Your 7-Day Dinner Plan: Surprising Grilled Recipes

Sure, grilled steaks, burgers, and chicken are all terrific, but have you ever tried grilling tortellini?
Published July 29, 2021

Don't get us wrong: we love a good, charred hot dog or plump grilled shrimp, but it's also worth it to shake up your dinnertime routine and explore what else you can toss on there.

Think of your grill as one massive burner that can also double as an oven without heating up your kitchen. Once you're in that mindset, the possibilities are endless.

For a chicken casserole layered with tortillas, sweet corn, black beans, and tangy salsa, we heat a cast-iron skillet directly on the grill and cook it with the lid closed. The pan becomes a stand-in for a baking dish, while the trapped heat transforms the entire grill into your oven.

To create individual portions of saucy, cheesy lasagna, use foil to create packets that cook up on your back patio instead of in your kitchen.

You can also whip up a pasta dinner on a stick by skewering veggies, chicken sausage, and refrigerated cheese tortellini—without a single pot of boiling water in sight.

And while you're discovering more ways to get creative, be sure to check out our top 7 grilling tips and tricks and even more surprising recipes to grill (there may or may not be dessert involved).