100+ No Oven Meals

15-Minute Tomato Pesto Pasta

20-Minute Tomato Pesto Pasta

Asian Lettuce Wraps

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps {Quick and Delish}

white tortilla with asian chicken mixture inside on a blue plate

Asian Chicken Wraps

Avocado chicken salad all mixed up in white serving bowl.

Avocado Chicken Salad

white bowl with cooked spaghetti noodles, chicken pieces, and chopped red pepper

Balsamic Chicken Noodle Bowl

creamy curry chicken over white rice

Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce

white platter with bbq chicken kebabs and beef kebabs

BBQ Chicken Kebabs

BBQ Chicken Salad Cilantro Lime Rice Bowl

BBQ Chicken Salad Cilantro Lime Rice Bowls

white bowl filled with salad, bbq chicken, corn, and slices of red onions

BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy BBQ Cilantro Lime Dressing

a white plate with a bbq pulled chicken sandwich next to a green salad

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches {Slow Cooker}

curry and white rice in a white bowl

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

a cut open BLT pita pocket next to some chips in a white paper-lined basket

BLT Pita Pockets

pieces of sauce-covered chicken sitting on white rice

Bourbon Chicken

Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos

Broccoli Beef

Broccoli Beef

white bowl full of cooked penne and shrimp

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

white oval bowl filled with a chicken sausage couscous salad

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}

white rice with chicken and orange tikka sauce on top on a white plate

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}

white bowl with shredded mexican pork, on a white platter surrounded by taco toppings

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

Citrus and Soy-Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin

white rice with black bean mixture and parsley on top

Classic and Simple: Black Beans and Rice

Classic Grilled Burger

Classic Grilled Burgers

Coconut Shrimp Curry

Coconut Shrimp Curry

Creamy Black Bean Taco Soup

Creamy Fettuccine with Ham and Peas

Creamy Fettuccine with Ham and Peas

homemade alfredo sauce over noodles in white bowl

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

creamy orzo with mushrooms and peppers in a white bowl

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

soft shell tacos filled with pork and toppings all on a white plate

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

Shrimp

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

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

white plate with grilled chicken breasts

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

a triangle shaped grilled pizza with red sauce, melted mozzarella circles, and herbs

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

Grilled Steak and Veggie Kebabs

Grilled Steak and Veggie Kebabs

grilled burger in a bun with some lettuce and tomatoes on the side all on a white plate

Grilled Steak Burgers

a white plate with white rice, chicken strips on top, green pepper slices, and green peas

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

pasta with ham and peppers in a white bowl

Ham and Pasta Skillet Dinner

sweet potato, potato, egg, and ham hash scooped messily on a plate

Ham and Sweet Potato Hash

Hawaiian Fried Rice

Hawaiian Fried Rice

white rice with hawaiian haystack toppings on a black plate

Hawaiian Haystacks: Chicken Sauce Reinvented

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

Honey Lime Tilapia

Honey Lime Tilapia

white dish with white rice and chicken with indian butter sauce on top

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

shredded chicken on a bed of white rice

Kansas City Sue’s Chicken {Slow Cooker}

white bowl with noodles, sliced red peppers, chicken, and edamame

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}

white bowl with cooked noodles topped with beef stroganoff

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

chicken cubes, cheese cubes, pecans, and apple dices on a bed of romaine lettuce

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

a white plate with brown rice, shredded pork on top of the rice, and green peas next to the rice

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

white bowl with rice, chicken pieces, and broccoli

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!}

chicken parmesan with melted cheese over a bed of cooked noodles on a white plate

Skillet Chicken Parmesan

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

Skillet Chicken Pasta with Broccoli and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

dark skillet filled with mexican rice and strips of cooked chicken

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}

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

panini cut in half with melted brie and turkey

Smoked Turkey Brie and Apple Panini

a turkey club panini cut in half on a wooden countertop

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

a white platter with smothered saucy cooked pork chops

Smothered Pork Chops {Slow Cooker}

white bowl of rice, corn, chicken and beans

Southwest Rice and Bean Salad with Sweet and Spicy Dressing

chopped cobb salad on a white platter

Southwestern Cobb Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Steak Fajitas with Chipotle Sour Cream

white rice with stir fried vegetables and chicken on top

Stir Fry Basil Chicken

Asian Broccoli Stir Fry

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Brown Rice {Meat Optional}

Summer Garden Vegetable Soup

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

white rectangular platter with shredded chicken and diced tomatoes

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}

white platter with fajita chicken strips, and pepper strips

The Best Chicken Fajitas

The Best Ground Beef Tacos From-Scratch

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}

turkey burger with romaine and carrot slaw on a white plate next to petite carrots

Turkey Burgers with Romaine and Carrot Slaw

white oval bowl with sausage, kale, tomato, white bean, and zucchini ragout

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

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  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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