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30 Oven-Free Recipes Gallery

Don’t let hot weather stress you out; use these easy and delicious recipes to cook meals that won’t heat up your kitchen
Oven Free Recipes
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30 Oven-Free Recipes Gallery

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No one likes having to turn on the oven to cook dinner on a hot night. We’ve all found ourselves, at one point or another, sweating in the kitchen to prepare a meal for ourselves or loved ones in 80-degree weather and regretting the decision to not just order out. It’s neither fun nor enjoyable, and by the time you are finished, you are too hot to think, let alone eat.

During spring and summer, when the weather starts to get really hot, the notion of turning on the oven can become a heavy undertaking. No one appreciates feeling like they’re in a hot yoga class while cooking dinner. To keep you cool and well-fed of course, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite oven-free recipes, perfect for any night of the week.

From fresh ceviches to healthy salads and more, you will be surprised how easy all of these recipes are to prepare. So say goodbye to your oven (temporarily) and rejoice in the warm weather once again with these 30 oven-free recipes.

Artichoke and Asparagus Salad With Lemony Herb Vinaigrette

Iain Bagwell

This salad screams spring, showcasing artichokes and asparagus. These ingredients speak for themselves when you find them fresh. Some lemon juice, olive oil, and a little salt is all they need to turn into something truly special.

Click here to see this Artichoke and Asparagus Salad With Lemony Herb Vinaigrette recipe.

BLT Salmon Caesar Salad

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Love BLTs, but want to ditch the bread? Well, this salad combines the flavors of this favorite sandwich, but delivers them in a lighter way. Add some salmon to make a healthy weeknight dinner.

Click here to see this BLT Salmon Caesar Salad recipe.

Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

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We’ve all tried strawberry cheesecake, but have you heard of cheesecake-stuffed strawberries? This light take on a classic dessert is just as satisfying as eating the real thing, but much healthier… and you never have to turn your oven on!

Click here to see this Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries recipe.

Grilled Fish Tacos With Lime Cabbage Slaw

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Noting says “warm weather” like eating fish tacos. This recipe makes cleanup a breeze by grilling the fish outside.

Click here to see this Grilled Fish Tacos With Lime Cabbage Slaw recipe.

Grilled Salmon With Meyer Lemons and Creamy Cucumber Salad

Amy Neunsinger

Salmon and lemon are a classic pairing. The use of Meyer lemons adds a hint of sweetness to this recipe, while grilling the salmon incorporates a charred element that rounds out the dish.

Click here to see this Grilled Salmon With Meyer Lemons and Creamy Cucumber Salad recipe.

Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

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It doesn’t get more old school than shrimp cocktail. This updated version grills the shrimp, which adds smokiness to the dish. Serve this for a crowd at your next dinner party and your guests will be amazed.

Click here to see this Grilled Shrimp Cocktail recipe.

Grilled Skirt Steak With Chimichurri

Signe Birck

Skirt steak has incredible flavor and texture, but be sure not to overcook it. Enjoy this with some Argentina wine for a delicious and easy meal suitable for any night of the week.

Click here to see this Grilled Skirt Steak With Chimichurri recipe.

Honey Soy Grilled Skirt Steak

Morton Salt

A simple honey-soy marinade helps transform the normally cheap cut of skirt steak into something magical in this recipe. The use of fresh garlic and ginger helps to add extra spice to the dish.

Click here to see this Honey Soy Grilled Skirt Steak recipe.

Instant Pot Brisket Pot Roast

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Pot roast is something special that we all love but never make — because it traditionally takes so long to cook. This modern version will have you enjoying fork-tender meat in no time at all. The best part: You never have to use your oven!

Click here to see this Instant Pot Brisket Pot Roast recipe.

Instant Pot Chicken Chili

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This straightforward chili recipe uses chicken for a lighter alternative but doesn’t sacrifice flavor at all. Top with shredded cheese and cilantro for a zesty finish.

Click here to see this Instant Pot Chicken Chili recipe.

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Helen Dujardin

There’s never a time when chicken tortilla soup doesn’t seem comforting. Try adding some avocado or corn on top for extra flavor and texture.

Click here to see this Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe.

Instant Pot Jamaican Spice-Rubbed Chicken

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Bring the flavors of the Caribbean to your home with this Jamaican spice-rubbed chicken recipe. This dish takes less than an hour to prepare and makes for an effortless dinner.

Click here to see this Instant Pot Jamaican Spice-Rubbed Chicken recipe.

Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake

Helen Dujardin

If you are a lover of cheesecake but not the biggest fan of baking, this dessert is for you! This easy recipe doesn’t require much effort, but will yield a delicious result every time.

Click here to see this Instant Pot Keto Cheesecake recipe.

Instant Pot Now and Later Butter Chicken

Helen Dujardin

This is a great take on the classic Indian dish butter chicken that can be made in less than an hour. Be sure to pick up some of your favorite naan to soak up all the sauce!

Click here to see this Instant Pot Now and Later Butter Chicken recipe.

Instant Pot Sesame-Ginger Chicken

Helen Dujardin

This recipe is great for those nights when you are trying to be healthy but are craving Chinese takeout. Enjoy it over rice or even a salad for an easy and satisfying dinner.

Click here to see this Instant Pot Sesame-Ginger Chicken recipe.

Kale, Apple, Pancetta, and Walnut Salad With Creamy Walnut Dressing

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This oven-free recipe is tasty on its own, or a great side for any main. Apples add a crisp sweetness that plays nicely off the salty pancetta.

Click here to see this Kale, Apple, Pancetta, and Walnut Salad With Creamy Walnut Dressing recipe.

Lemon Shortbread Cookie Icebox Cake

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Shortbread cookies, lemon curd, and whipped cream — what more could you ask for in a warm-weather dessert? Save yourself some time and energy by buying your favorite prepared lemon curd and cookies for an easy but delicious icebox cake.

Click here to see this Lemon Shortbread Cookie Icebox Cake recipe.

Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Salad

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If you love the flavors of Vietnam but are too lazy to get takeout, you will love this noodle salad. Lemongrass is the key ingredient that adds depth of flavor to this dish. If you can’t find it fresh, though, no worries — the dried version will work fine.

Click here to see this Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Salad recipe.

Mason Jar Salad With Maple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe

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If you like easy salad recipes with minimal cleanup, look no further. This recipe tastes better than any store-bought or prepacked salad and can be taken on the go if desired.

Click here to see this Mason Jar Salad With Maple Cider Vinaigrette recipe.

No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Strata

Sabra Crock

This dessert is a modern take on the classic New England favorite. Vanilla pudding is layered with chocolate frosting and crunchy graham crackers to add texture. The use of a hot oven is eliminated, and instead, the dessert is chilled in the refrigerator until it sets to an icebox cake-like consistency.

Click here to see this No-Bake Boston Cream Pie Strata recipe.

No-Bake Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie

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The combination of cream cheese, peanut butter, chocolate, and pretzels delivers a surreal flavor that hits all your taste buds. Sweet, salty, and just a little savory, this oven-free dessert has it all.

Click here to see this No-Bake Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie recipe.

 

No-Bake German Chocolate Cookies

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Chocolate, coconut, and pecans are a match made in heaven. These German chocolate cookies take only a few minutes to whip up, as they don’t require any baking time. Be careful, though: They’re hard to resist.

Click here to see this No-Bake German Chocolate Cookies recipe.

Roadside Ahi Tuna Tostada

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These tostadas will transport you straight to sunny San Diego. The bright flavors of citrus paired with a creamy habanero sauce are a delicious combination that elevates ahi tuna.

Click here to see this Roadside Ahi Tuna Tostada recipe.

Salad Niҫoise

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The classic dish salad Nicoise is the European version of the multifaceted Cobb salad; it includes potatoes, green beans, olives, and eggs. Enjoy this dish with a nice glass of rosé and you will feel like you’re vacationing in the south of France.

Click here to see this Salade Niҫoise recipe.

 

Spicy Shrimp Ceviche

Lucy Beffett

Everyone loves shrimp, right? This ceviche recipe is ideal for the warm nights when you just want to eat something light and fresh.

Click here to see this Spicy Shrimp Ceviche recipe.

Tekka Don No Poke (Hawaiian Poke-Style Tuna Rice Bowl)

Evan Sung

If you are a fan of tuna sashimi, you will love this poke recipe. By using sushi grade tuna, you don’t need to do much more to the fish than lightly dress it in a soy sauce marinade to let it shine.

Click here to see this Tekka Don No Poke (Hawaiian Poke-Style Tuna Rice Bowl) recipe.

Tender Grilled Pork Chops

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There’s nothing better than a juicy char-grilled pork chop. These cook in no time at all, but make sure to let the meat rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing in.

Click here to see this Tender Grilled Pork Chops recipe.

Thai Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers

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The bold combination of ginger, cardamom, and curry is what sets this chicken recipe apart from others. If you are a fan of chicken satay, you will love this dish. Try it with a side of peanut sauce and you will be sure to enjoy.

Click here to see this Thai Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers recipe.

Tofu Poke Bowl

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This poke recipe is ideal for meatless Mondays, but you can enjoy this great dish any day of the week. It’s quick, easy, and incredibly satisfying.

Click here to see this Tofu Poke Bowl recipe.