31 Easy Dinner Recipes for August
It's the end of summer and seasonal produce is changing for fall. Dig in with these easy dinner recipes for August!
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It's that lovely time of year again -- the end of summer and beginning of fall. This means back to school, harvest time, and changing leaves. It's also time to gear up for a new month of flavors and recipes. See what we've got in store in our collection, 31 Easy Dinner Recipes for August. These easy dinner ideas are here to make life less hectic and more delicious. From appetizers and seasonal veggies, to savory sides and mouth-watering main dishes, these easy dinner recipes are sure to keep your whole family satisfied all month long.
As fall draws near, plenty of apples, pumpkins, pecans, and spices are on the way. Sweet potato recipes are soon to be invading your Pinterest feed, and green bean casseroles are going to be all the rage for a while. This collection of easy dinner recipes will give you a little preview of things to come next month, while still keeping the essence of summer alive. After all, summer isn't over quite yet, and we don't want to say goodbye just yet!
Veggies and Starters
Start your meal off right with these delicious appetizer recipes perfect for the end of the summer. From Cheesy Bloomin' Onion Bread to Gourmet Loaded Baked Potato Salad and Easy Ranch Cheesy Bread, these easy appetizers are just what you need to make your meal delicious.
- Cheesy Bloomin' Onion Bread
We don't know why, but the best appetizer recipes are the ones that have loads of cheese in them.
- Zucchini Pizza Boats
A healthy alternative to traditional pizza, these Zucchini Pizza Boats are a delicious way to enjoy pizza and still eat healthy.
- Gourmet Loaded Baked Potato Salad
It has your favorite baked potato toppings, but uses them in moderation and dresses them with healthier ingredients.
- Colorful Carrots
This marinated carrot salad is great on its own or you can also use it on top of a green salad for a little extra flavor.
- Thai Red Curry
This vegetarian Thai red curry recipe is hearty, healthy and only requires one pot to make.
- Simple Southern Lima Beans
Bacon, lima beans and salt are all you need for this simple side dish, with an optional dash of hot sauce.
- Baked Zucchini Bites
These Baked Zucchini Bites make a delicious snack, appetizer, or even a great lunch (if you're feeling lazy).
- Cashew Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
Low-carb recipes are perfect for summer, and great alternative to a regular sandwich.
- Zucchini and Carrot Hash
Don't forget about veggie side dishes next time you make dinner! .
- Chicken Parma and Avocado Salad
A filling lunch or dinner for a hot night which you can make in a jiffy.
- Easy Ranch Cheesy Bread
Four ingredients are all you need for a delicious appetizer that the whole family will love.
Side Dishes and Shareables
Sides and shared dishes are often an afterthought, but with the recipes below you'll be thinking of the meal as a whole right from the start. For a party, we'd recommend the Hawaiian Roll Baked Sandwiches or the Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes, and for a weeknight family dinner, the kids will love the Marvelous Maple Bacon Mac and Cheese.
- Scalloped Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
You won't need whipped sweet potatoes on your table anymore, because these Scalloped Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are in the house.
- Creamy Chicken Crescent Roll-Ups
Chicken roll-ups are fun, weeknight dinners. If you have never made them before, now is the time.
- Marvelous Maple Bacon Mac and Cheese
When your dinners become dull, give this Marvelous Maple Bacon Mac and Cheese a try.
- Apple Cheddar Scones
Bursting with flavor, this cheese scone recipe yields the perfect go-to snacks for your busy morning schedule.
- Apple and Butternut Squash Casserole
Give your favorite butternut squash and apple soup a makeover with this butternut squash casserole recipe.
- Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese Balls
If you need ideas for a new way to prepare an old favorite try this recipe for Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese Balls.
- Buffalo Chicken "Cupcakes"
With a hint of Frank's buffalo wing sauce, they have a bit of a kick to them that blends perfectly with cream cheese and blue cheese crumbles.
- 2-Bite Mini Tacos
Made with chicken or steak, and plenty of fixings, this the perfect appetizer recipe for a party or gathering.
- Avocado Tuna Salad
It's a quick and easy lunch or snack; this avocado tuna salad is healthy, easy, and absolutely amazing!
- Great Grandma's Famous Stuffing
This vegetarian recipe for Great Grandma's Famous Stuffing is amazing. It consists of onions, celery, unsalted butter, white sandwich bread, and more.
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Easy Main Dish Recipes
And on to the main event! These tasty, late summer meals will make all those backyard meals the very best. From Greek-Style Turkey Burgers and Baked Pretzel Ranch Chicken Tenders to this Childhood Favorite Tater Tot Casserole that will have people craving seconds, these main courses are dying to be made and eaten straight away!
- All-Day Honey Sesame Chicken
Honey sesame chicken is an delicious meal served over rice with vegetables on the side.
- Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chop Dinner
Pork chops and potatoes are smothered in a homemade creamy ranch sauce and cooked all day.
- Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak Recipe
This Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak Recipe is sure to remind you of Mom's home-style cooking.
- Baked Pretzel Ranch Chicken Tenders
With a crunchy pretzel coating, juicy ranch seasoned chicken, and sriracha ranch dipping sauce, you will not be disappointed!
- Mindless Crescent Enchilada Bake
This Mindless Crescent Enchilada Bake is a Mexican recipe you'll want to make again and again.
- Childhood Favorite Tater Tot Casserole
Childhood Favorite Tater Tot Casserole is a cheesy tater tot casserole recipe that is filled with ground beef, green beans, and crispy tater tots.
- Comfort Classic Chicken Pot Pie
With a buttery, flaky crust and hearty chunks of chicken and vegetables, this Comfort Classic Chicken Pot Pie is comfort in a pie dish.
For more easy dinner recipes you can make all year long, browse our collection: 365 Easy Dinner Recipes for Every Day of the Year
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