31 Fun Summer Dinners You Can Make Without A Grill

We all know that steak is better seared, anyway.

1. Baja-ish Fish Tacos

Yes, please. Recipe here.

ID: 3272669

2. Perfect Pork Ribs in the Oven

Because ribs are the food of the gods and those of us without a grill should not be excluded. Recipe here.

ID: 3272944

3. BA’s Ultimate Lobster Rolls

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Just biting into one will make you feel like you’re on vacation. Recipe here.

ID: 3269701

4. Roast Chicken with Broiled Vegetable and Bread Salad

If you’re willing to turn your oven on, I promise this dish will be a hit. Recipe here.

ID: 3261564

5. Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Who says you need a grill to tackle a big piece of meat? Recipe here.

ID: 3270470

6. Summer Herb and Chickpea Chopped Salad with Goat Cheese

Recipe here.

ID: 3269585

7. Poached Shrimp on Succotash

Recipe here.

ID: 3261578

8. Linguine con Vongole

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Recipe here.

ID: 3273138

9. Tomato and White Bean Salad with Capers

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Recipe here.

ID: 3269792

10. Chili Cheese Dogs

Perfect for a crowd. Recipe here.

ID: 3270437

11. Coconut Lime Fried Shrimp with Fiery Mango Peach Jalapeño Sauce

Recipe here.

ID: 3260365

12. Vegan BBQ Tofu Burgers

Recipe here.

ID: 3277588

13. Crockpot Beer Carnitas Tacos

Recipe here.

ID: 3270564

14. Lobster BLTs

If the above photo doesn’t immediately make you happy and hungry, I’m not sure we understand each other. Recipe here.

ID: 3270624

15. Classic Fried Chicken

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So many steps above dry, grilled chicken breasts. Recipe here.

ID: 3270720

16. Porterhouse Steak with Pan-Seared Cherry Tomatoes

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Sear the steaks for a minute on each side to develop a crust, then finish them in the oven. Recipe here.

ID: 3270855

17. Ratatouille

So much summer produce in a single pot. Recipe here.

ID: 3261537

18. Broiled Fish with Summer Salad

Recipe here.

ID: 3271508

19. Low Country Shrimp Boil

This recipe serves four, which makes it a perfect weeknight dinner. If you’re eating with more people, scale accordingly. Recipe here.

ID: 3271587

20. Summer Tomato Bouillabaisse with Basil Rouille

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Recipe here.

ID: 3271825

21. Summer Slaw Sandwiches with Fried Pickles

Delightfully grill-free. Recipe here.

ID: 3272615

22. Green Rice Salad with Nectarines and Corn

Perfect as a main or a side. Recipe here.

ID: 3272656

23. Roasted Tomato Caprese Panzanella

In essence, a super-seasonal sandwich that you can eat with a fork. Recipe here.

ID: 3272731

24. Oven BBQ Chicken


Recipe here.

ID: 3272782

25. Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce

Who needs grilled corn on the cob when there’s… this. Recipe here.

ID: 3273129

26. Pork and Plums

Recipe here.

ID: 3278061

27. Seared Steak Lettuce Cups

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Recipe here.

ID: 3272841

28. Beer-Battered Fried Fish

Perfect for a big summer food party. Recipe here.

ID: 3273335

29. Fish Fillets with Tomatoes, Squash, and Basil

Romulo Yanes /

Recipe here.

ID: 3277384

30. Pasta with Summer Corn, Slow Cooked Tomatoes, and Garlic Confit

Phyllis Grant /

Recipe here.

ID: 3277885

31. The Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburgers

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Burgers cooked in bacon fat > burgers cooked on the grill. Kind of a no-brainer, isn’t it? Recipe here.

ID: 3273002

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