31 Family Dinners to Eat Every Night in July
Summer is officially in full swing, and we are here for it. The days are long, the beach bag is perpetually packed, and we have a never-ending supply of chilled rosé on hand. But between all the boardwalk ice cream cones and baseball game hot dogs, somehow you still have to get dinner on the table—well, at least a few times a week. Presenting an easy meal plan for every night in July, so you can get back to the important stuff (unicorn-shaped pool float, we’re looking at you).
July 2: Mango Chipotle Fish Tacos
They don’t call it Taco Tuesday for nothing.
July 3: Grilled Peach, Prosciutto, and Mozzarella Sandwich
Peaches are the new tomatoes.
July 4: Slow-Cooker Sweet Carolina Pulled Pork Sliders
If you’re not eating barbecue on the Fourth of July, we probably can't be friends.
July 6: Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce
We’d eat this creamy yogurt sauce on just about anything.
July 7: Easy Italian Pasta Salad
Make this tangy pasta salad before you go to the beach, and stick it in the fridge. It’s perfect cold after a long day in the sun.
July 8: Grilled Sticky Honey Sriracha Drumsticks with Slaw
We guarantee full family membership in the clean plate club.
July 9: Sunflower Chicken Salad
A great way to use up whatever you got in your CSA.
July 12: Bruschetta Chicken
There’s nothing like ripe, summer tomatoes. Showcase them in this deceptively quick and totally delicious weeknight dinner saver.
July 13: Spicy Black Bean Burger
Impress carnivores and vegetarians alike.
July 14: Sweet and Sour Pork Skewers with Pineapple
Part Chinese takeout, part summer cookout. All delicious.
July 15: Easy Skillet Paella
Typically, paella is an all-day affair. This one takes one pan and one hour, leaving you plenty of time to work on your tan.
July 16: Chicken Caprese Tortellini Pasta Salad
Store-bought tortellini makes this a weeknight no-brainer.
July 18: Linguine with Bacon, Peaches, and Gorgonzola
Don’t knock it ’til you try it. Plus, it comes together in 15 minutes.
July 19: Grilled Flatbread Pizza with Artichoke, Ricotta and Lemon
Just throw it on the grill and it’s ready to eat in ten minutes.
July 21: Grilled Curried Chicken Thighs with Rice Noodles
Ready in 60 minutes. Gone in six.
July 22: One-Pan Steak and Veggies with Garlic Herb Butter
How could anything with garlic herb butter possibly be bad?
July 23: Chicken Teriyaki Over Coconut Rice
Add a side of your favorite stir-fried veggies and you’re good to go.
July 24: Salmon Burgers
How can you get the kids to eat more fish? Make it in burger form, with plenty of tartar sauce and crunchy slaw.
July 25: Grilled Vegetable and Cheese Quesadillas With Mango Salsa
If a tropical vacation isn’t in the cards this summer, this mango salsa is the next best thing.
July 26: Ginger Pineapple Shrimp Stir-Fry
We like this easy stir-fry any time of year, but the bright flavors of ginger and pineapple are particularly refreshing on a hot night.
July 27: Summer Skillet Gnocchi with Corn and Burrata
Let’s be honest: We would eat just about anything with a dollop of fresh burrata on top. Add in fresh corn and tomatoes, and we’re toast.
July 28: Crock-Pot Corn Chowder
The last thing we want to do in the summer is stand in front of a hot stove. That’s where the Crock-Pot comes in: It’s a great way to use all that fresh corn, without heating up the kitchen.
July 29: Zoodles with Summer Vegetables
Here’s what you do when your neighbor comes over with 12 extra zucchinis from her garden. Throw them in a pan with a bunch of other veggies, drizzle with olive oil and fresh mint, and pat yourself on the back for having dinner done in 15 minutes.
July 30: Six-Ingredient Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad
Sundried tomatoes haven’t been cool since approximately 1987. But—shh, don’t tell—they’re still totally delicious, especially in this super-easy Mediterranean pasta salad by Coterie member Jesse Reilly.
July 31: Late Summer Vegetable Enchilada Pie
We’re all about summer salads, but sometimes you have to switch it up—especially when there's a crowd to feed.