Summer Oven Free Meal Plan

When planning our meal plan it’s sometimes hard to think of ideas for dinner. Which is why I usually plan to have at least a couple family favorites and if I’m feeling adventurous I’ll try a new recipe every now and then. I also try to make seasonal meals. Changing our regular meals for each season helps keep me out of the same dinner each week rut.

Menu plan with recipe links

During the hot and sticky summer months, I like to stick with oven-free meals and that’s what you’ll find on our meal plan this week.

Not one of the meals this week needs an oven. It’s just too hot this time of year to be running the oven. All of our meals this week will be prepared on the barbecue or in a skillet. Making for an easy dinner prep each night for me.

One day this week we’ll be having pulled pork sandwiches. I tucked a few packages into the freezer the last time I made pulled pork on the grill. It does take a while to cook a pork roast this way, but most of the time is just cooking time.

Plus I can usually find pork shoulder roast for around $1.50 a pound making the pulled pork a reasonable dinner cost wise.

What’s cooking at your house this week?

Here’s what’s on our Menu Plan this week,

Oven Free Dinners

This is a great recipe tutorial for how to make bbq pulled pork. I’ve made pulled pork in the crock pot or slow cooker before but it just didn’t turn out that great, it was a little stringy. But this is the best pulled pork I’ve made. It starts with a dry rub to add in lots of flavor. Then it's smoked to perfection. We love this pulled pork meat on sandwiches or just by itself. This is a recipe you need to try, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Coleslaw, and Fruit

Mushroom Chicken over Egg Noodles, Salad, and Fruit

BLT Salad and Fruit

Pancakes, Sausage, and Eggs

Skillet Pizza Pockets and Salad

Hamburgers on the Grill, Macaroni Salad, and Fruit

Looking for a new way to enjoy teriyaki chicken? This grilled pineapple teriyaki chicken sandwich recipe makes a great lunch or dinner, right off the grill. Perfect for those hot summer days when it’s too hot to cook indoors.

Teriyaki Chicken Sandwiches, Chips, and Fruit


Leftover Most Days

Bean and Rice Burritos, Salad, and Fruit

Chicken Tender Tacos, Fruit, Chips and Salsa


I don’t think you can ever have too many breakfast recipes. This chocolate chip scone recipe is one of our favorites. These chocolate chip sones have no heavy cream, in fact they are dairy free scones. Another plus is you can make them in the skillet, so you don’t have to heat up the house on warmer days to bake them.

Toast and Eggs

Bagels with Dairy Free Cream Cheese and Eggs

Chocolate Chip Scones (baked in the skillet), Eggs, and Sausage
I would love to hear what’s cooking at your house this week! Please scroll down and leave me a comment with your menu plan below.

Where to find more menu plan ideas for this week. Do you need help planning your menu? Find my menu planning tips here with a free printable menu planner page and here for my frugal menu planning tips.

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2 thoughts on “Summer Oven Free Meal Plan”

    1. I hope you find a sale soon too Erin. It is so good. I hope when you have a chance to give it a try your family likes it as well as our family does.

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