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31 Tasty Griddle Recipes That Are Simple To Make

Some of the tastiest Griddle Recipes include- griddle pizza, griddle beef tacos, fluffy french toast, and cheesy griddle tater tots. Mushroom ham & cheese omelet, griddle quesadillas, griddle monkey bread, and smash burgers.

For extra tasty side dishes, try griddle tempura chicken nuggets, crispy sweet potato fries, and griddle glazed carrots.

Sizzling, spicy, and bursting with flavor, these griddle recipes aren’t just for summer. However, you can enjoy year-round decadence with minimal effort and a classic cooking method that never goes out of style. 

My griddle has been put to the test, and it turns out you can make everything from a steak dinner to delicious desserts on this thing.

Thanks to its versatility, I use it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Ready to get the most out of your griddle? Pick a recipe and get cooking! 

Quick Table: Griddle Recipes

Recipes Calories Per ServingPreparation Time 
Banana Bread Griddle Cakes 126 30 Min 
Quick Griddle Chicken and Herbs 24027 Min 
Griddle Apple Fritters Donuts 328 1 Hr
Griddle Cajun Chicken Wings 14218 Min 
Mushroom Ham & Cheese Omelet3286 Min
Griddle Pizza 26620 Min
Griddle Chicken Caprese Sandwich79835 Min
Griddle Breakfast Burger104425 Min
Cheesy Griddle Tater Tots442 3 Hrs
Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich383 20 Min
Mushroom Crab Cakes 15355 Min
Smash Burgers 610 20 Min
Turkey Cutlets 23511 Min
Crispy Sweet Potato Fries 237 15 Min
Griddle Monkey Bread 190 1 Hr 10 Min
Griddle Glazed Carrots 201 25 Min
Cheese & Bacon Hasselback Potatoes354 52 Min
Griddle Beef Tacos22620 Min
Griddle Cheddar Biscuits 15730 Min
Griddle Mini Oreo Cheesecake 206 45 Min
Classic Philly Cheesecake 576 35 Min
Fluffy French Toast 17620 Min
Griddle Brussel Sprouts 198 20 Min
Griddle Salmon 158 10 Min
Crispy Griddle Smashed Potatoes 8850 Min
Griddle Steak & Eggs 45825 Min
Griddle Garlic Butter Chicken41917 Min
Griddle Stir Fry Chicken 18640 Min
Smashed Griddle Cinnamon Rolls 15015 Min
Griddle Tempura Chicken Nuggets174 25 Min
Griddle Quesadillas 64320 Min

1. Banana Bread Griddle Cake

Let’s kick things off with a griddle classic, pancakes. But instead of the usual plain cake, try this banana bread mashup.

Filled with gooey, sweet bananas, cinnamon, nutmeg, and coconut milk, this is ten times better than anything you could get from a chain restaurant. 

If you’re feeling extravagant, drizzle your pancakes with this sweet candied banana and walnut sauce. The maple syrup marries the spices, and a pinch of salt cuts through the sweetness.  

Calories Per Serving: 126

Preparation Time: 30 Min

2. Quick Griddle Chicken And Herbs

Try this herbed chicken if you’re pressed for time but still want a tasty dinner. It utilizes flavorful herbs that don’t require marination time.

The meal comes together in less than thirty minutes and goes well with any side. Sweet potato fries are my favorite. 

The flavor comes from the dijon mustard, thyme, ground black pepper, cayenne, and soy sauce. If you’re watching your sodium, replace the soy sauce with liquid aminos. The flavor profiles are similar, but the salt levels are significantly lower. 

Calories Per Serving: 240

Preparation Time: 27 Min

3. Griddle Apple Fritters Donuts 

Yes, you heard right. You can make donuts on a griddle, and it’s easier than you think. With a sugary, crunchy outer coating and a smooth apple filling, what’s not to love? 

The glaze is super simple. Mix powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until there are no lumps. Dip the fritters while still warm so the glaze can soak into the donut. Serve with coffee or tea. 

Calories Per Serving: 328

Preparation Time: 1 Hr

4. Griddle Cajun Chicken Wings

Cajun chicken is one of the most flavorful meat options out there. You get that slight smoked Caribbean flavor we all want when cooked on a griddle. To adhere the spices to your chicken, coat the wings in duck fat first. 

These wings cook quickly, so keep an eye on them, so they don’t burn. After 18 minutes, you’ll have your cajun delights. Serve with excellent ranch dressing. 

Calories Per Serving: 142

Preparation Time: 18 Min

5. Mushroom Ham & Cheese Omelet

Omelets and griddles go together like milk and cookies. The hot skillet creates a crispy yet perfectly cooked egg, and when you toss in some mushrooms, cheese, and salty ham, you have a hearty breakfast

The recipe calls for lion’s mane mushrooms, but you can use most mushroom types here. Some popular options include button and portobello mushrooms. If you plan on using canned mushrooms, drain and dry them first. 

Calories Per Serving: 328

Preparation Time: 6 Min

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6. Griddle Pizza 

Let’s be honest, you can cook pizza practically anywhere, and it will taste amazing! So when you take a pre-made dough, toss some cheese, sauce, and toppings on it and let it fry on the griddle, you’ll have a quick summer treat

If you’re feeling adventurous, try different toppings, or make a sweet pizza. The smores and banana blend is my personal favorite. The marshmallows act like cheese, melting into the chocolate, graham crackers, and banana. 

Calories Per Serving: 266

Preparation Time: 20 Min

7. Griddle Chicken Caprese Sandwich

I love Caprese salads because they remind me of fresh food and the Mediterranean coast. You can have a bit of both with this chicken Caprese sandwich.

The basil pesto marinade brings out the chicken, tomato, and mozzarella flavors. 

For a perfect sandwich, toast your bread first. You’ll know your sandwich is ready when the mozzarella melts and the tomatoes brown around the edges. 

Calories Per Serving: 798

Preparation Time: 35 Min

8. Griddle Breakfast Burger

Also known as the hangover burger, this calorie-packed breakfast is a purely indulgent experience. Jam-packed with eggs, bacon, beef, sausage, hash browns, and cheese.

You’ll sober up in no time. Even if you’re not hungover, it’s a great Saturday morning treat. 

Since we’re already saying goodbye to moderation, go for American cheese. It melts beautifully and has a mild yet satisfying flavor profile that blends well with potatoes and bacon. 

Calories Per Serving: 1044

Preparation Time: 25 Min

9. Cheesy Griddle Tater Tots

What goes better with burgers than tater tots? This elevated version adds a warm cheesy center, making the crunchy exterior tastier. It’s a straight-to-the-point recipe. Stuff your tater tots with cheese and fry until golden. 

If you’re feeling fancy, you can fry these in duck fat. You’ll get an ultra-crunchy crust full of fatty, salty flavor. Serve with cool ranch dressing or marinara sauce.

Calories Per Serving: 442

Preparation Time: 3 Hrs

10. Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Ham and cheese is a classic combination that’s hard to beat, especially on cold nights. The toasted, buttery bread, salty smoked ham, and melted cheese make for a mouth full of fun.

Grilled cheese is pretty simple to make; just remember to season your sandwich with some black pepper and paprika. 

I like to have mine with tomato soup or a side of skinny fries. You can have yours with mashed potatoes or potato chips.  

Calories Per Serving: 383

Preparation Time: 20 Min

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11. Mushroom Crab Cakes

Crunchy and savory, these faux crab cakes are perfect for those with allergies or diet restrictions.

Lion’s mane mushrooms act as a crab replacement making this a great vegan option without compromising on flavor. They even have the same texture. 

Fry these on low heat or let them sit in the oven for a few minutes before finishing things off on the griddle for that perfect sear. Decorate your cakes with a creamy greek yogurt remoulade

Calories Per Serving: 153

Preparation Time: 55 Min

12. Smash Burgers 

Smash burgers are as fun to make as they sound. Simply gather your beef mince and smash them onto a searing hot griddle. Season your meat as you go, adding black pepper and salt while the patty cooks.

Before you smash your burger balls, pro-tip, put a piece of parchment paper on top. This will prevent the meat from sticking onto your spatula.  

Calories Per Serving: 610

Preparation Time: 20 Min

13. Turkey Cutlets

Most people think that turkey takes hours to cook, but that’s only on thanksgiving. This breaded turkey cutlet is ready in fifteen minutes, thanks to the griddle. Start with a  boneless, skinless turkey breast and tenderize it with a mallet. 

The thin turkey breast will cook twice as fast. You’ll know it’s ready when the breadcrumbs are golden brown. 

Calories Per Serving: 235

Preparation Time: 11 Min

14. Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

Personally, I prefer sweet potato fries to the regular kind. They’re twice as crunchy and have double the flavor. To master these on a griddle. Slice your potatoes thinly.

This allows them to cook faster. Serve your fries with the protein dishes on this list, or enjoy them yourself. 

Calories Per Serving: 237

Preparation Time: 15 Min 

15. Griddle Monkey Bread

The pull-apart goodness makes monkey bread a staple party food. The cinnamon and sugar act as sweeteners, melting beautifully with the dough. Make sure you have a dome-shaped lid that can fit over the bread.

This creates a steam effect and acts as an oven. If I’m serving a large crowd, I usually make two or three of these, and they’re gobbled up in seconds. 

Calories Per Serving: 190

Preparation Time: 1 Hr 10 Min

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16. Griddle Glazed Carrots

Up next, sticky grilled carrots with a honey brown glaze. These are so good it’s almost hard to believe they’re vegetables. The sugar draws out the carrot’s natural sweetness. 

They’re a great Christmas or thanksgiving option, thanks to the warm fall flavors. Serve them alongside your breaded turkey cutlets, or enjoy them over white rice

Calories Per Serving: 201

Preparation Time: 25 Min 

17. Cheese & Bacon Hasselback Potatoes

These loaded potatoes have flavor in every bite, thanks to the cheese and bacon tucked between every slice. Be sure to thoroughly wash your potatoes before slicing them. 

To cook these over a griddle. Wrap the bottom and sides in aluminum foil and let it slowly heat up. 

Calories Per Serving: 354

Preparation Time: 52 Min

18. Griddle Beef Tacos

Sometimes all you need is a simple beef taco to fill you up. These masterpieces are layered with beef, spices, and melted cheese. Add some salsa and fresh green peppers and have a quick and mess-free meal

I like a corn shell tortilla as it warms up perfectly on the skillet, but you can use a soft wheat option if that’s your thing. 

Calories Per Serving: 226

Preparation Time: 20 Min 

19. Griddle Cheddar Biscuits 

Yes, you can bake on a griddle. Warm, toasty, and filled with sharp cheddar cheese, these biscuits are an excellent option for anyone cooking with kids. Simply toss your ingredients into a bowl, mix them, and form your cheddar biscuit balls

Bake until firm on the outside and soft at the center. They won’t be as brown as the oven-baked version, but they’re just as good. 

Calories Per Serving: 157 

Preparation Time: 30 Min 

20. Griddle Mini Oreo Cheesecake

Smooth, velvety cheesecake with a hidden oreo surprise in the center? Sign me up! I like golden Oreos with this recipe, but you can add different flavors with strawberry or chocolate Oreos. 

To ensure even baking. Set your griddle to the lowest heat possible and let it warm. Top your cheesecake with strawberry jam, and enjoy. 

Calories Per Serving: 206

Preparation Time: 45 Min

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21. Classic Philly Cheesecake

The sandwich born on a griddle can’t be skipped! Philly cheesesteaks are savory, salty, and packed with caramelized goodness.

The simple complication of beef, green peppers, and onions over a toasted bun has grown in popularity thanks to the at-home griddle. 

When it comes to beef, go for the thinly shaved kind. You don’t want anything too harsh or gamey.  

Calories Per Serving: 576

Preparation Time: 35 Min 

22. Fluffy French Toast

Yet another breakfast classic that cooks beautifully on a griddle. French toast is universally beloved because it’s easy, sweet, and crispy. All you need are a few slices of brioche toast, some eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and milk. 

Once cooked, top your french toast with fresh berries, powdered sugar, or syrup. Honey also works well. 

Calories Per Serving: 176

Preparation Time: 20 Min

23. Griddle Brussel Sprouts

These aren’t the bland Brussel sprouts from your childhood. Instead, they’re flavorful, crispy, and perfectly tender. All you need is some olive oil, black pepper, and salt.

Toss your Brussel sprouts in this simple mix and cook over the griddle until golden and slightly firm. I like to sprinkle parmesan cheese or walnuts on mine; feel free to copy me!

Calories Per Serving: 198 

Preparation Time: 20 Min

24. Griddle Salmon

Go with the griddle to get restaurant-worthy salmon with that even sear on each side. The heat distribution is near perfect, ensuring an end result that won’t leave your salmon rubbery or dry.

You want to use a small amount of oil, so brush it on with a paper towel or lightly spray your griddle. Serve with asparagus, griddle carrots, or sweet potato fries. 

Calories Per Serving: 158

Preparation Time: 10 Min

25. Crispy Griddle Smashed Potatoes

A perfect blend between french fries and mashed potatoes, these smashed babies are as tasty as they are filling. Start with cleaned and boiled potatoes. Then, toss them in seasoning, oil, and butter and place them on the griddle. 

Here comes the fun part. Smash the potatoes with a masher or spatula as they cook. Make sure the potato keeps some of its structure. Cook until golden brown. 

Calories Per Serving: 88

Preparation Time: 50 Min

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26. Griddle Steak & Eggs

Try this steak and eggs griddle combination if you love a heavy, filling breakfast. Since the steak is cut thinly, it will cook in 15 minutes or less, depending on how you like your meat. The New York strip works well. 

To avoid overcooking your eggs, add them after the steak has been cooking for ten minutes. 

Calories Per Serving: 458

Preparation Time: 25 Min 

27. Griddle Garlic Butter Chicken

This garlic butter seasoning is unbeatable, thanks to the warm spices and tender chicken breast. On top of that, it cooks in less than twenty minutes, making it the ideal lunch or dinner option.

Cook your chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. 

You’ve got a winning dish full of warmth with simple ingredients like salt, butter, garlic, herbs, and pepper. Thicker pieces might need a little more time. 

Calories Per Serving: 419

Preparation Time: 17 Min 

28. Griddle Stir Fry Chicken

Stir fry rice is a globally beloved dish, and when you add seasoned chicken to the mix, you get this hibachi-style delicacy. I like to use chicken breast, but dark meat adds extra flavor. Be sure to remove the bones. 

To get the most out of this meal, use old rice or wait until your fresh batch has thoroughly cooled. The cooled ice absorbs the oil and spices better.

Calories Per Serving: 186

Preparation Time: 40 Min 

29. Smashed Griddle Cinnamon Rolls

Smashed cinnamon rolls don’t sound appetizing, but trust me, they are. This recipe takes away the hassle of baking, proofing, and waiting.

Canned cinnamon roll dough is simple enough for a quick Sunday brunch. Top your hot rolls with a simple glaze and enjoy.  

Calories Per Serving: 150

Preparation Time: 15 Min  

30. Griddle Tempura Chicken Nuggets

Fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside, tempura nuggets are a sophisticated twist on the classic kids’ treat. These are way better than the frozen store-bought version, and they’re healthier too. 

The tempura mix is made from wheat flour, salt, milk powder, cornmeal, and spices. You can use a pre-made mix or create your own. 

Calories Per Serving: 174

Preparation Time: 25 Min

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31. Griddle Quesadillas

Let’s close things off with this tasty chicken fajita and quesadilla mix. You’re treated to warm and salty chicken cubes accompanied with red bell peppers and sealed together with cheese and tortilla. 

Thanks to the seasoning process, the flavors will be more intense if you’ve been using your griddle for a while. 

Calories Per Serving: 643

Preparation Time: 20 Min

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Best Thing To Cook On A Griddle? 

It seems like griddles were made for breakfast foods like eggs, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, and bacon. They’re a perfect match.

They work seamlessly with the gadget, making for an evenly cooked breakfast that takes seconds to complete.

Griddles are also larger than your typical skillet, so you can cook multiple breakfast items at once. 

If you want perfectly fluffy, evenly brown pancakes, use a griddle and set the heat to medium, giving both sides time to catch that classic brown tint. 

Is Cooking On A Griddle Healthy? 

Absolutely. Griddles behave like a cast iron skillet in that they only grow in flavor over time, so you’ll be able to cook your food and get the same amount of flavor with way less oil and grease.

In addition, the surface is primarily non-stick without any of the added chemicals of a Teflon pan, so you don’t have to worry about strange chemicals depositing onto your food.

Griddles also get very hot, allowing you to fry, braise, brown, or steam your food quickly while preserving nutrients by locking them in.  

Can You Cook Meat On A Griddle? 

Yes. Meat works well with the griddle, thanks to the high heat. As a result, you’ll get perfectly seared beef, chicken, pork, fish, and seafood. Some popular griddle meats include steak, pork cuts, shrimp, salmon, tilapia, and minced meat. 

Burgers are great for a griddle since they cook pretty fast. You can also cook turkey meat on a grill, but be sure your cut of the meat reaches the recommended internal temperature. 

Do You Need To Use Oil On A Griddle? 

Yes, it’s recommended that you do to prevent immediate sticking. However, if you’re not going to use oil, ensure your food has its fat content. For example, chicken and beef work well without oil as the heat prevents long-term sticking. 

If you use oil, go for something with a high smoke point, like avocado, canola, sunflower, or vegetable oil. Avoid coconut oil as it will burn due to the high heat.

31 Tasty Griddle Recipes That Are Simple To Make

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