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5 Quick and Easy Grilling Recipes You Can Make In 30 Minutes or Less

How do you get the most flavor when it comes to weeknight cooking? Take it outside.
By Published May 10, 2018

Grilling is one of our favorite approaches to tackle weeknight dinner stress. That’s because the grill works best with quick-cooking foods that are small in size (such as shrimp and skewered meats) or foods that are individually portioned (such as steaks and chops). It also adds a lot of flavor to food that you just can’t get from a short stint on the stovetop. With a little bit of planning, you can prepare an entire meal on the grill in 30 minutes or less (not including a few minutes of prep time). Here are some of our best weeknight grilling recipes that we’ve gathered from our archive of hundreds of 30-minute recipes.

Made this multiple times over the summer. So easy and delicious. I serve with crusty grilled bread so we can enjoy all the yummy juice.
Katie, a Cook’s Country web member’s review of Grilled Cod and Summer Squash Packets


Our cookbooks, put together by the experts in our test kitchen, make topics like grilling and weeknight cooking approachable for the home cook. If you're looking for a place to become a better cook, our online bookstore is the place to start--but here are two of our favorites for weeknight grilling.