Looking for easy summer dinner recipes? Me. Too. ‘Tis the season for being lazy on the deck with a glass of wine, not slaving over a stove. I hate standing in a hot kitchen when I could be having fun with my family! Here are four quick meals to make during the summer (post originally written in 2019).
Easy Summer Dinner Recipes
Shrimp Boil with Sausage, Potatoes and Corn
One of my favorite summertime foods is a SEAFOOD, especially when I can cook it quickly and easily at home. My Stovetop Shrimp Boil is a little different than the recipe I followed from the Old Bay Seasoning website. Instead of red potatoes, I used a bag of white new potatoes. Instead of sausage I used chicken sausage. Lastly, I added fresh parsley to the broth for extra flavor.
Easy Shrimp and Pea Ziti
I found this Easy Peasy Shrimp Ziti summer dinner recipe in a magazine at my Mom’s house. It sounds amazing! I would add a bit of shaved parmesan and red pepper flakes on top and serve the pasta alongside a light salad.
Tropical Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Rotisserie chicken is always an easy go-to for a simple weeknight dinner in the summer. This Tropical Chicken Lettuce Wrap recipe sounds light and refreshing. Serving the tropical chicken salad in butter lettuce cups makes this a light delicious dinner.
Quick Meal: Three Bean Salad
Bean Salad is a summertime staple for many of my family’s cookouts. This Three Bean Salad is an easy weeknight dinner recipe because it can be made ahead of time and enjoyed with crusty bread or crackers. I enjoy the addition of olives and cheese cubes as well. See my Summer Bean Salad here!