Quick and Delicious: Easy Summer Dinner Recipes for Family!

Whip up delicious and easy summer dinner recipes for family with these quick recipes! From BBQ favorites to refreshing salads, find your perfect meal!

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Hearty and Healthy: Easy Summer Dinner Recipes for Family Evenings!

When it comes to family dinners, it has to be simple and stress-free. We want meals that are easy to prepare, well-balanced, and flexible. But let’s face it, who has the energy to spend hours in the hot kitchen?

Luckily, that’s where this recipe roundup of easy summer dinner recipes for family come to the rescue.

Why You’ll Love These Dinner Recipes:

  • Versatile Recipes: All these recipes are versatile and suitable for busy weeknight meals. With simple and straightforward steps that require minimal prep, you can whip up a delicious meal in no time.
  • Minimal Cleanup: Let’s be honest – no one wants the hassle of cleaning sink full of dishes after a delicious dinner. Many of these recipes can be made using just one pot or pan, with minimal cleanup in mind.
  • Family-Friendly: There are recipes even for the pickiest eater in your family, sure to please the whole family.
  • Variety of Recipes: Whether you’re a pro home cook or just starting out in the kitchen, these dinner recipes will encourage you to try new flavors, techniques, and ingredients or inspire you to put your own twist on a classic dish.

These easy summer dinner recipes are sure to become a staple in your family summer meal planning. Give them a try! 

So grab your apron, and get ready to enjoy the magic of summer dining with your loved ones. 

Cheers to great food, good company, and summer fun!

Simple yet mouthwatering family dinner recipes that will make mealtime a breeze!

1. Spring Pea Risotto by Feasting at Home
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1. Spring Pea Risotto

Recipe by Feasting at Home

Why You’ll Love It ~ a vibrant and creamy dish with a touch of lemon zest for a burst of freshness.

2. Sazon Grilled Chicken Thighs by Ambitious Kitchen
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2. Sazon Grilled Chicken Thighs

Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen

Why You’ll Love It ~ an explosion of flavor with vibrant and aromatic spices of sazon.

3. Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon by Cafe Delites
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3. Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon

Recipe by Cafe Delites

Why You’ll Love It ~ made with fajita flavors and charred bell peppers.

4. 30 Minute Creamy Salmon Pasta by Mid West Foodie
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4. 30 Minute Creamy Salmon Pasta

Recipe by Mid West Foodie

Why You’ll Love It ~ requires only 8 simple ingredients and comes together in 0 minutes.

5. BBQ Vegan Black Bean Meatballs by Food by Maria
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5. BBQ Vegan Black Bean Meatballs

Recipe by Food by Maria

Why You’ll Love It ~ completely plant-based and perfect for any vegetarian or vegan meal!

6. Korean Chicken Bowls by Damn Delicious
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6. Korean Chicken Bowls

Recipe by Damn Delicious

Why You’ll Love It ~ can be enjoyed with your choice of grain/rice and desired toppings!

7. Crunchy Vegetable Rice Noodle Salad by Family Style Food
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7. Crunchy Vegetable Rice Noodle Salad

Recipe by Family Style Food

Why You’ll Love It ~ colorful, crunchy veggies, gluten-free rice noodles, all dressed in a flavorful peanut sauce.

8. One Pan Enchilada Zucchini Turkey Meatballs and Rice by Ambitious Kitchen
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8. One Pan Enchilada Zucchini Turkey Meatballs and Rice

Recipe by Ambitious Kitchen

Why You’ll Love It ~ all cooked in a single pan for easy prep and minimal cleanup.

9. Mexican Chicken and Rice Bake by Slimming Eats
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9. Mexican Chicken and Rice Bake

Recipe by Slimming Eats

Why You’ll Love It ~ well-balanced meal for the entire family.

4. Sheet Pan Chicken with Rainbow Vegetables by Well Plated
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10. Sheet Pan Chicken with Rainbow Vegetables

Recipe by Well Plated

Why You’ll Love It ~ prep the ingredients, toss the seasonings, layer it on the sheet pan, and let it cook! It’s as simple as that!

11. Chopped Salad Pizza by Pinch of Yum
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11. Chopped Salad Pizza

Recipe by Pinch of Yum

Why You’ll Love It ~ the taste of your favorite pizza in a fresh and vibrant salad!

2. Middle Eastern Inspired Ground Beef Bowls by Table for Two Blog
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12. Middle Eastern Inspired Ground Beef Bowls

Recipe by Table for Two Blog

Why You’ll Love It ~ a well-balanced meal with protein and fresh, colorful veggies.

11. Southwestern Chicken Rice Foil Packets by Gimme Delicious
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13. Southwestern Chicken Rice Foil Packets

Recipe by Gimme Delicious

Why You’ll Love It ~ flavor-packed chicken, rice, bell pepper, onion, and black beans all cooked in a foil!

10. Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil by Damn Delicious
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14. Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

Recipe by Damn Delicious

Why You’ll Love It ~ mess-free dinner using a single sheet pan.

Extra Vegetable Fried Rice by Cookie and Kate
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15. Extra Vegetable Fried Rice

Recipe by Cookie and Kate

Why You’ll Love It ~ loaded with colorful veggies, comes together in 35 minutes, and yields 2 large or 3 moderate servings.

17. Cilantro Lime Chicken by Chelsea’s Messy Apron
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16. Cilantro Lime Chicken

Recipe by Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Why You’ll Love It ~ can be made for up to six people.

5. Zucchini Shrimp Scampi by Damn Delicious
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17. Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

Recipe by Damn Delicious

Why You’ll Love It ~ a fresh summer twist on the classic shrimp scampi.

Summer Bliss Bowls with Sweet Potato Fritters by Pinch of Yum
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18. Summer Bliss Bowls with Sweet Potato Fritters

Recipe by Pinch of Yum

Why You’ll Love It ~ 5 ingredients, 5 minute prep for fritters. The entire dish comes together under 30 minutes.

Lemon Basil Orzo with Chicken by Chew Out Loud
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19. Lemon Basil Orzo with Chicken

Recipe by Chew Out Loud

Why You’ll Love It ~ fresh, light, and simple weeknight meal. Also, can be made meatless!

Whole30 Chipotle Beef & Avocado Bowls by 40 Aprons
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20. Whole30 Chipotle Beef & Avocado Bowls

Recipe by 40 Aprons

Why You’ll Love It ~ saucy, smoky beef & mushroom mixture over a bed of cilantro lime cauliflower rice, all finished with tons of quick guacamole.

Summertime Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce by Cookie and Kate
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21. Summertime Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Recipe by Cookie and Kate

Why You’ll Love It ~ a light meal celebrating summer produce, bright colors and fresh taste!

22. Summer Zucchini Bolognese by Lazy Cat Kitchen
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22. Summer Zucchini Bolognese

Recipe by Lazy Cat Kitchen

Why You’ll Love It ~ high volume, low calorie summer dinner!

27. Summer Minestrone Soup by Simply Recipes
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23. Summer Minestrone Soup

Recipe by Simply Recipes

Why You’ll Love It ~ a light summer soup, packed with nutrients and bursting with the vibrant flavors of summer.

24. Quinoa Spinach Power Salad by Ahead of Time
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24. Quinoa Spinach Power Salad

Recipe by Ahead of Time

Why You’ll Love It ~ it’s refreshing, it’s colorful, and it’s extremely good for you.

25. Pineapple Fried Rice by Healthy Nibbles and Bits
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25. Pineapple Fried Rice

Recipe by Nibbles and Bits

Why You’ll Love It ~ a blend of sweet and savory flavors to leftover rice. Ready in 30 minutes!

11. Vegetarian Summer Chili by Jar of Lemons
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26. Vegetarian Summer Chili

Recipe by Jar of Lemons

Why You’ll Love It ~ gluten-free, vegan, and perfect for a quick and delicious lazy summer weeknight dinner!

14. Tequila Shrimp Taco Salad by How Sweet Eats
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27. Tequila Shrimp Taco Salad

Recipe by How Sweet Eats

Why You’ll Love It ~ a refreshing and satisfying meal bursting with Mexican-inspired goodness and a splash of tequila.

9. BLT Pasta Salad by Carls Bad Cravings
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28. BLT Pasta Salad

Recipe by Carls Bad Cravings

Why You’ll Love It ~ all the good for you ingredients doused in to-live-for bright, tangy, creamy Lemon Chive Dressing.

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29. Prawns Pulao in Coconut Milk

Recipe by Kurry Kitchen

Why You’ll Love It ~ one-pot rice recipe that is made with tender, juicy prawns, and creamy coconut milk, all cooked with aromatic spices.

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30. Soya Keema | Vegan Mince Curry

Recipe by Kurry Kitchen

Why You’ll Love It ~ a quick dinner idea packed with protein and bursting with flavor.

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31. Green Moong Dal (Vegan Mung Bean Curry)

Recipe by Kurry Kitchen

Why You’ll Love It ~ nutritious, wholesome & delicious – This comforting and satisfying meal is at its best!

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32. Authentic Goan Fish Curry

Recipe by Kurry Kitchen

Why You’ll Love It ~ tender fish cooked in an aromatic coconut and spice-infused gravy.

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33. Lemon Rice

Recipe by Kurry Kitchen

Why You’ll Love It ~ simple home-cooked delight that is a burst of sunshine in a bowl!

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34. Tomato Rice | Thakkali Sadam

Recipe by Kurry Kitchen

Why You’ll Love It ~ a burst of wholesome goodness in every bite.

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35. Methi Dal

Recipe by Kurry Kitchen

Why You’ll Love It ~ a comforting dish that’s as nourishing as it is delicious!

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