Take advantage of the crisp, cool weather of autumn and try one of these hearty fall grilling recipes.
In the South, grilling season isn’t limited to summer. Whether you use charcoal or gas, nothing beats the easy cleanup and delicious flavor of grilling. Fall is also a great time for taking the party outside. These outdoor entertaining ideas will help you create an inviting atmosphere in your own backyard. Grilling is a great way to get a hearty meal on the table during the week. Homework and after-school activities can make for a hectic evening, so choose one of the quick and easy grilling recipes from this lineup and have a relaxing, outdoor meal with the family. Top off the evening with one of these fuss-free desserts. Shy away from tradition and use your grill this fall for more than just juicy steaks. Light the fire and add a smoky char to some unbelievably tasty recipes.
Grilled Pork Chops with Apple-Bourbon Glaze
These shiny, lacquered chops make a great fall meal and taste every bit as good as they look. Our spicy and sweet apple-bourbon glaze pairs beautifully with thick bone-in pork chops.
Rosemary Grilled Chicken Thighs
Recipe: Rosemary Grilled Chicken Thighs
Jazz up inexpensive chicken thighs with a flavorful rosemary and garlic marinade, then toss them on the grill. (Buy boneless chicken, or remove the bones yourself to cut down on cooking time.) Serve the chicken over creamy cheese grits with a side of sautéed garlic spinach for a meal that’s easy enough for a weeknight but special enough for company.
Grilled Potato Salad
Recipe: Grilled Potato Salad
We gave the classic mayo-based potato salad a fall makeover with earthy spices and smoky bacon. Coat the potatoes and onions in a spice rub before they hit the grill so every forkful of this salad is full of flavor.
Portobello Mushroom Burgers with Carrot-Cabbage Slaw
Dinner can be hearty and meatless with these mushroom burgers. Top savory grilled portobellos with a tangy and colorful slaw, or serve it on the side as a salad.
Grilled Apple Salad
Recipe: Grilled Apple Salad
The classic fall pairing of apples and cheddar inspired this pretty dish. Topped with grilled apple rings, this salad makes an elegant first course to a dinner party but it’s simple enough to make on a weeknight to serve alongside your favorite grilled chicken or pork recipe.
Grain Salad with Grilled Shrimp and Sweet Peppers
Make this bulgur salad with end-of-summer bell peppers or look for sweet baby peppers at your supermarket. Either way, it’s a delicious main dish when you’re looking for something filling but light.
Recipe: Lamb Burgers
The earthy flavor of lamb always feels right for fall. Switch up your usual beef burgers for these easy Greek-inspired lamb patties filled with garlic, red onion, mint, and oregano and topped with a creamy cucumber-yogurt sauce.