Those hot, lazy days got you looking for recipes that are fast, easy, and don’t heat up the kitchen? Check out these summer meal ideas, dinners with beef, chicken, seafood and even vegetarian meals. Most are baked in your favorite multi cooker and done in about 30 minutes!
Healthy Summer Dinners Recipes with Chicken
Soups and salads make great summer meals. Easy chicken recipes like white chicken chili and a southwest chicken bowl are delicious summer supper ideas.
Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Salad
This low carb version of a popular fast food chicken sandwich makes a great summer dinner recipe and pairs perfectly with favorite summer side dishes and salads.
Chicken Noodle Soup
Soups are light, healthy meals that are delicious any time of year, and this chicken noodle soup is a great way to use up your summer vegetable harvest.
Southwest Chicken Bowl
Spicy rice, corn, beans, peppers, and shredded chicken served up with fresh pico de gallo, cheese and green onions.
White Bean Chicken Chili
Chicken, white beans, peppers, and a light broth come together quickly and cook up in about 30 minutes.
Quick Summer Ground Beef Recipes
Ground beef is the perfect partner to summer’s best produce, like tomatoes and peppers. Here’s a selection of healthy summer dinners recipes that spotlight these delicious combinations.
Cheesy Taco Rice Casserole
Taco-flavored ground beef mixed with diced onions, peppers, and rice baked with a layer of cheese and topped with your favorite taco toppings.
One of summer’s favorite vegetables, these stuffed bell peppers are filled with a beef and rice mixture that’s a perfect light summer dinner.
Tater Tot Casserole
Tater tot casserole is a family-favorite one-pot meal that’s perfect any time of the year. Baking it in the air fryer means your kitchen stays cool while it’s hot outside.
Chili Dog Casserole
Low carb, easy, and fast, this healthy chili dog casserole can also be served on hot dog buns. Perfect for a summer cookout!
Slow Cooker Chili
Chili in the summer? This classic cold weather dinner also makes a great summer meal because you can throw everything in the slow cooker and go on about your day.
Vegetarian Summer Supper Ideas
Checkout these meatless summer meal ideas, dinners that are light, simple, and fast.
Tomato Basil Soup
This recipe uses canned tomatoes, but you could certainly use your summer bounty of fresh tomatoes instead.
Chunky Vegetable Soup
Here’s another opportunity to use up your summer vegetable harvest, this one featuring tomatoes, green beans, and zucchini.
Vegetarian Bean Soup
Although it doesn’t take advantage of summer’s bounty, this simple soup comes together quickly and cooks up in 30 minutes, great for lazy days.
Healthy Summer Dinners Recipes with Seafood
Seafood dinners make great summer meals–easy, light and simple.Here are two of my favorites.
Salmon Boursin Pasta
This Salmon Boursin Pasta recipe combines penne, salmon steaks and garlic and herb Boursin cheese into a rich, creamy pasta dish with spinach, butter, and parsley.
Tuna Feta Pasta Bake
Creamy, cheesy, and fast, this low carb tuna feta pasta bake needs less than 10 minutes hands-on time and is done in under 20 minutes in the Ninja Speedi.
Perfect Pork Recipes for Light Summer Meals
These recipes utilize pork-based prepared meats, which help you bring meals together quickly and easily.
A simple egg dish covered in your favorite pizza toppings makes a delicious, light meal for warm summer nights.
I love breakfast for dinner, any time of the year. But I especially love it in summer when I can use fresh peppers, tomatoes, and even zucchini in the hash.