Cookout Menu: 6 Simple and Easy Recipes for a Last-Minute Gathering

Who doesn’t love a cookout?! They are so fun, but typically need some preparation time. What happens if you need to throw something together at the last minute? We found some easy recipes that will save the day when friends and family drop in unexpectedly.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Here is a quick and easy recipe we found from Damn Delicious. And is it ever. This Spicy Grilled Shrimp is not only fast, but it’s sure to please. 

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Vegetable Beef Kabobs

Kabobs are such a hit on the grill. They can also be quick and easy to prepare. Here is a great recipe from Taste of Home.

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Photo: Taste of Home


Completely Foolproof 100% Delicious Grilled Chicken

Kalyn’s Kitchen rocks, and this is one of her grilling recipes for quick and easy grilled chicken. And as the name implies, it is completely foolproof and 100% delicious.

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Photo: Kalyn’s Kitchen

Herb-Grilled Chicken Thighs

Keeping with the chicken theme, let’s talk thighs. The Creekside Cook has a great recipe for herb-grilled chicken thighs

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Photo: The Creekside Cook


Ranch Turkey Burgers

OK – yum! Turkey burgers are a healthy grilling option that is also delicious. Here is a great recipe we recommend – and it’s quick.

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Photo: Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox


Grilled Garlic Bread

Bread is great with pretty much every meal – and bread from the grill is delish. Add garlic, and you have perfection. This is a great recipe for grilled garlic bread.

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Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall