The 10 Most-Saved Summer Dinners

The 10 Most-Saved Summer Dinners

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Sheela Prakash
Jul 17, 2018
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Summer dinners are all about ease. When it's this hot out and there are so many other things I'd rather be doing than cook (like go to the beach!), keeping things simple is a must. You clearly all agree because your most-saved summer dinner recipes are as fuss-free as they come. Here are your 10 favorites.

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10. How To Make Juicy Turkey Burgers

All too often turkey burgers can be dry and uninspiring. This recipe changes all that by adding Greek yogurt to the mix for moisture. Add a dash of Worcestershire and soy sauce for a boost of flavor.

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9. No-Chop Cold Veggie Noodle Bowls with Soy Lime Vinaigrette

Put down the knife and instead opt for a peeler and a grater to assemble these noodle bowls in no time.

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8. How To Make Juicy, Flavorful Grilled Chicken Breast

A quick mixture of honey, vinegar, and spices acts as sort of a hybrid marinade-brine to add flavor and moisture to the chicken before grilling. The leftover mixture is then used as a glaze to finish it.

7. Caramelized Eggplant & Onion Orzo

While this dinner requires a bit of time over the stove, it's minimal enough that you won't sweat too much in the summer heat. Plus, you'll be rewarded with a comforting meal that's extra colorful and packed with veggies.

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6. Sheet Pan Roasted Tomatoes & Mushrooms

Make a batch of these roasted tomatoes and mushrooms and enjoy them a few different ways throughout the week. Start with them piled on toast, then try them tossed with pasta or paired with grilled steak.

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5. Tortellini with Butter-Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

This is the perfect simple dinner for families with picky eaters. Make the butter-roasted cherry tomatoes to jazz up the adults' bowls and toss the kids' portions simply with butter and cheese.

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4. Cilantro Lime Pork Chops

These citrusy, tangy pork chops are a nice change from the ones you've been cooking through the colder months. Serve them on their own or with steamed rice to catch all the sauce.

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3. Sausage & Potato Foil Packets

Instead of reaching for a handful of spices, grab Cajun seasoning to add zest to these grilled packets without adding extra ingredients.

2. Light & Fresh Italian Pasta Salad

Can pasta salad be dinner? Absolutely — especially when it's filled with juicy tomatoes, bite-sized fresh mozzarella balls, and peppery arugula.

1. How To Make the Easiest BBQ Chicken in the Oven

Skip the grill and rely on your oven to churn out the easiest BBQ chicken around. It may become such a family favorite that you find yourself making it year-round.

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