9 Summer Dump Dinners That Basically Cook Themselves

40 minutes; one pan, <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly; serves 4; combines sweet and spicy flavors with a quick homemade hot honey, tastes like fried chicken without the mess.

Hot Honey Chicken Thighs: 

50 minutes; beginner-friendly, sheet pan recipe, kid-friendly; serves 6; create a topping bar for a fun, easy summer dinner that kids will love.

Tater Tot Nachos: 

45 minutes; sheet pan recipe, kid-friendly, low sugar; serves 4 to 5; easy dish with tortillas, eggs, and avocado, perfect for brunch or dinner.

Sheet Pan Chilaquiles: 

30 minutes; one pan, ready in <30 minutes, <10 ingredients; serves 4 to 6; fresh and light pasta with marinated artichokes, cheese, and lemon juice.

One-Pot Pasta with Peas, Artichokes, Lemon, and Mint: 

30 minutes; ready in <30 minutes, sheet pan recipe, <10 ingredients, kid-friendly; serves 4; store-bought gnocchi with Italian flavors, minimal dishes.

Sheet-Pan Gnocchi with Sausage, Peppers, and Onions:

20 minutes; Instant Pot recipe, ready in <30 minutes, no sugar; serves 4; steam-poached salmon in spiced coconut milk, always moist and flavorful.

Instant Pot Coconut Salmon with Fresh Herbs and Lime: 

20 minutes; one pan, ready in <30 minutes, <10 ingredients; serves 6; quick prep and cooking, even better with homegrown cherry tomatoes and basil.

One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta: 

35 minutes; sheet pan recipe, kid-friendly, beginner-friendly, vegetarian; serves 2 to 4; oven-cooked gnocchi with pre-made pesto, crispy outside and fluffy inside.

Sheet-Pan Tomato Basil Gnocchi: 

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