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21 Game-Changing Grilling Recipes For Two

When you want to fire up the grill but don't want to load the fridge with leftovers, try one of these great grilling recipes, perfectly sized for two.

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Shrimp & Sweet Potato SkewersTaste of Home

Shrimp & Sweet Potato Skewers

These skewers make romantic picnic food. I perfected them for a date with my wife. We like them with couscous and a glass of chilled wine. —Paul Wargaski, Chicago, Illinois

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Grilled Eggplant SandwichesTaste of Home

Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches

Grill this eggplant, tomato and goat cheese sandwich to perfection...it makes a delicious meatless meal. —Jennifer Jaras, Corona, California

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Pork Burgers with Grilled Pineapple & PeppersTaste of Home

Pork Burgers with Grilled Pineapple & Peppers

I had ground pork and fresh pineapple, so I made burgers. My hubby loves them in grilling season. We serve them with slaw and roasted potato wedges. —Hope Wasylenki, Gahanna, Ohio

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Ramen-Veggie Chicken SaladTaste of Home

Ramen-Veggie Chicken Salad

Like a salad with plenty of crunch? Then this refreshing recipe is sure to please. Toasted noodles, almonds and sesame seeds provide the crunchy topping. The chicken makes it a main dish. —Linda Gearhart, Greensboro, North Carolina

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Grilled Salmon Packets for TwoTaste of Home

Grilled Salmon Packets for Two

Cleanup’s a snap with this convenient dish prepared and cooked in a foil wrapper. That’s a welcome time-saver during a hectic week. —Tim Weber, Bettendorf, Iowa

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Grilled Steaks with Greek RelishTaste of Home

Grilled Steaks with Greek Relish

My ribeye steak showcases the flavors of Greece my husband and I were introduced to while on a cruise. We like it with pita bread and hummus. —Mary Lou Cook, Welches, Oregon

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Grilled Vegetable Salad with Poppy Seed DressingTaste of Home

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

My Italian-style grilled veggies have a wonderful sweet and sour dressing. Best of all, I pick the fresh veggies and herbs from my garden. —Laura Mast, Defiance, Ohio

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Grilled Caprese QuesadillasTaste of Home

Grilled Caprese Quesadillas

Here's a quick and easy summer lunch that makes great use of garden-grown tomatoes. Feel free to swap in mozzarella or feta for the goat cheese, or make your quesadillas heartier by adding grilled chicken. —Amy Mongiovi, Lititz, Pennsylvania

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Chicken & Onion Caesar SaladTaste of Home

Chicken & Onion Caesar Salad

My Caesar with grilled chicken is a healthier alternative to heavy meat and potatoes dishes. After grilling the kabobs, we serve them family style. —Melissa Adams, Tooele, Utah

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1-2-3 Grilled Salmon for TwoTaste of Home

1-2-3 Grilled Salmon for Two

I love salmon, but my husband doesn't. So I combined flavors I knew he liked to create this recipe, and now it's the only salmon recipe he will eat. It’s so easy and only requires a handful of ingredients. —Nicole Clayton, Prescott, Arizona

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Bacon-Wrapped AsparagusTaste of Home

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

My husband and I grill dinner almost every night, and I love grilling veggies for a side dish. I serve this grilled bacon wrapped asparagus recipe with meat and sliced fresh tomatoes for a wonderful meal. —Trisha Kitts, Dickinson, Texas

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Barley Beef BurgersTaste of Home

Barley Beef Burgers

Barley adds another dimension to an old-fashioned hamburger. My husband and I really enjoy these juicy patties with onion and barbecue sauce mixed right in. —Rosella Peters, Gull Lake, Saskatchewan

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Grilled Jerk Shrimp Orzo SaladTaste of Home

Grilled Jerk Shrimp Orzo Salad

The heat, seasonings and appearance of this colorful main-dish salad are perfect for summer—or any time of year that you want to summon memories of sunshine. —Eileen Budnyk, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

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Nectarine Barbecued Cornish HenTaste of Home

Nectarine Barbecued Cornish Hen

Mildly sweet and tangy, nectarine sauce is especially good with grilled poultry or pork. It adheres nicely to Cornish hens, adding more flavor to every bite. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Lime and Sesame Grilled EggplantTaste of Home

Lime and Sesame Grilled Eggplant

When I lived in Greece, I fell in love with eggplant. My recipe's seasonings have an Asian theme, but the dish still makes me think Greek. —Allyson Meyler, Greensboro, North Carolina

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Lemon Basil SalmonTaste of Home

Lemon Basil Salmon

It was my husband, Steve, who came up with this easy, foil-packet recipe for flaky, fork-tender Lemon Basil Salmon. We eat a lot of salmon and Steve likes trying out different herbs and spices on our food. This recipe's a winner! —Marianne Bauman, Modesto, California

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Pizza Mountain PiesTaste of Home

Pizza Mountain Pies

Because we liked this pudgy pie recipe so much, I started making them for my daughter on our stove at home. —Pam Weik, West Lawn, Pennsylvania

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Savory Grilled PotatoesTaste of Home

Savory Grilled Potatoes

These potato packets are so easy to prepare ahead of time, then pack in the cooler for camping trips or picnics and toss on the grill when needed. The mayonnaise, seasonings and cheese really coat the potatoes and turn them into something special. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

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Dad's Best Pork Chops for TwoTaste of Home

Dad's Best Pork Chops for Two

My son, Kenneth, has loved pork chops since he was little, and he requests them often. He particularly likes this recipe because we pick the mint fresh from the garden. —Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas

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Grilled Veggie Tortillas for TwoTaste of Home

Grilled Veggie Tortillas for Two

Put your garden vegetables to good use in this delightful entree, which resembles a pizza. —Sharon Delaney-Chronis, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Barbecued Ribs with BeerTaste of Home

Barbecued Ribs with Beer

These ribs are so simple to make, you will want to make them often. They always are juicy and have a wonderful taste. —Catherine Santich, Alamo, California

Hazel Wheaton
Hazel is a writer and editor who has worked in the publishing industry for over 25 years in the fields of travel, jewelry arts and food. As the editor of the Taste of Home Christmas Annual (among other titles), she's in the holiday spirit all year round. An enthusiastic baker, she's known for her cookies, cakes and other baked goods. And she still wishes she could cook like her mother.

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