A poolside cookout is always a good time in Southwest Florida! If you’re tired of your same old grilling go-tos, check out these backyard pool recipes that AREN’T barbeque. 


Shish Kabob Showdown

There are so many kabob recipes, we couldn’t pick just one! Classic combinations include teriyaki chicken and pineapple, or steak, peppers, and onions. Check out this compilation of mouthwatering kabob recipes, with some unique combinations like shrimp and peach, Italian sausage and provolone, and curried pork and orange. Kebabs are always a crowd-pleaser, and you can even set up a make-your-own station so that everyone gets exactly what they want. 


Poolside Pizza Party 

Still baking pizza in your oven? You’re doing it all wrong! Your backyard grill is a superior way to make pizza, and it won’t heat up your kitchen. Use this recipe to make your own dough and get tips for baking pizza on your grill. You can also get dinner on the table faster by buying premade dough in the bakery of most local grocery stores.

What poolside pizza party is complete without dessert? Finish the night with this delectable dessert pizza with chocolate hazelnut spread, tropical fruit, and macadamia nuts. 


Southwestern Fiesta

Give your tastebuds a break from BBQ with a grilled southwestern fiesta! Start with grilled street corn with creamy sour cream and tangy cotija cheese and lime. Next, set up a quesadilla bar with chicken, steak, veggies, and different types of cheese and let guests create their own before grilling them. Finish the fiesta with a fresh fruit dessert of grilled mango drizzled with honey, lime, chili powder and pistachios. 


Fine Dining Feast

If you and your significant other are looking for a fun date night in, break out the candles and fine china and turn the pool patio into an al fresco fine dining spot! Pick a fancy new cocktail recipe to try while potatoes bake on the grill. Make the night special by splurging on lobster tails and filet mignon for the ultimate surf and turf dinner on the grill, and finish the meal with grilled lemon pound cake with peaches and cream


Burgers Gone Wild

You may only think barbeque when you think of burgers, but the flavor combination possibilities are endless! Like these Thai turkey burgers with a crunchy Asian slaw, or these keto burger stuffed onions. Want to really throw your tastebuds for a loop? Check out some of these wild burger recipes, like a peanut butter and jelly burger, a macaroni and cheese burger, a chicken caprese burger, or a shrimp burger with avocado aioli. 


Still Dreaming Of That Southwest Florida Backyard Pool?

All of these recipes are better served poolside! If you’re ready to elevate your backyard – and you’re grilling game! – a pool from Jackson Pools is the way to go. We offer both luxury custom pools and affordable backyard resort pools to meet any homeowner’s space, budget, and dream! Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about our award-winning Southwest Florida pools.