25 Lazy Summer Dinners


While we love cooking, on some hot summer nights the last thing we want to do is prepare a complicated dinner. That's when we turn to easy dinner recipes. From air fryer recipes to sheet pan dinners and simple salads, these 25 recipes are perfect when searching for a lazy summer dinner.

Air Fryer Pizza Chicken"This recipe is a great alternative to regular pizza....

Air Fryer Pizza Chicken

"This recipe is a great alternative to regular pizza. It's just plain delicious. It's also a great meal for those who are looking for a high protein/low carb dish. From beginning to end, it takes less than a half hour to make and it's so simple to throw together." - Robyn

Oven Fajita Bake"Easy and tasty dish loved by the entire family." -...

Oven Fajita Bake

"Easy and tasty dish loved by the entire family." - Debbie

Eggplant Pizzas"Mini pizzas made on eggplant slices that are tasty, easy to...

Eggplant Pizzas

"Mini pizzas made on eggplant slices that are tasty, easy to make and kid friendly!" - Kevin

Grilled Flank Steak With Sherry-Mustard Sauce "Thanks to the marinade, this steak is...

Grilled Flank Steak With Sherry-Mustard Sauce

"Thanks to the marinade, this steak is delicious. Flank steak can be tough, but this is nice and juicy. The mix of sherry, Dijon mustard, and ginger really permeate the meat and make each bite delicious." - The Kitchen Crew

Healthy 20 Minute Chili Lime Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Recipe"Healthy 20 Minute...

Healthy 20 Minute Chili Lime Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Recipe

"Healthy 20 Minute Chili Lime Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Recipe is an easy weeknight dinner staple. Crispy veggies, tender chicken and shrimp are seasoned with chili pepper and lime juice then served with healthy tortillas." - Paula

Pepper Steak on Rice"I use to make this for us a lot...

Pepper Steak on Rice

"I use to make this for us a lot because it's very simple and quick. It's also yummy and good for finicky kids." - Sheri

Bacon BBQ Chicken Skewers"Grilled meat on a stick never had it any...

Bacon BBQ Chicken Skewers

"Grilled meat on a stick never had it any better than this; grilled chicken slathered in a bacon bbq sauce!" - Kevin

Green Beans, Chicken Breasts and Red Skin Potatoes"This is such an easy...

Green Beans, Chicken Breasts and Red Skin Potatoes

"This is such an easy dish for any dinner! Everyone loves it!" - Linda

Bruschetta Turkey Burger Sliders"Bruschetta Turkey Burger Sliders are deliciously healthy ground turkey...

Bruschetta Turkey Burger Sliders

"Bruschetta Turkey Burger Sliders are deliciously healthy ground turkey burgers topped with classic tomato bruschetta, mozzarella cheese, and balsamic mayonnaise. Full of fresh flavors, Bruschetta Turkey Burger Sliders makes a weeknight meal in under 30 minutes that healthy as well." - Paula

Lemony Vegetable Stir-Fry"I've never made stir-fry before tonight. I wanted something that...

Lemony Vegetable Stir-Fry

"I've never made stir-fry before tonight. I wanted something that would go with steak and rice and be able to hold its own. This came out so good even my picky eating housemate had seconds." - Krystal

Balsamic Caprese Baked Chicken"I like to have a bunch of quick, easy...

Balsamic Caprese Baked Chicken

"I like to have a bunch of quick, easy and tasty chicken dinner recipes on hand as chicken is often on sale and it’s perfect for a last minute dinner idea! This balsamic caprese baked chicken dish combines some pretty amazing flavours into a dinner that takes almost no time to make!" - Kevin

Mom's Taco Salad"My mother made this for our rather large family in...

Mom's Taco Salad

"My mother made this for our rather large family in the hot summers back in the early 70's. I enjoyed it then as well as today." - Debby

Flavorfully Fantastic Chicken Salad Sandwich"This is one of my new favorite sandwiches....

Flavorfully Fantastic Chicken Salad Sandwich

"This is one of my new favorite sandwiches. My husband recently came up with the recipe, and we can't get enough. It could also be served on top of lettuce or inside a hollowed out tomato instead of adding the diced tomato. The ingredients combine to the perfect mixture of salty, sweet, and savory." - Melissa

Chicken Pineapple Kabobs"Everyone loves these quick and easy chicken & pineapple kabobs!...

Chicken Pineapple Kabobs

"Everyone loves these quick and easy chicken & pineapple kabobs! The longer you marinate the chicken the better." - Luci

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich"What better way is there to enjoy perfectly ripe...

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

"What better way is there to enjoy perfectly ripe tomatoes other than smothered in melted cheese along with some fresh homemade basil pesto in a sandwich that is grilled to perfection?" - Kevin

Taco Pizza"I probably make this once a month at least. EVERYBODY loves...

Taco Pizza

"I probably make this once a month at least. EVERYBODY loves it. Soo good!" - Jess

Shrimp Fajitas for Two"Quick and delish!" - Anne

Shrimp Fajitas for Two

"Quick and delish!" - Anne

Cheesy Hamburger Casserole"My mother made this recipe when I was a little...

Cheesy Hamburger Casserole

"My mother made this recipe when I was a little girl and it has always been a favorite of mine. It is my go to recipe when I can't think of anything to make and it works great for a potluck party or a casual meal for company." - Jeanne

Cumin Grilled Pork Chops"These pork chops are so juicy and full of...

Cumin Grilled Pork Chops

"These pork chops are so juicy and full of flavor that they taste like steak." - Leah

Spicy Sriracha Grilled Chicken and Watermelon Salad"The cool sweet salad balances the...

Spicy Sriracha Grilled Chicken and Watermelon Salad

"The cool sweet salad balances the saucy heat of the Sriracha to perfection. The simplicity of this marinade is matched only by its great taste. Tender, juicy and tangy...Mind the cooking time: the flattened chicken's ready in minutes, which makes this a great dish for hungry people!" - Jess

Crock Pot Crack Chicken Recipe"Crock Pot Crack Chicken Recipe is an easy...

Crock Pot Crack Chicken Recipe

"Crock Pot Crack Chicken Recipe is an easy ‘dump and go’ slow cooker recipe that is so good you’ll be addicted to it! Ten minutes of prep with ingredients you probably already have and it has endless meal possibilities." - Paula

Chicken and Strawberry Salad"This light and fresh salad is delicious! With just...

Chicken and Strawberry Salad

"This light and fresh salad is delicious! With just the right mixture of fruit and spinach, it's perfect if you're looking for a light meal. The dressing is sweet with a slight tang from the lemon juice, but the salty chicken balances it out." - The Kitchen Crew

Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes"This our kind of easy weeknight dinner recipe. The...

Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

"This our kind of easy weeknight dinner recipe. The white wine adds some acidity to the recipe. The sun-dried tomatoes are a bit tart and a burst of flavor. It's an easy dinner to impress guests. If you're looking to lower carbs, it would be delicious served over cauliflower rice too." - The Kitchen Crew

Chicken Waldorf Salad"My husband and I both love this as a main...

Chicken Waldorf Salad

"My husband and I both love this as a main dish salad. What could be easier, especially on a busy day or a hot day!" - Marlene

Grilled Salmon, The House Special"This recipe has long been a family fav....

Grilled Salmon, The House Special

"This recipe has long been a family fav. Very easy, with simple ingredients that you can almost always find in the house." - Greg




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