Celebrate grilling season with lots of easy grilling recipes for summer including burgers, meats, side dishes, and even desserts! You are sure to find something on this list to get you excited to heat up the grill and get cooking.
The other day we were eating outside and my husband and I kept talking about how soothing it was to dine al fresco. It’s one of the best parts of summer.
Not one of the best parts of summer is being stuck inside cooking while everyone else is outside playing. That is one of my biggest frustrations, which is why I love grilling.
Someday I want an outdoor kitchen so I can do what I love (and need to do) AND still get to be a part of everything.
This list has some incredible recipes that cover the whole gamut. I’m sure you’ll find at least one thing that will suit your family. There are sides, main dishes, and burgers.
Easy grilling recipes for summer
Serve these recipes up with tasty no bake desserts for a lovely meal you can enjoy while relaxing outside.
Burgers are the quentissential summer food, and for good reason. Quick to cook and incredibly versatile burgers are wonderful for grilling.
This Korean BBQ Burger is a new favorite in our house. The Korean BBQ marinated burgers are topped with a tangy Korean style coleslaw that are amazing apart but putting them on a bun they are killer.
Cook the onion rings and bacon on the top toasting rack of your grill and use plenty of BBQ sauce for this quick and easy Cowboy burger that the kids will love!
Burgers don’t need to be served only on a bun! These teriyaki burgers are perfect with rice, grilled pineapples, and sugar snap peas.
The men always go crazy for this spicy jalapeno and black pepper burgers. The burgers have tons of kick but the chipotle mayo just puts it over the top!
For a non traditional burger, these black bean burgers are a fun choice, especially for breakfast! Use a grill mat for these burgers since they can tend to stick to the grill grates.
Another non beef burger, this apple bacon turkey burger is another kid friendly choice for summer.
Meats to grill
Although burgers may be iconic, there are plenty of other kinds of meat to grill like chicken and pork!
Grilled Israeli chicken is a fantastic choice for pitas in the summer or used in salad or with rice.
This grilled buffalo chicken is made with hummus instead of tons of butter for a lighter grilled option that you can use in sandwiches, salads, plus so many other ways.
Chicken sandwiches are also a good staple choice in summer. Grilled sesame chicken sandwiches are quick and easy and you can top with tons of veggies for a hearty meal.
A good non sandwich option, grilled sausage and potatoes are a fun easy choice for summer. Kids love the grilled potatoes topped with cheese.
Grilled Side Dishes
It’s always amazing when you can cook your entire meal outside! These side dishes make it easy to keep all the focus on enjoying and cooking outside.
This grilled corn is so simple to make and is packed with flavor. The cumin butter and cotija cheese are perfect compliments to Latin food but we will eat this with any kind of meal.
Here are some other killer grilled side dishes that you can make since I obviously need to come up with more things to make on the grill:
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