Sharing the 35 Most Popular Easy Summer Recipes to help inspire you to cook, grill, and bake…all summer long!

Blackberry Lavender Naked Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream | halfbakedharvest.com #summerrecipes #layercake #blueberries

Happy Friday before the 4th of July everyone! We’ve reached that time of summer when things are busy and the temperatures are hot. That means lazy summer recipes that are full of flavor and color, but that require very little effort…or maybe barely any at all. 

This is the third year I’ve shared our most popular summer recipes (see summer 2019 and summer 2020 here). You guys always seem to really enjoy this post, which is fun! This year we have some repeat contenders that are clearly just tried and true HBH favorite summer recipes. And some new recipes to make the list too! 

With the 4th of July on Sunday, and the long holiday weekend ahead, we thought now was the perfect time to share out this post. I know so many of us are planning picnics, beach days, and backyard BBQ’s for the days ahead. My hope is that the recipes below will help you in your holiday weekend planning. 

I’m not big on doing recipe round-ups. But I’ve received so many requests for them that I thought now would be a good time. With the number of recipes on HBH, it’s nice to be able to highlight the favorites of each season. Below is my summer 2021 list of the top most popular summer recipes. 

Oh and lastly, I’d really love to hear what your personal favorite summer HBH recipe is? Excited to hear what you all love most! And let me know what you might be looking for in July and August too!

See you all tomorrow for a special cocktail post!

35 Popular Easy Summer Recipes

4 Ingredient Creamy Fruit Popsicles | halfbakedharvest.com

35. 4 Ingredient Creamy Fruit Popsicles

Nonnie's 6 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake | halfbakedharvest.com #icecream #easyrecipes #chocolate #peanutbutter #summer

34. Nonnie’s 6 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake

Everything Cheddar Tomato Bacon Grilled Cheese | halfbakedharvest.com

33. Everything Cheddar Tomato Bacon Grilled Cheese

Cinnamon Maple Brown Butter Blackberry Peach Crisp | halfbakedharvest.com

32. Cinnamon Maple Brown Butter Blackberry Peach Crisp

Pesto Peach Chicken in White Wine with Burrata | halfbakedharvest.com

31. Pesto Peach Chicken in White Wine with Burrata.

Browned Butter Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Toast Brioche Crumbs | halfbakedharvest.com #summerrecipes #peaches #icecream #easyrecipes

30. Browned Butter Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon “Toast” Brioche Crumbs

Frosted Watermelon Rosemary Frosé | halfbakedharvest.com

29. Frosted Watermelon Rosemary Frosé 

Peaches and Cream Pretzel Pie | halfbakedharvest.com #pie #peach #summer #dessert #easy

28. Peaches and Cream Pretzel Pie

Pesto Chicken, Corn, and Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad | halfbakedharvest.com

27. Pesto Chicken, Corn, and Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

Sheet Pan Jalapeño Pineapple Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Garlic Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com

26. Sheet Pan Jalapeño Pineapple Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Garlic Sauce

Sneaky Zucchini Chocolate Chunk Coconut Bread | halfbakedharvest.com #zucchini #zucchinibread #chocolate #healthy

 

25. Zucchini Chocolate Chunk Coconut Bread

One Pot Lemon Basil, Corn, and Ricotta Pasta | halfbakedharvest.com #onepot #easyrecipes #pasta #summer

24. One Pot Lemon Basil, Corn, and Ricotta Pasta

Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Golden Butter Fries and Garlic Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com

23. Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Golden Butter Fries and Garlic Sauce

20 Minute Florentine Butter Chicken with Burst Cherry Tomatoes | halfbakedharvest.com

22. 20 Minute Florentine Butter Chicken with Burst Cherry Tomatoes

 

21. Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Avocado Orzo Salad with Honey Mustard Bacon Dressing

Swirled Blueberry Lemon Thyme Cake | halfbakedharvest.com

20. Swirled Blueberry Lemon Thyme Cake

Blackberry Lavender Naked Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream | halfbakedharvest.com #summerrecipes #layercake #blueberries

19. Blackberry Lavender Naked Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream

20 Minute Lemon Butter Pasta with Ricotta and Spicy Breadcrumbs | halfbakedharvest.com

18. 20 Minute Lemon Butter Pasta with Ricotta and Spicy Breadcrumbs

Greek Lemon Chicken Bowls with Sizzled Mint Goddess Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com #chicken #grilled #healthyrecipes #easyrecipes

17. Greek Lemon Chicken Bowls with Sizzled Mint Goddess Sauce

No Fuss Lemon Tart | halfbakedharvest.com #lemontart #dessert #summer #nobake #easyrecipes

16. No Fuss Lemon Tart

Simple Blueberry Basque Cheesecake | halfbakedharvest.com #cheesecake #blueberries #cake #easyrecipes

15. Simple Blueberry Basque Cheesecake

20 Minute Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp | halfbakedharvest.com

14. 20 Minute Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp

13. Crispy Salt and Vinegar Smashed Potatoes

Instant Pot BBQ Beer Pulled Chicken Tacos with Ranch Corn Slaw | halfbakedharvest.com #instantpot #slowcooker #easyrecipes #tacos

12. Instant Pot BBQ Beer Pulled Chicken Tacos

Spicy Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken Fingers | halfbakedharvest.com

11. Spicy Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken Fingers

Sheet Pan Hawaiian Pineapple Shrimp Tacos | halfbakedharvest.com #sheetpan #tacos #easyrecipes #seafood

10. Sheet Pan Hawaiian Pineapple Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Jalapeño Special Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Vinaigrette | halfbakedharvest.com #healthyrecipes #salad #cauliflower

9. Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Crispy Lemon Feta with Spiced Chickpeas and Basil Orzo | halfbakedharvest.com

7. Crispy Lemon Feta with Spiced Chickpeas and Basil Orzo

Oven Fried Southern Hot Honey Chicken | halfbakedharvest.com #chicken #healthy #recipes #easy

6. Oven Fried Southern Hot Honey Chicken

Garlic Butter Creamed Corn Chicken | halfbakedharvest.com #chicken #corn #summer #easy #dinner

5. Garlic Butter Creamed Corn Chicken

Souper Creamy Lemon Butter Cheesy Zucchini Orzo | halfbakedharvest.com #orzo #easyrecipes #zucchini

4. Souper Creamy Lemon Butter Cheesy Zucchini Orzo

Better Than Takeout Thai Drunken Noodles | halfbakedharvest.com #takeout #noodles #weeknightrecipe #Thai

3. Thai Drunken Noodles

Thai Basil Sesame Cashew Chicken with Coconut Rice | halfbakedharvest.com

2. Thai Basil Sesame Cashew Chicken with Coconut Rice

Greek Chicken Chopped Salad with Lemon Tahini Vinaigrette | halfbakedharvest.com

1. Greek Chicken Chopped Salad with Lemon Tahini Vinaigrette.

Lastly, if you make any of the 35 most popular easy summer recipes I’ve listed here, be sure to leave a comment and/or give the recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

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  1. So much chicken and shrimp in this round up! They look delicious. Would love to see some other summer proteins too!

  2. Aaaah! So many of my favorites on this list – and some I’d forgotten I love! Like you said, there are so many recipes on here, it’s nice to have a spotlight list once in a while!

  3. Everyone single recipe looks so delicious! Since I have heard about your Instagram blog, I’ve been only making your dishes.

    I’ll be trying some of these ones for sure. Thank you for this ☺️

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