When people think about cooking on a griddle, most assume that it’s just for breakfast foods. In fact, the griddle is so versatile that there are many different recipes that can be enjoyed at any time of day! Meats, veggies, and other foods are great for griddle cooking and can be combined into recipes that can be enjoyed at home, camping, or any other place you go with your griddle.
Here are some of our favorite griddle recipes for healthy, tasty, and fun foods that can be enjoyed in a variety of situations.
A twist on the classic Mexican Quesadilla, this recipe includes meats and cheeses to create an easy-to-make meal that can be shared by the whole group!
- 1 cup meatless spaghetti sauce
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 4 flour tortillas
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 8 thin slices of salami
- 12 slices of pepperoni
- 1/4 shredded parmesan cheese
- Any desired seasoning (ie. oregano)
While heating the spaghetti sauce, spread butter on one side of each tortilla. Put the salami, pepperoni, and cheese on the unbuttered side of two tortillas, then top with the two remaining tortillas with the buttered side up.
Cook on medium heat on the griddle for approximately 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve sliced with warm spaghetti sauce.
Waffle Monte Cristo
Create your own breakfast sandwich using waffles and an assortment of deli meats. This recipe can be used with either frozen or fresh waffles, depending on the time. The ingredients listed are for four servings but can be adjusted to any size desired.
- 8 frozen (or fresh) waffles
- 4 slices each of turkey, ham, and Havarti cheese
- 4 cooked bacon strips
- 2 tablespoons butter
- maple syrup
Spread the outside of each waffle with butter, then layer the meats and cheese on the inside of one waffle. After topping with a second waffle, cook over a preheated griddle on medium heat for approximately 5 minutes, or until heated all the way through. The syrup is used for dipping.
Griddled Smashed Potatoes
A delicious side dish, these potatoes are packed with flavor and can be dressed with a variety of seasonings. Here’s our favorite combination for crispy and tasty potatoes from the griddle.
- 1.5 lb. bag of red or Yukon gold potatoes
- 2 tbsp. of butter, melted
- 1 tbsp. of Steakhouse seasoning
- 1 tbsp. of chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 2 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp. of Parmesan or Romano cheese
Prepare the potatoes by washing and drying them on a paper towel, ensuring that the potatoes are completely dry. Once dry, puncture each potato with a fork and cook in the microwave on “potato” setting. While the potatoes are cooking, blend the oil, parsley, seasoning, and cheese in a bowl.
Preheat griddle to medium, then place potatoes on the griddle. Once they are cooking, use a press or spatula to press the potatoes down until they are about a half-inch thick. Once compressed, the mixture of cheese and seasoning can be applied to the potatoes and left to cook for several minutes until the potatoes turn crispy and brown. Don’t move while cooking to ensure the potatoes do not fall apart and serve immediately after cooking.
Griddled Asparagus and Broccoli
The griddle is so versatile it can be used for many different vegetables, but asparagus and broccoli are our favorites! Here’s a simple and easy way to cook healthy and savory vegetables on your griddle.
- 1 pound broccoli, steams peeled, split lengthwise, or asparagus with woody ends removed
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt or other seasonings
Pre-cook vegetables in a pot of boiling water for approximately 4 minutes. Once removed from the water, immediately rinse vegetables under cold water, then place on your preheated griddle on medium-high heat, applying olive oil liberally. Turn vegetables every 1 minute until they are cooked to a light brown, then use seasoning as desired.
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