Summer is here, and there’s no better way to embrace the season than by firing up your Blackstone griddle and creating mouthwatering meals that bring family and friends together. As the sun sets and the warm evenings beckon, I find myself constantly dreaming up new and exciting dinner ideas to make on my trusty Blackstone.

This summer, I’ve compiled a list of 10 Blackstone dinner ideas that are sure to become staples in my outdoor cooking repertoire. These meals are not only delicious but also easy to prepare, making them perfect for those laid-back summer nights when you want to spend more time enjoying the company of loved ones than slaving away in the kitchen.

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From sizzling fajitas with colorful peppers and onions to juicy smash burgers topped with melted cheese and crisp veggies, these Blackstone dinner ideas are designed to satisfy your cravings and impress your guests. One of the best things about cooking on a Blackstone griddle is its versatility. You can easily cook multiple elements of your meal at once, ensuring that everything is hot and ready to serve at the same time. Plus, cleanup is a breeze, leaving you more time to sit back, relax, and savor the delicious fruits of your labor. Let’s get to the list! 

1. Blackstone Dinner: Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas are an amazing summer dish because you can get flavor without adding a ton of heat or spice (unless you want heat!). Add on cool toppings like shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and creamy guacamole, and you’ve got a filling, but healthy summer dinner. It easily feeds a crowd without having to use your oven or stove (and heat up the inside of the house!) 

2. Blackstone Dinner: Smash Burgers

This Blackstone Smash Burgers recipe will show you how to make the perfectly crispy crust and a tender, juicy interior with each patty. It’s an excellent beginner recipe if you’re just getting acquainted with your Blackstone griddle. And of course, burgers are an amazing summer meal. Who doesn’t love a summer evening cookout?

3. The Perfect Steaks

The summer is grill season, so now is the time to perfect your steaks on the Blackstone. Steak lovers will love the Blackstone. This simple, yet powerful grill provides a consistent high heat that’s crucial to achieving steakhouse-quality results at home. You won’t need to learn any fancy techniques or purchase any expensive ingredients.

4. Blackstone Dinner: Chicken Teriyaki Skewers

These chicken teriyaki skewers bring out the best of the grill. You get delicious char marks and a sticky sweetness from the teriyaki. The best thing about these chicken teriyaki skewers is they’re easy to pass around a crowd. It’s perfect for a summer dinner cookout. 

5. Loaded Grilled Chicken (Copycat Alice Springs Chicken)

Guess what, it’s time to move on from dry chicken for dinner. This loaded grilled chicken breast recipe is anything but boring. It’s like a copycat Alice Springs Chicken from Outback Steakhouse and you can make it faster than you can place your DoorDash order. This will become an easy, main staple in your summer lineup. 

6. Blackstone Dinners: Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos on Blackstone griddle are easy to make and are light, flavorful, and delicious. Cooking the Tilapia on the griddle allows for a crispy texture while staying juicy on the inside. This recipe uses Fresh Tilapia Filets, but you can use frozen fish purchased at the store if you prefer. Once on the Blackstone, it doesn’t matter! 

7. Buffalo Chicken Loaded Potatoes

If you’re cooking out for friends or family this summer, wow them with this easy, but delicious buffalo chicken loaded potatoes recipe. It feeds a crowd but leaves them satisfied and happy. It’s cheesy, spicy, savory, and absolutely filling. It’s perfect for any appetizer, dinner, or side dish for a summer cookout. 

8.Hobo Dinners

Hobo Dinners on the Blackstone will allow your summer evenings to be peaceful without a lot of cleanup. These Blackstone dinners are made in aluminum foil packets and don’t require any plates. Once you’re done, just discard the aluminum foil and you’re done! It’s perfect for on the go too, for any late night games when you want a homecooked meal. 

9. Chicken Philly Cheesesteak

Blackstone Chicken Philly Cheesesteak starts with thinly sliced chicken and is sautéed with peppers, onions, and seasoning. You can easily make these low carb by skipping the hoagie and serving the chicken cheesesteak filling over a bed of cauliflower rice. It’s not too heavy for a warm evening but will keep you satisfied. 

10. Blackstone Dinner: Chicken Street Tacos

If you’re not a fan of the fish tacos (even though they’re delicious) these chicken street tacos are a fantastic alternative. They’re still light, not too heavy, but packed with flavor. Whip up a batch of blender margaritas and you’ve got a fun summer Taco Tuesday dinner. Your friends and family will be so impressed. 

I hope you enjoy these 10 Blackstone dinner ideas for the summer. These recipes are guaranteed to elevate your outdoor cooking game and create unforgettable moments with those you love. Let’s make this summer a season of sizzling flavors and cherished memories around the Blackstone griddle!

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About Meag

Health and Wellness Writer. B.S. Dietetics. Le Cordon Bleu Graduate. 10+ years of experience in the fitness and nutrition industry!

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