Last Updated 07/26/2020
It is nearing the end of summer, the natives (the children) are restless, and I need to get creative….time to change up dinner! We hit the summer blues on the dinner table like a brick wall, so I reached out to some Blogger friends to see if they could liven up the old girl!
So we’ve put together 25 unique easy summer dinner’s to make life easier for everyone! Everything from the grill, the Instant Pot, or the stove top from some of your favorite bloggers and some new ones we have you covered!
Throw together a quick fresh marinade one evening to have a quick Instant Pot Ginger Garlic Soy Pork Tenderloin the next day after a long day at work from Monday Is Meatloaf. Pair with a green salad or some quick sides!
Take advantage of some grocery store staples and get some seriously well-deserved help to get Chicken and Polenta with Broccoli from Feast and Farm on the table in 15-minutes! Yes! Seriously, we all need this in our lives!
Nothing says summer fun than these 30-Minute Homemade Chili Dogs from Vintage Kitty. Full of healthy fresh ingredients the leftovers can be frozen and used later for a second round of fun! Perfect for weeknight dinners, tailgating, or barbecues!
I love finding fresh tuna at the seafood market, don’t you? Fresh tuna can quickly make it to your table especially with this delicious Honey and Soy Glazed Seared Tuna Steak with Pak Choi from Krumpli. Cooked with a beautiful honey and soy glaze that is spiced up with a bit of chili then seared to perfection.
It doesn’t take long to put together these Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce but your family and friends will love this easy and fresh dinner from Lemon Blossoms. Start with a good quality rib-eye steak, fresh herbs, and ingredients to treat your family to a restaurant quality meal in no time at all!
Summer Corn, Tomato, and Tortellini Salad from Celebrating Sweets is side that does double-duty because you are one and done with some grilled chicken or a nice piece of fish. This dish can be made ahead making your meal even easier and quicker to get on the table as it is best served chilled or at room temperature.
These quick Skillet Chicken Fajitas from Happy Foods Tube are ready to eat in just 15-minutes! Full of flavor with crunchy veggies and fresh avacado this makes a complete meal when served with toasted or grilled tortillas!
These Low-Fat Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadilla’s from Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey are a vegetarian treat that is off the charts! A nutritious and filling meal filled with fresh ingredients wrapped in a grilled tortilla then served with a Cumin Mango Salsa and guacamole.
Shrimp Chow Mein from My Food Story is a one-pot meal that is done in about 30 minutes that is way better than take-out in the same amount of time! A great way to use up veggies towards the end of the week paired with some saucy noodles and loads of shrimp!
These Hobo Dinner Foil Packets (Hamburger and Potato) from Spend with Pennies is a filling dinner that will fill up your hungry family with no problem! These can be made ahead then stored in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake or grill them!
Vermicelli Pasta Salad from Smarty Pants Kitchen is the best meal ever to have poolside this summer! This light and flavorful dish will quickly become a go-to meal for anyone.
Summer Grilled Apricot Pork Chops from Lively Table with just 6 ingredients, and easy clean-up. This dish incorporates some great fresh seasonal produce!
Capitalize on all the fresh summer produce that’s available and grill up some Sweet Maple Barbecue Chicken Kebabs from A Farmgirl’s Kitchen. Keep the heat out of the kitchen with these sweet and savory kebabs that make a great low-carb meal!
This Mango Shrimp Salad with Quinoa and Avocado from Sin-A-Mon Tales can make a complete meal, compliment a larger dinner, or make a perfect party dish! The flavors in this dish are well-balanced and visually stunning!
Easy Rasta Pasta from Masala Herb is full of Caribbean flavor with jerk seasoned chicken with a spicy coconut milk based sauce with colorful peppers.
Just like the lady says, “Yasss!” this has got to be one of The Best Meatloaf Recipe’s out there from Whisk It Real Gud. Nothing says yummy more than this classic comfort food that is savory and bursting with flavor! You won’t be able to stop after just one slice!
Check out this colorful Red Pesto Pasta from One Clever Chef that comes together in one pot that will be a new family favorite. This healthy dish is gluten-free and dairy-free that is full of veggies and is super simple to make!
Instant Pot Ratatouille, Braised Summer Vegetables with Fresh Herbs from Paint the Kitchen Red is a delicious vegetarian dish bursting with fresh produce. This French Provencal dish based on classic cooking techniques is a great dinner, appetizer, side, or lunch!
Feel like your sitting right on the dock eating these Sea Scallops with a Jalapeno and Grapefruit Marinade from Karen’s Kitchen Stories. A marinade with a nice contrast of flavor between the spicy jalapeno and the sweet grapefruit that can be served with steamed rice and stir-fried baby Bok choy.
Beer Basted BBQ Chicken from Beyond the Chicken Coop that is tender and infused with beer, rosemary, and garlic sauce. A simple grilled meal that is pure delight!
Instant Pot Salmon with Chile-Lime Sauce from The Savory Tooth cooks in just 5 minutes with minimal clean-up. Perfectly cooked salmon served with a delicious sauce is easy and gives you plenty of time to relax for the evening.
30-Minute Beef and Broccoli from Girl Gone Gourmet is full of tender meat and healthy veggies! A great one dish meal with some fragrant rice, and also a wonderful meal prep option!
Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta from Amanda’s Kitchen is an easy weeknight dinner that is a great spin on an American classic family meal!
These fancy Easy Pan Fried Pork Chops with Peach Salsa from Don’t Go Bacon My Heart are perfect for date night or a weeknight meal! Pair with mashed potatoes and a green veggie.
Learn How to Cook Instant Pot Chicken Thighs (Fresh or Frozen) from Recipes from a Pantry. Seasoned with paprika, coriander, herbs, allspice, garlic, ginger, salt, and pepper this versatile dish is Whole30, Keto, and Paleo compliant.
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