50 Easy Grilling Recipes

The summer is all about taking it easy. When it comes to mealtime that means moving our cooking outdoors and firing up the grill. All it takes is few simple recipes (and a sunny day!) for laid-back barbecues and breezy al fresco family meals to come together with ease.

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Rib-Eye Steak with Caponata

This main takes some time to make — you'll start the caponata a day ahead of time — but is worth the wait.

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Mexican Grilled Corn

Tyler's Mexican-inspired grilled corn is smothered in a mayo, sour cream and cilantro dressing before being sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

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Sticky Ribs

Molly's easy ribs are extra sweet with a hint of smokiness, thanks to her simple spice rub. Bake them low and slow, then finish them on the grill for great char marks.

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Grilled Shrimp with Chili Cocktail Sauce

Rachael uses classic shrimp cocktail ingredients like chili sauce and horseradish to prepare just the right sauce for grilled shrimp that's been sprinkled with smoked paprika.

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Grilled Zucchini with Yummy Lemon Salt

"The mixture of salt and lemon zest on grilled zucchini is a game changer! It’s so bright and fresh," says Ree.

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Easy Grilled Pork Chops

A quick marinade of honey, oil, vinegar, cumin and red pepper flakes coats pork chops as they rest in a re-sealable plastic bag. After an hour, remove and grill for just seven minutes.

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Grilled Ratatouille

This classic French dish was meant for your grill. Summer vegetables are charred, chopped and dressed with olive oil, fresh herbs and garlic. Serve it as a side with grilled chicken or pork or slather it on grilled bread.

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Grilled Mahi Mahi with Summer Squash Salsa

In-season veggies, fresh citrusy flavors and quick-cooking fish — you’re going to be making this simple and delicious recipe all summer long.

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Eggplant and Asparagus Napoleons

Grilled eggplant is transformed into a spectacular side dish when it’s layered with creamy ricotta, Italian cheeses and tender grilled asparagus.

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Sea Island Wings

Kardea’s blend of sweet, spicy and smoky flavors prompted several reviewers to name these “the best wings ever.”

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Smokin' Potato Salad

This easy potato salad is one of Guy's favorites. Give the dish a smoky finish by grilling the potatoes for 10 minutes on each side.

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Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Sugar Butter

Bobby puts his peaches cut-side-down on the grill for a few minutes for a sweet-and-smoky dessert that you’re sure to be making all summer long.

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Artichoke and Tomato Panzanella

"I love my Artichoke and Tomato Panzanella," says Giada. "It is a great go-to recipe because I always have the ingredients in my pantry. All the colors and flavors of the tomatoes, artichokes, basil and olives make this a tasty and vibrant dish."

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Fajitas in a Grill Basket

Love fajitas, but don't want to deal with multiple skillets and a smoky kitchen? Take it outside! These grill basket fajitas keep all the ingredients separate so everyone can have their favorite combinations without creating extra mess — plus the grill add a yummy char to everything.

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Perfect Burger

This is Bobby's standard, go-to burger how-to. Perfectly melted cheese and toasted burger buns are of the utmost importance.

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Beer-Brined Barbecue Chicken

Start this juicy barbecued chicken a day ahead for maximum flavor and hosting ease.

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Healthy Grilled Shrimp Fajita Foil Pack

The only thing you'll miss in these lightened up shrimp fajitas is that iconic restaurant sizzle sound. Serve them family style and let your guests choose their own toppers. We've provided the classics-cilantro, salsa and avocado-but go ahead and make up your own. (Cabbage and pickled carrots are test kitchen favorites.)

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Grilled Vegetables

The key to picture-perfect grill marks on your vegetables is not to move them too much once they're over the flame. Be patient and they'll develop a nice char.

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Perfectly Grilled Steak

Use boneless rib-eye, New York strip steaks or filets mignons for Bobby's grilled steak that only needs olive oil, salt and pepper.

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Grilled Chicken with Basil Dressing

Giada marinates her chicken in lemon juice and fennel seeds before grilling and then serves with a zesty, garlicky basil sauce.

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Grilled Romaine With Blue Cheese-Bacon Vinaigrette

Throw romaine on the grill for a surprising superstar summer side dish.

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Beef and Sausage Kebabs With Salsa and Chimichurri

Prepare beef tri-tip and fresh sausage link skewers, then serve with homemade salsa and homemade chimichurri.

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Grilled Pineapple with Nutella

Grilling pineapple caramelizes the sugars. Giada then tops the pineapple with vanilla mascarpone, chocolate-hazelnut spread and toasted hazelnuts.

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Grilled Chicken with Salsa Verde

Blend up a quick tomatillo sauce and serve it with chipotle-lime chicken and warm tortillas for a taco night that's ready to eat in just about 40 minutes.

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Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Who doesn’t love a finger-licking good rack of barbecued ribs? Just marinate, grill and brush with a honey glaze.

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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Salmon

The decadent-tasting "good" fat in salmon complements the sweet-spicy Buffalo glaze. The skin gets caramelized and crisp on the grill as the sauce drips onto it. It's delicious, but can be discarded to save fat and calories. (The numbers below include the skin.) A crisp and refreshing celery slaw is dressed with the same sauce, made creamy with light mayo, and brightened with onions and chives.

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Coconut-and-Lime Pork Kebabs

Both creamy and citrusy, one taste of these pork skewers will transport you from your backyard to someplace tropical.

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BBQ Beef Brisket

Trisha’s advice? To ensure even cooking, let the brisket come to room temperature before grilling.

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Grilled Polenta Crackers with Roasted Pepper Salsa

Putting polenta on the grill brings out its smoky corn flavor, while a topper of olives, capers, onions and tomatoes adds freshness to the dish. Rachael grills hers indoors in a grill pan but you can cook use an outdoor grill too. Just be sure to oil the grates so the polenta doesn’t stick.

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GZ’s Grilled Seafood Platter

Want to put on a show for your guests? Grill an impressive platter of scallops, shrimp and lobster, all of which are prepped and seasoned inside the kitchen — your guests will never see the behind-the-scenes action!

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Grilled Pork Chops with Roasted Garlic Gremolata

This 5-star recipe will have your family asking you to fire up the grill every night of the week! The pork chops are brined for 24 hours, so be sure to plan ahead.

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Grilled Peach Crisp Foil Packs

We've cut out the bubbly bake time with these simple, lower-fat crisps-for-one. Grill them in makeshift bowls made of foil and eat them straight out of the pack for your own private piece of summer. (Frozen yogurt is optional but our nutritional values include it.)

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Grilled Chicken with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

Change up your grilled chicken routine with a tangy, vinegar-based white BBQ sauce. Brush it on the chicken while it's cooking and serve it on the side for dipping; you'll see why it's a Southern favorite in no time.

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Bacon-Wrapped Prawns with Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Get your summer party started with Guy's skewered shrimp wrapped in bacon with an easy chipotle barbecue sauce for dipping.

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Chili-Lime Flank Steak

A spice mixture featuring chili powder and brown sugar gives the steak its spicy-sweet notes, and a zested and juiced lime provides the perfect refreshing flavor contrast.

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Grilled Rhubarb Brown Betty

Cook your brown Betty filling directly on the grill in (an ovenproof skillet) for even more flavor.

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Healthy Chipotle Beer-and-Butter Shrimp Foil Pack

Chipotle and cumin are tempered by beer, butter and lime in this simple and healthy shrimp dish that comes together in a snap. Sealing the ingredients in aluminum foil before grilling keeps the juices in and makes a sauce that is perfect for pouring over rice.

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Marinated Chicken Thighs

Marc says, "This is a great basic marinade for grilling meats, and the pink peppercorns add a nice spicy kick".

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Perfect Pork Burgers

Double the dose of pork in these burgers by adding some ground-up bacon. Serve them with creamy coleslaw for a crunchy twist.

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Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream And Rum Sauce

The rum sauce gives this dessert its extra-special kick. Serve a dollop of ice cream in the hole of the grilled pineapple ring for a pretty presentation.

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Grilled Chicken Wings with Spicy Chipotle Hot Sauce and Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Bobby whips up a smoky chipotle sauce for his grilled chicken wings using Dijon mustard, chipotle puree and ancho chile powder. The cool blue cheese-yogurt dip is perfect for cutting the intense smokiness.

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Grilled Vegetable Kebabs

There's no better way to eat your veggies than in a summertime kebab. The best part? No utensils needed!

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Grilled Chicken Greek Salad

Toss together a simple Greek salad and top it with wedges of grilled pita and a skewer of grilled chicken for a dinner that's ready in 30 minutes.

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Grilled Pork Chops

And easy coriander-spiced rub turns into a beautiful and delicious crust after you give the pork chops a quick sear on the grill.

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Grilled Summer Squash

Get summer squash while it's in season and grill it up with parsley and mint. A sprinkle of shaved ricotta gives a hint of salt.

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Grilled Chicken With Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto

Simply grilled chicken is the perfect platform for all of the bright, fresh flavors in this dish: Giada covers each piece with a zesty spread of spinach and pine nut pesto before serving. Grilling yours outdoors (instead of in a grill pan)? Be sure to oil the grates before you preheat the grill. That way the chicken won’t stick.

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Chicken and Pineapple Skewers

Transport the tropics to your backyard with Tyler's island-inspired kebabs. He bastes the skewers while they're cooking on the grill so the barbecue sauce caramelizes right on the chicken and pineapple chunks.

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Grilled Salmon Sandwiches

Instead of beef burger, opt for these grilled salmon sandwiches. They make a light, refreshing and delicious meal.

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Italian Flatbread (Piadina) with Fontina and Prosciutto

Giada says, "A piadina is a lot like a pizza, except that the crust doesn't rise and it's typically cooked on a grill to give it a nice, smoky flavor and crunchy crust. You can top a piadina with anything you like. This no-sauce combination is very typical of northern Italy, where piadini are especially popular."

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Grilled Bok Choy

You'll need only six ingredients for this easy side dish that is great on the grill.

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