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31 Quick Dinners for July

July is the peak of summer, and no one wants to spend those long, lazy days laboring in the kitchen! Here are quick dinner recipes for every night of the month.

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Day 1: Halibut Soft TacosTaste of Home

Day 1: Halibut Soft Tacos

I sometimes serve these halibut tacos wrapped in lettuce instead of tortillas. Either way, the mango salsa tastes amazing with grilled halibut. This warm-weather recipe is quick, colorful and full of nutrients. —Kristin Kossak, Bozeman, Montana

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Day 2: Pressure-Cooker Tequila Salsa ChickenTaste of Home

Day 2: Pressure-Cooker Tequila Salsa Chicken

I had this dish at a local Mexican restaurant when celebrating a friend's birthday. I fell in love with the spicy, smoky flavor from the tequila and decided to try Instant Pot salsa chicken at home. Boy, was it a success! It's also great stuffed into flour tortillas or for making nachos. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Day 3: Corn DogsTaste of Home

Day 3: Corn Dogs

Prepare corn dogs at home just like you'd get at the fair. Both kids and grown-ups will love this hearty corn dog batter. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

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Day 4: Burger AmericanaTaste of Home

Day 4: Burger Americana

Go on a burger road trip in your own backyard. Grill the patties and load them sky-high. Peanut butter and bacon make them Southern style; coleslaw and tomatoes, a Northern version. —Susan Mahaney, New Hartford, New York

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Day 5 : Grilled Kiwi-Chicken Kabobs with Honey-Chipotle GlazeTaste of Home

Day 5 : Grilled Kiwi-Chicken Kabobs with Honey-Chipotle Glaze

When guests bite into these juicy grilled kabobs, their eyes always widen with satisfaction. Our four kids are crazy about the spicy-sweet sauce. —Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California

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Day 6: Buttery Grilled ShrimpTaste of Home

Day 6: Buttery Grilled Shrimp

This is easy and delicious! These shrimp are great with steak, but for a special occasion, brush the sauce on lobster tails and grill. —Sheryl Shenberger, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Day 7: Vegetarian LinguineTaste of Home

Day 7: Vegetarian Linguine

Looking for a tasty alternative to the usual meat-and-potatoes meals? Try this colorful pasta dish. My oldest son came up with the scrumptious supper that takes advantage of fresh mushrooms, zucchini and other vegetables as well as basil and provolone. —Jane Bone, Cape Coral, Florida

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Day 8: Grilled Pork with Avocado SalsaTaste of Home

Day 8: Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa

I love the zesty taste of this moist grilled tenderloin. The cumin, avocado and jalapeno give it southwestern flair. It's an easy, elegant way to prepare pork. —Josephine Devereaux Piro, Easton, Pennsylvania

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Day 9: Applesauce Barbecue ChickenThe musical "Waitress"

Day 9: Applesauce Barbecue Chicken

You only need a few ingredients to create this sweet and peppery chicken. The subtle flavor of apple makes this tender barbecue dish stand out from the rest. —Darla Andrews, Farmers Branch, Texas

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Day 10: Tomato-Poached HalibutTaste of Home

Day 10: Tomato-Poached Halibut

My halibut with a burst of lemon comes together in one pan and stays super moist. Try it with polenta, angel hair pasta or crusty bread. —Danna Rogers, Westport, Connecticut

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Day 11: Grilled Chicken Chopped SaladTaste of Home

Day 11: Grilled Chicken Chopped Salad

Layered desserts always grab my family’s attention, but salads? Not so much. I wondered if I could get everyone on board by presenting a healthy salad in an eye-catching way. I’m happy to say that it worked. —Christine Hadden, Whitman, Massachusetts

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Day 12: Light & Lemony Shrimp ScampiTaste of Home

Day 12: Light & Lemony Shrimp Scampi

A touch more lemon helped me trim the calories in our favorite shrimp scampi recipe. For those who want to indulge, pass around the Parmesan. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts

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Day 13: Crispy Tofu with Black Pepper SauceTaste of Home

Day 13: Crispy Tofu with Black Pepper Sauce

Sometimes tofu can be boring and tasteless, but not in this recipe! The crispy vegetarian bean curd is so loaded with flavor, you'll never shy away from tofu again. —Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado

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Day 14: Skillet Mac & CheeseTaste of Home

Day 14: Skillet Mac & Cheese

This super creamy mac 'n' cheese is so simple it seems almost too easy! Kids really go for the rich cheese flavor, but I've never met an adult who didn't love it too. —Ann Bowers, Rockport, Texas

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Day 15: Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops	Taste of Home

Day 15: Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops

These sweet, spicy chops can be thrown together in minutes, but definitely don't taste like it. Serve it with a side of jasmine rice and you'll feel like you're on a tropical vacation. —Allison Ulrich, Frisco, Texas

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Day 16: Easy Stuffed PoblanosTaste of Home

Day 16: Easy Stuffed Poblanos

My partner adores these saucy stuffed peppers—and I love how quickly they come together. Top with low-fat sour cream and your favorite salsa. —Jean Erhardt, Portland, Oregon

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Day 17: Triple Tomato FlatbreadTaste of Home

Day 17: Triple Tomato Flatbread

Tomatoes are the reason I have a vegetable garden, and I developed this recipe as a way to show off my plum, sun-dried and cherry tomatoes. It's so easy, and will absolutely impress. —Rachel Kimbrow, Portland, Oregon

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Day 18: Walking TacosTaste of Home

Day 18: Walking Tacos

These Walking Tacos are great for an on-the-go dinner, campfire meal or easy game night supper. The ingredients transform a bag of chips into a taco in a bag! —Beverly Matthews, Pasco, Washington

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Day 19: Mediterranean Bulgur BowlTaste of Home

Day 19: Mediterranean Bulgur Bowl

You can also transform this tasty bowl into an Italian version with mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes, spinach and basil. —Renata Smith, Brookline, Massachusetts

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Day 20: Sweet-and-Sour PorkThe musical "Waitress"

Day 20: Sweet-and-Sour Pork

After my sister moved away to the university, I used to visit her on weekends. She often made this wonderful and tangy pork dish. Now, every time I make it for my family, it reminds me of those special visits. Everyone who tries it loves it. -Cherry Williams, St. Albert, Alberta

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Day 21: Chicken Breasts with Melon RelishThe musical "Waitress"

Day 21: Chicken Breasts with Melon Relish

This tropical-tasting melon relish is sweet and very flavorful. It tastes so good with the tender chicken breasts and is perfect for summer.

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Day 22: Vegetarian Skillet EnchiladasTaste of Home

Day 22: Vegetarian Skillet Enchiladas

Whether it's meatless Monday or your family eats vegetarian every day, everyone will be satisfied with these unconventional vegetarian skillet enchiladas. Garnish with the optional toppings or other favorites like tortilla chips and extra shredded cheese. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Day 23: Jiffy Ground Pork SkilletTaste of Home

Day 23: Jiffy Ground Pork Skillet

Some people call it dinner hour, but many of us call it rush hour. Slow down the pace with this so-simple mouthwatering meal. The only thing you'll have left over is time to share with your family at the table. —Brigitte Schaller, Flemington, Missouri

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Day 24: Rosemary Lime ChickenThe musical "Waitress"

Day 24: Rosemary Lime Chicken

I experimented with herbs and seasonings quite a bit before creating the final version of this entree. The tartness of the lime juice really complements the rosemary. Everyone loves it.—Nicole Harris, Mt. Union, Pennsylvania

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Day 25: Baked Chicken with Bacon-Tomato Relish	Taste of Home

Day 25: Baked Chicken with Bacon-Tomato Relish

We eat a lot of chicken for dinner, so I'm always trying to do something a little different with it. My children love the crispiness of this chicken, and my husband and I love the flavorful relish—you can't go wrong with bacon! —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Day 26: Chicken Ole Foil SupperTaste of Home

Day 26: Chicken Ole Foil Supper

These Mexi-style chicken packets can be assembled ahead and frozen if you like. Just thaw them overnight in the fridge, then grill as directed. I like to serve them with warm tortillas and fresh fruit on the side. —Mary Peck, Salina, Kansas

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Day 27: Air-Fryer Coconut-Crusted Turkey FingersTaste of Home

Day 27: Air-Fryer Coconut-Crusted Turkey Fingers

My granddaughter shared these turkey fingers with me. With a plum dipping sauce, they're just the thing for a light supper. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

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Day 28: Vegetarian Bean TacosTaste of Home

Day 28: Vegetarian Bean Tacos

I love Mexican food but was looking for a healthier option to share. My family devours these tasty tacos whenever I make them. —Amanda Petrucelli, Plymouth, Indiana

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Day 29: Dijon-Crusted FishTaste of Home

Day 29: Dijon-Crusted Fish

Dijon, Parmesan and a hint of horseradish give this toasty fish lots of flavor. The preparation is so easy, it takes just 5 to 7 minutes to get four servings ready for the oven. —Scott Schmidtke, Chicago, Illinois

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Day 30: Moroccan FlatbreadsTaste of Home

Day 30: Moroccan Flatbreads

My family loves these tacos with Middle Eastern seasoning lots of vegetables. Ground turkey or beef may be substituted for the lamb. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

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Day 31: Lemony Shrimp & Snow Pea PastaTaste of Home

Day 31: Lemony Shrimp & Snow Pea Pasta

This pretty pasta is a family favorite —the kids love the light lemony flavor and I love that they devour the fresh veggies. You can use other types of pasta for variety, like bow ties or corkscrews. —Jennifer Fisher, Austin, Texas

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