8 Stovetop Meals For Summer

Let’s chat summer recipe ideas! Specifically, a collection of stovetop meals that won’t heat up the entire house!

Now, I feel like I should admit that I most certainly turn on the oven fairly often during the summer months (heaven forbid I go too long without roasted veggies). But still. For normal, weeknight dinners, I am alllll about easy recipes on the stovetop.

A collage of four photos of Stovetop Meals for summer.

Which is what I have for you today. A few of my go-to summer meals that pretty much involve boiling some water and / or cooking up a few things in a skillet. No turning on that oven!

These are all recipes from the archives that I wanted to bring back to your attention. Show em’ some love! Because they most definitely deserve it.

And! I have two more stovetop meals coming your way next week. But. I’m getting ahead of myself. For now, let’s focus our attention on these older favorites!


Stovetop Meals For Summer

A collage of two photos - caprese pasta salad and vegetable tortellini.

Smoked Mozzarella Caprese Pasta Salad // With smoked mozzarella, loads of fresh basil, cherry tomatoes and a simple balsamic dressing. This pasta is great on its own for a really easy meal or paired with your grilling favorites!

Veggie-Filled Tortellini Skillet // 25-minutes, simple, no fuss and super light! And packed with veggies. <— I think that may be kind of obvious.

A collage of two photos - thai red curry and corn fritters.

Thai Red Curry with Peppers and Cashews // This is probably my all-time favorite recipe. I know, bold statement. I have seasonal favorites but this one gets made alllll year round. A creamy weeknight curry made with chickpeas, bell peppers and coconut milk! Do it, do it!

Corn Fritters with Tomato Avocado Salsa // Love love love these. Easy and packed with fresh corn. And topped with a simple salsa!

A collage of two photos - open-faced sandwiches and tomato angel hair pasta.

Fresh Corn and Tomato Open-Faced Sandwich // Super quick dinner right here. With a basil-packed white bean spread, a corn and tomato topping, and balsamic glaze!

Brown Butter Tomato and Corn Angel Hair Pasta // A summery, light pasta dish filled with my two favorites: tomato + corn!

A collage of two photos - white bean quesadillas and caprese BLT.

Easy Peach and White Bean Quesadillas // Fresh peaches, arugula, balsamic glaze. And about 30 minutes or less to make. Nuff’ said.

Caprese Avocado BLT // Because it isn’t summer without a super fun take on a classic BLT. Avocado, mozzarella, yummm.

And that’s a wrap! I’ll see you bright and early Monday morning with a brand spankin’ new recipe!