28 Grilled Summer Dinner Recipes


Turning on the oven or stove during the summer? No thank you! We are big fans of ditching the stove during the summer and making everything on the grill. Mmmm just the smell of summer dinner on the grill makes us drool! Whether you’re in the mood for chicken, burgers, fish or mushrooms, we have a grilled summer dinner recipe for you. So fire up your grill and start saving these recipes to your recipe box!

Cajun Butter Garlic Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Lime Avocado Sauce “Yum! This...

Cajun Butter Garlic Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Lime Avocado Sauce

“Yum! This cajun butter garlic grilled shrimp with cilantro lime avocado sauce makes for a great summer appetizer/snack/finger food or even a light meal!” - Kevin

Ciao Bella Balsamic Grilled Chicken “Excellent recipe. Being Greek it seems we...

Ciao Bella Balsamic Grilled Chicken

“Excellent recipe. Being Greek it seems we have the same taste. I was looking for a recipe to marinade the chicken the day before also. Left the chicken in the fridge overnight and the next day my husband grilled it. Added a few drops of lemon juice on top and yummy. Moist and tender - oh it was so good! I'm so glad I tried your recipe. Thanks for posting and for your hint. I also filet my chicken!” - Maria

Orange & Jalapeno Marinated Grilled Flat Iron Steak “Orange & Jalapeno Marinated...

Orange & Jalapeno Marinated Grilled Flat Iron Steak

“Orange & Jalapeno Marinated Grilled Flat Iron Steak is flavorful and grills in less than 10 minutes.” - Paula

Chicken Pineapple Kabobs “Everyone loves these quick and easy chicken & pineapple...

Chicken Pineapple Kabobs

“Everyone loves these quick and easy chicken & pineapple kabobs! The longer you marinate the chicken the better.” - Luci

Grilled Zucchini Rollups Stuffed with Lemon-Basil Ricotta and Slow Roasted Tomatoes “Light...

Grilled Zucchini Rollups Stuffed with Lemon-Basil Ricotta and Slow Roasted Tomatoes

“Light and tasty grilled zucchini rollups stuffed with lemon-basil ricotta and slow roasted tomatoes that just scream summer!” - Kevin

Honey Mustard Shrimp on the Bar-B “Big fan of shrimp? I am......

Honey Mustard Shrimp on the Bar-B

“Big fan of shrimp? I am... and during the summer, nothing is better than to add some skewered shrimp to the bar-b-q at a pool party, or anytime the grill is going. It took a few tries to perfect this recipe, but this one was the crowd pleaser.” - Darci

Grilled Lamb Lollipops “Often, when we go out to eat, he’ll get...

Grilled Lamb Lollipops

“Often, when we go out to eat, he’ll get a lamb dish, but we’ve never cooked lamb at home. I picked a nice looking rack of lamb up at the grocery this morning and although they were on the small side, they still looked good. I knew he’d be happy with Grilled Lamb Lollipops. Especially with a name like ‘lollipops’, who wouldn’t like that, right?” - Paula

Smoky Jalapeno Bacon Cheeseburgers “With the perfect amount of heat and smokiness,...

Smoky Jalapeno Bacon Cheeseburgers

“With the perfect amount of heat and smokiness, these may become your favorite cheeseburgers. The burger is juicy with bits of jalapeno in every bite. We love the smoky flavor from the chipotle peppers and liquid smoke. Top with your favorite cheese (we opted for pepper jack) and you have one tasty and juicy burger. Don't love ciabatta rolls? A regular or potato bun would be great too!” - Kitchen Crew

Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops “Quick easy and tasty grilled honey mustard...

Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops

“Quick easy and tasty grilled honey mustard pork chops; perfect for outdoor grilling on warm summer days!” - Kevin

Sweet and Sour Grilled Teriyaki Chicken (fajitas) “This is a fantastic summer...

Sweet and Sour Grilled Teriyaki Chicken (fajitas)

“This is a fantastic summer grilled dish combining teriyaki chicken with sweet and sour onions and peppers. All can be done on the grill. Wait for the major raves - sweet and sour and teriyaki, what could be better.” - Allison

Spicy Sriracha Grilled Chicken and Watermelon Salad “The cool sweet salad balances...

Spicy Sriracha Grilled Chicken and Watermelon Salad

“The cool sweet salad balances the saucy heat of the Sriracha to perfection. The simplicity of this marinade is matched only by its great taste. Tender, juicy and tangy...Mind the cooking time: the flattened chicken is ready in minutes, which makes this a great dish for hungry people!” - Jess

Grilled Steak Kabobs “This steak kabobs recipe is super simple and delicious!...

Grilled Steak Kabobs

“This steak kabobs recipe is super simple and delicious! Marinating the meat and veggies overnight is what gives these babies a lot of flavor. The meat becomes super tender and the veggies are delicious. Great for a cookout, picnic, or easy weeknight meal!” - Kitchen Crew

Grilled Chicken Quarters “Juicy and moist every time, this chicken is great...

Grilled Chicken Quarters

“Juicy and moist every time, this chicken is great for dinner, entertainment, and game day!” - Paula

Grilled Pizza “Grilled pizza is fun to serve at a dinner party,...

Grilled Pizza

“Grilled pizza is fun to serve at a dinner party, but hard to find good directions. This recipe is a great step-by-step guide on how to grill pizza right. We opted for Karen's topping recommendations and they made it a flavorful meat and veggie pizza. Feel free to use what your family likes, though. This is a totally fun and yum summer dinner recipe.” - Kitchen Crew

Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce “This is the perfect dish for a...

Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

“This is the perfect dish for a dinner party. Feel free to double the recipe if needed if serving more than 4 people, because, believe me, they will go back for seconds, this dish is so delicious. I served mine with roasted herb potatoes and an heirloom tomato salad.” - Darci

Simple Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken “Chicken breasts are a healthy summertime dinner...

Simple Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken

“Chicken breasts are a healthy summertime dinner but since they are such a lean meat, it’s easy to overcook and dry out the chicken. The key is to marinate the chicken breast. This fantastic honey balsamic marinade that tenderizes the meat and adds tons of flavor.” - Kitchen Crew

Eileen's Juicy Burgers “My sons wanted hamburgers for dinner. I just purchased...

Eileen's Juicy Burgers

“My sons wanted hamburgers for dinner. I just purchased a hamburger press so I could make my own burgers and freeze them for later. Fresh is always best but I have been buying frozen pre-made ones for awhile now. I decided to make some but my way. The kids loved them - very flavorful and juicy.” - Eileen

Grilled Cream Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrap Chicken “A friend gave me this...

Grilled Cream Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrap Chicken

“A friend gave me this recipe last week. They're really quick and easy to make. I made them today and my family really loved them.” - Jill

Skewed Veggies and Meat Grill “Marinade meat of your choice in lemon...

Skewed Veggies and Meat Grill

“Marinade meat of your choice in lemon or wine (white wine if chicken or fish and red wine for pork, beef or lamb), salt, pepper and garlic.” - Ramona

Grilled Veggie Towers with Pesto Dipping Sauce “This recipe is a combination...

Grilled Veggie Towers with Pesto Dipping Sauce

“This recipe is a combination of my favorite veggies and my favorite sauce. Perfect for a hot summer dinner! I was afraid it wouldn't fill up my hubby. However, one veggie tower filled him up!” - Michele

Grilled Teriyaki Ginger Chicken With Pineapples “This chicken was delicious! It was...

Grilled Teriyaki Ginger Chicken With Pineapples

“This chicken was delicious! It was perfectly cooked and still juicy. I used chicken thighs and my George Foreman grill for 5 minutes. Added some asian veggies and perfect meal for dinner.” - Marcy

"My Fav" Marinated Flank Steak “There's nothing better than grilling steak when...

"My Fav" Marinated Flank Steak

“There's nothing better than grilling steak when the weather is warmer and the marinade for this flank steak is excellent. It gives the meat a great smoky flavor and nicely tenderizes the meat. After the steak has rested, cut into it and you'll find a surprisingly tender and juicy steak. This flank steak recipe will instantly become your go-to for summer BBQ's.” - Kitchen Crew

Grilled Cajun Barbecue Pork Chops “Excellent pork chops! I really loved the...

Grilled Cajun Barbecue Pork Chops

“Excellent pork chops! I really loved the Cajun spice and bbq sauce combination. The chops grilled up perfectly! Thank you!” - Kathy

Grilled Portobello Mushroom topped with Tarragon-Accented Veggies “This tastes so gourmet! It...

Grilled Portobello Mushroom topped with Tarragon-Accented Veggies

“This tastes so gourmet! It is a nice vegetarian option to have for dinner.” - Leah

Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Tacos “Shrimp tacos are a summertime favorite and these...

Grilled Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

“Shrimp tacos are a summertime favorite and these are scrumptious. When you eat them, you'll think they came from an awesome food truck. The grilled shrimp have just the right amount of spice and smokiness. They are fantastic in a taco paired with cool, fresh ingredients. These shrimp tacos will disappear in no time... so good!” - Kitchen Crew

East, West & South Applewood Smoked Pork Chops “One bite of these...

East, West & South Applewood Smoked Pork Chops

“One bite of these delicious pork chops and you'll completely understand the recipe name. The sauce has an Eastern influence of flavors. But, the cooking method is good ole American. These are cooked low and slow and the meat soaks up all the smoky flavor from the grill. The sauce almost caramelizes and gets crispy around the edge when cooked. A great way to put an enjoyable twist on pork chops.” - Kitchen Crew

Cajun Blackened Salmon “This is a great way to grill salmon. It's...

Cajun Blackened Salmon

“This is a great way to grill salmon. It's easy and quick to prepare (no marinating, no resting time). The salmon blackens so nicely and gives a smoky tone that’s a perfect match for the tasty seasoning blend.” - Vickie

Brats & Beer On The Grill “Here's a great delicious way to...

Brats & Beer On The Grill

“Here's a great delicious way to cook up those bratwursts when you want a really tasty bratwurst.” - Cheryl




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