Even though it’s summer, we’re missing some of our favorite cozy comfort foods from fall and winter. While most of those hearty dishes are too rich for this time of year, these recipes show you some clever ways to make them warm-weather ready.
Yes, you read that right—you don’t even need to turn on your oven for this lasagna! This deconstructed version of the classic Italian bake from Martha Stewart is light yet substantial and super simple to prepare.
If you’ve made a classic chicken pot pie, you’ll be able to make this summery version from How Sweet Eats, no problem! This no-fuss Summer Chicken Pot Pie Galette with Herbed Crust utilizes a rustic pie crust base and no topper, and is equally tasty served at room temperature.
Eggplant is at its peak in the summer, and our test kitchen crafted this recipe that has all of the flavors of classic eggplant parmesan, but in a lightened-up, weeknight-friendly package perfect for grilling season.
Keep your kitchen cool and make an effortless slow cooker beef stew with this recipe from Running to the Kitchen! The trick to keeping it light and summery is to add the vegetables during the last 30 minutes of cooking, otherwise, they’ll end up like mush.
Beef chili is always a go-to recipe for fall and winter, so why not add this vegetable version to your spring and summer line up, too? Healthy and packed with tons of in-season veg, this dinner idea from Nourish and Fete is super customizable to whatever ingredients you already have on hand. Plus, you can make it on a stovetop or in an Instapot!