Easy, Healthy Dinner Recipes Your Family Will Love

Summertime…and the living’s easy & even easier when Cabot has some of the best, fresh dinner recipes for your family to love.

It’s that time of year when families and friends are gathering for barbecues, picnics, and fun in the sun. What better time to take a peek at some delicious and easy recipes from Cabot? Whether you’re heading to a potluck, pool party, or need something quick and easy after a busy day at work and summer camp, we’ve got something that the whole family will enjoy.

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Few ingredients are more delicious, or more inspiring, in the summer than your own homegrown veggies and herbs, or those you scooped up at the local Farmers’ Market. Snip some fresh basil, snap off a few zucchini or other summer squash, and pull up some delicious fresh carrots for this Penne with Roasted Vegetables & Sharp Cheddar dish. Your family will be sure to thank you.

While you’re in the garden, grab a few sweet bell peppers to make these gluten-free, vegetarian Grilled Southwestern Stuffed Peppers – perfect to make ahead for entertaining at your next family gathering.

When you want a delicious meal for a quick and not-too-heavy dinner later in the week, make our healthier version of macaroni and cheese – a fail-proof crowd pleaser. And with only 318 calories per serving, you can feel better about enjoying a frosty treat from the local ice cream truck.

This Healthy Hash Brown Casserole promises to be another family-pleasing dish. Plain Greek-Style Yogurt and Sharp Lite50 Cheddar lighten up this familiar side dish. Quick and easy to prepare, your family can enjoy this casserole as a side for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

These Black Bean Cheddar Burgers are not only easy, but little kitchen helpers will love the opportunity to mash the ingredients together. Experiment with toppings! We love the idea of a cold topping like avocado, guacamole or tomato for balance.

Speaking of burgers, why not mix it up by losing the bun! Try these Turkey Cheeseburger Lettuce Wraps for an easy and lower carb dinner. Keep this in mind for rainy summer days when you want to satisfy your burger craving, but don’t want to grill in the rain.

Mmm…pesto is such a yummy summer treat, especially when it’s made with fresh basil from your garden. Blend up a healthy batch of pesto for the family to enjoy with shrimp over pasta .

Here’s another quick and easy pasta dinner because who doesn’t love cheesy pasta? Given a healthier boost by using Cabot Sharp Lite50 Cheddar and adding fresh broccoli, this is sure to become regular on your family’s menu.

Don’t forget to make room for your Omega 3s! The health benefits from the healthy fats found in fish are even more satisfying when enjoyed with delicious creamy polenta and Sharp Lite50 Cheddar. Not to mention, polenta is surprisingly easy to prepare. You’ll have dinner on the table in no time when you make this Oven Roasted Salmon with Cabot Cheddar Polenta.

And finally, another easy dinner for those nights when you need to plan ahead or feed a few extra mouths – Chicken Enchiladas. They’re a great way to use up any leftover chicken – just shred it up, add some veggies, spices, and cheese (of course) and you’re well on your way to another home run meal.

Now that you have 10 fresh, family-pleasing recipes in your back pocket, get out there and enjoy the sunshine without worrying about what’s for dinner!

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