PIneapple and pork bbq skewers topped with coriander

Family barbecue recipes

32 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.

Pineapple & pork skewers

4.5

(4 ratings)

Kids will love these pork, pineapple and green pepper skewers, marinated for added flavour and cooked on the barbecue. Serve with rice or in pitta bread
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & yogurt chicken flatbreads

5

(2 ratings)

Make these family-friendly chicken wraps with lemon, garlic and cinnamon marinade on a barbecue if the sun is shining. Serve in flatbreads with yoghurt
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

BBQ chorizo potato salad

4.375

(2 ratings)

Spruce up homemade potato salad with chorizo in this flavour-packed side dish that's a perfect accompaniment to a summer barbecue – great for serving a crowd...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Griddled vegetables with melting aubergines

0

(0 ratings)

Pack all five of your 5-a-day into one healthy vegan dish. Flavoured with garlic, lemon and herbs, it's delicious griddled on the hob or cooked on the barbecue...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet potatoes with red pepper & halloumi

4

(3 ratings)

Top these barbecued sweet potatoes with red pepper and halloumi for a veggie alternative in a family summer feast. Serve with parsley and a squeeze of lemon
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Soy & butter salmon parcels

3.75

(1 rating)

Make these tasty soy, honey and butter salmon parcels on a barbecue for the taste of summer. Serve with a refreshing cucumber and sesame salad on the side
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Chicken gyros

4.45

(25 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

Cider can soy-glazed duck

5

(1 rating)

We’ve taken the concept of beer can chicken here (where the can is used to sit it upright) and applied it to duck, but with the sweet flavour of cider...
  • 2 hours and 50 mins
  • More effort

Vegan pulled jackfruit

4.791665

(6 ratings)

Use jackfruit to make this clever vegan 'pulled' meat substitute, perfect for stuffing into bread rolls and enjoying with all the barbecue trimmings...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Butter-basted BBQ cabbage

1.25

(1 rating)

Burn cabbage on a barbecue to add flavour while cooking the middle. It should be near-black when done, but don’t worry – you won’t eat the charred leaves...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Beef & red pepper burgers

3.42857

(7 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

5

(2 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

5

(1 rating)

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

3.75

(1 rating)

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

4

(5 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

4.88889

(18 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

4.583335

(6 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

4.375

(2 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

4.25

(3 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

4

(5 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

4.14844

(32 ratings)

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

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