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Casual Main Dish Recipes for Summer

These are some of the main dish recipes I love to make in the summer for everyday fare or casual entertaining. Most are light, easy to prepare and budget-friendly. Many of the meats and some of the vegetables are grilled because, like many of you, I prefer cooking outdoors as much as possible during the summer. However, all of the recipes can be prepared indoors. I also took seasonal foods into consideration. Seafood, summer vegetables and many fruits are especially tasty and less expensive during the local harvest. There are many more recipes at Teri's Kitchen so, if you don't find what you are looking for, use the search box on this page, or go to the Recipe Files to browse for more. I hope that you will try some of the recipes and.....enjoy!


Beef, Pork, Lamb and Veal

Poultry and Seafood

Main Dish Vegetables

Sandwiches, Wraps and Pizza
Grilled Lamb Blade Chops Recipe Photo
Grilled Lamb Blade Chops

Beef, Pork, Lamb and Veal

Grilled Chuck Roast with Beer Marinade

Grilled Rib Eye Steaks with Garlic and Olive Oil

Grilled Marinated Beef Flank Steak

Grilled Steak with Red Wine Marinade

Spicy Marinated Sirloin Steak

Chinese Pepper Steak

Grilled Lamb Blade Chops

Grilled Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Herbed Yogurt Marinade

Veal Piccata (Scallopini with Lemon Sauce

Braised Veal with Italian Sausage and Vegetables (Veal ala Emerson)

Grilled Veal Chops Marinated with Rosemary and Garlic
Grilled Pork Loin with Brown Sugar and Mustard Rub

Grilled Boneless Pork Loin with Dijon and Fresh Herb Rub

Hickory-Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Herbs

Grilled Pork Steaks with Corn Salsa

Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon-Mustard Marinade

Boneless Pork Loin Chops with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Easy Sweet and Sour Pork

Baked Italian Sausage and Potatoes

Grilled Ham Steaks with Orange-Mustard Glaze

Poultry and Seafood

Grilled Chicken with Dijon, Lemon and Herb Marinade

Baked Chicken Thighs with Herbed Breadcrumbs

Baked Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Parmesan

Grilled Tarragon Chicken Breasts

Grilled Cornish Game Hens with Lemon and Sage

Grilled Boneless Turkey Breast Marinated With Sun-Dried Tomato Purée
Fish Fillets Baked with Tomatoes, Peppers and Onions

Grilled Fish Fillets

Grilled Salmon

Sautéed Shrimp and Vegetables

Crispy Roasted Shrimp with Panko Crust

Crab Cakes with Optional Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Mussels Marinara


Linguine with Fresh Clams and Tomato Sauce

Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Herbs and Goat Cheese

Spaghettini with Fresh Tomatoes and Herbs

Penne with Grape Tomatoes, Bacon and Mozzarella Cheese

Penne with Peas, Mushrooms and Roasted Red Peppers
Spaghetti with Shrimp and Peas

Pasta with Broccoli Rabe

Pasta with Grilled Shrimp Primavera

Linguine with Anchovy Sauce

Fettuccine with Zucchini Cream Sauce

Eggplant Lasagna

Grilled Vegetable Lasagna

Main Dish Vegetables

Summer Vegetable Medley

Italian Green Beans Marinara

Green Beans and Ham

Green Beans and Country Ham

Broccoli and Potatoes with Olive Oil and Garlic

Cabbage with Tomatoes, Oregano and Garlic
Baked Peppers Stuffed with Ground Beef, Rice, Bulgur and Goat Cheese

Stuffed Green Peppers

Stuffed Red Peppers with Beef, Rice and Vegetables

Light and Easy Eggplant Parmesan

Baked Stuffed Eggplant

Baked Zucchini with Turkey Stuffing and Tomato Sauce

Sandwiches, Wraps and Pizza

Cheesy Burgers with Grilled Onions and Chunky Roasted Tomato Ketchup

Italian Sausage Sandwiches with Peppers and Onions

Grilled Turkey Sandwiches with Baby Greens, Goat Cheese and Vinaigrette

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Chicken Breast Sandwiches with Peppers and Provolone Cheese

Tomato Sandwiches with Bacon, Cucumbers and Cheese

Grilled Eggplant, Red Pepper and Tomato Sandwiches

Roasted Pepper Sandwiches

Grilled Shrimp Sandwiches with Creamy Slaw

Salmon Salad Sandwiches
Salmon Sandwich with Pickled Cucumbers and Dill Sauce

Tuna Melts

Eggplant Wraps with Herbed Cheese Spread

Tortilla Sandwiches with Peppers, Onions and Cheese

Turkey Tacos

Sliced Fresh Tomato and Cheese Pizza

Grilled Tomato, Onion and Garlic Pizza

Roasted Pepper Pizza with Anchovy-Caper Oil

Individual Pita Pizzas with Fresh Sliced Tomatoes, Basil and Four Cheeses

Pizza with Broccoli Rabe

Barbecue Pizza

Grilled Steak with Red Wine Marinade

Grilled Steak with Red Wine Marinade Recipe Photo

Summer Vegetable Medley

Summer Vegetable Medley Recipe Photo

Crispy Roasted Shrimp with Panko Crust

Crispy Roasted Shrimp with Panko Crust Recipe Photo

Grilled Shrimp Sandwiches with Creamy Slaw

Grilled Shrimp Sandwiches Recipe Photo