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These Recipes Will Make You Want to Fire Up Your Grill This Fall

Vegan Grilled French Toast

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All the fall flavors meld into one delicious sweet brunch dish in this grilled French toast recipe—think orange zest, vanilla bean, cinnamon, and maple. Fan favorite peanut butter adds extra protein. (No time for Fench toast? Try whipping up these 20 Overnight Oats recipes the night before instead.)

Get the recipe: Vegan Grilled French Toast

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Grilled Sausage with Egg and Kale

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You know breakfast should pack a protein punch, but we bet you've never thought to grill your morning meat. In this recipe, you'll fire up the flame on some sausage and pair it with green all-star kale and two eggs. Pro tip: Start cooking the kale and co in a cast iron skillet on your stove before throwing the whole pan on the grill for added smoky flavor!

Get the recipe: Grilled Sausage with Egg and Kale

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Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

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Although likely not part of your go-to grilled veg regimen, Brussels sprouts take on a beautiful flavor when you throw them on the grill. Think charred and crispy on the outside with a perfectly tender middle to tone down the typical bite. Add a sweet balsamic glaze for extra flavor that makes these playful kebabs the perfect complement alongside pork, chicken, or steak.

Get the recipe: Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

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Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

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Take your burger-and-fries combo to the next level by whipping up these grilled sweet potato wedges instead. Not only does the orange skin show off grill marks better than your average spud, the flavor also sings fall. Plus, since it's the healthier alternative (no frying or simple starches here!) you can use it as a vessel for tasty sauces. (More healthy sweet potato recipes, right this way.)

Get the recipe: Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

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Grilled Fennel Bulbs with Parmesan

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Let summer linger just a little longer by adding fennel into your side dish rotation. Cooking it low and slow on the grill brings out the licorice-like flavors of the veggie, but softens the bulbs so that they almost melt in your mouth. Just add a little Parmesan, olive oil, and lemon juice to accent the natural flavors and create a bright, light bite.

Get the recipe: Grilled Fennel Bulbs with Parmesan

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Thanksgiving Turkey Burger

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Every bite of this holiday-themed patty will have your taste buds jumping. Classic fall herbs—sage and thyme—go straight into the turkey while cranberry sauce made with orange adds a bright citrus pop. And don't even get us started on the ooey gooey brie that melts in your mouth and adds a little bit of indulgence to this good-for-you-burger.

Get the recipe: Thanksgiving Turkey Burger

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Grilled Teriyaki Cauliflower Steaks with Asian Gremolata

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You won't miss the meat in this totally vegetarian entrée. Thick slices of cauliflower hold up on the grill and take on the woodiness and char. Top them with a sweet and savory Asian herb drizzle to really amp up the flavor for a health-conscious meal with all of the flavor.

Get the recipe: Grilled Teriyaki Cauliflower Steaks with Asian Gremolata

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Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Grilled Pizza

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Making pizza on the grill rather than in the oven gives it a cracker-like crust and enhances the melding of melted ingredients on top. In this iteration, pear, Gorgonzola, and walnuts come together to put an autumnal spin on a family favorite. Each ingredient feels earthy and rustic, changing up the classic pizza profile. Serve it with a simple arugula salad to really dress this meal up. (Grilled pizza is genius. That's why we have eight more grilled pizza recipes.)

Get the recipe: Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Grilled Pizza

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Grilled Polenta and Zucchini Salsa

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When grilled, polenta develops a crisp crust on the outside that surrounds a melt-in-your-mouth middle. Reminiscent of corn, this starch is perfect for the season. To brighten it up, you'll pair it with a raw salsa of zucchini, cherry tomato, and avocado. Talk about fall fresh!

Get the recipe: Grilled Polenta and Zucchini Salsa

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Grilled Apple Slices

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This is the world's simplest dessert, we swear. All it takes is an apple and cinnamon. When you slice and grill the apples, it brings out the natural sugars and allows them to caramelize for an even sweeter version of the favorite fruit. Sprinkle with cinnamon to bring that fall feeling home. If you want something even sweeter, add a drizzle of honey.

Get the recipe: Grilled Apple Slices

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