When you think of having a meal from the grill, you likely picture yourself and your loved ones enjoying a meal outdoors while you relax and take in the warm weather. While grilling is one of the best weekend activities to enjoy with family and friends, there are several meals you can make during the week that are quick, easy, and delicious. If you’re craving the smoky, savory flavor of grilled foods on a weeknight, here are a few recipes you can try.
Grilled Peach and Prosciutto Pizza
Grilled Flank Steak and Vegetables
This grilled meal is easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy. Marinate your flank steak, season your cherry tomatoes, corn on the cob, and zucchini, and place the entire meal on the grill to your desired doneness. Garnish with fresh herbs and you’re ready to eat! You can even put a few tortillas on the grill to make tacos out of the steak and vegetables.
Korean Chicken Kebabs
If you’re a fan of Korean barbecue, you’ll love these sweet and spicy kebabs. You can make the kebabs with chicken only, or add veggies like onion or zucchini for a tasty weeknight meal that takes just minutes to prepare.
Grilled Vegetable Platter
If you’ve been trying to get your kids to eat more veggies (and need to include more vegetables into your diet), try this delicious grilled vegetable platter. Add your favorite veggies to a foil packet and season them to your liking. Place the foil packet on the grill or grill large pieces of vegetables directly on the grill to get those satisfying grill marks and tons of flavor. This is a perfect vegetarian meal, but you can also pair the veggies with your favorite meat entree.
BBQ Pineapple Chicken Kebabs
These kebabs will make you excited about weeknight dinners again. Sweet pineapple pairs with barbecue sauce to make a delicious coating for the chicken. You can even add a few veggies to the kebabs to make your dinner complete.
Maple Rosemary Grilled Chicken
This grilled chicken recipe is soon to become a family favorite. The chicken has both sweet and savory flavors, the marinade is simple to make, and you can pair it with grilled veggies for a balanced and filling meal.
Grilled Garlic Herb Zucchini
This grilled side dish is a wonderfully delicious way to include more vegetables in your meal. Brush the zucchini slices with garlic herb butter before placing them on a stovetop or outdoor grill for a tasty charred flavor that brings out the sweetness of this gourd vegetable.
Shrimp Boil Kebabs
If you love enjoying a tasty seafood boil with family and friends, these shrimp boil kebabs will satisfy your craving in a matter of minutes. You’ll get all the flavor of a traditional seafood boil using a stovetop grill, or you can place the kebabs in the oven to intensify the flavors.
Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza
Combine the tastiness of barbecue chicken and pizza to make this tasty dish on the grill. Add fresh mozzarella and vegetables like cherry tomatoes and fresh corn to make the meal even more filling and nutritious.
Buttermilk-Brined Grilled Chicken
Chicken is a classic barbecue food, and you can make the meat even more tender by brining it in buttermilk before cooking. If you want to prepare your entire meal on the grill, add a few slices of squash, onion, tomatoes, or carrots to the grill for a nutritious meal that will remind you of summer no matter the season.
Complete your meal with a sweet treat from the grill. Peaches are already deliciously sweet, but putting them on the grill gives them a slightly smoky flavor and brings out more of the fruit’s natural sugars. Top the peaches with whipped cream and chopped nuts or a scoop of ice cream for a simple yet decadent dessert.
Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Grilled Bananas
If you love bananas foster, you’ll love this indulgent dessert that is easy to prepare on the grill. Coat the bananas with cinnamon and brown sugar to give the fruit a caramel-like marinade. Once you remove the bananas from the grill, you can top them with chopped nuts, chocolate chips, and ice cream for an easy dessert that is sure to become a family favorite.
Grilled Apple Dessert Packets
When you’re trying to get a good meal on the table during the week, you likely skip dessert. This apple dessert packet makes it easy to have a sweet treat after dinner, and you don’t have to spend hours making an apple pie. Apple slices combined with cinnamon, dark rum, butter, raisins, and cranberries come together to make a sweet and tart dessert. Top with whipped cream for the perfect finishing touch.