It’s summertime, so you need quick and easy dinner ideas that don’t heat up your kitchen. These 45+ 30 minute summer dinner ideas are perfect for busy working homeschool moms who want to enjoy a delicious meal without spending hours in the kitchen.
Whether you’re dealing with homeschooling through the summer, juggling summer deadlines and work projects, or just trying to keep your home humming along, these summer recipes will help.
So fire up the grill, instapot, air fryer, or even your slow cooker – it’s time to eat!
30 Minute Summer Dinner Ideas
45+ 30 Minute Summer Dinner Ideas
Are you looking for some quick and tasty summer dinner ideas? Look no further. In this list, you'll find 45+ delicious recipes that all take 30 minutes or less to prepare.
So whether you're short on time or just want an easy meal, these recipes are sure to satisfy. Enjoy!
Chicken salad sandwiches make a quick and easy summer dinner. This chicken salad recipe takes cooked, protein-rich chicken breast and combines it with crunchy celery and pecans, sweet grapes, and spicy onion and tosses it in a creamy dressing made with mayonnaise, greek yogurt, and spices for the tastiest chicken salad ever.
These Frozen Burgers (in Air Fryer) are super quick and easy! They are super juicy and basically foolproof. No grill or skillet needed so cleanup is an absolute breeze. Plus there is no thawing required so these burgers can be ready in less than 15 minutes!
These Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos are the perfect light, fresh, and easy Mexican dish. The shrimp are tossed in a sweet and smoky dry rub and take less than 10 minutes to cook in the air fryer. Serve them with warm tortillas and a simple slaw and dinner is served!
Easy 30-minute weeknight dinner? Check. Let’s try something different tonight: Seasoned chicken tenders meet a cool & confident salsa in this recipe for Skillet Chicken Tenders with Artichoke Avocado Salsa.
This simple recipe is the perfect dinner for the end of summer when fresh garden produce is abundant! Ready in as little as 20 minutes, it is the best way to enjoy fresh veggies without turning on the oven.
A budget-friendly, delicious & nutritious one-pot vegan recipe that will be ready to eat in under 20 minutes! This zesty & hearty chili is the perfect meal for a camp-out or when you’re hungry & just need something quick to fill your tummy and warm your soul.
This Italian Sub Giardiniera Sandwich on Ciabatta is the ultimate sandwich lover’s weeknight dinner! A crusty toasted ciabatta roll is piled high with prosciutto, cheese, tomato, avocado, greens and quick homemade giardiniera with marinated fresh veggies!
Cooking Corn in the air fryer is one of the simplest ways to indulge in Summer's sweet local corn on the cob. It is fantastic when you want some grilled corn but don't want to go throw the hassle of BBQing just for that!
This oven-baked cod recipe is made with white cod fish filets smothered in an easy and flavorful cajun butter sauce, then baked until perfectly tender and flaky.
I hope you’ve found a few recipes here that will work well for your family. With summer coming to an end, these meals will help you get through the last few weeks of craziness. And if you try one of these recipes today and let me know how you liked it, I would appreciate it!
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