These 30 Recipes Will Get You Grilling Every Day of the Month
Fire up the grill all summer long with this new collection of recipe ideas.
With warmer days just around the corner, there's no better time than now to fire up the barbecue or grill pan and get cooking! Food Network Kitchen created 30+ new recipes you can make all summer long. From cocktails and desserts to breakfasts and sides, here's how to get the most out of grilling season.
1. Meatless Monday: Smoky Veggie Burgers
Whether you actually make them on a Monday — or any other day of the week — these veggie-packed burgers are sure to be a hit. You'll use a hearty combination of chopped walnuts, cremini mushroom, sweet potatoes, breadcrumbs and quinoa to make each patty, so you don't need to feel guilty about grabbing seconds...or thirds.
2. Corn All Dressed Up
Corn is a staple of summertime. Though we love using corn kernels in succotash and other mixed salads, there’s something about eating it off the cob that reminds us of days spent outside. The next time you grill your corn cobs, give one — or all — of these mouthwatering topping suggestions a try. They’re so flavorful, they might just steal the show from your burgers and hot dogs.
3. Over-the-Top Hot Dogs
Hot dogs are a barbecue must-have. If you love ketchup and mustard but want to give your franks an extra bit of pizazz, follow Geoffrey Zakarian, Jeff Mauro and Tyler Florence’s lead and add a yummy pineapple, avocado or ground beef chili to the top of each one.
4. A Super-Simple Side: Antipasto Salad with Grilled Broccolini
Chances are you've served salad as a side at your cookouts or barbecues before, but have you ever considered throwing it onto the grill itself? With this antipasto-inspired recipe, you’ll pair grilled broccolini with crispy salami, tender white beans and fiery hot cherry tomatoes. It’s truly deliziosa!
5. A Happy Hour Snack: Foil-Packet Spiced Nuts
Looking for an appetizer that’ll satisfy all of your guests without spoiling dinner? Look no further than this assortment of spiced nuts. You’ll grill them in a foil-pack to get them toasty warm and give them a beautifully charred exterior.
6. A New Cheese Plate: Grilled Caprese with Prosciutto
Fans of traditional caprese salad won’t be able to resist this refreshing grilled version. You’ll pair traditional staples like creamy mozzarella cheese and juicy tomatoes with slices of prosciutto for an incredible combination of flavor and texture. Serve it on the side of some grilled fish or add it to the top of some grilled bread slices to make your very own crostini.
7. Brunch Outside: Skillet Eggs with Mushrooms and Asparagus
If you find yourself craving shakshuka, but don’t have any tomato sauce or fresh tomatoes on hand, try this eggy mushroom and asparagus-filled skillet bake instead. It’s filled with runny sunny-side-up eggs to give you the perfect breakfast, brunch or breakfast-for-dinner meal in just 30 minutes. Plus, you can eat it right out of the pan, so you don’t need to worry about washing extra dishes, either.
8. Meatless Monday: Grilled Tofu and Broccoli with Peanut Sauce
Whether you’re a vegetarian or just want to go meatless for a night or two, this grilled tofu dish is sure to get you rave reviews. We’re big fans of the peanut dipping sauce which is made from a delicious combination of coconut milk, soy sauce, ginger, brown sugar and peanut butter.
9. Taco Tuesday: Grilled Fish Tacos with Lime Slaw
Perfect for Tacos Tuesdays — or any other day of the week — these zesty tacos are filled with grilled fish and crunchy coleslaw to give you a restaurant-quality meal right at home. You can even fill them with grilled shrimp or shredded mahi mahi to give them your very own spin.
10. A New Veggie Burger: Spiced Lentil-Brown Rice Burgers
Not only is this recipe super easy to make, it’s also pantry friendly! You’ll use dried lentils, brown rice and carrots to make the burgers and spices like cumin, allspice and curry powder to give them an extra bite.
11. Pork Chops, Three Ways
If you love throwing pork chops on the grill, you’ll want to add this super simple dish to your bookmarked recipes right now. You’ll use a combination of ingredients like Sichuan peppercorns, cumin seeds, ancho chili powder, fennel seeds and coriander to make the various rubs.
12. Foil-Packet Friday: Beer-Braised Bratwurst
Looking for a new no-mess recipe to try this summer? This beer-braised bratwurst is the one for you. Not only is everything packed in a heavy-duty foil packet to eliminate unnecessary cleanup, all your ingredients — from the sausage links to the sliced onions — cook at the same time, so you don't need to worry about other parts of your meal getting cold while you're grilling away. Plus, who could resist meat that’s been braised in beer?
13. Cake on the Grill: Skillet Nectarine Cake
If you’ve never made dessert on the grill before, meet your new favorite recipe. Not only is it a super smart way to bake a cake without unnecessarily heating up your kitchen, it’s also a perfect way to use up nectarines, peaches, strawberries or any other fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand.
14. Kebab Night: Grilled Lamb Kebabs
If you’ve been craving street food recently, but don’t have a restaurant that sells or delivers it nearby, this grilled kebab recipe is here to save the day. You’ll cover your kebabs in a zesty marinade made from pureed onions, oregano and cumin and refrigerate them overnight to infuse your lamb with a fresh Mediterranean-style flavor. Don’t forget to serve with fresh tzatziki — it’ll make all the difference!
15. Meatless Monday: Shiitake Sliders
We love traditional sliders as much as the next person, but sometimes you just need a break from beef. Enter this earthy shiitake mushroom version. For even more depth of flavor, top your mushroom caps with a combination of baby spinach and gooey Monterey Jack cheese, or make them your very own and use cheddar, mozzarella or Swiss. You can definitely serve the as an appetizer, but they also make a ultra-satisfying bite-sized dinner, too!
16. Easy Sides from the Stars
Give your cookout sides the attention they deserve with these grilled sweet potato, zucchini and avocado recipes from Valerie Bertinelli, Trisha Yearwood and Robert Irvine. Not only are they delicious when eaten on their own, you can also use them as a topping for veggie burgers or hamburgers.
17. Big-Time Burgers: Herb Butter-Stuffed Burgers
There’s no disputing that hamburgers are the unofficial food of summertime. To take your beef patties to the next level, follow this recipe and stuff them with Food Network Kitchen’s fragrant herb butter. It’s made from a lively combination of parsley, lemon juice, garlic and Worcestershire sauce and will awaken all of your taste buds with just one bite.
18. Fruit on a Stick: Mango Skewers with Chile-Lime Seasoning
Part afternoon snack, part dessert, these fruity skewers are perfect for when you’re craving something sweet, but don’t want to go too overboard with cake or cookies. If chile-lime seasoning isn’t your thing, a generous dash of paprika will do.
19. Pizza Night: 15 Grilled Pizzas
You don’t need a brick oven in your backyard to make this delicious collection of grilled pizza recipes. Just fire up your barbecue or grill pan and get to work. We can’t wait to grab a slice of all 15 of these yummy pies, including the Peach-Burrata and the Squash-Corn versions.
20. Sangria with a Twist: Grilled Sangria
Grilled plums, peaches and apricots combine with coconut rum to make this light, fruity and super refreshing sangria. Whether you make a big pitcher for your next cookout or enjoy a glass during a virtual happy hour, it’s sure to be your new signature cocktail.
21. Hand-Friendly Dinner: Orange-Ginger Grilled Short Ribs
Chef Bobby Flay covers his beef short ribs in a citrusy glaze made from orange juice, tamari, ginger and anise pods to give them a slightly woodsy, warm and spicy flavor.
22. Meatless Monday: Grilled Cheese with Corn
If grilled cheese is one of your all-time favorite comfort foods, this veggie-packed version is sure to make your mouth water. It's stuffed with zucchini, corn kernels, scallions and cherry tomatoes, so it’s a great way to sneak in some veggies for kids — and adults.
23. Great Grilled Greens
Chances are you’ve never had a kale caesar, Greek or wedge salad like this before, but once you do, you’ll want to make them again and again. You’ll cover your greens in olive oil and grill them on medium-high heat until well-marked and then toss in traditional mix-ins like buttery croutons, crumbly blue, feta or Parmesan cheese and chopped tomatoes or onions. Make a different one every other week or make all three on the same night to create your very own salad bar.
24. Chicken Sandwich Upgrade: Grilled Chicken BLT with Green Goddess Sauce
Add some protein to your old-fashioned BLT with this grilled chicken variety. It’s stuffed with thick-cut bacon, crispy Boston lettuce, seasoned chicken cutlets and a scrumptious sour cream, parsley, chive and mayonnaise dressing to give you the best of the old and the new.
25. An Extra-Cool Treat: Pound Cake Ice Cream Balls
I scream, you scream, we’ll all scream for this deconstructed and smoky ice cream cake. The recipe calls for strawberry ice cream, but you can easily use vanilla, chocolate or a combination of the three.
26. Fajita Friday: Steak and Chicken Fajitas
Whether you’re making them for a large group of people or just your immediate family, friends or roommates, these steak and chicken fajitas are a perfect way to add some excitement to dinner time.
27. S'mores for All
Whether you decided to make all three of these chocolaty, marshmallow-filled treats or just choose one to try this summer, you’ll be asking for s’more after just one bite. We can’t wait to make the Chocolate-Peanut Butter one because honestly, who can resist that flavor combination?!
28. Brunch on a Stick: French Toast Kebabs with Foil-Packet Blackberry Sauce
If you find yourself craving French toast, but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen over a heated stovetop, you’ll want to try these French toast kebabs. You’ll coat your challah bread in a luscious mixture of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and half and half and serve it with a tart blackberry dipping sauce.
29. Meatless Monday: Korean-Style Barbecue Salmon
This one-hour dish is perfect for Meatless Monday, Fish-Fest Friday or any other day in between. If you’ve never prepared salmon before, be sure to grill it skin-side up to ensure it gets a beautiful char.
30. A Well-Deserved Drink: Campari and Tonic with Grilled Oranges
Grilled orange wedges act as the star in this mixed cocktail which pairs Campari with tonic water to create a refreshing and bubbly fizz.