-and-sour chicken skewers are a must-have for any summer cookout.
Espresso-Rubbed Steak with Green Chile Pesto
This is no ordinary steak! A combination of chili powder and espresso powder gives it a rich, powerful flavorful. Topped off with zesty green chile pesto, this grilled steak recipe will definitely be a cookout favorite.
Grilled Pork and Veggie Salad
This entire pork tenderloin dinner, including the green bean and onion-topped romaine salad, gets its moment in the sun on the grill. Plate, crumble on plenty of blue or goat cheese, and prepare to dig into one of the most unexpectedly delicious grilled recipes ever.
Grilled Okra Tacos
It's time for a fiesta! Please vegetarians with these meatless tacos. Grilled okra replaces the beef or chicken, while garnishes including berry salsa and queso fresco make this grilling recipe temptingly colorful.
Thai Rice Noodle and Grilled Steak Salad
Craving Asian? Try our lime, garlic, and fish sauce steak marinade. Toss the tender sliced grilled steak with rice noodles, greens, carrots, fresh herbs, and peanuts for a tastier-than-takeout option.
Grilled Fruit Pizza
Show off your creativity with this unique cooked-over-flames dish that's fitting as an appetizer or a sweet and savory dessert. With a grilled crust (naan bread) and grilled fruit topping (cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydew) this ricotta "sauced" prosciutto pizza spotlights unique ways to use the grill.
Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad
A rainbow of tender grilled veggies fills this easy pasta salad. Tossed in a balsamic dressing, the side dish can be easily adapted to fit what's in season at the market.
Tip: Make sure to rinse pasta with cold water after cooking. This keeps it from absorbing too much dressing and removes excess starch.
Peanut Butter Burger
We're not nuts—promise! Fine, maybe we are a bit about PB. Here, we mix a couple spoonfuls into the beef patties for extra moisture, then spread some on the bun for a nice salty stabilizing layer that helps keep the burger, bacon, and toppings between the bun (rather than on your lap).
Partially prepped in a stock pot on the stove, then grilled, these fall-off-the-bone-tender short ribs will please the most carnivorous of your barbecue crew. The orange and chile braising liquid gives each bite a hint of Mexican flair.
Summer barbecue season isn't complete without hot dogs, and this recipe takes classic grilled frankfurters to a whole new level. Lettuce, tomato, and avocado complement the sausage sandwich, along with a simple corn relish. To add a bit of heat, top the loaded dogs with sliced fresh jalapeno peppers.
Chicken Caesar Burgers
To lighten up traditional grilled burgers, trade ground beef for ground chicken. Keep the meat extra moist and juicy by adding a bit of grated onion to the patties.
Plank-Smoked Peaches and Goat Cheese
Grilled peach halves gain sweet, smoky flavor from a maple grilling plank. Paired with creamy goat cheese, honey, and walnuts, the grilled fruit makes a delectable summertime dessert.
All-American Barbecued Chicken
The secret to success for acing our signature barbecued chicken recipe? Brush on the barbecue sauce during the last 15 minutes of grilling for a gorgeous glaze that won't have time to burn.
Southwestern Stuffed Roasted Peppers
Great as either a side or main dish, these stuffed sweet peppers are loaded with flavor. Filled with a hearty mix of veggies, shrimp, chicken, and sausage, and topped off with Alfredo sauce, this delicious grilling recipe is sure to be a hit.
Grilled Baby Veggies with Arugula-Mint Pesto Sauce
An arugula, mint, and lime marinade adds bright flavor to this array of colorful baby veggies. Serve them with the remaining sauce for dipping, and they'll be gone in a flash.
Grilled Herb Scallops with Balsamic Syrup
Most foods only get better when wrapped in prosciutto, and these grilled scallops are no exception. Marinate the mild seafood in a blend of balsamic vinegar, fresh mint, parsley, lemon peel, and garlic for a guaranteed flavor boost.
Plank-Smoked Portobello Mushrooms
Stuffed mushrooms never tasted so good. Fill portobello mushroom caps with a blend of spicy mustard, baby spinach, bread crumbs, cheddar cheese, and chopped pecans for a seriously addictive grilled appetizer.
Salmon Kabobs with Cucumber-Feta Salsa
Marinated in a white balsamic vinegar, this salmon's sweet-tart flavor pairs perfectly with cool cucumbers and crumbly feta. Give your kabobs added citrus flavor by soaking the skewers in lemon juice instead of water before threading on the fish.
Grilled Banana Bites
For a sweet summer treat, grill bananas 4 to 6 minutes, then sandwich the fruit with chocolate-hazelnut spread and butter cookies. Not a banana fan? Try the same method with peach wedges, pineapple slices, or even berries (stacked onto a skewer for grilling).
The secret to mouthwateringly moist burgers made with lean bison meat? Incorporating sauteed zucchini and onion into the patties before grilling. The pretty squash ribbon garnish gives a nod to the secret summer ingredient hiding inside the bun.
For a gooey grilled dessert, just pop packaged glazed donuts onto the grill for 1 to 2 minutes. Dust the donuts with cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom and pair with our strawberry-basil dip for an extra-special summer treat.
Grilled Corn with Smoky Lime Butter
Butter, lime, fresh cilantro, and a dash of paprika are all you need for tender stalks of sweet corn. The summertime side dish requires little prep and takes just 20 minutes on the grill to perfect.
Cumin-Crusted Veggie Burgers with Pineapple Salsa
Sweet and spicy, this vegetarian burger packs delicious summer flavor. Grilled pineapple provides natural sugars while the cumin-crusted burgers bring the heat. Just add a side of chips!
Baby Beet and Flank Steak Salad Dijon
Grilled flank steak and roasted baby beets top toasted French bread for this tasty open-face sandwich recipe. Topped with a simple, zippy dressing, it's perfect for serving at the end of a hot summer day.
Grilled Chicken Finger Fajitas with Peppers and Onions
Everything for these easy chicken fajitas goes on the grill with just 15 minutes of prep. A mixture of Mexican crema and taco seasoning adds South-of-the-border flavor to the fajita toppings.
Lamb Chops with Blackberry-Pear Chutney
For an elevated version of summer barbecue, try these delicious grilled lamb chops instead of the more standard pork chop. Paired with a sweet blackberry-pear chutney, this easy dish is sure to impress friends and family.
Grilled baguette cubes and grilled eggplant slices star in this vegetable-rich twist on the Italian bread salad. We tossed both of those (plus mozarella, of course!) with plenty of arugula and tarragon for extra freshness, but feel free to swap in any leafy greens and herbs you have handy.
Drunken Shrimp and Scallop Skewers
These party-ready skewers kick it up a notch with a tequila-infused lime-and-garlic marinade. The bright, flavorful sauce also dresses the accompanying jicama-and-avocado slaw.
Tip: If you're using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before using.
Pesto Veggie Gyro
Make the most of colorful summer veggies, such as yellow summer squash, zucchini, and red sweet peppers, in this easy grilled flatbread sandwich. Fresh homemade pesto gives the veggie gyro bright flavor, while grilled Halloumi cheese replaces the meat.
Grilled Blackberries and Ice Cream
Thread sturdy blackberries onto soaked skewers, then toss them on a grill to bring out the natural sugars even more—and for a dessert that cooks in a flash as you grill the entree. This fresh fruit treat is ideal for spooning over ice cream or gelato for dessert or Greek yogurt or oatmeal come breakfast time.