Top 5 Kid-Friendly Grilling Recipes

August 31, 2018

It’s Labor Day weekend, one of the biggest grilling weekends of the year. Many things taste delicious on the grill, but some kids may disagree. We kid-tested these recipes and got an A+ from our picky eaters, so now it’s your turn. Happy grilling! 🍔

Mini Cheddar Burgers

2 lbs. ground beef
Cheddar cheese
1 small onion, diced
Ground black pepper
Kosher salt
Slider buns
Condiments (lettuce, pickles, ketchup, etc.)
Bacon (optional, but delicious)

Step 1: Place ground beef, onion, pepper, salt and paprika in a large mixing bowl and mix by hand. Form into small patties.

Step 2: Shape mixture into mini burgers, about the size of your palm. Place on grill and grill for about 4 minutes on each side. 

Step 3: Place slice of cheddar cheese on top and let melt, about 1 minute. Take off the grill and enjoy!

Cheddar Dogs

Hot dogs
Cheddar cheese
Hot dog buns
Condiments (ketchup, mustard, etc.)

Step 1: Okay, these are the easiest thing to make in the world! Cut a slit in the top of the hot dog -- big enough to stuff some cheddar cheese in. Throw it on the grill for a few moments and you're done!

Summer Chicken Skewers

2 lbs. chicken tenderloins, cut into bite size pieces
Mixed sweet peppers
Cherry tomatoes
Kosher salt
Ground black pepper

Step 1: These skewers are super easy to make! Just cut the chicken and peppers into bite sized pieces.

Step 2: Thread the pieces onto skewers and alternate with the tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and grill for 7-8 minutes, turning halfway through. 

Note: Use grill-ready skewers. Bamboo skewers will melt on the grill unless soaked in water an hour prior.

Tiny Grilling Potatoes

2 lbs baby Yukon potatoes
Olive oil
Ground black pepper
Kosher salt

Step 1: Wash and clean baby potatoes. Cut in halves or quarters depending on size. 

Step 2: Toss potatoes, olive oil and spices in a bowl. Portion individually and put into aluminum foil. Grill on high for 25 minutes. 

Smores Banana Boats

Bunch of ripe bananas
Semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mini marshmallows

Slice banana open from one end to the other. Fill with chocolate chips and top with mini marshmallows. Grill on medium-high heat for 4-6 minutes and enjoy!

We hope you get a chance to try one, two or all 5 of our kid-friendly grilling recipes this Labor Day weekend!