33 Best Summer Dinners on the Grill

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Fire up the grill and explore a collection of mouthwatering summer dinner ideas that are perfect for outdoor gatherings.

When it comes to summer grilling, the possibilities are endless. The grill not only adds that distinctive smoky flavor to your food but also allows for endless creativity and experimentation. From marinating to basting, smoking to searing, each technique adds its own unique touch to your culinary masterpiece.

Meat

Grilled Gochujang BBQ Ribs

These Gochujang BBQ Ribs are perfect for a backyard cookout or a casual family dinner, offering a delightful fusion of Korean and American BBQ flavors.
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Grilled gochujang bbq ribs

Perfect Korean BBQ Chicken Recipe

Korean BBQ Chicken is the perfect thing to grill on the barbecue. Grilled chicken thighs are cooked to perfection on the grill, then slathered with the unique, robust flavors of Korean BBQ sauce. A fusion feast in your own backyard.
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Korean bbq chicken

Grilled Pork Chops with Mango Corn Salsa

These grilled pork chops are juicy and tender with a deliciously tangy and sweet mango corn salsa.
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Grilled pork chops with mango corn salsa

Whiskey Glazed BBQ Burger

Elevate your grilling game to legendary status with this Whiskey Glazed BBQ Burger with homemade smoky whiskey BBQ sauce and grilled onions.
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Whiskey bbq burger

Grilled Scallops with Lemon Butter

These grilled scallops are a revelation with tangy lemon butter.
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Lemon butter scallops

How to Reverse Sear a Tomahawk Steak on the Grill

A tomahawk steak is both impressive in size and absolutely delectable when cooked right. We are going to show you how to reverse sear a tomahawk steak on the grill.
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Reverse sear tomahawk steak

Grilled Chinese Chicken on a Stick

Grilled Chinese Chicken on a Stick is marinated in a delectable blend of oyster sauce, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger and then threaded onto a skewer.
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Grilled chinese chicken on a stick

Perfect Grilled Pork Chops

There's something supremely satisfying about pork chops sizzling away on a grill. Grilled Pork Chops are a staple of outdoor cooking, offering a tantalizing blend of savory flavors and juicy tenderness that's hard to resist.
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Grilled pork chops

Smash Burgers on the Grill

These Smash Burgers on the Grill get the perfect crispy edges from the grill.
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Grilled smash burgers

Simple Grilled Brats Recipe

As we usher in the warm weather, it's time to break out the BBQ and prep for those delightful cookouts. And there's one dish that's bound to be a hit among both family and friends: Grilled Brats.
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A grilled brat on a bun with onions and peppers.

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks are a classic and delicious dish that can be made on the grill all year round for that delicious smoky flavor that only the grill can impart.
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Grilled chicken drumsticks

Seasonings & Sauces

All-Purpose Dry Rub

This homemade dry rub is packed with flavor and adds a perfectly balanced punch of spice to every bite.
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Dry rub

Dry Rub For Pork

One of the most underrated and effective ways to enhance the other white meat's taste and texture is by using a Dry Rub For Pork.
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Pork rub in a seasoning shaker

The Best Dry Rub For Chicken

In the world of grilling, nothing quite compares to a perfectly seasoned and cooked piece of chicken. One of the secrets to achieving this flavor explosion lies in the magic of a good Dry Rub for Chicken.
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Chicken legs with dry rub on it

Beef Rib Rub

This Beef Rib Rub is just the right blend of herbs, spices, and seasonings to transform your ribs into a delicious symphony of flavor.
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Beef rib rub

Smoky Bourbon BBQ Sauce

You’ll never buy premade BBQ sauce again. This smoky bourbon BBQ sauce is irresistibly spicy, tangy and sweet. It’s the perfect accompaniment to pulled pork, pork ribs and chicken wings.
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Bbq sauce

Carolina Gold Sauce Recipe

We're going to take a delicious detour down to the Carolinas, where we'll explore a finger-lickin'-good BBQ sauce that's going to rock your world. If you haven't already guessed, we're talking about Carolina Gold Sauce.
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Carolina gold sauce on chicken legs

Alabama White BBQ Sauce

This Alabama White BBQ Sauce is a tangy creamy alternative to regular BBQ sauce that adds a twist and a punch to your barbecued chicken, ribs, or pork.
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Alabama white bbq sauce

Side Dishes

Easy Grilled Asparagus

These Grilled Asparagus spears feature subtle hints of garlic, Parmesan, and lemon zest, making for a vibrant and perfectly tender-crisp side dish.
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Grilled asparagus

Smoked Shotgun Shells

Smoked Shotgun Shells are the perfect BBQ treat, featuring manicotti tubes stuffed with a savory mixture of ground beef and cheese, wrapped in crispy bacon, and glazed with BBQ sauce.
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Smoked shotgun shells

Grilled Eggplant

This eggplant is grilled with a little olive oil and garlic to get soft and tender texture and a great char from the grill.
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Grilled eggplant

Grilled Twice Baked Potatoes

Grilled Twice Baked Potatoes are easy to make on the grill to get a nice creamy textured potato with cheese and bacon, stuffed in a crispy textured shell.
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Grilled twice baked potatoes

Easy Grilled Artichokes Recipe

Grilled Artichokes are a fantastic side dish or appetizer made with large artichokes, olive oil, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and lemon wedges.
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Grilled artichokes

How to Make Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob is a delicious and popular summer dish that can be enjoyed as a snack or a side dish at any outdoor gathering.
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Grilled corn on the cob

Grilled Hasselback Potatoes

These Grilled Hasselback Potatoes are so easy to make on the grill and they make the perfect side dish for your next barbeque or gathering.
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Grilled hasselback potatoes

Salads

BBQ Chicken Macaroni Salad

This BBQ Chicken Macaroni Salad is a great twist on a classic that combines tender macaroni with a medley of vegetables, tender chicken, and a tangy BBQ sauce and mayonnaise-based dressing.
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Bbq chicken macaroni salad

Classic Potato Salad

This Classic Potato Salad is made with tender potatoes, eggs, celery, and pickles, with a creamy mayonnaise dressing and one simple secret ingredient that really elevates the flavor.
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Potato salad on a plate

Mediterranean Pasta Salad With Chickpeas

Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Chickpeas combines tangy feta cheese, salty Kalamata olives, sweet grape tomatoes, and crunchy vegetables for a perfect balance of flavors and textures.
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Mediterranean pasta salad

Broccoli Salad

This salad is packed with fresh broccoli, bacon, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and cheese. It's a huge hit at barbecues and parties.
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Broccoli salad

Dessert

Grilled Bourbon Pineapple

Grilled Bourbon Pineapple combines the sweetness of fresh pineapple with the smoky flavors of bourbon to create a delicious grilled side dish for your meal.
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Grilled bourbon pineapple

Brookies with Oreos and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The perfect marriage of rich chocolaty brownie and buttery chewy cookies.
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Brookies

Easy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Combine two of your favorite desserts into one delicious treat with these homemade brownie ice cream sandwiches, made with boxed or homemade brownies and your favorite ice cream.
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Brownie ice cream sandwiches

Easy Smores Bars Recipe

This delicious Smores Bars recipe is a perfect way to enjoy the classic campfire treat. The gooey and sweet dessert features a crunchy graham cracker base and a rich chocolate topping made from melted chocolate chips and marshmallows.
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Smores bars

Before You Go

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