PIneapple and pork bbq skewers topped with coriander

Family barbecue recipes

46 Recipes

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

Pineapple & pork skewers

4.22222

(9 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

4.8

(5 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

15-minute chicken & halloumi burgers

4.8

(5 ratings)

Struggle to find dishes to cook that take very little time but the whole family will love? Look no further than these chicken and halloumi burgers
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Swedish meatball burgers

5

(2 ratings)

Love Swedish meatballs? Here we’ve transformed them into a burger that kids will adore – choose beef or pork mince, the flavours will be the same...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

BBQ sausages with smoky tomato sauce

5

(1 rating)

Light a barbie and grill these sausages with a smoky tomato sauce, perfect for kids and adults alike. They're great for a family barbecue or a camping holiday...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Griddled vegetables with melting aubergines

5

(1 rating)

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

(4 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

BBQ chorizo potato salad

4.5

(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

Vegan pulled jackfruit

4.045455

(22 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

Traffic light chicken shish kebabs

0

(0 ratings)

These barbecued kebabs are big on flavour, but the spice is toned down, so they're great for kids. Offer some chilli sauce on the side for those who like heat, and serve with flatbread...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Soy & butter salmon parcels

4

(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

Butter-basted BBQ cabbage

3.5

(2 ratings)

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

Chicken souvlaki

4.7

(50 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

3.714285

(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

Membrillo-glazed halloumi skewers

5

(2 ratings)

Glaze halloumi with membrillo (quince jelly) then grill on the barbecue to make these moreish veggie skewers. They're perfect for a summertime feast...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Barbecued banoffee splits

5

(1 rating)

Treat the family to banoffee splits next time you have a barbecue or go camping. They're super easy to make, and great fun too. Serve with vanilla ice cream...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Watermelon & strawberry slushie

5

(3 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

Spatchcock piri-piri chicken

4.894735

(19 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

Peach panzanella

0

(0 ratings)

Pair this salad with barbecued chicken as part of a summer menu. Made with peaches, mozzarella and a lemon and caper dressing, it's also great on its own...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vegan kebabs with avocado dressing

5

(1 rating)

Pile chunks of mushrooms, peaches, courgettes and red onions onto skewers and barbecue them for a wonderful BBQ flavour. Serve with a delicious avocado dressing
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Sunshine lollies

4.5

(2 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

4.42857

(7 ratings)

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

Sticky chicken drumsticks

4.9

(10 ratings)

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

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