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5 Foods You Didn't Know You Could Grill

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Jun 27, 2017 9:22:00 AM

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You already know your grill is a perfect match for succulent Beer Bratwurst and the tastiest Italian Sausage kebab. But did you realize there are plenty of foods you never even considered grilling that taste great off the grates?

Here are five of our favorite foods to throw on the grill alongside some Smoked Chicken Andouille or Beef Hot Links!

  1. Fruit
    Grilling brings out the sweetness in fruit. We love to serve grilled fruit and ice cream as a delicious, easy dessert, and it only takes a few minutes to heat through. Our favorite fruits to grill include stone fruit like peaches and apricots, pineapple, mango, and even watermelon!

  2. Meatballs
    Ever thought about grilling your meatballs? Amp up the flavor of your Italian Sausage meatballs by throwing them on the grill for a little while to toast. When you’re done, soak in sauce or put directly on a sandwich for a delightful depth of flavor.

  3. Pizza
    You don’t need a pizza oven to make chewy, blistered pizza! We love to spread store-bought pizza dough with pesto, cooked and crumbled chicken sausage, and some goat cheese. Be sure to turn the pizza occasionally to keep it from falling through the grates, and keep that lid closed to melt the cheese!

  4. Potatoes
    Potatoes are actually perfect for the grill! You can wrap a whole potato in aluminum foil with butter and seasoning, then cook for an hour or so over low heat. If you cut your potatoes into 1” chunks, you can even skewer them and cook directly on the grates for a quick side dish to any meal.

  5. Lettuce
    An important note: Not ALL lettuces are made for the grill. A whole head of romaine is actually perfectly shaped for the grill and it’s sturdy enough to stand up to the heat. Sear on high heat for a minute or two per side then top with Cesar dressing and croutons for the most unexpected “grilled salad” you’ve ever had!


During summertime, our grill is always hot. If we’re not cooking off a round of Brats or a few ears of corn, we’re probably toasting our sandwich buns or even finishing off a round of stuffed portabellas.

Grilled food is great food! The trick to knowing whether or not something will grill well is to try it. As long as it won’t fall through the grates, give it a spin! You never know until you do. After all, the first guy to grill pizza was probably laughed off the patio…

Topics: Grilling Season, Tips and Tricks