Vegetarian BBQ Recipes – (13 Vegetarian Grilling Recipes YOU MUST TRY)

Most people vegetarian food is only a side dish, or is boring.

I am here to change that.

Sure, I love ribs and brisket, but who said that every meal has to be centered around meat? 

The family and I are no strangers to ‘Meat-Free-Monday’ or ever an entire meat-free week these days.

Black bean burgers, sweet corn, whole bbq cauliflower, vegetable pasta salad, and salads with fresh herbs are very common as a main at our house. 

Simple Yet Tasty Vegetarian BBQ Recipes

Here are some of our 13 favorite vegetarian bbq recipes.

Some of them are even vegan-friendly barbecue recipes!

Smoked Mashed Potatoes With All Trimmings

If thought mash potatoes were the tastiest side ever, wait until you try SMOKED mash potatoes! Trust me when I say you’ll never have enough of this recipe at a cookout, its gone in a flash.

Note: this recipe does have bacon as a topping, if your making it vegetarian just leave the bacon out.

See the recipe;


Smoked Garlic Bread

Just when you thought garlic bread couldn’t get any better someone smokes it! Smoking add a delicious flavor but its makes a SUPER simple side if you have your smoker already going

See the recipe:

Smoked Pineapple With a Brown Sugar Glaze

This dish can be served as a dish or a side. It really just depends how much sugar you use. You’ll find that adults and kids absolutely love this dish!

See the recipe;


BBQ Jackfruit

This is easily our family’s favorite vegetarian option when it comes to barbecue.

It’s even a vegan barbecue recipe! If you looking for a vegetarian pulled pork alternative,

I guarantee you will love this recipe just as much. What’s even better than the flavor?

It only takes 20 minutes to prepare!

Whole Smoked Cabbage


Want an easy way to make vegetables taste delcious?

Throw them in the smoker!

Cabbage is absolutely yummy when you throw in the smoker whole.

Plus its super easy!

Corn Ribs

Corn ribs??

Sounds a little corny right?

This recipe quickly went from a weird internet sensation to a family must-have.

It’s a fantastic lightweight change from traditional spare ribs. Not only will these corn ribs impress your vegetarian or vegan guests, but your carnivore uncle Tom too! 

Smoked Mac and Cheese

grilled mac n cheese

You thought mac and cheese was a good side?

Well, wait until you try smoked macaroni and cheese!

This is the most popular side at any cookout we host.

Smoked Cheesy Potatoes

Who said we need to make it complex?

Sometimes simple is delicious!

The combo of jacket potatoes and cheese is declious!

Smoked Carrots With Brown Butter 

Take your carrots to flavor town!

Smoking them gives them a deep delicious flavor.

Adding the brown butter at the end makes them just mouth-watering.

Smoked Mushrooms With Garlic Butter

These smoked mushrooms can be made into veggie burgers, added to mac and cheese, tossed through a salad, or put into a vegetarian pizza.

The options are endless.

These are great to keep in the fridge for a quick vegetable side dish or main meal. 

Smoked Cheddar/ Smoked Gruyere

Want to make your cheese platter a bit tastier?

Try smoking your cheese.

Vegetarian will love the smoky flavors in this!

See the recipe for

Smoked Cheddar Cheese

Smoked Gruyere Cheese

Smoked Sweet Potatoes With Brown Butter

Smoking your sweet potatoes is a yummy way to serve your potatoes!

It takes no effort at all! Just throw them on the grill then enjoy!

See the recipe here;

Vegetarian Smoked BBQ Baked Beans


Breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner bbq baked beans are dinner in my house.

The trick here is to make a big batch and freeze it for a quick meal.

You will never need tinned baked beans again

Grilled Tofu Gyros

The options for grilled tofu and endless. One of our favorites is to make the Greek classic Gyros.

This recipe puts a delicious spin on the traditional Greek recipe. I gotta be honest, I prefer these!

The tofu is full of flavor and super crispy.

A delicious vegan friendly vegetarian dish right in time for summer. 

Quinoa Burgers

Burgers are a summer grilling essential.

A great healthy lightweight alternative is to make quinoa burgers.

These bad boys are vegan-friendly and are perfectly served with a side of sweet potato chips!

Grilled Corn

These Mexican street corn cobs are a game changer!

They started as a summer side dish but have become a regular main event throughout summer.

Remember heaps of lime and hot sauce! 

Mushroom Cheesesteak

I’m not going to say these are better than the original Philly Cheese Steak.. but I’m also not going to say they are worse.

All I am going to say is you need to try these ASAP. 

Hint: use the smoked mushrooms from above to make this recipe burst with flavor. 

Double Smoked Potatoes

Potatoes are a great cheap way to feed a lot of people.

Smoking them adds in a special depth of flavor you can’t get any other way. The possibilities are endless once you have smoked them.

You can use these in a potato salad, potato bake, or even stuff them.

Perfect to have ready in the fridge for a quick and easy meal.

Grilled Panzanella

Panzanella? What on earth is Panzanella I hear you saying.

It’s a chopped salad from Tuscany featuring stale bread, onions, and tomatoes.

Making this on the grill is an absolute game changer!

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