Surprising foods you didn’t know you could make on the grill

Classic foods like hot dogs and burgers are just the beginning of what your grill is capable of. If you want to blow your BBQ guests’ minds, or if you don’t have access to an oven and stove, here are some foods that you probably didn’t know you could make on the grill. 


If you don’t have a pizza oven, you can make fresh pizza directly on your grill! Grilled pizza has a unique, charred crust that will change the way you think about the classic dish. You can make grilled pizza from scratch, or you can even grill a frozen pizza if you’re looking for a quicker meal. 


Why should dessert be left out of the grilling party? Grilled cakes are a convenient and tasty conclusion to any cookout. You can grill your cake from scratch on the grill, or use pre-baked cake slices. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. And you won’t have to leave your guests to check on the oven inside! 


Avocados are a popular addition to any BBQ, but very few people cook them on the grill. Grilled avocados have a smoky flavor that’s delicious on its own, as part of a guacamole, or as a topping on a sandwich. Simply cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, and grill face down for about 5 minutes. It’s a simple recipe that’ll shock both your palate and your guests. 

French Fries 

This classic side is easy to make on the grill, and you can change up your method based on your preferred style. If you want thinner fries, it’s best to cook them on a skillet to avoid losing some through the rack. If you’re looking for a thicker, wedge-style fry you can char them up directly on the grill. You can also cook frozen fries on the grill by wrapping them in foil. Feel free to pack them up with delicious toppings, like bacon and cheese


It’s time to egg-spand your mind! Believe it or not, it’s pretty easy to make eggs on the grill. All you need is a muffin tin! Just spray each hole with cooking spray, and crack an egg in each one. Then place the tin on the grill for a few minutes until the eggs are cooked to your liking. Eat them on their own,  mixed with some grilled veggies, or use them as a delicious topping on a burger. 

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