30 Fired-Up Grilling Recipes for Summer

Grilling out is one of the summer’s best activities. Whether you’re grilling out with friends or just for the family, the meals you make just seem to taste so much better when you throw the grill into the mix. We’ve assembled our favorite recipes that you can throw on the grill for a tasty summer meal. Grilled recipes can be just as varied as their indoor counterparts!


1. Filipino Chicken Barbecue


This Filipino-style barbecue dish is ultra crispy and juicy. While it isn’t slathered in sauce like American-style barbecue, the sweet and tangy flavor of the marinade will have you wanting more and more. Get the recipe at Pinch Of Yum!

2. Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers


This is another Asian-inspired dish that is a great way to spice up your usual summer menu. The teriyaki seasoning and pineapple rings are nice and sweet, and they’re paired with a homemade spicy mayo that takes this burger up a notch! Get the recipe at The Gracious Wife!

3. Cajun Style Stuffed BBQ Chicken Breasts


Cajun cooking is known for a zing of flavor and spice, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with these chicken breasts! This meal is a mixture of Italian and Cajun flavor, and it’s just so good (and cheesy.) Get the recipe at Kitchen Trials!

4. Grilled Summer Vegetable Pasta


Grilling vegetables is a great way to get that grill-flavor into your meal while still watching your waistline. This pasta dish is loaded with all sorts of colorful vegetables and will satisfy your carb cravings without making you feel too guilty. Get the recipe at Stuck On Sweet!

5. Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Skewers


That’s right! This is dessert on a kabob, and it’s grilled! These portable beauties feature chunks of pound cake, fresh strawberries, and a gorgeous blueberry glaze. We want one right now! Get the recipe at Handle The Heat!

6. Grilled Sweet Corn With Italian Herb Butter and Parmesan Cheese


Sweet corn is summer on the cob. If you usually boil your corn, you have to try grilling it, and this is the perfect way to introduce your palate to grilled corn. The addition of herbs and nutty parmesan is divine! Get the recipe at Five Heart Home!

7. Chili Dogs


Now this is a classic! Grill up some hot dogs and slather those bad boys in chili and toppings for a summer bbq-ready meal that everyone is sure to love! Get the recipe at Sugar, Spice, and Family Life!

8. Grilled Chicken Skewers With Peanut Sauce


These chicken skewers are Thai-inspired and are portable, easy to make, and delicious! If you even needed another reason to put this recipe on your menu, it’s super healthy too! Get the recipe at SkinnyMs.!

9. Grilled Pineapple and Watermelon Fruit Kabobs


This is another great summertime dessert option! These pineapple and watermelon kabobs are refreshing, light, and sweet enough to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. Get the recipe at A Night Owl!

10. One-Dish Grilled Chicken Dinner


This easy dinner is made all on the grill, and you’ll end up with chicken, potatoes, and more colorful vegetables all on one plate and all done at the same time. Plus, no pots and pans to clean up after! Get the recipe at Dinner At The Zoo!

11. Tin Foil Garlic Parmesan Salmon and Veggies


Cooking your meals in foil packets is a great way to put your veggies and more delicate meats, like fish, on the grill. This recipe consists of a lemon-garlic parmesan salmon filet and some perfectly cooked green beans. So good! Get the recipe at Chelsea’s Messy Apron!

12. Grilled Sweet Sticky Wings


Mmm, who can resist wings? This grilled version of sticky wings gives them a delicious char. They’re grilled in an awesome marinade, so while they’re sticky, they’re not messy! Get the recipe from This Silly Girl’s Kitchen!

13. Pork Kebabs


This take on pork is a traditional Russian recipe. The marinade is a simple onion and spice mixture, but the result is mouthwatering! Get the recipe at Sweet And Savory By Shinee!

14. Nacho Hot Dogs


Yes, nacho hot dogs. These dressed up summer staples are cheesy, crunchy, and spicy! Treat yourself to a different kind of hot dog and you won’t regret it. Move over ketchup and mustard; new toppings are in town! Get the recipe at Diethood!

15. Grilled Barbecue Burgers with Smoked Mozzarella, Pineapple, and Bacon


Saucy, sweet, and smoky–the perfect barbecue food! These burgers are sure to be a hit with both family and friends. This burger is a symphony of flavor, and you won’t be able to settle for just one! Get the recipe at Baker By Nature!

16. Grilled Salmon Kabobs


Thick cuts of salmon are paired with veggies and a lovely marinade to create a meal that’s so satisfying while simultaneously being healthy. Who could ask for more? Get the recipe at Homemade Food Junkie!

17. Grilled Alaskan Pollock Teriyaki Pineapple Fish Burger


We tend to think of steak, pork, and chicken on the grill, but fish can sometimes be absent from summertime meals. This burger is a lighter version than the beef burger we featured above, but it’s still got an amazing flavor. Get the recipe at Culinary Ginger!

18. Southwestern Frito Burger


This yummy burger features a garnish of yes, you guessed it, Fritos chips on top of a tasty bbq slathered burger and spicy cheese! Get the recipe at First Year Blog!

19.  Grilled Barbecue Bacon Pork Chops


We haven’t talked about pork chops yet. These thick, tender chops are wrapped in delicious bacon and slathered in a beer bbq sauce! Pair these with your favorite veggie side and you’ll have a winning meal! Get the recipe at Hoosier Homemade!

20.  Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice


This is another great grilled recipe that’s both healthy and easy on the eyes. Grilled salmon, coconut rice, and a fruity summer salsa? What more could you want from a waistline-friendly meal? Get the recipe at Cooking Classy!

21. Grilled Baby Bok Choy


Ever had bok choy? No? Well, this is your chance. It grills wonderfully, and while it’s a cabbage, it has a mild flavor that you’ll love. Season it with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, or use a marinade! Get the recipe at Tide and Thyme!

22. Grilled Lemon Chicken Flatbread Wraps


These yummy wraps combine lemony chicken with a spicy and garlicky sauce. Tuck in some greens and other vegetables, and you have a wonderful lunch or dinner! Get the recipe at The Cozy Apron!

23. Caprese Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Reduction


This recipe sounds super fancy like you’d need to spend hours in the kitchen to get it just right. It combines a classic salad with deliciously grilled chicken. Basil, mozzarella, and tomatoes come together to make a light, yet delicious main dish. Get the recipe at Add A Pinch!

24. Grilled Balsamic Glazed Chicken


There’s virtually no prep on this recipe; no marinating, just glazing and grilling. The result is an easy dish to make that’s still packed with flavor. Get the recipe at Eating On A Dime!

25. Grilled Chicken Bacon Sandwich with Honey Mustard Sauce


This sandwich is very much like a burger, with tomato, cheese, and a bun. What makes it special is the honey mustard sauce it’s topped with. So good! Get the recipe at Cupcake Diaries!

26. Mini Grilled Pizzas


Grilling a pizza gives the crust a slightly different flavor than baking it in an oven would, and it’s just delicious! Cook up little pizzas with your favorite toppings and chow down! Get the recipe at Pizzazzerie!

27. Olive Oil Parmesan Grilled Corn


This is another take on grilled corn, featuring olive oil instead of butter. This is an amazing way to eat corn–there’s nothing quite like it! Get the recipe at Fit Foodie Finds!

28. Grilled Zucchini Gyros with Sun-Dried Tomato Tzatziki


With this recipe, we’re branching into Greek food. While we tend to think of grilled meals and featuring meat, this one is perfect for vegetarians, or those who just want a delicious light summer meal. This gyro is just as amazing as the meat variety! Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest!

29. Grilled Herb and Tomato Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms


Portabella mushrooms are the steak of the fungi world. This meatless dish will leave you satisfied, and you won’t even remember that you haven’t had any meat! Get the recipe at Back To Her Roots!

30. Bacon Ranch Grilled Potatoes


These are an amazing savory side that goes great with any main dish! I mean, who doesn’t love bacon or ranch? Get the recipe at Gather For Bread!

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