10 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Cook on the Grill

June 21, 2016 by Kari Karch


Put down the tongs and listen up! I’m about to fill you in on a secret about your Kenmore grill. Listen carefully because this might change the way you grill forever.

Did you know that you can grill other ingredients besides just ribeye steaks and beer can chicken? I know, I know. This might be a shock to any man out there who considers himself the king of the grill. But why not step outside the grill grates and let me introduce you to my favorite items you never thought you could grill.

Grilled Cheese
Slap some of your favorite cheeses onto a slice of Italian bread and slather it with some butter. Grill for 2 minutes per side and serve. *I like to add avocado and tomato to mine.

Flatbread Pizza
Toss a pre-made flatbread on the grill and add your favorite toppings such as goat cheese, caramelized onions, and fresh thyme. Grill for 4-6 minutes until the cheese starts to melt slightly. Serve and impress your friends.

Eggplant Parmesan Roll-ups
Making individual roll-ups is a great way to feed the picky eaters in your family and making use of the grill keeps mom happier in the kitchen. Here is my recipe that you might want to double because it’s just that good.

Portobello Tacos
Slice up some meaty portobellos and grill them with a touch of olive oil. Sprinkle on some cumin and serve with grilled onions and bell peppers. Top with salsa, avocado, and cilantro. Healthy and smart grilling idea!

Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe
Wrap some melon and toss on the grill for a couple of minutes. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and garnish with a tangy goat cheese. How easy is that??

Grilled Kale and Peach Salad
Toss some dinosaur kale with olive oil, salt, and pepper and grill for a minute or two. Slice peaches in half and remove the pit. Grill for 2 minutes. Chop the kale and peaches and place into a bowl. Toss with gorgonzola cheese, spiced nuts, and drizzle with champagne vinegar.

Pineapple Sundae
Grill pineapple rings on both sides to make grill marks. Serve in a bowl topped with your favorite ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and of course, a cherry.

Grilled Nutella Banana Panini with Raspberry Whipped Cream
This is my go-to recipe for a crowd of foodies. Grilling up some pound cake on the grill will wow your guests and your belly.

S’more Sammies
Grab a can of homestyle biscuits and flatten out. Place a piece of chocolate down on the biscuit and top with mini marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs. Top with another biscuit and seal the edges. Toss on the grill for 3-4 minutes per side until dough is cooked. Serve and be a superhero to the kids.

Grilled Watermelon with Greek Yogurt and Honey
Toss some sliced watermelon on the grill to achieve grill marks. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt, drizzled honey, and a handful of slivered almonds.

From gas to charcoal, covers to utensils, shop the full line of Kenmore grills and accessories and start experimenting with outdoor cooking! 

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.