3 Ways To Get Creative With The Grill This Summer

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If you are tired of grilling the usual steaks, chicken and cheeseburgers, now is the time to try something new! You will never look at your grill the same way again!

1. Grilled Pizza

You can get flavors similar to those expensive wood-fired pizzas. Simply add your favorite toppings to a (pre-grilled) homemade crust and gently place on the grill. The crust will be chewy and slightly charred giving a new depth of flavor!


Pre-grilled pizza crust

Olive oil

Toppings: tomato sauce, herbs, cheese (mozzarella is the best), thinly sliced onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, or pepperoni

Some flour or corn meal for dusting the cookie sheet


Coat the grilled surface of the pizza with a little olive oil, then cover with 1 ladle of sauce, no more, or you’ll end up with a soggy pizza. Sprinkle on your toppings, ending with mozzarella cheese (if using), and if using meat, put that over the cheese. Remember to go light on the toppings, or your pizza will be soggy.

Slide the topped pizza back onto the grill. If you are using a gas grill, reduce the heat. If working with a charcoal grill, close the vents on the cover almost all the way. Close the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes more, or until the bottom begins to char and the cheese is bubbly. Pull off the grate with a spatula onto a cutting board or other flat surface and let rest for a couple minutes before cutting into slices.

2. Baked Potatoes

No need to heat up the kitchen this summer. All you have to do is coat the potato with butter and sea salt, wrap in aluminum foil and toss on the grill. No mess!


3. Cobblers

Kids love this! While you are eating your meal, dessert can be on the grill!


1/4 cup butter, melted

1 1/4 cups baking mix

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

1 medium nectarine, sliced (1 cup)

1 cup fresh blueberries

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Heat gas or charcoal grill. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix baking mix, 1/2 cup of the sugar and the milk; beat 30 seconds.

In 9-inch round foil cake pan, melt butter on grill over medium heat. Pour batter over butter in pan. Top with nectarine and blueberries. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon.

Cover grill; cook about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean