3 Amazing Grilled Meat and Pasta Recipes You Need to Try

Pasta is a favorite dish throughout the world. One of the charms of this dish is that it’s extremely versatile – you can choose whatever type of noodle you like and the choices are endless when it comes to sauces and ingredients. Try something unique and add a delicious smoky taste to your pasta by combining it with grilled meat.

Grilled Chicken and Pesto Angel Hair Pasta

What you need:

  • 2 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and sliced into bite-size pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups angel hair pasta
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup pesto sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted almonds

Cook pasta until al dente in a pot according to package instructions. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook garlic until tender. Stir in cooked chicken, cooked pasta and pesto. Top with almonds before serving.

Grilled Salmon Linguine

What you need:

  • 1 cup cooked salmon, flaked into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup linguine pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 6 tablespoons skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill

In a saucepan, heat olive oil and butter over medium-low heat then add bell pepper and onion. Cook until tender, about 6 to 8 minutes. Add cream cheese and stir until melted. Stir in salmon flakes and milk and simmer for 5 minutes, or until cooked through. Place pasta in a serving bowl and pour salmon mixture over pasta. Toss to coat. Top with lemon slices and dill.

Italian Style Grilled Shrimp Pasta

What you need:

  • 1/2 kilogram shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 kilogram tomatoes, chopped
  • 20 leaves fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 cups angel hair pasta, cooked al dente
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt to taste

In a small bowl, combine basil, olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning and salt. Mix until all ingredients are well-combined. Add shrimp to the bowl and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. When ready, cook on a pre-heated grill over medium heat until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large skillet, melt butter then add white wine. Bring to a boil. Stir in heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until mixture is reduced. Add cooked pasta, tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese. Remove from heat and top with grilled shrimp before serving.

Enjoy these grilled meat and pasta recipes for a more enjoyable backyard barbecue!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various grill gadgets and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian’s website where he has other interesting posts.