30 No-Bake Meals, Perfect for Summer

30 no bake meals Delicious and simple Meals that don't require the use of an oven. Great for hot summer months.

Summer is here, and that means it’s hot outside. Here in sunny Arizona, we have to do whatever we can to try to keep our homes cool in the sweltering heat. The hot afternoon sun blazes through my kitchen windows every day. And my house gets pretty toasty around dinner time. Using the oven after noon heats up our house and makes us uncomfortably warm while we’re eating. I don’t know about you, but in the summer I love being able to prepare delicious meals that don’t require the use of my oven. So, I’ve prepared a list of 30 No-bake meals that are sure to please your palate and keep your house a little cooler. Surprisingly, most of these dinner ideas have very simple recipes. I love simple recipes! I’m sure you do too. I sorted each meal by preparation method for quick reference. 

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Assemble Only: 

Pressed Picnic Sandwich Pressed Picnic Sandwich, Tater Tots & Jello

 Chef Salad from JoCooksChef Salad, Jo Cooks

Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches, Life in the Lofthouse

Easy taco saladEasy Taco Salad, I Heart Naptime

Stove Top:

monte cristo sandwichesMonte Cristo Sandwiches, She Wears Many Hats

homemade Taco Bell gorditasEasy Homemade Taco Bell Gorditas, Cinnamon-Spice & Everything Nice

homemade spaghetti sauceHomemade Spaghetti Sauce, A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

veggie stir fryEasy Vegetable Stir Fry, Six Sisters Stuff

30 minute almond chicken30 Minute Almond Chicken, Kraft Foods

how to cook steak How to Cook Steak Steak, The Gunny Sack

LIghter Sesame ChickenLighter Sesame Chicken, Iowa Girl Eats

Easy breakfast burritoEasy Breakfast Burritos, Garnish With Lemon



Crock Pot:

Easy crock-pot pork chopsEasy Crock-Pot Pork Chops, Favorite Family Recipes

Chili's Queso (slow cooker version)Chili’s Queso (Slow Cooker Version), Creme de la Crumb

crock pot beef stroganoffCrock Pot Beef Stroganoff, Eazy Peazy Mealz

Pork Barbacoa Salad cafe rio styleCafe Rio Pork Barbacoa, Lizzy Writes

slow cooker philly cheese steak sandwichesSlow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches, Six Sisters Stuff


Fool proof fall off the bone ribsFool Proof (Fall off the Bone) Ribs, First Home Love Life (this recipe utilizes both the crock pot, and the grill, and is SOO yummy!)

grilled Pineapple Pork Sandwiches

Grilled Pineapple Pork Sandwiches, Pinch of Yum

Easy Pot Roast Crock Pot Recipe

Easy Pot Roast Crock Pot Recipe, My Natural Family



Balsamic grilled chicken with spicy honey bacon glazeBalsamic Grilled Chicken with Spicy Honey Bacon Glaze, The Food Charlatan

Best Grilled SalmonThe Best Grilled Salmon Recipe Ever, Honeybearlane

Cajun Grilled Shrimp with Spicy SauceCajun Grilled Shrimp with Spicy Dipping Sauce, Spiced Blog

zesty grilled chicken kabobaZesty Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Bite of Delight

Grilled brown sugar chili pork tenderloinGrilled Brown Sugar Chili Pork Tenderloin, Katie’s Cucina

grilled lemon chicken flatbread wrapsGrilled Lemon Chicken Flatbread Wraps, The Cozy Apron

sweet and sour meatball skewers Sweet & Sour Meatball Skewers, Taste & Tell


Deep Fried:

homemade Indian Fry Bread from LillunaHomemade Indian Fry Bread, Lil’ Luna

Southern Fried ChickenSouthern Fried Chicken, Paula Deen on the Food Network



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