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.

Corn and Basil Tart

Cover the cornmeal crust in foil for the first 10 minutes of baking to allow the inside to fully cook before crisping up the top.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Corn and Basil Tart

White Pizza with Arugula Lemon Parmesan and Ricotta

This recipe is like a cheesy salad on top of pizza dough. Crank up the oven to achieve a crisp, Italian-style crust.

From Family Circle

White Pizza with Arugula Lemon Parmesan and Ricotta

Herbed Chopped Veggies

Green vegetables, crunchy walnuts, fresh herbs and a touch of butter combine for one flavorful spring side dish.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Herbed Chopped Veggies

Classic Potato Salad

Pile a serving of this Classic Potato Salad on a plate next to a juicy burger and big slice of watermelon for a meal that's summer picnic perfection.

From Midwest Living

Classic Potato Salad

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

Mediterranean Meatball Skewer

From Family Circle

Mediterranean Meatball Skewer

Balsamic-Glazed Kielbasa Skewer

From Family Circle

Balsamic-Glazed Kielbasa Skewer

Five-Spice Chicken

From Family Circle

Five-Spice Chicken

Chimichurri Vegetable Skewer

From Family Circle

Chimichurri Vegetable Skewer

Grilled Panzanella Salad

From Family Circle

Grilled Panzanella Salad

SPICY CHIPOTLE BURGERS

From Family Circle

SPICY CHIPOTLE BURGERS

Grilled Citrus Chicken Rice Bowl

From Family Circle

Grilled Citrus Chicken Rice Bowl

Grilled Hoisin-Glazed Halibut and Bok Choy

From Family Circle

Grilled Hoisin-Glazed Halibut and Bok Choy

Shrimp Tostadas

From Family Circle

Shrimp Tostadas

Minestrone with Tubettini and Capicola

From Family Circle

Minestrone with Tubettini and Capicola

Tomato and Eggplant Fusilli

From Family Circle

Tomato and Eggplant Fusilli

Steak and Herb Tacos

From Better Homes and Gardens

Steak and Herb Tacos

Fresh Herb Tuna Salad

Fresh herbs and curry powder accent the dressing for this contemporary twist on classic tuna salad. Serve it in on whole grain bread.

From Midwest Living

Fresh Herb Tuna Salad

Steak and Sautéed Kale with Miso Dressing

Sautéing kale tenderizes the leaves and removes the sometimes bitter taste. Toss the greens with tomatoes and grilled steak for a fast, filling and antioxidant-packed meal.

From Fitness

Steak and Sautéed Kale with Miso Dressing

Grilled Scallop and Summer Squash Kebabs

A garlic-lemon sauce coats the scallops, squash and avocado salad, making this great grilled meal cohesive. Serve with a side of brown rice or quinoa.

From Fitness

Grilled Scallop and Summer Squash Kebabs

Baconista Brats

Marinate brats in spiced-up German beer for a flavor boost that can only be topped by the bacon that's later wrapped around the sausages before grilling.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Baconista Brats

Fresh Green Bean Salad

Steam fresh beans in your microwave, mix with a few other vegetables, then top with a slightly spicy dressing for a summery side dish.

From Diabetic Living

Fresh Green Bean Salad

Sweet (potato) Sundae Bar

Make dinner an interactive experience by setting up a spread of baked sweet potatoes and fixings. Whether your fellow diners are vegetarian, gluten-free or carnivores, they can build a meal they'll enjoy.

From Parents

Sweet (potato) Sundae Bar

Mango Chili Chicken

Need dinner fast? Whip up this spicy chicken dish served over rice.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mango Chili Chicken

Tote-and-Slice Loaf Sandwich

Also called a hoagie or sub, these popular sandwiches can be sliced for entertaining and easily toted to a tailgate or picnic in the park.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tote-and-Slice Loaf Sandwich

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