Grilled Weeknight Dinners for Father's Day

Celebrate Dad all week long with these five grilled weeknight dinners.
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Monday: Grilled Pizza with Sausage & Peppers

grilled pizza with sausage and peppers

Store-bought pizza dough makes homemade 'za a weeknight breeze. This one's topped with just a few simple but flavor-packed ingredients like Italian sausage, bell pepper, arugula, and Parm for a crowd-pleasing pizza in just 30 minutes. 

Recipe: Try our Grilled Pizza with Sausage & Peppers 

Tuesday: Grilled Steak & Kale Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing

grilled steak kale salad

Salad for dinner? You betcha. With sirloin steak, goat cheese, radishes, and kale, this salad's as delicious as it is hearty. 

Recipe: Try our Grilled Steak & Kale Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing 

Wednesday: Green Queso Burgers

Green Queso Burgers

We're always here for a good burger, but these take things to a new level with tons of delicious Mexican toppings like green queso and tortilla chips. You can make them on a grill or cast-iron skillet, so pick your poison and enjoy. 

Recipe: Try our Green Queso Burgers 

Thursday: Grilled Merguez Sausages with Veggie Skewers & Yogurt Harissa Sauce

Grilled Merguez Sausages with Veggie Skewers & Yogurt-Harissa Sauce

Skewers are a great family-friendly meal. These bring as much fun as they do flavor. Stack up the veggies, throw everything on the grill, and get eating in minutes. 

Recipe: Try our Grilled Merguez Sausages with Veggie Skewers & Yogurt Harissa Sauce 

Friday: Tequila Shrimp & Chorizo Tacos with Gazpacho Salsa

Tequila Shrimp & Chorizo Tacos with Gazpacho Salsa

Friday calls for a fiesta. These tipsy shrimp and chorizo tacos will get the party started. Keep it going with grilled margaritas and a delicious grilled s'mores dessert dip for a perfect end to the week.  

Recipe: Try our Tequila Shrimp & Chorizo Tacos with Gazpacho Salsa 


For the pizza: 

  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 link (about 4 oz.) Italian sausage
  • 10 oz. pizza dough
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/4 cups (5 oz.) shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • Grated Parmesan, for topping

For the salad: 

  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon zest and 1/4 cup juice (from about 1 lemon)
  • 12 oz. sirloin steak
  • 2 bunches Tuscan kale (about 1 lb. total)
  • 1/2 bunch radishes
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh chives

For the burgers: 

  • 1 lb. ground beef (80% lean)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. fresh Mexican chorizo
  • 1 tbsp. canola or olive oil
  • 8 oz. Chihuahua cheese or mozzarella
  • 8 oz. white American cheese (get an unsliced piece from the deli counter
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp. (about 1/3 palmful) each granulated garlic, granulated onion, and ground cumin
  • 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chiles
  • About 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 scallions
  • 6 potato rolls (I like Martin’s)
  • Bread-and-butter pickle slices
  • Yellow mustard
  • Chopped iceberg lettuce
  • Corn tortilla chips (I like Xochitl)
  • Pickled jalapeño slices

For the skewers: 

  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 red onion
  • 15 cherry tomatoes
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • 1 lb. fresh merguez sausages
  • 4 naan breads
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp. harissa sauce
  • 1 scallion

For the tacos: 

  • 24 large shrimp
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 shots (6 tbsp.) tequila
  • 1 lime, juiced (about 2 tbsp.)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 1 package (1 lb.) cured chorizo (I like Gaspar's)
  • 3 tomatoes on the vine or plum tomatoes (about 9 oz. total)
  • 1 small yellow or red onion
  • 1 small red or green bell pepper
  • 1/3 English cucumber
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 1 large jalapeno chile
  • EVOO, for drizzling
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Chopped romaine, for serving