Grill Once, Eat Twice

Fire up the grill and cook enough for two meals with these double-duty recipes.

Plates with grill fork

Randy Mayor

Double-Duty Dinners

You're probably enjoying the benefits of grilling this summer. But think twice about it. You can fire up the grill once and cook enough for two meals―tonight's dinner, plus extra food that can be turned into a second, different meal for lunch or another night. Simple sides round out each dish into a full menu. Read on for ideas for beautifully crafted makeovers.

Lamb Steaks with Herbs de Provence and Grilled Sweet Onions

Randy Mayor

Lamb: Menu One

Lamb Steaks with Herbes de Provence and Grilled Sweet Onions

• Orzo with grape tomatoes and sautéed zucchini

• Focaccia

Grilling is what gives all the flavor to this unbelievably simple preparation. The flavor of the caramelized onions highlights the natural sweetness of the lamb.

View Recipe: Lamb Steaks with Herbes de Provence and Grilled Sweet Onions

Greek Lamb Pizza

Randy Mayor

Lamb: Menu Two

Greek Lamb Pizza

• Romaine salad with cucumbers, kalamata olives, and tomatoes

• Honey-drizzled Greek yogurt with almond cookies

Two extra servings of the grilled lamb and onions serves four in this fun pizza with sophisticated Greek flavors.

View Recipe: Greek Lamb Pizza

Grilled Vegetable Pitas with Goat Cheese and Pesto Mayo

Randy Mayor

Vegetarian: Menu One

Grilled Vegetable Pitas with Goat Cheese and Pesto Mayo

• Baked potato chips

• Coleslaw

Tangy goat cheese, creamy mayo, chewy bread, crisp lettuce, and tender grilled veggies come together in this dish for a delicious union of flavors.

View Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Pitas with Goat Cheese and Pesto Mayo

Herbed Penne with Simple Grilled Vegetables

Randy Mayor

Vegetarian: Menu Two

Herbed Penne with Simple Grilled Vegetables

• Green salad with pear tomatoes

• Baguette

Leftover grilled vegetables seasoned simply make a satisfying meal in this supereasy, superfast pasta, dressed only with olive oil, basil, and Parmagiano-Reggiano cheese.

View Recipe: Herbed Penne with Simple Grilled Vegetables

Lemon-Grilled Chicken Breasts

Randy Mayor

Chicken: Menu One

Lemon-Grilled Chicken Breasts

• Couscous with toasted pine nuts

• Grilled asparagus

A three-ingredient marinade renders this chicken juicy and flavorful after grilling.

View Recipe: Lemon-Grilled Chicken Breasts

Hearts of Romaine Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken

Randy Mayor

Chicken: Menu Two

Hearts of Romaine Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken

• Soft breadsticks

• Cubed cantaloupe with cracked black pepper

Three extra lemon-grilled chicken breast halves give body and flavor to this classic caesar salad.

View Recipe: Hearts of Romaine Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken

Chicken on grill

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Keep the Coals Burning

Head over to our sister site, MyRecipes.com, for all of Cooking Light's recipes, including more double-duty grill recipes, such as Garlic-Rubbed Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and Steak Panzanella , or Cedar-Planked Salmon with Barbecue Spice Rub and Grilled Salmon Tacos with Chipotle Sauce.

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