95 Best Grilling Recipes You Have to Try

Updated: Apr. 24, 2024

Nothing says summer like setting up the grill! We've got 100 grilling recipes that'll take you from mere amateur to grill master.

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Summer means going to beach, laying out by the pool and, most importantly, grilling up a storm! If you already fancy yourself a grill master, aren’t you curious what more there is out there? Seek out new horizons with some of our best five-star recipes, vegetarian favorites and Memorial Day showstoppers! Become a grilling expert in no time with these simple, zany and finger-licking good grilling recipes.

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Margarita Chicken

You’re going to be drinking margaritas this summer anyway, so why not take it a step further? By marinating your chicken in margarita mix, you get a really nice lime flavor that’s enhanced with garlic.

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Kentucky Grilled Chicken

Kentucky Fried Chicken? What about Kentucky grilled chicken! The basting sauce is a simple combination of Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce that’s the perfect complement to any outdoor meal.
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Gourmet Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato

Guests will never see this coming! The goat cheese filling in these burgers is a pleasant and refreshing surprise. In comparison to American cheeseburgers, these really do feel gourmet!
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Grilled Corn in Husks

You know it’s summer when you can finally enjoy a nice corn on the cob. No need for anything crazy; some butter and parmesan are enough to make this side dish a masterpiece.
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Feta Salmon Salad

This simple grilled salmon salad is a whole meal. The light but effective spice blend brings out a garlic and ginger flavor. It all comes together beautifully on a bed of spring mix salad!
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Steak Sandwiches with Crispy Onions

Steak with a chimichurri-inspired mayo sauce and a side of onion crisps sounds like a delightful meal. But all of that combined in a sandwich with a side of fries sounds even better! This mouth watering sandwich is a grill master’s dream lunch.
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Grilled Caesar Chicken Breasts

Marinated overnight in creamy Caesar dressing, this chicken is tender and full of flavor. This easy grilled recipe is as good as it gets!
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The Best Grilled Sirloin Tip Roast

This lean but flavorful meat is going to be the star of your next cookout! You won’t regret trying it with the optional horseradish-thyme butter.
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Salmon Grilled in Foil

Tin foil grilling isn’t exactly a new technique, but this curry salmon will make you feel like you’ve been doing it wrong this whole time! The flaky fish is best served with potatoes or a nice salad.
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Grilled Elote Flatbread

Here’s a topping you haven’t thought of! This fun twist on a classic Mexican dish will be your go-to snack of the summer.
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Grilled Romaine Salad

You can grill a steak so why shouldn’t you be able to grill a salad? The simple dressing really sends it over the top.
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Grilled Onion & Skirt Steak Tacos

Thinking about a steak taco is enough to make your mouth water. But thinking about these beer marinated tacos is enough to get you up and on your way to the store! Use leftover meat for quesadillas the next day.
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Grilled Chicken Salad

Never underestimate the power of a good salad. This perfect picnic meal will be your summer showstopper!
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Halibut Soft Tacos

These halibut tacos are almost too pretty to eat! The sweet and spicy mango salsa will have you looking up what else you can put it on. Spoiler alert: it doubles as a nice salad dressing.
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Grilled Flank Steak

This sweet and tangy marinade is used for both the veggies and meat. You’ll find yourself coming back to this recipe, especially when you have company coming over.
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Brined Grilled Turkey Breast

This sweet and spicy turkey is super moist. The flavors are subtle, but present enough where you’ll think of this recipe even around Thanksgiving.
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Grilled Mahi Mahi

Want a change of pace at your next cookout? Grill up this mahi mahi with tropical fruit salsa and watch as everyone asks for the recipe. It’s sweet, tangy and delicious!
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Beef ‘n’ Pork Burgers

Adding pork to your burgers is a grill master’s best kept secret. The bacon really drives home the smokiness.
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The Best Baby Back Ribs

They’re the best for a reason! The zesty ribs are always what you need them to be: tender, flavorful and great for a party.
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Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad

This sweet poppy seed dressing is everything you want in a salad and more. The grilled chicken, strawberries and almonds are the perfect combination of savory, sweet and crunchy!
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Grilled Asparagus

Grilled asparagus makes a perfect side dish for grilled meats. It’s ready in just 20 minutes and has a nice barbecue sauce taste.
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Grilled Chorizo and Shrimp Paella

This easy shrimp and chorizo paella is a must have this summer. The mango and lime give it a tangy flavor that goes along perfectly with the grilled chicken sausage. You won’t want to miss out on this colorful meal.
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Artichoke Steak Wraps

Ready in just 30 minutes, these artichoke steak wraps are a must have! Artichokes are rarely the main event in a meal, but these wraps will have you second guessing that notion.
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Lemon-Dijon Grilled Salmon Foil Packet

This tin foil salmon is a winner! With almost no clean up, you can just focus on stocking up your pantry for the next time you make this lemony dish.
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Easy Grilled Corn with Chipotle-Lime Butter

You had us at easy! This Memorial Day corn has a wonderful flavor with only five ingredients! If you’re not a fan of cilantro, parsley is the perfect replacement.
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Grilled Steak Tacos

Summer goes hand in hand with steak tacos. But this recipe ranks amongst the best. With a spicy aioli and ribeye meat, you can’t ask for better!
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Grilled Fruit Phyllo Tart

Fruit salad on a flaky crust? Don’t mind if we do! The sweet cream cheese and lemon flavor on such a colorful spread makes it the perfect addition to any summer table.
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California Burger Wraps

Burgers can sometimes seem heavy, but these wraps are completely void of that feeling. With fresh ingredients and a lettuce wrapping, you won’t miss the bread at all!
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Bratwurst and Chicken Kabobs

You can get the best of both worlds with these double meat kabobs! The chutney packs a bit of heat with the pepper jelly.
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Aloha Burgers

Burgers and fruit might just be your new go-to debate topic. As for us, we can’t get enough of it! These Hawaiian-inspired burgers are smoky from the bacon but fresh from the pineapple. See for yourself!
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Grilled Bruschetta

This appetizer is perfect at any party. It’s the right amount of sophistication while still remaining simple. It’ll really dress up a table!
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Martha’s Fish Tacos

All hail Martha! These tacos are light but filling. The best part is you can serve them hot or cold.
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Big John’s Chili-Rubbed Ribs

You can’t go a whole summer without ribs. It’s impossible! So why not just have the best of the best? Now we don’t know Big John personally, but we’d love to thank him for this Asian-inspired recipe.
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Cajun Grilled Shrimp

This Cajun marinade is made spicy with cayenne pepper. That heat is cut through with the lemons for an explosion of flavor. You’ll find yourself coming back to this recipe for sure.
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Grilled Pork and Poblano Peppers

This spice-rubbed pork is not for the faint of heart. It’s a party in your mouth and a party at your table! Guests will request you make it every cookout.
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Grilled Lobster Tails

Lobster tails aren’t reserved for restaurants. And they’re easier to make than you think! If you find yourself ordering lobster out a lot, give this recipe a spin.
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Grilled Stone Fruits with Balsamic Syrup

A balsamic glaze can turn any dish from good to great. Well, maybe not any but a case can be written for salads and toast and fruit and huh, maybe that is everything. The grilled fruit practically melts in your mouth. So what are you waiting for!
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Grilled Pattypans

If you’ve never tried pattypan squash, now is the time! This side dish will change the way you think about fruits and veggies and how they can come together.
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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Salsa Mole

Chocolate, cherries and pork? Say no more! The hint of spice in this dish is drool inducing.
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Grilled Veggie Pizza

If you have any leftover veggies on hand, toss them together on a veggie pizza. It’s a fun lunch—or even dinner—for the whole family!
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Lime and Dill Chimichurri Shrimp

This lime and dill chimichurri shrimp has a brighter flavor than other chimichurri dishes. This makes it all the more enticing for summer cookouts.
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Grilled Italian Sausage Sandwiches

If you’re in the mood for Italian, you’ve come to the right sandwich. This meal might seem more laid back but that’s exactly what makes it perfect for a hot summer day.
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Spiced Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Butter

Once you’ve had cilantro lime butter, you’ll immediately start wondering what other amazing butter flavors you might’ve missed out on. The spiced chicken is nothing short of a crowd pleaser.
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Easy Grilled Squash

This recipe is as simple as it gets. With produce, it’s best to just bask in the natural flavors and that’s exactly what this side dish highlights.
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Shrimp ‘n’ Scallops Tropical Salad

This zippy fruit salad is cut through with smoky shrimp and scallops. If you love seafood, you’ll love this salad!
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Steak Sandwich Kabobs

There’s nothing more fun than putting food on a stick. With bread, steak, peppers, onion and cheese, you can enjoy a whole meal on the go!
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Cedar Plank Salmon with Blackberry Sauce

This salmon is a nice balance of sweet, smoky and spicy. Maybe you’ve never thought about salmon and fruits before this moment, but now you’ll only wish you’d thought of it sooner.
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Grilled Basil Chicken and Tomatoes

This quick basil chicken comes together with tomatoes to make a dish reminiscent of a deconstructed salad. The recipe is simple, easy and perfect for a busy weeknight.
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Grilled Angel Food Cake with Strawberries

This patriotic dessert introduces our favorite summer ingredient, balsamic vinegar, to the world of desserts. After trying this cake you’ll really believe an angel made it.
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Lemony Shrimp & Tomatoes

Lemon and shrimp go together like peanut butter and jelly. This quick marinade makes for a great lunch on the go!
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Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

This overnight marinated Hawaiian chicken is well worth the wait. With brown sugar, ginger and soy sauce, you can use this marinade for anything!
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Tacos on a Stick

These taco kabobs are as fun to assemble as they are to eat! A sour cream dipping sauce is must.
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Mango & Grilled Chicken Salad

When it’s hot out, you want nothing more than to bite into a juicy piece of fruit. This mango chicken salad gives all of that and more with added crunch from the snap peas.
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Beef Suya

Suya is a spiced skewer dish from West Africa, namely Nigeria. This more mild, but still spicy, version pays homage to the peanut and ginger present in a more traditional beef suya.
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Grilled Vegetable Platter

You really can’t go wrong with grilled veggies. This simple honey and balsamic vinegar marinade proves once again that balsamic vinegar is the secret to a great cookout.
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Cola Burgers

People soak their meat in sodas all the time so why not just put it in a sauce? French salad dressing and cola meet to make a smash hit!
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Grilled Honey-Balsamic Glazed Fruit

Sweet and salty lovers unite! We might have just found your new favorite dessert. Peaches with honey and balsamic vinegar is the best way to end a barbecue.
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Easy Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

This three-ingredient marinade will be your new go-to for steak. You probably already have the ingredients in your pantry!
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Grilled Chicken and Mango Skewers

These skewers bring all the best flavors of summer together. This colorful plate is as Instagram-worthy as it is tasty.
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Fresh Artichokes with Lemon-Yogurt Dip

Artichokes are made to be enjoyed simply and with this tangy lemon-yogurt dip you can do just that. The perfect appetizer for an epic cookout, you won’t want to underestimate the veggie again.
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Grilled Peach, Rice & Arugula Salad

One reviewer wrote that she’d give the recipe 10 stars if she could, and we couldn’t agree more! This summer salad is not a want but a need. The grilled peaches are an impeccable touch.
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Hawaiian Beef Sliders

You wear a jacket when it’s cold just like you eat pineapple when it’s hot. And what better way to enjoy it than in one of these dynamite burgers? They’re sweet and savory with a nice kick from the jalapeños.
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Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Lime Sauce

We’re always looking for more ways to dress up salmon. And you can’t disappoint with lime and ginger! This winning combination is well seasoned and colorful.
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Grilled Figgy Pies

A figgy pie is exactly as it sounds: a combination of figs, maple, walnuts and creamy mascarpone. These hand held pies will go fast!
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Key West Flank Steak

Anyone from Florida knows you can’t have a steak without onions and lime. Even better if it’s served with a side of rice and fried plantains.
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Bacon & Swiss Chicken Sandwiches

This chicken sandwich is restaurant quality! And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, you can make extra honey mustard on the side for dipping.
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Grilled Brussels Sprouts

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling like I could eat all four servings of these kabobs myself! The Brussels sprouts and peppers are light with a bit of a kick.
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Cake & Berry Campfire Cobbler

You know what cookouts need more of? Desserts! This cobbler is the best way to close out the night.
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Chicken Skewers with Cool Avocado Sauce

The slightly hot chipotle-lime chicken skewers cool down immediately with the avocado sauce. The sauce is creamy and addictive!
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California Burger Bowls

Like Chipotle, you can choose whether to have your burgers as is or in a bowl. The difference is that in a bowl you can really load them up! Veggies and even fruit can adorn your hamburger bowl.
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Grilled Sausage-Basil Pizzas

These little pizzas will change the way you plan a cookout. Made on flatbreads or naan, they’re fun for the whole family. So go as crazy as you want with toppings!
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Grilled Jerk Shrimp Orzo Salad

Starting with the orzo and ending with the shrimp, this salad has everything we love! It’s easy, delicious and made with any veggies and meats that you have on hand.
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Tarragon Asparagus

Asparagus is an underrated veggie that rarely sees new ways to eat it. Until now! This tarragon-honey marinade is exactly the change of pace we were looking for.
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Honey Chipotle Ribs

These honey chipotle ribs are lip-smacking good! The sauce can be made up to a week in advance for the perfect grilling experience.
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Stuffed Grilled Zucchini

These zucchini boats are stuffed with cheese, garlic, onion and breadcrumbs. They’re the perfect accompaniment to your favorite grilled meat!
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Tomato, Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad

Something about this salad feels like laying on the beach. It’s refreshing, it’s warm and it feels like summer!
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Chicken Alfredo with Grilled Apples

You wouldn’t normally think that Alfredo and apples go together but once you try it you won’t go back.
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Sweet Sriracha Wings

These sweet and hot wings are going to make a splash at your next outdoor party. They’re made sweet with orange juice and honey. It sounds unlikely but somehow makes perfect sense!
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Cilantro Lime Shrimp

This garlic and lime marinade will wow at your next cookout. The flavor is spot on and the preparation is easy enough to add it into your meal rotation.
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Chicken and Zucchini Foil Packs

You can make this foil wrapped dinner with any vegetables you have on hand. But over the summer, we can’t resist a zucchini dinner! It’s nice and simple with the tomato paste giving it a spaghetti sauce flavor.
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Honey-Mustard Brats

This honey mustard is given an extra bite with mayo and steak sauce. The quickly assembled brats make for a simple but unforgettable meal.
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Grilled Bruschetta

This is my go-to appetizer in the summer when tomatoes and basil are fresh from the garden. The balsamic glaze takes this bruschetta recipe over the top. I like to use a Tuscan herb- or basil-infused olive oil for this. But, it’s great with just plain olive oil, too. —Brittany Allyn, Mesa, Arizona
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Lemon Garlic Mushrooms

These lemony grilled mushrooms might take some of the spotlight off the main course. They’re just that good! Skewers ensure that they’re grilled to perfection.
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Jalapeno Popper Mexican Street Corn

Combine your two favorite summer snacks in one with this jalapeño popper corn! It’s the BOGO you’ve been waiting for with all the crunch and spice you could ask for.
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Crab & Shrimp Stuffed Sole

Turn your cookout into a five-star restaurant with this seafood stuffed sole. Just add a salad and baguette, and you’re all set.
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Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

You’ve seen peaches on burgers and mangoes in salsas, get ready for the best of the best. This contest-winning blueberry vinaigrette will change the way you view fruit in salads.
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Grilled Cabbage

You’ll be surprised by how good this is. Gone are the days of begging your kids to eat their veggies. With this on the side, their plates will be cleared!
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Grilled Southwestern Potato Salad

This potato salad is the best side dish for some classic steak tacos. With sour cream, corn and lime, it has a nice pop to go with your Tex-Mex dinner.
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Spicy Grilled Eggplant

This Cajun grilled eggplant is the most versatile dish of the season. It pairs well with any meat and takes up way more space than your average veggies.
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Grilled Apple Tossed Salad

Apples and bleu cheese? Yes please! This salad is a beautiful storm of crunchy, sweet and savory toppings. The balsamic dressing is the glue that ties it all together.
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Grilled Steak and Mushroom Salad

Steak and mushrooms are an unbeatable combination. This light dinner is packed with protein while still tasting like a vinegar-Dijon dream. If you enjoyed this, then you must try our favorite vegetarian grilling recipes.
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Bratwurst Supper

Looking for a cozy campfire dinner? Well look no further! This all-in-one meal is made special with a secret ingredient: love! Just kidding, it’s an onion soup packet. But close enough, right?
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Fruit ‘n’ Cake Kabobs

We love grilling and we love cake. So grilled cake has to be a stroke of genius, right? These fruit and pound cake kabobs are everything you didn’t know you were missing.
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Burger Americana

Ever had peanut butter and bacon on a burger? What about coleslaw? Try out any toppings that strike your fancy with these versatile, everyday burgers.
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Grilled Loaded Potato Rounds

Meet your new go-to recipe for outdoor potlucks! These easy sides can be topped with anything you like on your baked potatoes.