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25 Easy Summer Dinner Recipes

25 Easy Summer Dinner Recipes

At the onset of Memorial Day weekend, we’re all in favor of easy summer dinner recipes. Whether you’re soaking up the sun, playing outdoor games, or spending time at the baseball field, at the end of the day, the less time you spend in a hot kitchen, the better! No one would agree with this sentiment more than the Drummond family. “Often in the summer, Ladd is working cattle, so we’ll have a hearty breakfast and lunch, and then we’ll do a lighter, snack-y dinner,” Ree says, “Ladd will grill steaks (does a grilled meal count as a no-stove dinner?!) and we’ll have them with an iceberg wedge salad.” Other simple summer dinner ideas that Ree puts on repeat include barbecue chicken recipes, quick shrimp recipes, and more 30-minute meals.

When it comes to easy summer recipes, you can’t have a roundup without plenty of grilling ideas. Here, you’ll find all kinds of burgers (beef burgers, lamb burgers, veggie burgers, and more), plus creative ideas for grilled salmon over a Caesar salad and grilled sausages with peppers and onions. Looking to make the most of seasonal summer produce? Try the showstopping tomato pie or the pesto pasta made with summer squash. And, if keeping cool is your objective, you’ll want to round out the meal with a refreshing summer cocktail and no-bake dessert.