Summer is almost here. I can’t believe how fast this year is going and that it is already May. Where I live the temperature is already getting a bit warm so I thought let’s put together some dinner ideas for summer. I hate trying to come up with ideas for meals so these roundups are perfect for me and hopefully for you as well.
I try not to use the oven very much in the summer because when I do my home is like 10 degrees warmer at least. When its 90 or 100 outside the last thing you want to do is make the house hotter. So these dinner ideas for summer are either salads, made in the slow cooker, the grill or maybe the stovetop. I tend to make a lot of chicken at home but I tried to include a variety of different ideas so that you can find something that your family will enjoy.
Many of these meals use a Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker, 6-Quart slow cooker here is a great one to get if you don’t have one. Having a slow cooker makes dinner time much easier and this is the one I use and it’s great. It’s also a great way to have a hot meal but not need to use the oven and heat up your home.
What should I make for dinner in the summer?
You can make so many things for dinner in the summer that is quick and easy. You just need to get a little creative and try some new things out. So if you are looking for quick dinner ideas for summer than this post will give you many easy and delicious ideas for dinner
No Oven Cooking required
11. Baja Fish Tacos
14. Pesto Gnocchi
Slow cooker/Instant Pot summer meals
3. Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches
7. Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches
This is such a great summer dinner idea for the family to give a try. It’s a huge hit in my house.
12. Instant pot BBQ Chicken ( perfect for wraps or on a salad)
16. Instant pot Brushetta Chicken Pasta
Easy dinner ideas for summer Salads
10. BLT Pasta Salad
17. Grilled Pizzas
So there are 50 dinner ideas for summer. I love the idea of having meal ideas all in one space so you don’t have to go searching for them. I hope I have included plenty of tasty meals you’ll enjoy.