Fresh Peach Recipes to Savor All Summer

Peach Cobbler Thyme Biscuits
Photo: Andy Lyons

These fresh peach recipes are about to become some of your favorite ways to sweeten up summer! Start by baking our fan-favorite fresh peach cobbler recipe so it's ready for dessert, then sip on a fruity peach cocktail while you prepare a delicious peach chicken recipe for the main dish. (You get the idea; there's an easy peach recipe for every course.)

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Sheet-Pan Chicken with Peaches and Tomatoes

Sheet-Pan Chicken with Peaches and Tomatoes
Melanie Acevedo

Requiring just a handful of ingredients and two sheet pans, this easy peach recipe will be on repeat on your menu all summer. Spread the tomatoes, peaches, and onions on one pan, then spread out the mustard vinaigrette-coated chicken on another. Cook immediately or refrigerate up to 8 hours for a make-ahead summer supper on a busy evening.

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Peach Cobbler with Thyme Biscuits

Peach Cobbler Thyme Biscuits
Andy Lyons

How can you distinguish cobbler from crisp? The biscuit-like topping on this fresh peach recipe means it's 100% a peach cobbler. (Crisps are known for their streusel crumble often containing nuts, oats, and/or brown sugar.) Fresh thyme in the biscuit dough contributes a hint of fresh herb.

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Peachy Chicken Pasta Salad

Peachy Chicken Pasta Salad
Andy Lyons

Score three food groups in one peach salad recipe. Pasta salad steps into entrée territory when you add protein, and fruit makes this fit the summer season. The finishing touch: a handful of chopped fresh basil.

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Smashed Peach and Poblano Grilled Cheese

Smashed Peach and Poblano Grilled Cheese
Jason Donnelly

Flimsy white bread and processed cheese sandwiches have had their time. Enter: A modern makeover on the kid food fave, grilled cheese, is transformed to new flavor heights with salty sharp white cheddar, smoky roasted poblano, savory bacon, and sturdy sourdough. Oh yes, the easy fresh peach recipe, of course, also includes stone fruit. Here, it's slightly mashed (and dusted with ancho chile pepper, if you like things a hint hot) for easy spreading inside the stacked sandwiches.

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Peach-Tomato Salad

Peach-Tomato Salad
Buff Strickland

Caprese salad meets fruit salad in this colorful, super-summery peach salad recipe. A simple homemade balsamic vinaigrette accents the sweetness of the fruit. Then it's time to get salty (with a sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese) and go nuts (toss on a handful of pecans).

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Chicken and Peach Pesto Pizza

Chicken and Peach Pesto Pizza
Blaine Moats

We knew we liked pesto on pizza, but this chicken and peach pairing makes it official. Decked out in garlic, basil, and Gouda, what's not to love about this sweet-and-savory peach recipe?

Test Kitchen Tip: Trade supermarket rotisserie chicken for grilled chicken, if you like, to beat the heat in your kitchen.

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Mexican Chiles and Peaches

Mexican Chiles and Peaches
Buff Strickland

This 20-minute peach salad recipe is stunning enough to be the centerpiece at your next party or potluck. Instead of charcuterie and cheese, this heat-resilient snack spread includes refreshing bites of hydrating cucumber strips, crunchy jicama slices, and ripe peaches. Dried chiles and lime juice spice it up with Mexican flair.

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Ginger-Peach Margaritas

Ginger-Peach Margaritas
Andy Lyons

Out with the basics, like a classic peach sangria recipe (although it's always a good standby), and in with the mash-ups. Ginger and peach make a tantalizing team in this twisted tequila margarita. We'll take a pitcher of this, please, one of our best peach recipes for scorching hot days.

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Grilled Pork and Peach Tacos

Pork & Peach Tacos

Your next taco night will be even more of a flavor fiesta now that you have this grilled peaches recipe in your arsenal. Trade standard ground beef for marinated pork tenderloin, then substitute the standard fixings like lettuce and tomatoes with caramelized and smoky grilled peaches. Top with a squeeze of lime (and a sprinkle of cilantro leaves, if you dig) and you'll want to institute taco night on far more evenings than just Tuesdays.

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Peach and Tomato Pasta

Peach and Tomato Pasta
Andy Lyons

The secret is out: Noodles don't have to be soaked in a pool of marinara or Alfredo. This golden bowl counts on simmered peaches, Kalamata olives (here's how to pit 'em), and tomatoes to keep things fresh and juicy. A touch of garlic olive oil brings all of the elements of this fresh peach recipe together.

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Buttered Peaches and Ravioli

Buttered Peaches and Ravioli
Andy Lyons

You don't have to be a fancy Italian chef to whip up an impressive bowl of pasta. This restaurant-like entrée calls for frozen ravioli, lemon, hazelnuts, and, of course, peaches.

Test Kitchen Tip: This fresh peach recipe works well with cheese tortellini or agnolotti too.

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Grilled Chicken and Peaches with Lemon and Orzo

Grilled Chicken and Peaches with Lemon and Orzo
Andy Lyons

This 30-minute chicken and fresh peach recipe is full of fresh flavors as well as full of protein (a whopping 38 grams per serving). Juicy peaches turn grilled chicken into a weekly must when the fruit is in season. Make it a meal with feta-topped green beans and orzo.

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Pressure Cooker Peaches and Cream Breakfast Quinoa

Peaches and Cream Breakfast Quinoa
Andy Lyons

Peaches and cream are no longer just for dessert. The luscious duo scent this speedy pressure cooker peach recipe with summer goodness. Unlike a syrup-soaked stack of pancakes, this sweet breakfast won't cause a sugar crash an hour later. (Quinoa and pecans lend protein and fat, respectively.)

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Turkey Burger with Peaches and Blueberries

Turkey Burger with Peaches and Blueberries
Andy Lyons

Salsa recipes aren't always tomato-based. For a sweet and savory supper, top grilled turkey burgers with a peach salsa recipe that also features berries and chili powder. Psst ... the secret ingredient that makes the turkey patties über juicy? You guessed it: A finely chopped peach.

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Pickled Peach and Bacon Dogs with Arugula Mayo

Pickled Peach and Bacon Dogs with Arugula Mayo
Andy Lyons

Sometimes ketchup and mustard alone get a little ho-hum. For those times, try this fresh dog topper. Pickled fruit in the peach salsa recipe gives relish a run for its money, and arugula-basil mayo adds an upscale, seasonal touch.

Test Kitchen Tip: Lucky enough to have leftovers from the pickled peaches recipe? Layer them on a charcuterie board or atop toasted crostini alongside a schmear of ricotta or goat cheese.

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Caramelized Peaches with Fresh Rosemary

Caramelized Peaches with Fresh Rosemary
Kritsada Panichgul

Don't feel like fussing with the assembly of a fresh peach pie or peach cobbler recipe but want a way to showcase the fruit for dessert? Try this baked fresh peach recipe that takes only 25 minutes start to finish. Despite the quick and easy prep, a rosemary-honey coating helps this dessert taste gourmet. Top with homemade whipped cream for more indulgence.

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Spicy Pork Sandwich with Grilled Peach Chutney and Quick Pickles

Spicy Pork Sandwich with Grilled Peach Chutney and Quick Pickles
Jason Donnelly

Pork and apples have had their moment in the sun. Try pork and a fresh peach salsa recipe instead when peaches are in season. Jalapeños and tandoori seasoning perk up this pork sandwich and play well with the sweet peaches and crunchy quick pickles.

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Prosecco-Peach Punch

Prosecco-Peach Punch
Blaine Moats

Take a break from orange-based mimosas. Our lemon-peach recipe is smooth, crisp, and boozy, like a brunch cocktail should be.

Test Kitchen Tip: Pour cava, Champagne, or sparkling wine if you prefer those to Prosecco.

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Rosé-Poached Peaches

Rosé-Poached Peaches on spoon
Blaine Moats

This fresh peach recipe idea features the trendiest wine, rosé, in the poaching liquid for a hint of berry and citrus flavors. Spoon the boozy fruit over ice cream, yogurt, or shortcake for a distinctive healthy summer dessert option.

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Seared Shrimp with Peach Chutney

Seared Shrimp with Peach Chutney
Andy Lyons

Cocktail sauce can wait. Drape sizzling shrimp in a sweet peach blend that's blushing with hot mustard and cumin to create this fresh peach recipe worth planning a dinner party around. To make this summery appetizer a meal, serve over cooked pasta or quinoa.

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Grilled Pork and Peach Salad

Grilled Pork and Peach Salad
Jason Donnelly

Pork and peaches make for a dream duo in this Asian-inspired peach salad recipe. Dress them up in curry, soy, OJ, and honey, then skewer away. Eat them atop a salad or alone; either way, the results of this peach salad recipe are undeniably good. And the dish is protein-rich and antioxidant-packed to boot.

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