12 Great Grilling Recipes To Inspire Both Your Menu and Palate

12 Great Grilling Recipes To Whet Your Appetite This Summer | Cheap Is The New Classy

Do you love to grill out? From burgers to steaks, my husband loves to cook on the grill. And not just meat, either. He can make a mean baked potato, corn on the cob or veggie skewer on the grill, too. Yum! For those who love to grill out, and perhaps want some new recipe inspiration, here are 12 great grilling recipes to inspire your house chef, and palate, this summer.

12 Great Grilling Recipes

Southern Comfort Glazed Mushroom Burger: 12 Great Grilling Recipes To Whet Your Appetite This Summer | Cheap Is The New Classy
Southern Comfort Glazed Mushroom Burger | Cooking on the Front Burner

Fun Fact: Did you know that 63% of the population grills at least monthly? There are even a brave 33% of us who grill in below-freezing temperatures.  Also, burgers are the food that are most often grilled out. Check out the tasty Southern Comfort Glazed Mushroom Burger above if you want to change the traditional burger up a bit.

Spicy BBQ Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs | Gal on a Mission

Parmesan Grilled Oysters: 12 Great Grilling Recipes To Whet Your Appetite This Summer | Cheap Is The New Classy
Parmesan Grilled Oysters | SusieQTpies Cafe

Grilled Buttermilk Chicken with Old Bay Seasoning | All Four Burners

Grilled Corn On The Cob With Roasted Red Pepper Butter: 12 Great Grilling Recipes To Whet Your Appetite This Summer | Cheap Is The New Classy
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Roasted Red Pepper Butter | A Family Feast

Fun Fact #2: Did you know that in the 1920’s, left over pieces from the production of Model Ts were used in the production of charcoal briquets? Another way to put a car to work in the grilling process in engine block grilling.

If you’re not going to be taking a trip anyway, engine block cooking is probably the most expensive way to cook anything, so don’t plan a trip just to cook.

Personally, I am not sure how safe this sounds, but if you have tried this and had a good experience, I would love to hear about it.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers | Days of a Domestic Dad

Grilled Potato Packets With Garlic and Thyme: 12 Great Grilling Recipes To Whet Your Appetite This Summer | Cheap Is The New Classy
Grilled Potato Packets with Garlic and Thyme | The Country Chic Cottage

Grilled BBQ Spare Ribs with Root Beer Marinade | The Clever Pink Pirate

Grilled Peaches With Honey Mascarpone: 12 Great Grilling Recipes To Whet Your Appetite This Summer | Cheap Is The New Classy
Grilled Peaches with Honey Mascarpone | Cooking on the Front Burner

As with anything, safety first! If you are new to grilling or just want to brush up on your safety skills, check out this article on Grilling Safety Tips to keep your food tasty and your family safe. Rock on, Grill Master.

Pina Colada Grilled Dessert | Vegetarian Nutrition

Grilled Bananas and Pineapple With Rum-Molasses Glaze: 12 Great Grilling Recipes To Whet Your Appetite This Summer | Cheap Is The New Classy
Grilled Bananas and Pineapple with Rum-Molasses Glaze | A Family Feast

Grilled Fruit Kebabs | Popsugar

What Are Your Favorite Grilling Out Recipes?

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. We are definitely in the 63%. Even though we only get 3 months of summer here in MA, we grill all year long.

  2. Man I love grilling season! The only time Hubs helps in the “kitchen.” 😉

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Lol! I am lucky in that Jay cooks a lot, but he especially loves to grill. That is great, because I love the way he cooks!

  3. These all look delicious. It reminds me that I have some corn we need to grill.

  4. Grilled Corn is my favorite thing to cook on the grill! Love all of the ideas!

  5. Oh my gosh! I MUST try that mushroom burger!

  6. That mushroom burger looks amazing! I love to grill out.

  7. I am in love! These are all recipes that I would devour. Thanks for sharing. I want to use the grill more, and these will be perfect to try out!

  8. I need to try the potato packets. They look really good!

  9. I love grilled corn. That Roasted Red Pepper Butter looks awesome.

  10. Oh my goodness. All of this look so good. I love grilled corn, I’m going to have to try those potato packets. They look so tasty!

  11. All of these recipes look amazing! I pinned this to try some of these. We love to grill out.

  12. I like all food so no favorites here. That Southern Comfort Glazed Mushroom Burger looks amazing though and I seriously want some sautéed mushrooms now.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      That is exactly what I am wanting right now, too. Some sauteed mushrooms and that burger would be fabulous!

  13. OMG! You had me with the first picture of the mushroom swiss burger! I grill at least once a week. Even in winter!

  14. We LOVE grilling out at our house, seems to make everything taste better! lol I can’t wait to try the Grilled Bananas and Pineapple with Rum-Molasses Glaze, looks absolutely DELICIOUS!

  15. Wow you’ve got a great collection here! The pears sound especially yummy right now!

  16. Wow, every picture is just amazing! I love grilled desserts, so those grilled peaches had me intrigued

  17. I pinned this…because that corn…that grilled corn is my weakness! your pictures are so beautiful!!!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      I wish I could take credit for the pics, but that is all the work of others far more talented at cooking than myself. But yeah, that corn is getting me. Yum!

  18. I have never tried grilling peaches! I love grilled watermelon and grilled pineapple- maybe I should try peaches next!

  19. They all look great! I think my favorite would have to be Southern Comfort Glazed Mushroom Burger yum yum :).

  20. These all look great, but I am partial the Pina Colada dessert! Want to make this one!

  21. There is just all kinds of goodness here! I opened up three of them to take a closer look!

  22. That corn on the cobb looks awesome. My husband make BBQ corn on the cobb last week….you just can’t beat grilling the stuff.

  23. Great round up! Those mushrooms on that burger look divine!

  24. That’s an awesome roundup. With the 4th of July coming up and bbq’s being done I’m sure I’ll be using a few of these. Thanks!

  25. I’m really digging the Grilled Bananas and Pineapple with Rum-Molasses Glaze. It’s calling my name.

  26. The grilled peaches look seriously amazing. I have to go explore these recipes some more.

  27. The corn on the cob looks soo good. I want to try that butter. I could go for the grilled peaches too!

  28. These are perfect! It’s too hot to turn on the oven in the summer so grilling is the next best thing we have! 🙂


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