Chicken gyros topped with salad and red onions

Family barbecue recipes

23 Recipes

Discover the best BBC Good Food barbecue recipes for your family! From refreshing watermelon slushies to Greek-style chicken kebabs, you won’t be disappointed.

Chicken gyros

4.75

(10 ratings)

Marinate the chicken for these Greek-style spiced kebabs as long as possible to soak up all the flavour and make it really tender. Serve with warm bread, salad and tzatziki
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Beef & red pepper burgers

3.75

(2 ratings)

Pack your patties with extra vegetables - carrot and roasted pepper - to boost flavour and up your veggie intake
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Watermelon & strawberry slushie

0

(0 ratings)

What's more refreshing than eating a slice of cool watermelon on a hot summer's day? Drinking our iced fruit slushie!...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheesy corn on the cob

0

(0 ratings)

An ideal accompaniment to a barbecued steak, these cheesy, buttery corn cobs are lightly charred and sprinkled with Parmesan (or a veggie alternative)
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Blackened sweet potato mash

0

(0 ratings)

A barbecue twist on conventional sweet potato mash with smoky skins, spring onions and a squeeze of lime
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tropical granola lollies

0

(0 ratings)

Simple fruity lollies that count as one of your five-a-day, topped with rich dark chocolate and crunchy cereal for a moreish frozen treat
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sunshine lollies

0

(0 ratings)

A combination of orange, satsuma and carrot make these refreshing lollies a low-calorie treat. They're also vegan, gluten-free and sure to be a hit with kids!...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mexican corn salad

3.75

(4 ratings)

Throw together this simple, no-cook salad in 15 minutes flat for a colourful, speedy side dish
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spatchcock piri-piri chicken

4.875

(16 ratings)

Butterfly a whole chicken by removing the backbone to keep it juicy during grilling, and flavour with a chilli pepper marinade
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Jewelled couscous

4.6875

(4 ratings)

Serve your grain with cucumber, apricot, peppers, olives and tomatoes then drizzle with lemon-infused oil for a mellow finish
  • 12 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Foil-wrapped baby potatoes

0

(0 ratings)

These tender miniature new potatoes with a charred barbecue flavour make a deliciously simple side dish
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Aussie burgers with the lot

4.5

(2 ratings)

Stack your grilled beefburgers with cheese, bacon, pineapple, beetroot, tomato and lettuce - the Australian way
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Barbecued chicken fajita skewers

5

(3 ratings)

Get the kids in the kitchen to prepare this easy BBQ chicken recipe, then assemble together with creamy guacamole on tortilla wraps
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Sticky chicken drumsticks

4.86111

(9 ratings)

Deliciously sticky chicken that everyone will love - the marinade works on other meat, fish and veggies too
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Carrot & sesame burgers

4.14655

(29 ratings)

Burgers are always a barbecue staple, and these sesame-scented ones can be dressed up or down
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Barbecue baked sweet potatoes

4

(3 ratings)

This veggie barbecue dish is effort-free - just pop the potatoes on the coals and wait til meltingly soft
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Marshmallow & strawberry kebabs

5

(1 rating)

Have some residual heat left over on your campfire or barbecue? Toast up these sweet skewers with salted caramel drizzle
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Cheese & chilli melts

4.68

(25 ratings)

If you mix the filling ahead you can ask BBQ guests to help you cook these Mexican-style treats
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian