Baked ratatouille dish topped with cheese

Summer dinner recipes

59 Recipes

These easy summer dinners make the most of seasonal ingredients. From lighter stews and fresh salads, to barbecues and roasts, our recipes are fuss-free and full of flavour.

45 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Transform ratatouille into a bake with a layer of cheese sauce and you won't look back. It makes a great late summer dish and delivers three of your 5-a-day

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Make a quick and easy meal for two with these pork meatballs, served with spaghetti, courgette ribbons, lemon and parmesan – perfect for summer evenings

30 mins
Easy
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5 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Make this filo tart in a frying pan for a fuss-free dinner. Peas, crème fraîche, butter beans, courgette, feta and mint make up the fabulous filling

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 1.9 out of 5 star rating

Turn a side of salmon into a gorgeous centrepiece with just a few Mediterranean antipasti ingredients. Bake in the oven or cook on the barbecue for a great summer dish

40 mins
Easy
4 ratings 2.8 out of 5 star rating

Save time on busy weeknights with our tasty seabass traybake with green veg medley in a sticky soy dressing. It takes just 20 minutes from prep to plate

20 mins
Easy
3 ratings 1.2 out of 5 star rating

Make this quick broccoli, lemon and walnut pasta with simple storecupboard ingredients. It’s healthy, low in fat and calories and full of texture and flavour

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

Make this stunning spanakopita - 'spinach pie'. Traditionally made with filo pastry, feta and spinach, here we’ve added lamb, slow-cooked in stock

3 hrs and 35 mins
More effort
9 ratings 2.6 out of 5 star rating

Whip up this speedy sausage, courgette and rice dish in just 20 minutes. Full of flavour, it’s ideal for when you want something quick and easy

20 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate tomatoes in all their different colours and sizes with this vibrant summer traybake. With mozzarella and ricotta, it's packed with flavour

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
19 ratings 3.7 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
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Fry veg with chorizo and orzo to make this healthy, colourful summer stew. You can add any leftover veg you have in the fridge to reduce food waste

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
8 ratings 2.5 out of 5 star rating

Stuck in a food rut? Grab a can of butter beans, some feta and passata to make this super-speedy and super-tasty supper. Full of goodness, it’s healthy too 

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Try this spin on a fish pie and top with gnocchi instead of regular mashed potato. It takes just 30 minutes to make so is perfect for a balanced family meal

30 mins
Easy
14 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this healthy spiced salmon and tomato traybake with a mild curry flavour for a quick and easy midweek meal. Serve with naan bread and lemon wedges

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Load soft tortillas with chargrilled veg, beans, tomato salsa and smashed avocado for an easy supper. No cooking is required so they're ideal for summer 

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.2 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
50 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Our June cover star is a lovely, light dish ideal for al fresco dining

50 mins
Easy
52 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Learn how to make succulent beef burgers with just four ingredients. An easy recipe for perfect homemade patties

30 mins
Easy
3 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
5 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Revamp your roast chicken for the summer months with just a few ingredients. Serve our easy traybake with salad or crusty bread for a winning chicken dinner

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Pack in the nutrients with this veggie supper made from spinach, eggs and chickpeas. It's healthy, low in calories, full of flavour and delivers four of your five-a-day

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Get four of your five-a-day in this comforting cannellini bean and fennel ragu with pancetta, tomatoes and a herby gremolata topping

35 mins
Easy
10 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Keep everyone in the family happy with our freezer-friendly seafood bake. You can freeze individual portions – just remember to label them with the cooking instructions

35 mins
Easy
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Fire up the barbecue and bring out the flavour of these Middle Eastern-style lamb meatballs. They're spiced with harissa, mint, coriander and ras el hanout

40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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