24 Easy Summer Recipes to Get Dinner on the Table in 30 Minutes or Less
Hurried Gazpacho and Handheld Quesadillas
Grilled Eggplant Tartines
Fresh Basil Salad
Pesto Penne with Deli-Roasted Chicken
A deli-roasted chicken is your best friend for creating speedy weeknight dinners. Literally the longest wait you'll have in this easy dinner recipe is waiting for the water to boil. Then just toss the boiled noodles with the meat, purchased pesto, and some veggies for one of our favorite quick and easy summer dinners.
Chicken and Avocado Lettuce Wraps
Transform taco salad into picnic-worthy lettuce wraps perfect for a cool summer dinner. Top romaine lettuce hearts with your favorite toppings like mashed avocado, sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips.
Chicken Sausage with Pineapple Relish
Bagel and Lox Rigatoni Salad
Smoky Slider Skewers
Farro, Chickpeas, and Greens
This easy kale recipe featuring summer-ripe tomatoes and protein-rich chickpeas is the perfect vegetarian dinner salad. For a different summer dinner idea, try serving this up as a hot entrée! The feta cheese will get melty and the wilted greens still have a great texture.
Linguine with Garlic, Pepper, and Rhubarb
Rhubarb might be known for pie, but the versatile veggie can be used for delicious recipes beyond dessert. Toss it with pasta, garlic, and pepper, and you've got our favorite quick summer evening meal.
Fish Tacos with Lime Sauce
Lemon-Dill Shrimp & Pasta
Garlicky Zucchini Noodles
Beef Kabobs with Corn and Orzo
Quick-cooking kabobs are easily the best way to get a summer evening meal on the table fast. The 25-minute healthy grilling recipe features tender cuts of sirloin rubbed with a savory spice blend. And the brightness of the summer-fresh corn and orzo make the perfect accompaniment to the kabobs.
Tuna and Fruit Salsa
Spicy Chicken Sausage Pasta and Greens
Bucatini with Shrimp and Spicy Cherry Tomato Pan Sauce
This light and fresh pasta dish is sure to be a go-to recipe for a quick summer dinner. The bright sauce starts with garlic and cherry tomatoes and is finished with fresh basil and crushed red pepper.
Chicken, Brie, and Nectarine Flatbread
Cajun Turkey and Fresh Melon Salad
Basil-Tomato Chicken Skillet
Zesty Salmon Pasta Salad
Turkey Burger with Peaches and Blueberries
Chicken and Peach Pesto Pizza
If you enjoy grilling but don't want to spend a lot of time over the open flame, this grilled pizza is a quick summer dinner option. To keep the flavors summer-fresh, we're topping our pizza with fresh basil and peaches. The recipe yields two pizzas in 30 minutes, so the whole family can enjoy.