Beautiful summer days should be spent in the sun, not in the kitchen.
Preparing a delicious meal for the family can take hours. We think you should be able to take back these hours spent cooking without sacrificing a delicious meal for the family. That’s why we’ve created this list of easy summer dinner ideas that take less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook. When you spend more little time cooking, it frees up time for you to enjoy your summer with your family. Lounge by the pool, head to the beach, or rides bikes to the park without worrying about what to get on the table for dinner that night. Say goodbye to dinnertime stress and hello to a Summer in the sun with these quick and tasty dinners the entire family will love.
Charred Honey Lime Chicken with Mexican Street Corn
Throw these tender chicken breasts on the grill and brush them with a tangy-sweet honey lime sauce. Complete this perfect poolside meal with a side of Mexican Street Corn. This unique corn on the cob dish will pleasantly delight all the mouths it feeds. Corn is slathered in a lime crema and topped with a sprinkle of Cotija cheese and chili powder. This fantastic summer meal has a total prep time of 15-20 minutes, so you’ll spend more time enjoying than prepping.
Grilled Chicken Ceasar Sandwiches
Transform a traditional Ceasar Salad into fun Grilled Chicken Ceasar Sandwiches to liven up your summer. Impress everyone at your cookout or everyone in your family when you whip these up in less than 30 minutes. Grilled chicken breasts on brioche buns with a creamy Caesar spread are complete with garlic and parmesan cheese. Looking for an easy side? Throw our Sweet Potato Fries in the oven while these sizzle on the grill.
Grilled Chicken Skewers with Peanut Dipping Sauce
This easy summer dish is perfect for your next campfire cookout. Juicy chicken breasts are covered in a flavorful Indian yogurt marinade. They are then skewered, grilled, and served with a side of sweet and savory peanut sauce. Not only does this meal cook in less than 30 minutes, but it’s also under 400 calories. Quick, delicious, and perfect for anyone who might be watching their weight this summer.
Georgia Peach Pork Chops
Our summery Georgia Peach Pork Chops cook in less than 30 minutes. These tender, boneless pork chops pan seared and simmered in a sauce of peaches, brown sugar, cider vinegar, and herbs. These bright and sweet flavors all come together to make the perfect summer pork chop. This meal is under 400 calories, so you can indulge without any guilt. Trust us, this is one you’ll want to indulge!
Chicken Yakisoba Noodle Bowl
These noodles are made to slurp up by the pool. This guest’s favorite cooks in less than 30 minutes, so getting it ready for the family will be a breeze. Shredded carrots and cabbage give a crunch to this sweet and spicy Yakisoba noodle bowl. Tender, juicy pieces of chicken bring the flavors together to make the perfect summer noodle bowl.
Sesame Crusted Mahi Mahi with Soy Ginger Butter
Nothing says summer quite like a tasty summer catch! Our catch of the season is a delicious Mahi Mahi that’s ready in under 30 minutes. Golden sesame-crusted Mahi Mahi is finished with a whipped soy-ginger butter and served over a steamy bed of rice in this Dream Dinner. Looking for the perfect summer side? Look no further than our Garlic Asparagus Spears. These perfectly seasoned asparagus spears are great for grilling or broiling with your Sesame Crusted Mahi Mahi.
French Onion Turkey Burgers
Throw these on the grill for burger night if you’re looking for something as delicious as it is easy to make! Herbs, seasoning, and French-fried onions are mixed with ground Turkey to make these super juicy burgers. Served with a side of Sweet Potato Fries, your bellies will be just as full as your hearts after this perfect family meal.
Orange Asian Chicken
Suppose you’re looking to impress the kids with an easy summer dinner. In that case, our Orange Asian Chicken over Rice and Sweet Gingered Carrots is the dinner for you. A favorite amongst parents and kids alike, this delightful orange chicken cooks in under 30 minutes. Lightly breaded chicken breasts are covered in our signature slightly sweet orange sauce to make the perfect Asian-style summer dish.
Savory Meatballs with Cranberry and Almond Couscous
This meal is a brand-new global flavor on the Dream Dinners Menu; this meal has a prep time of 20-25 minutes. Moroccan-inspired ground beef meatballs are seasoned with savory spices and served with a refreshing cranberry almond couscous salad.
Grilled Mojo Steak with Pineapple Salsa
Meet the steak of the summer with our Grilled Mojo Steak with Pineapple Salsa. Seared ranch steaks are tossed in a zesty sauce with green onions, Cuban spices and topped with summery pineapple salsa. Spend a day by the pool with the family and top it off by throwing these summery steaks on the grill for the family. A delicious meal ready in under 30 minutes, so you can spend more time splashing in the pool with family and less time worrying about dinner.
Catalina Shrimp Tacos with Cheese
Corn tortillas are filled with juicy shrimp sautéed in a chimichurri sauce, topped with lime-infused corn and Cotija cheese. These quick and easy shrimp tacos are a must-have for your taco nights this summer. Heat this in a pan or throw them on the grill in true summer fashion. However you decide to cook these shrimp tacos, we guarantee you won’t stop at just one!
Backyard BBQ Chicken
Having a summer cookout this year that you’d like to be able to enjoy? Lucky for you, our Backyard BBQ Chicken is ready in less than 30 minutes. This is the perfect meal to serve to your guests without having to worry about spending the entire party in the kitchen. Dream Dinners’ original BBQ sauce is slathered over tender chicken breasts and served with Summer Grilled Vegetables.
Southwest Pork Carnitas Wrap
Slow-cooked Southwestern pork is wrapped in a flour tortilla and served with white rice and cheddar cheese. This delicious dish cooks quickly in under 30 minutes. Our pork carnitas wrap works great for lunch or dinner. Whichever meal you are serving it for, you won’t spend much time getting it on the table at all.
Summer is meant to spend enjoying the weather with family. With these easy summer dinner ideas, we hope you will be able to spend less time cooking and more time soaking up the summer! Don’t forget to place your July Order, so you have all the free time this season to enjoy with your family.