Top 21 Summer Recipes that the Whole Family Will Love!
Summer Recipes: Summer is finally here! And with the summer here, you know what that means… hot days are back! And when these hot days hit, what we want to cook changes too. We want to cook things on the grill, make cold recipes, or something that is quick and easy!
These twenty-one recipes are PERFECT for those hot summer days. Here, we have a great mix or main dishes, sides, dessert, and drinks! There is something here for everyone, plus your kids are bound to like something from this list.
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Coleslaw Orzo Salad- Summer Recipes
This Coleslaw Orzo Salad will be a huge hit at your next family summer gettogether! My personal favorite thing about this recipe is the almonds for that great crunch,m and the cranberries for the little bit of sweetness!
Check out the recipe here by Babaganosh
Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken Pineapple Sliders
Nothing says summer better than barbecue and pineapple! These two flavors just scream summer food to me! But sometimes making barbecue can take a long time. Well here is an awesome recipe that goes right in the Instant Pot and only cooks for 25 minutes!
Check out the recipe here by Moosh Jenne
Who doesn’t love pizza? I think I can safely say that most of the world’s population loves pizza! This recipe is a great way to make pizza more summery! Best part is that you can use any toppings that you and your family love!
Check out the recipe here from Take Them Outside
Honey Ginger Limeade
Are you looking for a great summery drink to cool you down, but want something different than the typical lemonade? Well then try this Honey Ginger Limeade!
Check out the recipe here from Babaganosh
Cherry Chicken Pasta Salad
I love the twist of adding the cherries to this chicken pasta salad! That for sure makes this yummy recipe feel more summery! Also, with just a few ingredients- this summer recipe will be done and on your table in no time.
Check out the recipe here from Stef’s Eats and Sweets.
Blueberry Iced Tea
What a great summer twist on an already classic drink! This Blueberry Iced Tea will for sure have your kids asking for seconds! It’s easy to prepare in advance, which makes it perfect for your next barbeque!
Check out the recipe here from Peel with Zeal
Grilled French Fries- Summer Recipes
French fries that you can make on your grill? Sign me up! French fries are another classic food that most people love! But this recipe brings these french fries to a whole other summery level!
Check out the recipe here from Drugstore Divas
Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken
Cooking on the grill just makes everything taste more summery! And combine that with lemon, you have a summer diner winner!
Check out this recipe here from Snappy Gourmet
Watermelon Mint Lemonade
How pretty is this drink? Not only is it pretty, but it is also incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day! A great thing about this recipe is that you can make it as sweet or as tart as you like! It’s up to you!
Check out the recipe here from Her Gardening Info
Banana Split Grilled Dessert Nachos
A dessert that is delicious… and healthy?!? Count me in! Not only is this dessert delicious and healthy, but it also captures the flavors of a banana split, which is perfect for those summer days! My son loves this Summer recipes!
Check out this recipe here from Two Healthy Kitchens
Vegan Italian Pasta Salad
Sometimes in the summer, you just don’t want to grill or cook, because it’s just too hot out. That’s where this Cold Italian Pasta Salad comes in! This pasta salad is also vegan. It’s healthy, delicious, and such a great summer meal.
Check out the recipe here from Strength and Sunshine
BBQ Grilled Chicken Nachos- Summer Recipes
You really can’t go wrong with nachos. They are easy to make, everyone loves them, and they are great to make for a crowd! Here is a great summery twist on this classic food.
Check out the recipe here from Fearless Dining
PALEO GRILLED FOIL PACKET RECIPE
This meal checks off all of my summertime cooking checklist: It’s easy to make, its cheap, and it leaves you with little mess to clean up! Also, it has a great combination of flavors that are just amazing!
Check out the recipe here from Puravida Moms
Vegan Corn on the Cob with Parsley, Chives, and Tahini
Probably one of my favorite recipes on this Summer recipes list! Nothing says summer like corn on the cob, but sometimes you want to take it up a notch. Well, this recipe for sure does that! This corn on the cob will for sure be a great treat at your next BBQ.
Check the recipe out at VE Eat Cook Bake
Watermelon Strawbery Popsicles
If you didn’t have a popsicle this summer, was it really even summer? I don’t think so! What I love about this recipe is that it is healthy and easy to make! With only 4 ingredients, you will be making these popsicles all summer long!
Check out the recipe here from Maple and Mango
Juicy Hamburger Burger- Summer Recipes
We can’t have a summer recipe list without having hamburgers on it! And these burgers can be made on the grill or in the oven. There are also two secret ingredients in these burgers that make them super juicy!
Check out the recipe from Wholesome Yum here
EASY 3 INGREDIENT ONION BAKED POTATOES IN FOIL
Baking thigs in foil is just so easy! It is also really helpful because there is less mess to clean (a huge win in my book). Also, the added onion flavor to these potatoes is just amazing!
Check out the recipe from Food Meanderings here
Snickers Caramel Apple Salad
Want to wow your guest at your next BBQ? Then you need to make this Snickers Caramel Apple Salad! This dessert will have your guest begging for the recipe!
Check out the recipe from Blitz and Giggles here
Easy Turkey Kebabs
Kebabs are always a great choice for any summer BBQ. But these Turkey Kebabs are healthier, and the flavor is amazing!
Check out the recipe from Where is My Spoon here
No-Bake Banana Pudding Twinkie Cake
Some summer days, it’s just too hot to bake! And this No-Bake Banana Pudding Twinkie Cake is perfect for that! This yummy treat is also a great recipe for the kids to help out with!
Check out this recipe from Call Me PMC here
Easy and Elegant Freezer-Box Eclair Cake- Summer Recipes
Now to end this Summer recipes list with this Easy and Elegant Freezer-Box Eclair Cake looks a lot harder then it actually is! You will be sure to impress everyone at your next summer gathering!
Check out the recipe from Love These Recipes here
So what did you think? Are you going to make any of these Summer recipes? If you do, let me know in the comments down below!
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These sound great! I’m hungry now! Lol
Omg these all look amazing!!! I don’t even know which one to try first but I can’t wait to start cooking some of these, especially the eclair cake! My family is going to love it
Thanks for compiling such a great summer recipe list! I love that so many of your suggestions are vegan and vegetarian (I feel seen!). As a vegetarian, I always feel stumped when it comes to grilling, but this post is really inspiring. I am absolutely going to make those three ingredient onion baked potatoes this weekend!
Anna Elle Liz
I love this list! There are so many good options that I totally forgot about! For sure pinning this so I don’t forget!
Oh my! These light summer recipes all look and sound amazing! I will for sure be trying some of these!!
Yummy! This looks so good, and it is perfect for summer!
Audrey at Two Pink Peonies
These all sound so good! I can’t wait to try them.
Everything looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try these!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate
So many good recipes (and just in time for July 4th at home in the backyard!). My favorite is the Coleslaw Orzo Salad. Can’t wait to try that!
Oh my goodness, these look delicious! I especially love the grilled French fries and the campfire pizzas! The kids have been asking to build a fire and I’m sure they would LOVE IT if we used it to make pizzas!
I love all the recipes! This is perfect for the summer! Thanks for sharing.
My goodness these ALL look amazing. I think I’m going to try the different pasta salads first since they are my favorite side dish!