100+ No Oven Meals

15-Minute Tomato Pesto Pasta

20-Minute Tomato Pesto Pasta

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps {Quick and Delish}


Asian Chicken Wraps

Avocado chicken salad all mixed up in white serving bowl.

Avocado Chicken Salad

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Balsamic Chicken Noodle Bowl

creamy curry chicken over white rice

Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce

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BBQ Chicken Kebabs

BBQ Chicken Salad Cilantro Lime Rice Bowl

BBQ Chicken Salad Cilantro Lime Rice Bowls


BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy BBQ Cilantro Lime Dressing

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BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches {Slow Cooker}


Bean Curry

Slow Cooker Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

Beef and Sweet Potato Stew with Corn and Green Chiles {Slow Cooker}

Big Fat Greek Tacos

Big Fat Greek Tacos

Black Bean and Butternut Enchilada Skillet

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BLT Pita Pockets

white plate with white rice and sticky glazed chicken cubes

Bourbon Chicken

Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos

Broccoli Beef

Broccoli Beef


Butter and Garlic Shrimp Penne

Butternut Squash and Coconut Curry Soup with Shrimp and Rice Noodles

Cajun Chicken Stroganoff

Cajun Chicken Stroganoff

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps {30-Minute Meal}

Chicken Sweet Potato Kale Skillet Meal

Cheesy Chicken, Kale and Sweet Potato Skillet Meal

Cheesy Mexican Sweet Potato Skillet Meal

Cheesy Mexican Chicken Sweet Potato Skillet Meal

white rice and green beans, with sliced chicken on the side

Cheesy Skillet Chicken and Rice with Green Beans

Chicken and Mango Basil Stir Fry

Chicken and Mango {Or Pineapple} Basil Stir Fry

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Chicken Apple Sausage Couscous

Top down view of Chicken banh mi flatbread with pickled cucumbers and carrots on white platter.

Chicken Banh Mi Flatbread with Incredible Sauces X 2 {Quick + Easy Dinner}

Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

Two chicken cordon bleu panini sandwiches stacked on top of each other.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Panini {My New Favorite Sandwich}

Chicken Curry in a Hurry

Chicken Curry in a Hurry

tube pasta topped with olives and tortilla strips in a white bowl

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

wrapped chicken gyro on a black blate

Chicken Gyros

Chicken Noodle Stew

Chicken Noodle Stew

Chicken Taco Salad

Chicken Taco Salad {InstantPot, Slow Cooker, or Stovetop}

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Chicken Tikka Masala

The Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup {Instant Pot, Stovetop, Slow Cooker}

chicken and zucchini on white rice

Chicken with Mushrooms and Zucchini

Chili Lime Tacos with Mango Salsa

Chili Lime Tacos with Mango Salsa {Grill or Instant Pot}


Chili Verde {Mexican Stewed Pork}

30-Minute Chinese Cashew Chicken

Chinese Cashew Chicken {30-Minute Meal}

Chipotle Chicken Skewers

Chipotle Chicken Skewers with Creamy Dipping Sauce

two chicken tacos with avocado slices and tomatoes

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Chopped Cashew Chicken Salad

Chopped Cashew Chicken Salad with Homemade Creamy Cashew Dressing

White bowl of chopped Greek chicken salad with tzatziki dressing.

Chopped Greek Chicken Salad with Pita Croutons and Tzatziki Dressing

Chopped Taco Salad

Chopped Taco Salad with Homemade Catalina Dressing

Chopped Thai Crunch Salad

Chopped Thai Crunch Salad with Sweet and Spicy Dressing


Citrus and Soy-Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin

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Classic and Simple: Black Beans and Rice


Classic Grilled Burgers

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Coconut Shrimp Curry

Creamy Black Bean Taco Soup

Creamy Fettuccine with Ham and Peas

Creamy Fettuccine with Ham and Peas

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Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce {My Go-To Dinner Saver!}


Creamy Orzo with Chicken, Mushrooms and Red Peppers

Slow Cooker Creamy Quinoa Dippers

Creamy Tex-Mex Quinoa Dippers

Quick Tuscan Pasta Sauce

Creamy Tuscan Pasta Sauce {Quick 20-Minute Dinner}

chicken and cheese wrap cut in half

Crispy Chicken Wraps

These crispy southwest chicken wraps are delicious, easy to make (talk about a weeknight dinner saver!) and so versatile!

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps

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Cuban Street Tacos

30-Minute Asian Dan Dan Noodles

Dan Dan Noodles {30-Minute}

The Best Ground Stroganoff

Delicious Ground Beef {or Turkey} Stroganoff

White platter with grilled chicken shawarma, cucumbers, tomatoes and cabbage slaw.

Easy Chicken Shawarma

Easy Homemade Broccoli Cheese Soup: No Processed Cheese!

Easy Homemade Broccoli Cheese Soup

Top down view of white platter with Moroccan chicken skewers, green sauce and roasted potatoes.

Easy Moroccan Chicken Skewers with Crazy Good Green Sauce

Close up of Thai burgers with peanut sauce and tangy slaw.

Easy Thai Burgers with Peanut Sauce

Bonnie's Epicurean Chicken Salad

Epicurean Chicken Salad with Creamy Honey Lime Dressing

Freezer Beef and Bean Burritos

Freezer Beef and Bean Burritos

Garlic Chicken Pasta with Spinach

Garlic Chicken Pasta with Spinach


Garlic Shrimp in Coconut Lime Tomato Sauce {Quick and Healthy Dinner!}

pasta with tuna and asparagus in a white bowl

Garlic Tuna Pasta with Asparagus

Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

Ginger Chicken and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Greek Pita Pockets

Greek Chicken Pita Pockets {Slow Cooker}

Grilled Asian Chicken with Peanut Noodles

Grilled Asian Chicken with Peanut Noodles and Cucumber Sambal

Grilled Caprese Chicken

Grilled Caprese Chicken

Top down view of grilled chicken orzo salad in white serving bowl.

Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Orzo Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Grilled chicken cobb salad in white bowl with lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, bacon and blue cheese.

Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad

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Grilled Chicken Fajita Fettuccine

Grilled Greek Chicken Kebabs

Grilled Greek Chicken Kebabs with Simple Tzatziki Sauce

Grilled hawaiian chicken on plate with grilled pineapple and rice.

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken

Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Honey & Ginger Marinated Flank Steak

Honey Chicken and Veggie Kabobs

Grilled Honey Chicken and Veggie Kebabs

Honey Mustard Rosemary Chicken

Grilled Honey Mustard Rosemary Chicken

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Grilled Island Chicken

Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers with Yogurt-Hummus Sauce

Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers with Yogurt-Hummus Sauce

Grilled Lemon Chicken Wraps with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Grilled Lemon Chicken Wraps with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Lime Coconut Chicken with Coconut Rice

Grilled Lime Coconut Chicken with Coconut Rice

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Grilled Pizza {How To}

grilled chicken breasts on a white platter with sprigs of fresh rosemary on top

Grilled Rosemary Buttermilk Chicken

Grilled Sesame Herb Chicken

Grilled Sesame Herb Chicken

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Grilled Steak and Veggie Kebabs

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Grilled Steak Burgers

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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

pasta with ham and peppers in a white bowl

Ham and Pasta Skillet Dinner


Ham and Sweet Potato Hash

Hawaiian Fried Rice

Hawaiian Fried Rice

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Hawaiian Haystacks: Chicken Sauce Reinvented

Hoisin Rice Noodles with Shrimp {Or Chicken or Pork or…}

Honey Lime Tilapia

Honey Lime Tilapia


Indian Butter Chicken

Delicious Instant Pot Lentil Chili {Stovetop and Slow Cooker Instructions Included!}

Instant Pot Lentil Chili {Stovetop and Slow Cooker Variations Too!}

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Smoky Honey Cilantro Chicken

Instant Pot Smoky Honey Cilantro Chicken {Bonus: Slow Cooker Directions}

jalapeno cheddar turkey burger with guacamole, tomato, and lettuce on white plate

Jalapeño Cheddar Turkey Burgers


Kansas City Sue’s Chicken {Slow Cooker}


Kicked Up Ramen Noodles – Kung Pao Style

Several lemon garlic grilled chicken breasts on white platter.

Lemon Garlic Grilled Chicken {My Go-To Grilled Chicken Recipe}

Light Lemon Spaghetti with Spinach

Light Lemon and Spinach Spaghetti

Creamy Bowtie Pasta with Asparagus

Lightened Up Bowtie Chicken and Asparagus Alfredo

Little Quinoa Patties

Little Quinoa Patties

Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad

Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad

Mediterranean Chicken Wraps

Mediterranean Chicken Wraps {15-Minute Meal}

Mexican Haystacks: a smorgasbord of delicious taco flavors simmered together in a tasty sauce served over rice or quinoa. Easy, fast, yummy!

Mexican Haystacks {Easy 30-Minute or Less Meal}

Monterey Chicken with Pico de Gallo {Chili's Copycat}

Monterey Chicken with Pico de Gallo {Chili’s Copycat}

Creamy Spinach Chicken Soup

No-Cream Creamy Basil Spinach Soup

One Pot Creamy Asparagus and Bacon Pasta

One Pot Creamy Asparagus Bacon Pasta

One Pot Tuna Pasta

One Pot Creamy Tuna and Shells

Orange Beef Stir Fry

Orange Beef and Veggie Stir Fry

Paprika Chicken Stroganoff

Paprika Chicken Stroganoff

Penne with Roasted Asparagus and Balsamic Brown Butter

Penne with Roasted Asparagus and Balsamic Butter

Easy, cheesy, delicious - these philly cheesesteak sloppy joes are the perfect 30-minute meal!

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes {30-Minute Meal}


Poor Man’s Stroganoff

Portillo's Chopped Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing

Portillo’s Chopped Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing

Ground turkey, cabbage, naan in white bowl drizzled with sweet and sour sauce.

Quick and Easy Egg Roll Skillet Meal

30-Minute Quinoa Enchilada Skillet Meal

Quick and Easy Quinoa Enchilada Skillet Meal

15-Minute Quick Weeknight Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Quick Weeknight Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Red Pasta Sauce with Brie

Red Brie Pasta Sauce


Romaine Salad with Chicken, Cheddar, Apples, and Cranberry Vinaigrette


San Francisco Pork Chops {Slow Cooker}

Satay Chicken Noodle Salad

Sesame Asparagus Pasta

Sesame Chicken Pasta with Thai-Style Peanut Sauce

Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry

Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry

Shrimp and Mango Lettuce Wraps {20-Minute Meal}

shrimp and snow peas on white rice

Shrimp Stir Fry with Snow Peas and Coconut Curry Sauce

skillet full of cooked lasagna and melted cheese

Simple and Meaty Skillet Lasagna


Simple Orange Chicken with Broccoli

Thai Beef Satay Skewers

Simple Thai Beef Satay

Simple and Delicious Greek Chicken Burrito Wraps

Simple Weeknight Greek Chicken Burritos {or Wraps!}

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Skillet Chicken Parmesan

white bowl of pasta, chicken, broccoli, and sun-dried tomatoes

Skillet Chicken Pasta with Broccoli and Sun-Dried Tomatoes


Skillet Chicken with Mexican Green Rice

chili pasta with corn and cilantro in a white bowl

Skillet Chili Mac with Corn and Green Chiles

Skillet Cilantro and Lime Fish Tacos

Skillet Cilantro and Lime Fish Tacos

One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Broccoli

Skillet Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Broccoli

creamy macaroni and cheese in a white bowl

Skillet Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Skillet Lemon Glazed Chicken

Skillet Lemon Glazed Chicken

Skillet vegetable lasagna cooked in stainless skillet with dots of ricotta cheese.

Skillet Summer Vegetable Lasagna

Skillet Swedish Meatballs

Skillet Swedish Meatballs

white rice topped with sweet potato black bean burrito ingredients, avocados, cilantro and limes

Skillet Sweet Potato Black Bean Burrito Bowls

Skillet Taco Pasta Shells

Skillet Taco Pasta Shells {30-Minute Meal}

Skillet Turkey Meatballs with Lemon Rice

Skillet Turkey Meatballs with Lemon Rice

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Tortellini

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Tortellini

Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

White bowl filled with jalapeno popper chili with sour cream and green onions on top.

Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper White Bean Chili {Instant Pot Directions Included}

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Slow Cooker Lasagna {Perfected}

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Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Stacks

Slow Cooker Sweet Tomatillo Chipotle Pork

Slow Cooker Sweet Tomatillo Chipotle Pork

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup

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Smoked Turkey Brie and Apple Panini

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Smoked Turkey Club Panini

Smoked Turkey Cobb Wrap

Smoked Turkey Cobb Wraps

Smoky Corn Chowder

Smothered Chicken with Mushroom Gravy

Smothered Chicken with Mushroom Gravy

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Smothered Pork Chops {Slow Cooker}

white bowl of rice, corn, chicken and beans

Southwest Rice and Bean Salad with Sweet and Spicy Dressing


Southwestern Cobb Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Steak Fajitas with Chipotle Sour Cream


Stir Fry Basil Chicken

Asian Broccoli Stir Fry

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Brown Rice {Meat Optional}


Summer Garden Vegetable Soup

Summer Orzo Salad

Summer Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad with Fresh Basil

Spicy Thai Noodles

Super Simple Spicy Thai Noodles

Sweet and Spicy Pork and Pineapple Tacos

Sweet and Spicy Pork and Pineapple Tacos


Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken

Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

Sweet Balsamic Glazed Pork {Slow Cooker + Instant Pot}

Tender Grilled Pork Chops

Tender Grilled Pork Chops

Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry {30-Minute Meal}

Thai Chicken Crunch Wraps

Thai Chicken Wraps

Thai Chicken Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Thai Green Curry Meatballs

Thai Green Curry Meatballs

Thai chicken mango red curry sauce over white rice on white plate.

Thai Mango Chicken Red Curry with Coconut Rice {Quick and Easy}

Thai Style Chicken and Quinoa Salad

Thai-Style Chicken and Quinoa Salad

BBQ pork sandwich on bun on white plate

The Best BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches {Instant Pot or Slow Cooker}


The Best Chicken Fajitas

The Best Ground Beef or Turkey Tacos {20-Minute Meal}

sloppy joe on white plate

The Best Sloppy Joes

Turkey and Swiss Sloppy Joes

Turkey and Swiss Sloppy Joes {30-Minute Meal}

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Turkey Burgers with Romaine and Carrot Slaw

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White Bean and Sausage Ragout {with Tomatoes, Kale and Zucchini}

Healthy Yum Yum Bowls with Secret Yum Yum Sauce

Yum Yum Bowls with Knockoff Cafe Yumm Sauce

Zucchini & Squash Spaghetti

Zucchini & Yellow Squash Spaghetti

Pressure Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry

{Pressure Cooker or Stovetop} Chicken Coconut Curry

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25 comments on “100+ No Oven Meals”

  1. The roasted garlic beef sandwich requires an oven for the roasting part, unfortunately that seems to be the essence of the meal

  2. Thank you for posting this! I live in a student room with a hob but no oven and your recipes are the only set of recipes I use, they are wonderful!

  3. These recipes are absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for posting this, it’s really helps because our oven went out about 6 months ago, we don’t have the money to replace it yet. Again, thanks!

  4. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! I don’t hate to use my oven……..I just don’t have one 🙂

  5. Thank you so much, your foods are all devine. I‘m Asian i love your curry. More power to you and more foods. 😉

  6. great tasting foods my oven broke and i thought i was going to die but now we eat the best foods my friends ask how did you make it i am like without an oven easy go to http://www.melskicthencafe.com/100-no-oven-meals/ and they did and they cook meals without there ovens even thought they have ovens

  7. doyou think theres some for breacfests?

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  9. hi do you make desserts because i really need a no oven dessert.THE

  10. needless to say like your web-site nevertheless, you should check the punctuation upon several of the articles you write. Many of them are filled using spelling issues we to locate it pretty disturbing to share with the truth on the other hand I will surely revisit once more.

  11. This is great! Just what I needed. I started following your blog a few month ago. All I can say is I love it. Keep up the good work.

  12. Mel- You are just awesome. My kids and my hubby really enjoying these recepies. Especially chicken items are superb. I am enjyoig my cooking with mel,s kitchen. kitchen tips are very helpful.
    Thank you.

  13. Mel- you are my culinary hero! Our temps are supposed to be in the upper nineties next week, and I refuse to use my oven when it’s that hot and humid. Thanks for compiling these awesome no oven required recipes!

  14. Oh and let’s not forget the other chicken skewer and steak and veggie skewer recipe! Will be trying those too. Love a good kebab

  15. I just simply love you!! So glad you posted this. I have made the BBQ pulled pork, smothered pork chops, the best chicken fajitas, southwest chicken wraps, so many recipes and I keep making them over and over and they are so good. Recently (like four times in the last three weeks) I’ve made the chipotle chicken skewers and those are on a whole other level. You’re tri color pasta salad is my favorite of all time. But I’ve worn it out around my house. In fact I’m about to email you two recipes I think you’ll love you could add to this list if you like. And now I look forward to making the grilled pork chops, slow cooker chops, chicken Parmesan, and chili Mac this coming week. Can’t wait!

  16. You read my mind, Mel! Your recipes are always delicious, and now I’m set for the hot summer! Thank you!

  17. Thank you for putting pictures in the index so I don’t have to click on each recipe name to see if I think my kids might like a recipe!

  18. I want them all! I love this collection, I’m always looking for perfect summertime meals that don’t require extra heat in the kitchen! Can I ask, how did you set this post up with all the pictures and links to the recipes?

    • Hi Desi – I added a new category called “no-oven meals” and then I linked to that category (pulling the category ID number) when I created the specific page. Email me if you want more details; I’d be happy to share!

  19. Hallelujah is right! How did you know that I dread the dinner hour every evening in the heat of the summer! The thought of heating the entire house (yes, I have a tiny house, too) makes me cringe. Thanks so much for my new favorite collection of recipes!

  20. Thank you so much Mel. All very nice recipes. Have a great weekend!

  21. This is wonderful! I love when you do these collages. I always find new things to try.

  22. Thank you! Thank you! I cannot bear to turn on my oven in this heat!

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