Easy Summer Vacation Meals

As the summer months approach, the thought of packing up the car after a long day at work and driving to a vacation destination is the last thing on your mind. But wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to spend hours in the kitchen preparing meals? You don’t have to rely on expensive restaurant meals while you are away at summer vacation. Planning ahead will help keep your budget in check while still providing your family with delicious meals that they will enjoy.When planning meals before a summer vacation, you can create easy meals that don’t require any cooking. While you want to be sure to eat well, it’s also important to avoid stress and headaches when travelling. If you can combine these two goals, your trip will be even better.

Summer vacations are the best time for socializing with families and friends, especially when it involves cooking together. The following ideas present simple recipes that can be prepared in no time in an effortless manner.You can’t do the same thing every day. A vacation is a perfect time to try out new ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Of course you’ll still need some recipes that are quick and easy, but why not add a few extra ingredients to make these meals a little more special?

Easy Summer Vacation Meals

Easy Vacation Meals For Your Entire Family

If you love having tons of options to choose from, then this list is for you! I have more than three weeks worth of recipes that are all completely different from each other. Browse this list and pick out your favorites.

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1. Lasagna Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Lasagna stuffed chicken breasts

These easy lasagna stuffed chicken breasts are a delicious dinner that your family will love! Breaded chicken is stuffed with four types of cheese, then baked until warm and gooey!

2. One Pot Chicken Chorizo Bake

ONE POT MEAL: Chicken Chorizo Bake is quick to prepare, hearty, & healthy. It's an easy weeknight meal solution that the whole family will love.

This one-pot dinner: Chicken Chorizo Bake is quick to prepare, hearty and healthy. It’s an easy weeknight meal solution that the whole family will love.

3. BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Baked sweet potato stuffed with chicken topped with cheese & green onions on a white plate.

The mouthwatering combination of savory bites of smoky barbecue chicken and a fluffy sweet potato make Baked BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes a delicious yet simple vacation meal.

4. Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

Pepperoni Pizza Sliders by Trish Sutton

A warm pan of pepperoni pizza sliders is the simple answer for a family meal on vacation. You can customize the sliders and put your family’s favorite pizza toppings on it.

5. Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This easy Parmesan Crusted Chicken is a melt in your mouth meal that will become your go-to vacation chicken dinner recipe! With a tangy Parmesan crust and tender juicy chicken, this recipe is one of the best!

6. Cheesy Chili Noodles

cheesy chili noodles

Cheesy Chili Noodles are a one-pan dinner that is an easy go-to meal and can be made in less than 30 minutes! Using many pantry staples, you will have dinner on the table fast with this meal!

7. Chicken Taco Soup

This chicken taco soup is lighter on calories but still full of flavor! Packed with chicken, veggies, and beans, it’s a great recipe to keep you on track.

8. Classic Fried Rice

A blow of fried rice

Make a large pot of white rice as a side dish for a meal and then save half the rice in the refrigerator so you can make easy fried rice the next day.

9. Doritos Chicken

There are just 3 ingredients in these crunchy and flavorful Doritos chicken tenders. Serve them with some french fries and roasted veggies for a complete meal.

10. Chorizo Spaghetti

A plate of chorizo spaghetti

Everyone loves spaghetti, but sometimes it’s fun to mix things up. This chorizo spaghetti is just as easy to make but tastes completely different!

11. Sesame Garlic Shrimp

This meal tastes just like takeout but you can make it with ingredients from the local grocery store. Everyone will love this sesame garlic shrimp recipe.

12. Roasted Salmon Sheet Pan

Roasted salmon sheet pan with fingerling potatoes

Your family will be blown away by how these salmon and potatoes taste! This roasted salmon sheet pan dinner takes 45 minutes to make from start to finish.

13. Baked Potato Bar

A baked potato with sour cream and sliced peppers

All you need for a fun baked potato bar is some potatoes, an oven, and a skillet. Heat all the ingredients up and then let people create their own baked potato.

14. Tater Tot Casserole

A plate of tater tot casserole

Casseroles are really easy to make, use very few dishes, and feed a crowd for pennies! This tater tot casserole is a recipe from the midwest that’s filling and cheap.

15. Easy Nourish Bowls

Three Nourish Bowls

Have you heard of nourish bowls? What about Buddha bowls? These trendy lunch or dinner ideas are a filling version of a salad and Maple and Mango shows you how to create endless varieties. These are really easy to make while on vacation.

16. Easy Seafood Stew

A spoonful of seafood stew.

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