A tray of bacon nachos with cheese sauce

Summer comfort food recipes

Discover incredible summer comfort food recipes. Explore savoury and sweet ideas, including burgers, pasta, ice cream and more.

10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up these bacon nachos as a party snack or for that big sporting event. They only take 20 minutes, including the tasty cheese sauce topping

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Use sweet strawberries whilst they’re in season to make this fabulous homemade strawberry ice cream. It's perfect on its own or as an accompaniment summer desserts

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make a vegan version of a classic potato salad using vegan mayonnaise. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a barbecue, picnic or salads in the summer

25 mins
Easy
Vegan
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Treat someone to this flourless chocolate cake. It’s ideal for anyone following a gluten-free diet, and makes an irresistable dessert with fresh berries

1 hr and 55 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Combine two mighty desserts – cheesecake and Eton mess – to make this indulgent summer treat packed with ginger biscuits, meringue, strawberries and cream

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Use up a glut of rhubarb and apples for this simple crumble. Ground ginger adds a nice spice to the topping, but leave it out if you’d prefer

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy these sticky buffalo wings New York-style for a sharing family supper. You can use chicken wings or legs, if you prefer. Serve with blue cheese slaw

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
19 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Choose this healthy pasta supper after a workout. Although it's low in fat and calories, it's packed with flavour, and also provides calcium and fibre

43 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in chocolate-dipped strawberries for dessert or as part of a romantic picnic. Drizzle over milk and white chocolate for the wow factor

24 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
8 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Think of financiers like posh bakewells made with brown butter. Tom Kerridge turns them into a traybake here, using raspberries and white chocolate

50 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
19 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make this king prawn and courgette tagliatelle in just 20 minutes. It's full of garlic, lemon and chilli, and it's healthy too, so it's great for busy weeknights

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

We've combined two of our favourite recipes to make a bhaji in a bun. Serve with mango chutney and a fluffy brioche bun

50 mins
More effort
20 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Use sausages as the base for this easy summer traybake. It's packed with artichokes, new potatoes, butter beans, tomatoes and fresh pesto, and is delicious with crusty bread

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Pile up burgers with cheese, guacamole, chipotle, salsa and nachos for a fiery and zingy twist on a cheeseburger. The nachos give added crunch

25 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Put asparagus centre stage in this satisfying risotto. Top with a sprinkling of parmesan for an easy midweek meal for two

Partnered with Grana Padano
35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Jazz up a humble hot dog with punchy chimichurri sauce. It’s perfect fuss-free food for a family movie night on the sofa, or even dinner in the garden

40 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Take the humble potato salad to the next level with our ultimate version of this ever-versatile side dish. It's perfect for picnics, barbecues and more

22 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These spicy chicken kebabs can be marinated the day before for extra flavour. Wrap in a warm flatbread and top with pickled chilli and cooling yogurt

35 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Make a summer pasta salad to serve as a main meal or side dish. It's made with bacon, spinach, tomato and basil, and a delicious honey and mustard dressing

30 mins
Easy
73 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

The perfect summer comfort food - classic macaroni cheese with extra veggies and herbs

30 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Pack these healthy chicken, avocado and lettuce sandwiches to enjoy on a family summer picnic. The chicken has a crispy coating made from flour, almonds and sesame seeds

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
12 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a vegan version of katsu curry, with crispy, golden tofu. Serve with rice, fresh herbs and cucumber and carrot ribbons

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
26 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make this creamy mushroom pasta dish on days when you need a big bowl of comfort. Cream, parmesan, white wine, lemon zest and parsley make this a rich and flavourful dinner 

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make your own no-churn ice cream with a recipe from the award-winning Our Cow Molly. You only need eggs, sugar and double cream for this cooling summer treat

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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