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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!

By: Jamie Garcia, Editor,
31 Easy Dinner Recipes for August

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

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

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

    Cheesy Bloomin' Onion Bread is a delicious pull-apart bread that is perfect for a game night or for any night that you want to indulge in cheesy goodness.

  • Baked Parmesan Zucchini

    If you're looking for an easy zucchini side dish, then you've come to the right place.

  • Gourmet Loaded Baked Potato Salad

    This salad looks and tastes like a true gourmet creation, and you can savor it for either dinner or lunch. 

  • Colorful Carrots

    The next time you need light salad recipes, make Colorful Carrots for something a little different. 

  • Thai Red Curry

    You don't need to go out to eat to get authentic Thai food. Thai Red Curry is a delicious recipe that you can make again and again! 

  • Simple Southern Lima Beans

    Simple Southern Lima Beans is an easy side dish recipe that will please any crowd. 

  • Baked Zucchini Bites

    Whip up a batch of these cheesy zucchini bites to sate rumbling tummies in minutes. 

  • Cashew Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

    Low-carb recipes are perfect for summer, and these Cashew Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps are a great alternative to a regular sandwich. 

  • Zucchini and Carrot Hash

    Zucchini and Carrot Hash is an extremely easy side dish that's both healthy and delicious. 

  • 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

Hawaiian Roll Baked Sandwiches

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. 

  • Chicken Crescent Roll Ups

    These chicken crescent roll ups are the ultimate weeknight dinner.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Classic Mac N' Cheese

    Are you a cheesaholic? This Classic Mac N' Cheese recipe is everything you need to make a good bowl of delicious macaroni and cheese. 

  • Buffalo Chicken "Cupcakes"

    Made in a muffin tin, these cute little bites are the perfect party food and appetizer recipe that will be gone before you even notice.

  • Mini Pizza Tacos

    If you're looking for the ultimate snacking combination, look no further than these pizza tacos! 

  • Avocado Tuna Salad

    It's a quick and easy lunch or snack; this avocado tuna salad is healthy, easy, and absolutely amazing!

  • Air Fryer French Fries

    If you're someone who loves crispy, crunchy French fries, then this recipe is for you.

Easy Main Dish Recipes

Greek Turkey Burgers with Whipped Feta

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! 

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