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10 Easy Summer Dinners You Couldn't Screw Up If You Tried

Intimidated by elaborate recipes with endless steps? We’ve handpicked some of our simplest recipes to try. It’s finally summertime—you don’t want to spend all of your precious free time in the kitchen. These low-ingredient meals use fresh ingredients and come together in six steps or fewer—no extra effort required.

What’s a no-fail dinner? It’s simple: A dinner that is so easy, there’s no way to mess it up! These foolproof dinners are perfect for nights when you just need dinner on the table without a lot of fuss.

Bonus: These super easy meals are a great way to get the kids involved in the dinner-making process. Little hands are perfect for job like helping stir, topping with cheese and, of course, sampling the finished product. We’ve picked our top 5 kid-friendly tools to get you started.

Summer is a great time to take advantage of the fresh produce that’s available, like cucumbers, avocados, corn, sweet peppers, tomatoes, watermelon and zucchini (to name a few!). You can find all of these yummy fruits and vegetables at your local supermarket or support your local farmer’s market.

Want more hacks? Our professional staff in the Pillsbury Kitchens offer even more information on each recipe in our “Expert Tips” section. Click on the section at the bottom of the recipe for ingredient substitution suggestions, serving options and more.