These easy vacation dinners will be a breeze to make in your beach house, rental house, or anywhere really that you need to feed the family.
Depending on where you go on vacation and how much your eating out budget is, you will likely want some easy meals to eat.
Whether you are in an VRBO, AirBnb, a townhouse, or a hotel with a kitchenette, you usually will have a few key things to make these vacation meals.
I am focusing in this post on recipes you can make that don’t require tons of spices, specialty appliances, or odd herbs you simpy won’t have on hand.
Easy dinners to make on vacation
When you’re out of town and want to feed our family without having to go out to eat every night, try these easy vacation dinners. They are simple enough and you don’t need tons of ingredients. You also don’t lots of spices or tricky cookware you don’t have.
They’re simple, inexpensive, and satisfying. Of course, while you’re on vacation you’ll want to eat some meals out in restaurants. But for the other nights, try these dishes.
This easy spaghetti doesn't require hours of cooking (who wants that when you're busy on vacation having fun?) and is tasty.
This is a five ingredient chicken dinner dish. If you need to fill up with some healthy protein, this is a healthy vacation dinner option.
This chicken feta pasta is tasty, cheesy, and healthy. It will be filling and easy to make in an evening after a long day.
With 5 ingredients (not including salt and pepper, of course) is filling and quick and easy. It won't leave you with a lot of food or ingredients that go bad.
This taco casserole blends quite a few spices, still with only a few ingredients. It's inexpensive and super tasty.
Now, if you're going for broke and want to cook something that's a crowd pleaser you wouldn't ordinarily eat at home... this is it.
This is another super easy tasty pasta dish that'll fill you up after a long day of sightseeing.
This is a sheet pan dinner (meaning, throw everything on a sheet pan and bake it, voila, SO QUICK AND EASY!) and only requires
Ramen is the KING of easy dinners. This 5 ingredient meal throws in some veggies and takes the ramen up a notch.
This chicken enchilada bake is easy to make, super tasty, and only has a few ingredients.
This cheeseburger and fry casserole is comforting, filling, and uses frozen or canned ingredients.. read: super easy and inexpensive.
These pizza chicken roll ups combine two beloved dinner staples... pizza and chicken. Put them together with a side of a roasted veggie and voila, easy dinner.
These yummy grilled cheese sandwiches are perfect dinners, serve it up with some roasted veggies or a nice salad and you'll be filled up and ready to sight see again tomorrow.
Talk about only using a few ingredients... this one is simple, inexpensive, and still super delicious.
This is one of our family's personal favorites. Easy to find ingredients, quick, filling, and a crowd pleaser on those late vacation nights.
This is beautiful, rich, creamy, and a great way to make an inexpensive vacation dinner with baked chicken.
Beach vacation meal planning
Now, we’ve already talked about beach food ideas, but this is about great foods to cook on your beach vacation in your beach rental house.
Tasty, light, fresh, and great off the grill.
Got some fresh shrimp? Here's a great and super simple 5 ingredient garlic shrimp pasta recipe.
If you've caught some fish and want to cook it up, this uses the oven (so you don't have to spend an hour on a charcoal grill!) and the result is amazing.
These can be a little more difficult to make, but if you've been crabbing and want to try and whip up some yummy crab cakes, this recipe is simple and easy to follow.
Embrace the seafood side with this easy to make and delicious glazed salmon.
Gone scalloping? Here are some easy recipes to cook with scallops that are wrapped in prosciutto... which is always a winner.
Get some sausage with that shrimp and make an awesome cajun jambalaya one evening.
New to the shrimp boil? This is a no frills shrimp boil that you can make as long as you have a pot, shrimp, potatoes, and corn.
Ever wanted to try your hand at cooking a WHOLE FISH? Now's your chance. Plus, you know the kids would think it's fun.
Here's another shrimp recipe that looks fancy but is super easy to pull off.
This tilapia with corn salsa will please even the pickiest of seafood eaters. Plus it's simple and can be baked.
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