Our Top 5 Grilled Weeknight Dinners

Reclaim your summer from the dreaded midweek slump.

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We'll say it time and again, weeknight meals don't need to be boring. We're not just saying that and then going all "by the way, you should have started prepping this 10 hours ago." If you're feeling uninspired and want to put a little bit of summer back into your evenings, we've got the fix. These recipes are our most popular grilled meals that are seriously tasty and totally doable, even when you're pressed for time.

5. Arugula-Prosciutto Flatbread Pizzas (pictured above)
Start out with store-bought flatbread and you're halfway to this 25-minute dinner. Prosciutto, fennel and fontina really take it to the next level, but you can customize with whatever you have on hand (think, salami + sharp cheddar or cured chorizo + manchego). Make sure you go with a cheese that'll melt nicely, then pair with leafy greens and thinly sliced veg. Way better than ordering in a pizza, if you ask us.

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4. Pork and Zucchini with Orzo
The secret to cooking pork tenderloin quickly? Slice in half and then pound it until nice and thin. A 10-minute marinade gives the zucchini and pork all the flavor they need without wasting any time.

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3. Grilled Chicken Parmesan
This summer-ized version of chicken parm hits all of the cheesy, indulgent notes you crave. Making it an open-faced sandwich keeps calories down and you ready to hit the beach.

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Armando Rafael

2. 15-Minute Grilled Skirt Steak with Pesto Butter
Next time you're thinking to yourself that there's no way you can get dinner on the table in just 15 minutes, remember that we told you otherwise. Store-bought pesto and a little bit of butter completely upgrades this simple and satisfying meal.

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1. Shrimp and Avocado Salad
If you’re hesitant to put a salad into the real meal category, consider this your entry salad. The only rules here? Don't skimp on shrimp or avocados. (It's a good general rule of thumb, too.) And if you're still worried about this being enough food, try adding in a hearty grain like farro or quinoa to the mix.

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