Looking for quick and easy dinner recipes to make for your family this summer that won’t keep you in the hot kitchen for hours? This list has all of our family’s favorites. You’re gonna love these summer dinner ideas for kids!
Easy Summer Dinner Ideas for Kids
Isn't summer the best season ever?
In our family we love grilling, eating out on our patio and enjoying simple meals that we can throw together in a matter of minutes.
This list is full of easy summer dinner recipes for families.
In fact, if your kids like to help out in the kitchen are learning to cook, there are a ton of easy recipes that they can make.
You'll notice that these recipes include lots of foods on sticks, pastas and kid-friendly vegetables to please even the pickiest of palates.
I know that your kids are going to love these summer meals as much as mine do!
This Pizza Pasta Salad has all of the wonderful flavors of pizza- just in a pasta salad version! If your kids love pizza and pasta, they will love this creation. This dish will be perfect on a hot summers day.
Wanna know a little secret? Kids loves love anything that's rolled up in a tortilla. Especially when it's filled with a yummy mixture of turkey, bacon and cheese. My family loves these for dinner in the summer, and I love them because I can make them ahead of time and store them in the fridge!
In the summertime, you don't always want to turn on the oven. That's why this campfire pizza is perfect! Kids will love helping out with this one because they can each put on their own toppings. Then simply wrap in foil and toss on the grill!
Tacos are a summer classic! A family-favorite dinner, this delicious taco pizza recipe is made with a crescent roll crust and simple ingredients. It’s quick and easy too; you can whip up this filling meal in 30 minutes or less!
These lettuce wraps are so yummy you will want to add them to your meal plan rotation. I added red bell pepper, but you could add shredded carrots, or green onion, or green bell pepper. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces for a quick, fun and delicious dinner!
An easy pasta salad, made with plenty of bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes and covered with a mayo based dressing. You can choose to cut the tomatoes large enough for kids to pick out, or do a small dice so they are so small they don't even notice them.
This kid-friendly pasta salad is packed with lots of fresh veggies, which makes it a healthy, filling, colourful and delicious meal that your child will love! Plus kids always love the bow shaped pasta.
Chicken bow tie pasta salad is the perfect summer salad! It combines so many delicious ingredients with the crunch of cashews and creamy coleslaw dressing. Kids will love the sweetness of the fruit and moms will love how easy and healthy it is.
Pretty, colorful Kid-Friendly Confetti Rice is a sure way to get the kids to eat their veggies! Ready in 20 minutes, this recipe is easy, cheap, and just a perfect, healthy dish for my family during the summer. Just toss in some diced chicken breast to add a little protein and dinner is ready!
Delicious Meatball Foil Packet Meals are so easy to make in the oven or outside on a grill! This easy foil packet dinner idea is amazing because it’s an entire entire meal with easy clean up in the foil packet! They have juicy meatballs, crisp tater tots, vegetables and of course cheese for an entire meal in a foil packet!
One of my kids’ favorite things to eat when we’re home for lunch, like all summer long, is quesadillas. And I’m happy to make them because they are quick and easy to put together and cook. The other day it occurred to me that pizza toppings might make for a mighty fine quesadilla, so I decided to experiment a bit. And boy were my guinea pigs (ages 7, 5, and 2) happy with the results!
Lauren Tingley is a formerly stressed out, working teacher-mom of two who tried to "do it all" and ended up losing herself in the process. Determined to find joy in modern motherhood she discovered simplifying was the answer. Now she shares her tips for fun family activities, minimalist homemaking and simple parenting advice on Simply Well Balanced for families looking to create more balance in their homes. Lauren's ideas and advice has been shared by Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping and Women's First.Read more about me! Or follow me on Pinterest or Instagram
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