When it’s hot out the last thing you want to do is to turn on the oven and heat up the house even more. Am I right?! I know during the summer and sometimes even on the hot days of spring that seem to pop up, I like to avoid using my oven. It helps to keep the house cooler.
I try to keep skillet dishes, slow cooker recipes and grilling recipes on my menu plan during the summer months. If you need a few new oven free menu ideas, I’ve got quite a few for you. I’ve put together a list of over 80 oven free recipes you can make. You could really fill up your summer menu plan with these recipes below and never have to think about what’s for dinner.
I’ve separated them out into six sections, skillet or stove top recipes that are made on the stove top. Slow cooker recipes that will require a slow cooker. Here’s my favorite slow cooker you can get it at Amazon. (referral link) Or grilling recipes for cooking using your gas, charcoal, wood fired grill or maybe even out camping. I’ve included a few no cook recipes too for those really warm days. Also life is sweeter with a little dessert every once in a while so I included some no bake desserts too.
I’ve also included at the end, a few of my favorite freezer meals that can be made without using the oven. This way you can have a few meals tucked away in the freezer for those busy or lazy summer days.
Skillet or Stove Top Recipes
Quick and easy skillet dishes that the whole family is sure to love.
Slow Cooker Recipes
On those busy summer days, put all the ingredients into the slow cooker and let it do the work for you. All without heating up the house too. Great for busy summer days or lazy summer days.
Fire up the grill and try one of these great dishes for lunch or dinner, no oven required.
No Cook Recipes
Some days it’s just too hot to cook. Here’s a few ideas for no cook meals.
Life’s a little sweeter when you have dessert. Here’s some great oven free dessert ideas.
Freezer Meals to Make Ahead
These freezer meals can be made ahead and then prepared on the grill or in the crock pot.
Do you have a favorite dish you love to make in the summer? I would love to have your share it below in the comments. I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to try.