Casual Summer 30-Minute Meals

Keep it casual during the summer and eat easy. Grill a steak or snapper. Or cook up a frittata, quesadilla or your favorite pasta!
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Keep it casual during the summer and eat easy. Grill a steak or snapper. Or cook up a frittata, quesadilla or your favorite pasta!

Carbonara with Sausage & Mushrooms

Rach says: "Every year, I must make carbonara for my husband's birthday, August 19, and at least 10 times on request for the rest of the year. This is why I have endless adaptations of the same dish."

Carbonara with Sausage & Mushrooms

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Watermelon-Tomato Salad

Rach Says: "Watermelon adds a juicy fruitiness to the smoky shrimp. The larger the shrimp, the easier they are to wrap and grill."

Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Watermelon-Tomato Salad

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Grilled Snapper & Sweet-Sour Peppers

The contrasting flavors of cubanelle and Fresno peppers keep this dish exciting and savory.

Grilled Snapper & Sweet-Sour Peppers

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Mexican Macaroni & Grilled Corn

Summer produce like corn and mint will help you savor the season's flavors.

Mexican Macaroni & Grilled Corn

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Farro Spaghetti with Buttery Tomato Sauce & Farm Spinach

Rach says: "Farro is one of my favorite types of wheat, and now you can find it in pasta."

Farro Spaghetti with Buttery Tomato Sauce & Farm Spinach

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Corn & Poblano Quesadillas with Warm Salsa Verde

This is a perfect dish for a Meatless Monday that the whole family will love.

Corn & Poblano Quesadillas with Warm Salsa Verde

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Petit Filet with Grilled Caesar Salad

Rach says: "Quick-cooking petit filet mimics the tenderloin in buttery flavor, but not in high price. For anyone wary of eating raw eggs, this recipe may not be for you -- it has a true Caesar dressing made with them."

Petit Filet with Grilled Caesar Salad

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Mixed Seafood Pasta Puttanesca

Anchovies, olives and capers add a salty, briny element that will make this dish taste fresh from the shore.

Mixed Seafood Pasta Puttanesca

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Pizza Frittata

This is a perfect B-L-D (breakfast, lunch or dinner) option!

Pizza Frittata

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Savory Italian-Style Lost Bread with Tomato Jam

Rach says: "Pain perdu, which translates to "lost bread," is custard-soaked French toast, a great way to use up stale bread. Here's a savory, cheesy Italian version; serve with steamed asparagus or wilted spinach to add a green vegetable to your meal. Add an over-easy egg on top for more protein."

Savory Italian-Style Lost Bread with Tomato Jam

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Easy Dinner Recipes

Garlic-Sherry Burgers with Stilton & Pub Browns with Horseradish Sauce