What to Cook Right Now: Our 50 Best July Recipes

Looking for some of the best summer recipe ideas? Look no further! This collection of our 50 best July recipes are perfect for summertime and you need to try them all before summer ends. Whether you’re looking for recipes to make the most of seasonal ingredients like corn and tomatoes, tasty treats, or quick and easy dinners, this collection is packed with insanely delicious recipes. This list of the top recipes from July are reader favorites that will get five star reviews from your family and friends. Add these recipes to your meal plan for the best summer eats!

Green Goddess Salad

Green goddess salad in a bowl.

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Green Goddess Salad. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

There’s a reason this green goddess salad has gone viral on Tik Tok, and that’s because it’s delicious. You will love every element from the colourful, crunchy salad mixture to the garlic, cashew, spinach, and parmesan dressing.
Get the Recipe: Green Goddess Salad

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

A bowl of Hawaiian macaroni salad.
Hawaiian Macaroni Salad. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Elbow macaroni combines with fresh vegetables as well as a tangy dressing which is both creamy and tangy. This easy salad is colourful and definitely brings a tropical touch of aloha to your dinner plate!
Get the Recipe: Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Confetti Squares

A cut peanut butter marshmallow confetti square.
Confetti Squares. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

These peanut butter butterscotch confetti squares are the perfect no bake treat for any occasion. With colorful mini marshmallows and butterscotch chips, they’re sure to be a hit at your next party or potluck! This Canadian classic bar is always a favorite.
Get the Recipe: Confetti Squares

Tomatillo Red Chili Salsa

Homemade red salsa in a bowl with a tortilla chip in it.
Tomatillo Red Chili Salsa. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Make your own fresh tomatillo red chili salsa with this easy copycat Chipotle recipe that’s perfect as a snack or appetizer with chips or crackers, and goes great with steak, chicken, or any south of the border inspired meal.
Get the Recipe: Tomatillo Red Chili Salsa

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

A platter of grilled chicken.
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Perfectly tender chicken is always a winning option and you can’t go wrong with this simple, eight ingredient grilled chicken recipe. This chicken and pineapple recipe offers such wonderful tropical flavors, as well as blending the sweet, tangy and savoury elements for a mouthwatering result.
Get the Recipe: Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

General Tso Shrimp Stir Fry

Crispy sauce shrimp in a bowl.
Easy General Tso Shrimp Stir Fry. Photo credit: xoxobella.

General Tso shrimp is an easy Chinese shrimp dish which you can rustle up in less than 30 minutes. It offers sweet, tangy and savoury flavours, along with a hint of spice.
Get the Recipe: Easy General Tso Shrimp Stir Fry

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish meatballs that are served in a casserole dish.
Copycat Ikea Swedish Meatballs. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Try making these delicious copycat Ikea Swedish meatballs at home and enjoy the same great taste as the ones you find in the store.
Get the Recipe: Swedish Meatballs

Salt & Pepper Pork Chop Bites

Salt and pepper pork chop bites.
Salt & Pepper Pork Chop Bites. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Rather than ordering salt and pepper pork chop bites from the local Chinese takeout, why not make your own gluten free pork chop recipe instead? The Asian salt and pepper seasoning adds so much flavour and you can make this dish as spicy as you dare!
Get the Recipe: Salt & Pepper Pork Chop Bites

Butter Tarts

A gooey butter tart with a bite out of it on a wire rack.
Butter Tarts. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Indulge in a Canadian classic with homemade butter tarts. With a sweet, vanilla-scented filling and flaky pastry shell filled with nuts and raisins, this recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Get the Recipe: Butter Tarts

Orange BBQ Salmon with Foil Packet Vegetables

Salmon on a tray with oranges.
Orange BBQ Salmon with Foil Packet Garlic Soy Vegetables. Photo Credit: xoxoBella.

This 30-minute Orange BBQ salmon recipe is a fresh, tangy foil packet meal perfect for summer grilling. Whether you use a traditional grill or a pellet grill, everyone will love this easy and delicious dish!
Get the Recipe: Orange BBQ Salmon with Foil Packet Vegetables

BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

A flatbread pizza on a cutting board with a slice being removed.
BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Looking for a hassle-free dinner recipe that requires minimal prep? Try this delicious BBQ chicken flatbread that bakes in the oven for a crispy crust and melty toppings! With a pre-made flatbread base and simple BBQ chicken toppings, this recipe is both easy and satisfying, making it a great option for busy weeknights.
Get the Recipe: BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

Starbucks Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Starbucks lemon copycat loaf recipe.
Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Copycat Recipe. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

If you are a fan of Starbucks baked goods, you may remember the Starbucks glazed poppy seed loaf which is no longer available at most locations. However, you can still enjoy the delicious taste by trying out a copycat recipe for this lemon poppy seed loaf.
Get the Recipe: Starbucks Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Chicken Enchilada Soup – Chili’s Copycat

Homemade chicken enchilada soup in a white soup bowl with a handle.
Chicken Enchilada Soup. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This Chili’s copycat chicken enchilada soup recipe is easy, tasty, and perfect for any night of the week. It can be made with rotisserie or leftover chicken.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Soup – Chili’s Copycat

Limoncello Panna Cotta

A plate with a limoncello panna cotta with fresh berries.
Limoncello Panna Cotta. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

A truly delicious classic Italian dessert, limoncello panna cotta with fresh berries is definitely something you should try. It’s straightforward to make, even if you don’t often make desserts, and the combination of fresh berries, limoncello liqueur, lemon zest, and cream is just mouthwatering.
Get the Recipe: Limoncello Panna Cotta

Campfire Apple Crisp

camp fire apple crisp in tin foil
Campfire Apple Crisp. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Campfire apple crisp is fun to make if you’re camping, and it’s also a tasty dessert idea if you’re not! Juicy apples are sweetened with sugar and flavoured with cinnamon, and this campfire apple dessert is topped with a sweet and crunchy crumb topping. It’s a decadent campfire dessert which everyone will love.
Get the Recipe: Campfire Apple Crisp

Garlic Tomato Shrimp Scampi

Garlic tomato shrimp scampi in a bowl.
Garlic Tomato Shrimp Scampi Without Wine. Photo credit: xoxobella.

Many easy garlic tomato shrimp scampi recipes call for wine, but do you really need to add it? Is there a wine substitute you can add to this seafood pasta dinner recipe instead? The following recipe proves you don’t need to add wine for a delicious shrimp and tomato dish served with pappardelle pasta.
Get the Recipe: Garlic Tomato Shrimp Scampi

Fruity Pebbles Meringue Cookies

A stack of meringe cookies made with Fruity Pebbles cereal.
Fruity Pebbles Meringue Cookies. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

These Fruity Pebbles meringue cookies are fluffy, sweet and easy to make. The signature meringue crunch makes these perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. The kids will love them, and so will the grownups!
Get the Recipe: Fruity Pebbles Meringue Cookies

Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe

A homemade friend chicken sandwich with fries.
Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This Fried Chicken Sandwich recipe is a deliciously satisfying upgrade from the fast food version, with a perfectly seasoned, golden brown coating and mouthwatering toppings. It’s a finger-licking deliciousness will elevate your sandwich game to the next level!
Get the Recipe: Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe

Reverse Seared New York Strip Steak

A strip steak sliced on a cutting board.
Reverse Seared New York Strip Steak. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Take your basic NY strip steak to another level by reverse searing it. Pan seared steak makes a wonderful dinner and this reverse seared New York strip steak always comes out beautifully.
Get the Recipe: Reverse Seared New York Strip Steak

Spicy Gochujang Chicken Stir Fry

Spicy gochujang chicken stir fry served on lettuce leaves.
Spicy Gochujang Chicken Stir Fry. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Gochujang chicken is sweet, spicy and very savoury. It’s a typical Korean inspired stir fry which looks so appetizing served in butter lettuce leaves with rice and Korean garnishes.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Gochujang Chicken Stir Fry

Italian Frittata Recipe

A vegetable frittata cooked in a cast iron skillet.
Italian Frittata Recipe. Photo credit: Italian Frittata Recipe.

Straightforward to make and a treat to eat, this Italian vegetable frittata recipe is definitely a winning recipe. It’s simple to prepare, and you can mix and match the fillings depending on what you have in the refrigerator. It’s the perfect way to use up any vegetables or cooked meats you need to use up.
Get the Recipe: Italian Frittata Recipe

Cuban Mojo Pulled Pork

Overhead view of a large bowl of smoked pulled pork.
Smoked Cuban Mojo Pulled Pork. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Create the perfect Cuban roast pork with Smoked Cuban Mojo Pulled Pork, which features garlic, lime, sherry, oregano, and marjoram flavors. This recipe is ideal for pellet smokers or Traeger grills, and the shredded pork can be used in tacos, sandwiches, or served with coleslaw and beans for a tasty meal.
Get the Recipe: Cuban Mojo Pulled Pork

Crispy Stacked Potatoes

Crispy stacked potatoes on a plate.
Crispy Stacked Potatoes. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

These gorgeous crispy potatoes are so simple to make, you’ll wish you had come across the recipe before! Try them paired with your favourite juicy steak recipe.
Get the Recipe: Crispy Stacked Potatoes

Teriyaki Flank Steak with Veggies

Teriyaki flank steak with veggies.
Teriyaki Flank Steak with Veggies. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Teriyaki flank steak boasts sweet, spicy and savoury flavours in every mouthful. Some of the ingredients in the sauce help tenderize the meat. This means you can expect the flank steak on a cast iron skillet to come out juicy and delicious.
Get the Recipe: Teriyaki Flank Steak with Veggies

Bacon Steak Wraps

A steak wrap cut in half on a plate.
Bacon Steak Wraps. Photo credit: Bacon Steak Wraps.

Enjoy a rich and hearty lunch with these bacon steak wraps featuring a homemade blue cheese dressing. Add add your favorite ingredients for a personalized touch to this easy-to-make lunch.
Get the Recipe: Bacon Steak Wraps

Baked Feta Pasta

Overhead view of a pasta dish in a casserole.
Baked Feta Pasta. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This baked feta pasta dish is the perfect combination of creamy, tangy feta cheese and sweet, juicy tomatoes. It’s quick and easy to make, and sure to become a new favorite in your recipe collection!
Get the Recipe: Baked Feta Pasta

Strawberry Sorbet

Scoops of strawberry sorbet in a white bowl.
Strawberry Sorbet. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This strawberry sorbet is perfect with only four ingredients. The deep strawberry flavor of this frozen dessert makes it a favorite summer treat that can be made quickly and easily using either frozen or fresh strawberries.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Sorbet

Truffle Nacho Loaded Fries – Taco Bell Copycat

A casserole dish with steak loaded fries.
Truffle Nacho Loaded Fries – Taco Bell Copycat. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

You are going to love all the flavours in this Taco Bell truffle nacho loaded fries recipe. It’s made with thick cut steak fries, strip steak, cheese, and more, for an incredible flavour in every mouthful.
Get the Recipe: Truffle Nacho Loaded Fries – Taco Bell Copycat


Homemade giardiniera in a small white bowl.
Giardiniera. Photo credit: Giardiniera.

An authentic Italian giardiniera recipe consists of Italian pickled vegetables, making it the perfect condiment for Italian sandwiches, cured meats, cheese, grilled meats, pasta salads, and charcuterie boards. Fresh peppers and veggies add a burst of flavor to any dish.
Get the Recipe: Giardiniera

Pesto Fettuccini with Bolognese Sauce

A large servicing bowl of pasta and sauce.
Pesto Fettuccini with Bolognese Sauce. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Indulge in a delicious homemade Italian pasta dinner with pesto fettuccini and Bolognese sauce, bursting with fresh veggies in every bite. This hearty dish, featuring a homemade beef Bolognese meat sauce and fettuccine pasta, will satisfy your cravings for a flavorful Italian meal.
Get the Recipe: Pesto Fettuccini with Bolognese Sauce

Homemade Beaver Tail

A wire tray with several homemade beaver tails on it.
Homemade Beaver Tail. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Indulge in a classic Canadian dessert with this delicious beaver tail recipe, perfect for any occasion from movie nights to Canada Day parties. These mini donut-like treats, shaped like a beaver’s tail and coated in cinnamon sugar, are a must-try for anyone looking to experience the flavors of Canada.
Get the Recipe: Homemade Beaver Tail

Crab Cake Egg Rolls

A plate of egg rolls and a bowl of dipping sacue.
Crab Cake Egg Rolls. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Prepare an amazing appetizer with these air fryer crab cake egg rolls that are easy to make and bursting with flavors of Old Bay, lemon, and sriracha. Dip them in the fire sauce for an extra kick and enjoy the perfectly crispy texture achieved by air frying.
Get the Recipe: Crab Cake Egg Rolls

PF Chang’s Fried Rice Copycat

Homemade fried rice in wood bowls.
PF Chang’s Fried Rice Copycat. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Satisfy your cravings for PF Chang’s fried rice with this mouth-watering copycat recipe that’s easy to make at home. Enjoy a blend of rice, fresh veggies, and a rich, sweet Chinese-inspired sauce in every bite.
Get the Recipe: PF Chang’s Fried Rice Copycat

Avocado Herb Green Goddess Dip

Side view of avocado herb green dip with vegatbles on the side.
Avocado Herb Green Goddess Dip. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Whether you want to dip veggie sticks, melba toast, chips, crackers, or something else, this avocado herb green goddess dip is really good. Pair it with a vegetable board or charcuterie platter and enjoy the fresh flavours in every mouthful.
Get the Recipe: Avocado Herb Green Goddess Dip

Italian Pignoli Cookies

Italian Pignoli Cookies. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

These delicious naturally gluten free Italian Pignoli cookies, also known as Amaretti con Pignoli, are a perfect addition to your cookie baking list. With only 5 ingredients, these Italian almond and pine nut cookies are easy to make and will impress your guests.
Get the Recipe: Italian Pignoli Cookies

Italian Panzanella Salad

Italian panzanella salad in a large bowl.
Italian Panzanella Salad. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Panzanella salad is a refreshing summer side dish that combines juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, and chunks of crusty bread, all tossed in a tangy vinaigrette. It’s the perfect accompaniment to grilled meats and a delightful way to enjoy the flavors of the season.
Get the Recipe: Italian Panzanella Salad

Asian Zoodle Salad

A large bowl with a zucchini noodle salad.
Asian Zoodle Salad. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Asian zoodles salad is a wonderful blend of zoodle, or spiralized zucchini noodles along with other vegetables and an Asian inspired dressing. Have it for lunch or pair it with your preferred protein as a side dish. Add this salad to your list of favorite June recipes!
Get the Recipe: Asian Zoodle Salad

Beef and Noodles with Mushrooms

Beef and noodles with mushrooms in a large white bowl.
Beef and Noodles with Mushrooms. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This slow cooker beef and noodles with mushrooms is the ultimate winter comfort food, perfect for chilly evenings. With a delicious combination of beef, mushrooms, and egg noodles in a creamy mushroom soup sauce, this easy crockpot recipe is a great option for busy weeknights.
Get the Recipe: Beef and Noodles with Mushrooms

Chunky Guacamole

A large bowl of homemade guacamole.
Chunky Guacamole. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This chunky guacamole recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that can be customized to suit your taste preferences. Made with avocados, tomatoes, green onions, chilies, lime juice, and cilantro, it is a perfect addition to any meal.
Get the Recipe: Chunky Guacamole

Tasty Tangerine Chicken Stir Fry

Tangerine chicken stir fry in a bowl with rice.
Tasty Tangerine Chicken Stir Fry. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This tangerine chicken stir fry pairs juicy, succulent chicken breast with a sweet, delicious Asian tangerine sauce. It’s a little spicy, a little sweet and a little savoury, for the perfect flavour balance. This will be one of your favorite June recipes!
Get the Recipe: Tasty Tangerine Chicken Stir Fry

Chocolate Cherry Blossom Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Blossom Cookies. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Chocolate cherry blossom cookies pair the sweet, fruity taste of cherries with the timeless appeal of chocolate. This chocolate cherry cookie recipe makes a batch of cute pink cookies and each one is topped with a Hershey’s kiss.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Blossom Cookies

Italian Beef

Two Italian beef buns on a tray.
Italian Beef. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

You won’t be able to resist making slow cooker Italian beef again and again once you try it. This hearty and filling dish is perfect on toasted rolls or hoagie buns and the slow cooked beef is incredibly tender and flavorful.
Get the Recipe: Italian Beef

Pasta Da Vinci

Penne pasta with chicken in black bowls.
Pasta Da Vinci – Cheesecake Factory Copycat. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Make this delicious Cheesecake Factory copycat pasta da vinci at home with your Instant Pot. You won’t be disappointed with this simple chicken-based pasta dish that tastes just like the restaurant version.
Get the Recipe: Pasta Da Vinci

Chopped Italian Sandwich

Chopped sandwitch on a tray.
Chopped Italian Sandwich. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

A chopped Italian sub is sure to satisfy even the strongest hunger pangs. This Italian bread sub with deli meats, cheese, pepperoncini peppers, red onion, and more make a great lunch. Add this to your list of favorite June recipes!
Get the Recipe: Chopped Italian Sandwich

Italian Tuna White Bean Salad

A large bowl of tuna bean salad.
Italian Tuna White Bean Salad. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Simple ingredients combine to make this Tuscan classic. Juicy fresh tuna pairs with beans for a Tuscan tuna white bean salad everyone will enjoy. It makes a tasty meal, whatever the season.
Get the Recipe: Italian Tuna White Bean Salad

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake in jars for a picnic.
Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Looking for a sweet and refreshing treat to enjoy on your next picnic? These individual strawberry shortcakes are the perfect choice! With their fluffy biscuits, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream, they’re a delicious and portable dessert. This will be one of your favorite June recipes!
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake

Smoked Potato Salad with Bacon

Potato salad in a wood bowl with a spoon.
Smoked Potato Salad with Bacon. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This recipe for smoked potato salad with bacon combines the smoky flavors of potatoes and hard-boiled eggs, making it an ideal dish for summer gatherings and barbecues that will surely impress your guests. This will become one of your favorite summer salad recipes!
Get the Recipe: Smoked Potato Salad with Bacon

Chocolate Pancake Spaghetti

Chocolate pancake spaghetti in a white bowl
Chocolate Pancake Spaghetti. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Tik Tok pancake spaghetti is a deliciously unusual breakfast option. Rather than making pancakes the old-fashioned way, the pancake batter is piped to look like spaghetti.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Pancake Spaghetti

Copycat Olive Garden Salad and Dressing

A large bowl full of salad.
Copycat Olive Garden Salad and Dressing. Photo credit: Sweet Tea and Sprinkles.

This Copycat Olive Garden salad and fressing uses a delicious blend of herbs and spices that will elevate any salad to the next level. Made with fresh ingredients, this dressing has a tangy and slightly sweet flavor that will complement any mix of greens. Our version of the salad is just as tasty as the original and is super easy to make.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Olive Garden Salad and Dressing

Garlic Butter Chicken

A pan with a garlic butter chicken dish.
Garlic Butter Chicken. Photo credit: Averie Cooks.

Garlic butter chicken is tender, juicy chicken bathed in a rich garlic butter sauce with a splash of wine for extra flavor!! This easy stovetop chicken recipe is ready in 15 minutes and will become a family favorite!
Get the Recipe: Garlic Butter Chicken

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