The BBC Good Food logo
A selection of baked chicken drumsticks on a plate

Summer family recipes

105 Recipes
Magazine subscription – your first 5 issues for only £5!

Feed the whole family with our selection of kid-friendly summer recipes, from barbecue staples and one-pan traybakes, to light salads and fruity desserts.

For more family-friendly recipes, check out our freezable family recipes, family lunch recipes and family dessert recipes.

Showing items 1 to 24 of 105

  • Sweet potatoes with red pepper & halloumi served on a plate

    Sweet potatoes with red pepper & halloumi

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    Top these barbecued sweet potatoes with red pepper and halloumi for a veggie alternative in a family summer feast. Serve with parsley and a squeeze of lemon

  • One-pan nachos traybake with black beans

    One-pan nachos with black beans

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.8 ratings

    Enjoy this colourful sharing dish with nachos, black beans, salsa, avocado and melted cheese. Everyone will enjoy digging into it straight from the pan

  • Turkey, strawberry & avocado salad in a serving bowl

    Turkey, strawberry & avocado salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    Enjoy this vibrant summer salad for a quick midweek meal. With turkey, strawberry, avocado and spinach, it's healthy and full of nutrients

  • Pineapple fried rice served in a large dish

    Pineapple fried rice

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.34 ratings

    Add chunks of fresh pineapple to vegetarian fried rice to transform it into something special. Serve on its own for a family dinner or as part of a banquet

  • Four banana ice cream sandwiches

    Quick banana ice cream sandwiches

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.10 ratings

    Bake peanut butter cookies and blitz frozen bananas with cream and vanilla to make this impressive speedy dessert. Kids will think they've hit the jackpot

  • An assembled rainbow baguette

    Stuffed rainbow baguette

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    Fill a baguette with hummus, pesto and colourful veg such as beetroot, red pepper, carrot and green leaves to make this vegetarian rainbow sandwich

  • Traffic light chicken shish kebabs served on skewers

    Chicken shish kebabs

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    These barbecued kebabs are big on flavour, but the spice is toned down, so they're great for kids. Offer some chilli sauce on the side for those who like heat, and serve with flatbread

  • Broccoli pasta shells served in a bowl

    Broccoli pasta shells

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.40 ratings

    Kids will love this healthier take on pesto and pasta, with broccoli upping their veg intake. It takes just 20 minutes to make and is low in calories

  • BBQ chorizo potato salad served in a serving dish

    BBQ chorizo potato salad

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.10 ratings

    Spruce up homemade potato salad with chorizo in this flavour-packed side dish that's a perfect accompaniment to a summer barbecue – great for serving a crowd

  • Pineapple & pork skewers served on a bed of rice

    Pineapple & pork skewers

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.19 ratings

    Kids will love these pork, pineapple and green pepper skewers, marinated for added flavour and cooked on the barbecue. Serve with rice or in pitta bread

  • Piri-piri chicken served on a wooden board

    Piri-piri chicken

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.9 ratings

    This oven-roasted chicken can also be spatchcocked and barbecued. If you don't like it too hot, adjust the amount of chillies in the piri-piri marinade

  • A salmon picnic platter laid out

    Salmon picnic platter

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    A combination of cooked and smoked salmon, hot-smoked salmon, stuffed eggs and cucumber, yogurt and dill salad makes the ideal al fresco sharer for friends

  • Tear-and-share cheese & garlic rolls served in a dish

    Tear-and-share cheese & garlic rolls

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.10 ratings

    Enjoy this cheesy garlic tear-and-share bread at a family dinner. It's perfect for feeding a crowd at a barbecue, or as a side dish to a hearty casserole

  • A number of veggie nuggets served on a plate with summer slaw

    Veggie nuggets with summer slaw

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Made from protein-rich quinoa and peanut butter, these flavoursome nuggets taste great served with our healthy slaw made with gut-friendly bio yoghurt

  • Vanilla cupcakes served in a tin

    Easy vanilla cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.33 ratings

    Rustle up a batch of vanilla cupcakes with pretty butter icing for a family picnic or weekend treat. Decorate them with fruit or sprinkles, if you like

  • Three bean salad with mozzarella on a plate with wooden servers nearby

    Three bean salad with mozzarella

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratings

    This substantial salad features a delicious mix of cannellini, kidney and green beans, and is ideal for a summer picnic

  • Black bean burgers with salad on a plate

    Black bean burger

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make some healthy, hearty vegan burgers layered with avocado and served with a fresh crunchy carrot and cucumber salad alongside. They're full of goodness

  • Cheese & chorizo or prosciutto skewers served on a tray

    Cheese & chorizo or prosciutto skewers

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Enjoy brochettes two ways with manchego and chorizo or prosciutto, mozzarella and basil - ideal for a picnic. For young kids, simply slide them off the stick

  • Soy & butter salmon parcels served on a plate

    Soy & butter salmon parcels

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make these tasty soy, honey and butter salmon parcels on a barbecue for the taste of summer. Serve with a refreshing cucumber and sesame salad on the side

  • Chicken & sweetcorn ramen in a white saucepan

    Chicken & sweetcorn ramen

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.11 ratings

    This chicken and noodle soup will feed two young children. For adults, or if your kids are older, use a pack of noodles each, extra stock and a whole egg

  • Jerk-ish pork skewers on an oval plate

    Jerk-ish pork skewers

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Fire up the barbecue to make these pork skewers, packed with herbs and spices. Pair with a rice salad and they'll go down a treat with the whole family

  • Banana muffins served on a wire tray

    Easy banana muffins

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.167 ratings

    Make these moreish banana muffins for an easy breakfast or a snack on the go. They're also great for lunchboxes and will prove popular with the whole family.

  • Three cod & pea fritters

    Cod & pea fritters

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

    Rustle up these cod and pea fritters for an easy family dish during the week. They're also great for a packed lunch – simply serve with tomatoes and rocket

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sponsored content