What's for Dinner? 20 Perfect Weeknight Recipes to Make in June
Stuck in a dinner rut? We're sharing quick and easy dinner recipes to make for you family from Monday through Friday for the entire month of June.
There's nothing worse than spending time thinking about what to make for dinner and still coming up empty. To help make mealtime a little less stressful, we're sharing a month's worth of weeknight dinner recipes to make in June. What's more, we chose dishes that come together in less than an hour (though some recipes will be much faster than that!), which will help make mealtime feel that much more manageable. We'll even suggest what you can do to prep and get ahead, too. You'll find that our recipes are family-friendly, but we're stretching the boundaries. Make a plan to visit us every week for dinnertime inspiration. The California-Style Veggie Burgers, pictured here, are the perfect example of what you'll find ahead: Everyone loves burgers and fries, but this one is just as flavorful and so much healthier as the beloved drive-thru meal.
This month, we're also focusing on using seasonal ingredients where possible—think zucchini, asparagus, lettuce, and new potatoes. There's also lots and lots of seafood. We're grilling, broiling, baking, and roasting as much shellfish and fresh fish as we can. And what would the start of summer be without a delicious barbecue? If you love to break out the grill on a weeknight, you'll be excited to cook outside with our recipes for grilled burgers and vegetables. Plus, it's a great way to soak in a little extra sunshine.
And while we never like to get stuck in the same dinner routine, there are certain themes that help guide our dinnertime decisions. Look out for Meatless Mondays and Taco Tuesdays. Of course, these recipes are delicious any day of the week so cook for your cravings—you'll never have to ask yourself "What's for dinner?" again!
Potato, Chorizo, and Egg Sandwiches
Salmon-Shiitake Rice Bowl
Only 15 minutes of prep work is needed to make this jasmine rice bowl. Skinless salmon fillets marinate in miso paste, honey, and rice vinegar—then, the fish is broiled and then served over fluffy rice and peas.
Cauliflower-and-Chickpea Pitas with Creamy Yogurt Sauce
Bluefin Tuna with Olive, Cucumber, and Cilantro Relish
Broccoli-and-Hazelnut Pesto Pasta
Chicken Schnitzel with Dill and Sesame
Crispy, breaded chicken never disappoints, but especially when it's this good. We upgraded the usual panko breading by mixing the breadcrumbs with sesame seeds and dill weed; the seeds provide extra crunch and the dill brings a bright, lemony flavor.
Herby Broiled Swordfish with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Rib-Eye with Jalapeño Butter
End the week on a high note with a big, juicy steak. If you're not a fan of spice, substitute the diced jalapeños for a few tablespoons of chopped parsley in this special butter. Serve alongside a Radicchio Salad with Chopped-Lemon Dressing or a super light Herbed Celery-Potato Salad for a complete meal.
Taco Salad with Sweet Potatoes
All the elements of a hearty Mexican dinner are here in one big vegetarian bowl. Make it vegan simply by leaving off the crumbled goat cheese.
Pork Buns with Bok-Choy Slaw
On Tuesdays, we're all about handheld meals. Think of this dinner as a sloppy Joe that uses sambal oelek, a spicy Indonesian chili paste, and hoisin sauce, a sweet-and-salty barbecue sauce, as the base for a peppery sauce.
Rotisserie Chicken with Yogurt Sauce and Herb Relish
Dress up store-bought rotisserie chicken with a spiced sauce made from yogurt, celery, and cumin. Serve it with the chicken, pita bread, and a breezy jalapeño-cilantro relish.
Herbed Spaghetti with Tomatoes and White Beans
Grilled Chicken with Mango and Mint-Lime Dressing
With golden mango, pink radishes, vibrant watercress, and bright white goat cheese, this is one colorful dinner. The zesty mint-lime dressing feel so summery and does double duty here: It's a marinade for the chicken breast halves and the dressing for the salad.
Egg "Noodle," Broccolini, and Mushroom Stir-Fry
Grilled Lamb Burgers with Yogurt-Feta Sauce
The key to light, juicy lamb burgers is not over mixing. Just a few tosses to incorporate chopped parsley into ground lamb meat will keep the burgers from drying out too quickly. Serve with crumbled feta cheese, tomato, and strained yogurt, and don't miss the Rosemary Shoestring Fries, pictured here.
Poached Salmon with Potatoes, Cucumber, and Buttermilk-Dill Dressing
Pork Rib Chops with Sweet Peppers and Basil
In just 30 minutes, you can cook this delicious one-pan dinner with just six ingredients. First, pork chops are seared until golden brown in a cast-iron skillet. Then, transfer the chops to a plate so that the peppers, onion, and basil can cook in their flavorful juices.