Popular Summer Dinners Recipes

Who wants to spend summer cooking dinner over a hot stove? These dinner recipes make the most of summer fruits and vegetables, plus great grilling ideas too.

Grilled Garden Burgers

Reach your goal of five a day when you add veggies inside and on top of these juicy burgers.

From Diabetic Living

Grilled Garden Burgers

Bull's-Eye Onion Burgers

Served on hearty bread and dripping with Swiss cheese, this lean beef and onion burger is a favorite at summer barbecues and fall tailgating events.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Bull's-Eye Onion Burgers

Whiskey Burgers

This low-fat burger is made with lean ground venison dressed up with coffee, cocoa powder, chili powder, and whiskey. Try it at your next cookout.

From Diabetic Living

Whiskey Burgers

Chipotle BabyBack Ribs

Great-tasting ribs with just five ingredients? That's right! And they're made in the slow cooker. Another plus? They're low in fat and calories.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Chipotle BabyBack Ribs

Grilled Beef and Avocado Pitas

Lean flank steak is marinated and then grilled to make these whole wheat pita sandwiches. They're also filled with healthy vegetables.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Grilled Beef and Avocado Pitas

Grilled Steak and Peppers

An easy hoisin and red wine marinade elevates grilled vegetables from plain to party-worthy.

From Diabetic Living

Grilled Steak and Peppers

Mushroom Plum and Chicken Skewers

Tired of boneless chicken? Switch up your proteins and try this same recipe with shrimp or pork.

From Diabetic Living

Mushroom Plum and Chicken Skewers

Thai Turkey Burgers

Fruit on a burger? It makes total sense when served as a sweet salsa topping on these Thai-inspired turkey burgers.

From Parents

Thai Turkey Burgers

BBQ Pork Burgers

Salty chopped bacon invades each and every bite of these juicy pork burgers.

From Parents

BBQ Pork Burgers

Soy-Glazed Tuna Steaks with Baby Bok Choy

From Family Circle

Soy-Glazed Tuna Steaks with Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Pork & Onion Couscous

Use half of the apricot and Dijon sauce to brush on the pork tenderloin during grilling and the remainder to pass with the meat. Grilled onions and peas are tossed with couscous for a tasty side dish.

From Family Circle

Grilled Pork & Onion Couscous

SPICY CHIPOTLE BURGERS

From Family Circle

SPICY CHIPOTLE BURGERS

Carolina Shredded Chicken

From Family Circle

Carolina Shredded Chicken

Penne with Tomato-Eggplant Sauce

The secret ingredient that makes this slow cooked pasta sauce taste just like an Italian grandma's recipe? A splash of red wine.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Penne with Tomato-Eggplant Sauce

Grilled Pork Chops

Mashed potatoes with bits of scallion are a tasty side dish to serve with the grilled pork chops and tomatoes.

From Family Circle

Grilled Pork Chops

Penne Pesto with Veggies

The multigrain pasta in this healthy vegetarian main dish recipe provides a pleasant nutty flavor to go with the spinach and broccoli. Grape tomatoes add a burst of color.

From Family Circle

Penne Pesto with Veggies

Steak Salad with Mixed Baby Greens

From Family Circle

Steak Salad with Mixed Baby Greens

Grilled Panzanella Salad

From Family Circle

Grilled Panzanella Salad

Grilled Hoisin-Glazed Halibut and Bok Choy

From Family Circle

Grilled Hoisin-Glazed Halibut and Bok Choy

Slow Cooker Beer-Braised Smoked Sausage and Onions

A beer marinade, smoked sausages and a slow cooker that will do all the work for you...this no-fuss recipe is made for game days.

From Family Circle

Slow Cooker Beer-Braised Smoked Sausage and Onions

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

From Family Circle

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Summertime Chicken

Whether you cook the chicken on the barbecue grill or under the broiler, the fresh tomato, basil, and mozzarella cheese topping offers a mix of summer's best flavors.

From Family Circle

Summertime Chicken

Crispy Turkey Cobb Salad

This low-fat main-dish salad topped with oven-fried turkey cutlets, beets, hard-cooked eggs, and croutons makes a satisfying dinner with a pleasing mix of flavors and textures.

From Family Circle

Crispy Turkey Cobb Salad

Fresh Veggie Pasta

You may need to seek out a specialty cheese store to locate the bocconcini. These small balls of fresh mozzarella cheese become soft and creamy when tossed with the hot pasta, chicken, and vegetables.

From Family Circle

Fresh Veggie Pasta

Ravioli with Spinach Pesto

Pine nuts and baby spinach make a superb sauce for cheese-filled ravioli in this quick and easy recipe. To save the most time, use a bag of pre-washed spinach.

From Family Circle

Ravioli with Spinach Pesto

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