31 Easy Dinner Recipes for May

31 Easy Dinner Recipes for May

We can decided what we're more excited for. Summer or summer produce! Let these easy dinner recipes be your guide.

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31 Easy Dinner Recipes for May

With the beginning of May comes the beginning of a new season, and we can't wait to share some recipes that scream "summer" to us. From pulled pork sandwiches to fresh salads these recipes will get you just as excited for a new month as we are! 

With fresh and easy ingredients, come delicious flavors that pop. Plus, as the weather starts warming up, you'll be able to break out your grill again and enjoy cookouts and plenty of grilling the whole summer long.

Whether you're cooking a weeknight, family, dinner or looking for Memorial Day meal ideas toward the end of the month, the easy dinner recipes below will give you plenty to savor this month as we get to eat all that juicy, summer, produce. Enjoy!
 

Easy Appetizer Recipes for May

Zucchini Pizza Bites

Once the seasons change, it feels like we're constantly on the hunt for good summer dinner recipes. Getting out of that cold-weather mindset and into a more light, fun, and colorful diet is half the reason we can't wait for warm weather. The easy appetizers below are made with some of the season's best produce, but are still totally comforting and satisfying!

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

You can use the most common white button mushrooms for stuffed mushrooms.

Korean Mini Taco Boats with Spicy Asian Slaw

With sautéed onions, fresh ginger, garlic, sesame oil, ground beef & pork... layered w/spicy Asian slaw.

Crostini with Fig & Prosciutto

This is the perfect appetizer to have out when all your Turkey Day guests begin to show up.

Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries

These Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries are coated with a mixture of Parmesan cheese and spices, and then baked until golden.

Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Cheese & Garlic

Made with simple and healthy ingredients like goat cheese and garlic, this recipe comes together in minutes.

Pepper Jack and Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

The combination of the roasted tomatoes, crunchy bacon, and spicy cheese makes this appetizer the perfect comfort food!

Mediterranean Carrot Dip

 This Mediterranean Carrot Dip is super tasty, and it’s a unique dip to serve up for friends and family.

Summer Salad Recipes

Grilled Mango and Pineapple Salad

Even if you're not normally a huge salad fan, these summer salad recipes are worth checking out for flavor alone! Made with delicious fruits and proteins, like pineapple, mango, chicken, and steak, what's not to love? The Bacon Cranberry Salad is also a must try for summer (and really all year round). Let's be honest. If there's bacon in a salad, that's a salad we want to eat.

Refreshing Orange Summer Salad

Try something a little bit different this summer by adding some unexpected fruit salad recipes to your repertoire. 

Bacon Cranberry Salad

This Bacon Cranberry Salad is an excellent side dish to accompany your Thanksgiving turkey. 

Easy Southern Pea Salad

Along with asparagus, peas are one of the most quintessential spring veggies and they have always been popular with my boys.

Steak Salad with Chimichurri Sauce

Simply prep some greens, chop up some tomatoes and slice one avocado.

Thai Vegetable Salad

Since there’s no kitchen at the venue, I needed to prepare something that’s simple and quick to assemble on the spot. 

Easy Dinner Recipes for May

10-Minute Hoisin-Glazed Pork Loin

Bring on the meat! From chicken and pork to beef and shrimp (okay, that's not meat technically), these recipes are perfect for that transition from spring to summer. Made with bold flavors, like Slow Cooker BBQ Pineapple Pulled Pork and  Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp, these recipes are sure to spice up any outdoor party or weeknight meal. Check out all the taste sensations below!

Easy Enchilada Casserole

Easy Enchilada Casserole is a fun cross between enchiladas and fajitas, but without all the work.

Slow Cooker Root Beer Barbecue Chicken

An easy, dump-and-go dinner idea! This Slow Cooker Root Beer Barbecue Chicken is one of our family's favorite slow cooker recipes.

Sheet Pan Flank Steak with Crispy Potatoes and Broccolini

Cook an entire dinner on one tray with this easy recipe for Sheet Pan Flank Steak with Crispy Potatoes and Broccolini!

Slow Cooker BBQ Pineapple Pulled Pork

I originally published this slow cooker pulled pork recipe in 2010 when I was just getting comfortable in the kitchen.

Hawaiian Ham Loaf

Hawaiian Ham Loaf is an old Pennsylvanian Dutch recipe that has been given a touch of Hawaiian taste to it.

Dump-and-Bake Cajun Chicken Pasta

This creamy Dump-and-Bake Cajun Chicken Pasta is so fast because you don’t even have to boil the noodles!

Chicken Thai Basil with Zucchini Noodles

It’s a savory, filling and super nutritious dinner that can be whipped up in under 30 minutes.

Pho With Zucchini Noodles

With bone broth on hand, to make a good pho, all you need to do is to toast a couple cinnamon sticks, star anise, and whole cloves in a saucepan.

Mushroom and Cheese Lasagna

 It turned out that it could feed four persons and after our dinner, I packed one quarter for work lunch for the other day.

Hot Chicken Salad

If you asked me to name one dish from my childhood - only one - it would have to be this Hot Chicken Salad. It's an 80's dinnertime staple, complete with cream of canned soup and cornflakes on top.

Skinny Cheeseburger Casserole

Sate any fast food and burger cravings with this tasty and healthy happy skinny cheeseburger casserole.

Shrimp Scampi with Gnocchi and Asparagus

Using one sheet pan, enjoy a delicious and healthy dinner of lemony shrimp scampi, gnocchi and asparagus.

Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

This Philly cheesesteak recipe combines tasty sliced veggies, beef steak, and more to make one tasty lunch or dinner idea. 

Italian Fresh Herb Baked Fish and Chips

Italian Fresh Herb Baked Fish and Chips, a delicious healthy family dinner recipe, fresh herbs, olive oil and baked make it perfect.

BBQ Beef Biscuits

We get a bit tired of just meatloaf and meatballs when it comes to ground beef/turkey dishes.

Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp

Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp is sweet, spicy, sticky and crispy and so easy to make you'll throw your Chinese food takeout menus away!

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Oh man, these all look so tasty! I want to make every one of those appetizers. I'm a big fan of the usage of zuccini, so I love that there are two recipes for that, and the fried green beans look really easy as well.

These all look so good! I'm bookmarking this for dinner ideas all month!

I agree that as the seasons change so does your appetite. Summer is a time to go light and stop eating all of that comfort feed which makes you feel lethargic and heave. I especially love salads at around this time as they make you feel fresh. With a nice, light salads dressings too! I love all the zucchini recipes in this booklet.

That pork loin looks so good! That would be perfect to make for Mother's Day.

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