9 Totally Random Foods You Had No Idea You Could Grill

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Hot dogs and burgers and steaks galore aren’t the only fare that can (and should) get the fire-kissed treatment. It turns out that there are all sorts of unexpected foods that are totally and completely awesome cooked on the grill. Trust us: Fire them up once and you might never take ‘em without char marks again.

Peach Crisp

A classic fruit crisp is a summer mainstay, but the go-to recipes involve turning on the oven — and heating up your entire house in the process. Eliminate the problem by doing dessert up on the grill instead. These Healthy Grilled Peach Crisp Foil Packs cut out the baking for a simple, lower-fat crisp that is summer through and through.

Edamame

Simply seasoned with sea salt, edamame is one of those addictive snacks you can devour pod after pod — and even more so when it’s Grilled Edamame. Compared with the steamed version, this take is even more compulsively snackable, with its smoky char.

Meatloaf

Meatloaf may seem like the most-ho-hum meal of all time, but not when you bring it outside. Wrapping up the diner-style favorite for a Healthy Grilled BBQ Meatloaf Foil Pack makes it not only much quicker to prepare but also lower in fat than the original, and a whole lot more flavorful.

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Potato Salad

Your go-to potato salad reaches tender perfection from boiling the potatoes, and — if you ask us — the cooking shouldn’t stop there. Once they become tender, get them on the grill for Grilled Potato Salad to add a touch of smokiness to the cookout staple.

French Toast

If you don’t fire up your grill in the a.m. often, now’s the time to start. These Healthy Grilled French Toast Foil Packets prove that breakfast tastes even better when it’s made outside. A lightly buttered foil pack steps in for the traditional skillet and cuts way down on the fat neede for cooking.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Savory, elegant stuffed mushrooms are a total winner for entertaining at any time of year, including the summer months. Thread your next batch onto skewers and cook them on the grill for Stuffed-Mushroom Skewers that will change your summer parties forever.

Fries

The customary fry you’d drench in ketchup may get its crispy exterior from a dunk in the deep-fat fryer, but that’s surely not the only way to take your spuds. What Bobby Flay’s Garlic and Herb Grilled Sweet Potato Fries lack in the super-crispy outside, they make up for in a delectably fire-kissed profile — and trust us, that’s a good thing. Pro tip: Parboil the potatoes before getting them on the grill, to ensure they turn out nice and tender.

Pasta

If you think waiting for water to come to a boil is the drag of all drags, we feel you. Put the fun back in pasta prep with our Healthy Grilled Vegetable-and-Spaghetti Foil Pack, which takes the one-pot pasta approach (that we’re obsessed with, if you didn’t know) and brings it to the great outdoors.

Strawberry Shortcake

With berries so in-season and sweeter than ever, summer is the time to devour strawberry shortcake in all its glory. Push its summery vibes even further by deconstructing its every element, skewering it kebab style and firing it all up on the grill for Strawberry Shortcake Skewers.

Get more ways to grill outside all summer long right here.