8 Easy Breezy Summer Dinners

how to make pasta with roasted summer vegetables

Summer dinners should be low-maintenance and delicious (and ideally eaten outside).  These recipes are hassle-free and full of flavor so you can make the most of the season.

  1. Pasta with Roasted Summer Vegetables

    Summer in a bowl! This pasta dish made with roasted summer veggies, sharp Pecorino Romano, crunchy pine nuts, and fresh basil is a delicious way to use up all your seasonal produce.

  2. southwestern sliders

    Southwestern Sliders

    These drip-down-your-chin sliders are jazzed up with smoky Southwestern spices, jalapeño pepper and Jack cheese. Serve them with Roasted Tomato Peach Jam instead of ketchup and your family will swoon.

  3. salmon

    Grilled Salmon with Creamy Cucumber-Dill Salad

    Warm weather cooking is all about keeping it simple: no fussy sauces or heating up the kitchen, just good food made from fresh ingredients. This grilled salmon with a refreshing cucumber salad is just that!

  4. chicken fajitas

    Grilled Chicken Fajitas

    For these smoky fajitas, you can do all of the prep ahead of time, so all that’s left to do at dinnertime is quickly grill the chicken. And fajitas are just fun — perfect for getting the whole family together and sharing at the dinner table.

  5. salad

    Vietnamese Shredded Chicken Salad

    This salad is so satisfying, you can get away with serving it for dinner. It’s easy too: you simply shred a rotisserie chicken, chop some veggies, whisk the dressing and dinner is done.

  6. Thai minced chicken lettuce cups

    Thai Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups

    Boldly flavored with fresh ginger, lime, chili pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar, these Thai-style lettuce cups touch all your taste sensations. Warning: they're highly addictive.

  7. Crab Cakes

    Maryland Crab Cakes with Quick Tartar Sauce

    These Maryland-style crab cakes are made with delicious lump crab meat and just enough filler to bind the crab meat together. And don't skip the homemade tartar sauce!

  8. Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Mozzarella Pearls

    Quick, simple, and family-approved — this pasta dish is a family favorite. And here’s the best part: the pesto itself yields enough for two dinners (and freezes well) and the dish is just as good at room temperature as it is hot, so it can double as a pasta salad for a picnic or barbecue.

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