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70 Grilling Recipes with a Perfect 5-Star Rating

Throw together one of these tried-and-true recipes on the grill. These 5-star grilled dishes are loved by home cooks just like you.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloins

We do a lot of outdoor cooking during the summer months, and this grilled pork tenderloin recipe is one my entire family loves. Betsy Carrington, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

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Jalapeno-Lime Chicken DrumsticksTaste of Home

Jalapeno-Lime Chicken Drumsticks

Bottled hot sauce isn't my thing, so I developed a fresh pepper glaze for grilled chicken. These drumsticks practically fly off the plate. Kristeen DeVorss, Farmington, New Mexico

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Grilled Fruit Phyllo TartTaste of Home

Grilled Fruit Phyllo Tart

This tart was a hit at my friend's baby shower. It reminds me of a fruit salad that my mother used to make with cream cheese and whipped topping. Everyone loves the flaky crust, and the bright colors make it a pretty addition to any spread. Laura McAllister, Morganton, North Carolina

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Bacon Cheeseburgers with Fry SauceTaste of Home

Bacon Cheeseburgers with Fry Sauce

In Utah, fry sauce is the beloved condiment. We use it not just as a dip for fries, but also as a spread for hamburgers. Utah is known as the Beehive State, so I wanted to add honey as a special touch to my fry sauce. Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Fajita in a BowlTaste of Home

Fajita in a Bowl

Pull out the skewers and take a stab at grilling peppers, onions and corn for an awesome steak salad thats all summer and smoke. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Buttery Horseradish Corn on the CobTaste of Home

Buttery Horseradish Corn on the Cob

For a July Fourth barbecue, I whipped up a butter and horseradish topping for grilled corn. People actually formed a line to get seconds. Trish Loewen, Bakersfield, California

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Hot Dog Sliders with Mango-Pineapple SalsaTaste of Home

Hot Dog Sliders with Mango-Pineapple Salsa

We love to shrink foods to slider size, including these quick hot dogs. Pile on the easy but irresistible fruit salsa for a burst of fresh flavor. Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio

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Vegetable Couscous SaladTaste of Home

Vegetable Couscous Salad

This salad is great as a side with any kind of grilled meat or fish. If you want to serve it as a vegetarian main, add some crumbled goat cheese or tangy feta cheese. Patricia Levenson, Santa Ana, California

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Bacon & Swiss Chicken SandwichesTaste of Home

Bacon & Swiss Chicken Sandwiches

I created this chicken sandwich recipe based on a meal my daughter ordered at a restaurant. She likes to dip her sandwich in the extra honey-mustard sauce. Marilyn Moberg, Papillion, Nebraska

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Spicy Grilled EggplantTaste of Home

Spicy Grilled Eggplant

This side goes well with any meat you might also be grilling. Thanks to the Cajun seasoning, the zesty eggplant gets more attention than an ordinary veggie. —Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas

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Grilled Mahi MahiTaste of Home

Grilled Mahi Mahi

Instead of grilling out the usual hamburgers or chicken breasts, prepare this grilled mahi mahi and reel in raves! Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Cake & Berry Campfire CobblerTaste of Home

Cake & Berry Campfire Cobbler

This warm cobbler is one of our favorite ways to end a busy day of fishing, hiking, swimming or rafting. It's yummy with ice creamand so easy to make! June Dress, Boise, Idaho

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Steak Sandwich KabobsTaste of Home

Steak Sandwich Kabobs

Skewers with seasoned steak, bread and veggies are grilled and topped with provolone cheese for a fantastic meal. Coleslaw, spruced up with chopped walnuts, is a great side for the kabobs. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Lime and Sesame Grilled EggplantTaste of Home

Lime and Sesame Grilled Eggplant

When I lived in Greece, I fell in love with eggplant. My recipe's seasonings have an Asian theme, but the dish still makes me think Greek. —Allyson Meyler, Greensboro, North Carolina

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Bruschetta from the GrillTaste of Home

Bruschetta from the Grill

Dijon mustard, mayonnaise and oregano make a savory spread for chopped tomatoes, garlic and fresh basil in this fun twist on a favorite appetizer. This grilled bruschetta gets rave reviews every time I serve it. Mary Nafis, Chino, California

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Grilled Apple Tossed SaladTaste of Home

Grilled Apple Tossed Salad

The grilled apples in this salad combine so well with the blue cheese, walnuts and balsamic dressing. I like to serve it on pink Depression glass dessert plates from my great-grandmother. Paul Soska, Toledo, Ohio

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Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Lime SauceTaste of Home

Ginger Salmon with Cucumber Lime Sauce

Lime with ginger is a favorite flavor combo for me, especially with grilled salmon. So good. Even with the cucumber sauce, this recipe is easy, too. Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Flank Steak PinwheelsTaste of Home

Flank Steak Pinwheels

The secret to these pretty flank steak pinwheels lies in their butterfly treatment. Because the steaks are flattened, marinade isnt need. Instead, theyre filled with a colorful stuffing of red pepper and spinach and draped with a flavorful, homemade blue cheese sauce. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Chicken Ole Foil SupperTaste of Home

Chicken Ole Foil Supper

These Mexican-inspired chicken packets can be assembled ahead and frozen if you like. Just thaw them overnight in the fridge, then grill as directed. I like to serve them with warm tortillas and fresh fruit on the side. Mary Peck, Salina, Kansas

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Fruit 'n' Cake KabobsTaste of Home

Fruit 'n' Cake Kabobs

A neighbor served these kabobs at a family picnic and brought some over for us to sample. I was pleasantly surprised at the tasty toasted cake and juicy grilled fruit. Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

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Grilled Watermelon GazpachoTaste of Home

Grilled Watermelon Gazpacho

This is the perfect starter for a summer dinner or a lunch meal. It's cool and tangy with a whole lot of great grilled flavor. If you like a little more spice, just add more jalapenos. George Levinthal, Goleta, California

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Grilled Lemon ChickenTaste of Home

Grilled Lemon Chicken

My chicken gets its subtle pucker from lemonade concentrate. So simple, so sweet! Linda Nilsen, Anoka, Minnesota

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Cuban Sandwich BurgersTaste of Home

Cuban Sandwich Burgers

My mom would make this Cuban burger recipe when we used to visit her in Florida. They are a take on the real Cuban sandwich. My kids loved themmy boys could eat two of these monsters in one sitting. Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California

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Grilled Salmon SaladTaste of Home

Grilled Salmon Salad

For a cool summer supper, try this fresh-tasting grilled salmon salad. Lightly dressed with tangy raspberry vinegar, it gets a little crunch from onion and celery. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Grilled Pineapple with Lime DipTaste of Home

Grilled Pineapple with Lime Dip

Serve this dish as an appetizer or a dessertthe choice is yours! If desired, the pineapple spears can be rolled in flaked coconut before grilling. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Big John's Chili-Rubbed RibsTaste of Home

Big John's Chili-Rubbed Ribs

When my family thinks of summer grilling, it's ribs all the way. Our Asian-inspired recipe is a welcome change from the usual barbecue-sauce versions. Ginger Sullivan, Cutler Bay, Florida

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Cheeseburger BowlTaste of Home

Cheeseburger Bowl

This recipe is a unique and lighter way to enjoy an American summer staple. You can also make the dressing with ranch dressing, 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard and 1 tablespoon of ketchup. Laurie Rogerson, Ellington, Connecticut

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Grilled Cauliflower WedgesTaste of Home

Grilled Cauliflower Wedges

This meal is incredibly easy, yet is packed with flavor and looks like a dish from a five-star restaurant. The grill leaves the cauliflower cooked but crisp, and the red pepper flakes add bite. Carmel Hall, San Francisco, California

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Campfire Dessert ConesTaste of Home

Campfire Dessert Cones

Kids love to make these! Set out the ingredients so they can mix and match their own creations. Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

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Grilled Eggplant SandwichesTaste of Home

Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches

Grill this eggplant, tomato and goat cheese sandwich to perfection...it makes a delicious meatless meal. Jennifer Jaras, Corona, California

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Lime-Rosemary Shrimp SkewersTaste of Home

Lime-Rosemary Shrimp Skewers

I had a big bunch of rosemary, so I turned the stems into skewers for grilling shrimp. Serve with rice or couscous and lime wedges. Leah Lenz, Los Angeles, California

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Campers Favorite DipTaste of Home

Campers Favorite Dip

Our family craves this cheesy chili dip so much we make two batches, especially for the guys. If youre not grilling out, bake it in the oven. Valorie Ebie, Bel Aire, Kansas

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Grilled Zucchini with OnionsTaste of Home

Grilled Zucchini with Onions

Wondering what to do with all of your garden-grown zucchini in the summer? Give it a sizzle and a little heat with this healthy side. Its also an easy recipe to double or triple for summer cookouts. Alia Shuttleworth, Auburn, California

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Grilled Beef and Blue Cheese TacosTaste of Home

Grilled Beef and Blue Cheese Tacos

Everyone loves the tangy sauce that goes with these sizzling steak tacos. For an authentic feel, I like to wrap the tortillas in foil and steam them while the steak and onions are cooking. Lois Szydlowski, Tampa, Florida

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Grilled Zucchini & Pesto PizzaTaste of Home

Grilled Zucchini & Pesto Pizza

In the great outdoors, we surprise our fellow campers who don't think it's possible to have standout pizza in the backwoods. This one with zucchini proves our point! Jessee Arriaga, Reno, Nevada

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Sliders with Spicy Berry SauceTaste of Home

Sliders with Spicy Berry Sauce

For patriotic food, you cant beat a burger. My sliders have red tomatoes, white cheddar and blueberry sauce. For extra pop, I mix in ginger beer and chipotle. Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

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Tarragon AsparagusTaste of Home

Tarragon Asparagus

I grow purple asparagus, so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. Recently, my husband and I discovered how wonderful any color of asparagus tastes when it's grilled. Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Eclairs on the GrillTaste of Home

Eclairs on the Grill

My best camping treat is an easy eclair on a stick. This is the one that makes people watch what youre doing and beg to be included. Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

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Summer Turkey KabobsTaste of Home

Summer Turkey Kabobs

These kabobs let you enjoy Thanksgiving flavors any time of year! We enjoy grilling them in the summer. Angela Mathews, Fayetteville, New York

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Grilled Three-Potato SaladTaste of Home

Grilled Three-Potato Salad

Everyone in our extended family loves to cook, so I put together all of our favorite recipes in a cookbook to be handed down from generation to generation. This recipe comes from that cookbook. It's a delicious twist on traditional potato salad. Suzette Jury, Keene, California

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Grilled Angel Food Cake with Fruit SalsaTaste of Home

Grilled Angel Food Cake with Fruit Salsa

When I need dessert fast, I go with angel food cake. Mix fruit salsa ahead of time, and pop the cake on the grill. Glorimar Jimenez, Indianapolis, Indiana

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Grilled Peach, Rice & Arugula SaladTaste of Home

Grilled Peach, Rice & Arugula Salad

This hearty salad was created when I needed to clear out some leftovers from the fridgeand it became an instant hit! The grilled peaches are the ultimate "tastes like summer" salad booster. Lauren Wyler, Dripping Springs, Texas

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The Ultimate Fish TacosTaste of Home

The Ultimate Fish Tacos

This recipe is my favorite meal to prepare. Adding my own personal touch to the marinade makes my fish tacos pop with flavor. I warm corn tortillas on the grill and add salsa, cilantro, purple cabbage and fresh squeezed lime. Yvonne Molina, Moreno Valley, California

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Zucchini & Cheese RouladesTaste of Home

Zucchini & Cheese Roulades

My husband enjoys this recipe so much that he even helps me roll up the roulades! You can change the filling any way you likeI have used feta instead of Parmesan or sun-dried tomatoes in the place of the olives. April McKinney, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Grilled Brats with Sriracha MayoTaste of Home

Grilled Brats with Sriracha Mayo

I am a Sriracha fanatic, so thats what inspired this dish. You can boil the brats in your favorite beer to reduce the fat and give them flavor before grilling, or spread garlic butter on lightly toasted buns. Quincie Ball, Olympia, Washington

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Banana Butter Pecan KabobsTaste of Home

Banana Butter Pecan Kabobs

Desserts with bananas remind me of Grandma. She and my mom taught me to cook. I rarely measure. For this dish, I set out pecans and butterscotch with kabobs so everyone can customize. Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

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Grilled Sausages with Summer VegetablesTaste of Home

Grilled Sausages with Summer Vegetables

After 30 years of camping, weve come up with an arsenal of surefire recipes. This dish is a superstar. Nancy Daugherty, Cortland, Ohio

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Grilled Steak and Mushroom SaladTaste of Home

Grilled Steak and Mushroom Salad

My husband loves this salad, especially during summer. He says he feels as if he's eating a healthy salad and getting his steak, too! I always serve it with some fresh homemade bread. Julie Cashion, Sanford, Florida
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Ground Venison BurgersTaste of Home

Ground Venison Burgers

Even folks who aren't fans of ground venison recipes will enjoy these zippy burgers, deliciously topped with pepper cheese and a cool lime-mustard mayonnaise. My son, who's an avid hunter, gave me this super venison burger recipe. Jerry Honeyager, North Prairie, Wisconsin

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Cinnamon Whiskey BBQ Chicken WrapsTaste of Home

Cinnamon Whiskey BBQ Chicken Wraps

Chicken, bacon, cheese and an amazing barbecue sauce make this a family favorite! The sauce can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator. Jolene Martinelli, Fremont, New Hampshire

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Balsamic-Glazed Fig & Pork TenderloinTaste of Home

Balsamic-Glazed Fig & Pork Tenderloin

I have a huge fig tree that produces an abundance of figs. One year I tried drying some and developed this sweet and smoky recipe as a result. Now it's a regular at family gatherings. Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas

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Mushroom Cheese BreadTaste of Home

Mushroom Cheese Bread

This savory grilled bread is delightful with barbecued steak, baked potatoes and corn on the cob. For variation, we sometimes use half cheddar cheese and half mozzarella. Dolly McDonald, Edmonton, Alberta

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Grilled Honey Balsamic-Glazed FruitTaste of Home

Grilled Honey Balsamic-Glazed Fruit

One summer my mother-in-law made us grilled peaches basted with a sweet and tangy sauce. These are so good I'm always tempted to eat the whole batch. Kristin Van Dyken, West Richland, Washington

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Greek Sandwich BitesTaste of Home

Greek Sandwich Bites

Heres an appetizer that tastes just like traditional spanakopita, but its much less work to make. Lynn Scully, Rancho Santa Fe, California

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Grilled Veggies with Mustard VinaigretteTaste of Home

Grilled Veggies with Mustard Vinaigrette

I make this healthy and inviting side dish whenever friends come over for a cookout. The honeyed vinaigrette lets the veggies shine. Shelly Graver, Lansdale, Pennsylvania

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Mushroom Bacon BitesTaste of Home

Mushroom Bacon Bites

This is the perfect appetizer for most any occasion. The tasty bites are easy to assemble and brush with prepared barbecue sauce. When we have a big cookout, they're always a hit...but they make a nice little "extra" for a family dinner, too. Gina Roesner, Ashland, Missouri

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Chicken with Peach-Cucumber SalsaTaste of Home

Chicken with Peach-Cucumber Salsa

To keep our kitchen cool, we grill chicken outdoors and serve it with a minty peach salsa that can easily be made ahead. Janie Colle, Hutchinson, Kansas

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Grilled Loaded Potato RoundsTaste of Home

Grilled Loaded Potato Rounds

My go-to recipe for outdoor potlucks is an awesome potato side. I prep everything and grill at the party. Pass with sour cream, cheese, bacon and chives. Fay Moreland, Wichita Falls, Texas

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Grilled Steaks with Greek RelishTaste of Home

Grilled Steaks with Greek Relish

My ribeye steak showcases the flavors of Greece my husband and I were introduced to while on a cruise. We like it with pita bread and hummus. Mary Lou Cook, Welches, Oregon

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Grilled Cajun Green BeansTaste of Home

Grilled Cajun Green Beans

This is a perfect way to use up your garden's green beans. The Cajun flavor makes it different from your regular green bean recipe. Shannon Lewis, Andover, Minnesota

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SpiedisTaste of Home

Spiedis

This is our favorite cookout dish, and it's very good served with a salad. This recipe originated here in my hometown in the 1930s. Our meat preference for speidis is venison, but we use chicken and beef when it's not available. Gertrude Skinner, Binghamton, New York

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Herbed Butternut SquashTaste of Home

Herbed Butternut Squash

This is just one of many ways I prepare butternut squash for my two girls. Its a winter staple in our house. Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

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Jalapeno Popper Mexican Street CornTaste of Home

Jalapeno Popper Mexican Street Corn

One of the best things about summer is fresh sweet corn, and this recipe is a definite standout. We love its creamy dressing, crunchy panko coating and spicy jalapeno kick. If you're really feeling wild, sprinkle these with a bit of cooked and crumbled bacon! Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

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Ginger-Glazed Grilled SalmonTaste of Home

Ginger-Glazed Grilled Salmon

Our family loves salmon prepared this way, and it's a real treat to make on a warm summer evening. These fillets may be baked in the oven at 450 degrees for 18 minutes, basting occasionally. Wanda Toews, Cromer, Manitoba

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Garlic-Grilled Chicken with Pesto Zucchini RibbonsTaste of Home

Garlic-Grilled Chicken with Pesto Zucchini Ribbons

The first time I substituted zucchini noodles for regular pasta, it was because I was trying to reduce carbohydrates and calories. Now I make them because we love the flavor and texture they bring to dishes. This dish is just as delicious if you substitute shrimp for the chicken. Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey

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Grilled Brussels SproutsTaste of Home

Grilled Brussels Sprouts

During a beach vacation, in an effort to cook our entire meal outside on the grill, I made our not-so-simple veggie choice into a simple grilled side dish. For spicier sprouts, season with red pepper flakes Tiffany Ihle, Bronx, New York

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Green Chile CheeseburgersTaste of Home

Green Chile Cheeseburgers

There's nothing better than freshly roasted green chiles. They have a smoky flavor and a bit of a biteperfect for topping a thick, juicy green chile cheeseburger. James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

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Rosemary-Thyme Lamb ChopsTaste of Home

Rosemary-Thyme Lamb Chops

My father loves lamb, so I make this dish whenever he visits. Its the perfect main course. Kristina Mitchell, Clearwater, Florida.

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Garden-Fresh Grilled Veggie PizzaTaste of Home

Garden-Fresh Grilled Veggie Pizza

I have four gardens and, between them, I grow a pretty good spread of veggies. I created this loaded-up pizza as a fun summer appetizer using some of my best garden goodies. Dianna Wara, Washington, Illinois

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Honey Chipotle RibsTaste of Home

Honey Chipotle Ribs

Nothing's better than having a sauce with the perfect consistency for slathering. Here's one that'll ensure a lip-smacking feast. Make the sauce up to a week ahead. Caitlin Hawes, Westwood, Massachusetts

Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.