With kids heading back to school and Labor Day on the horizon, it’s easy to feel like summer is on its way out. We’re actually 54 days into summer and have 42 left to go before the official arrival of fall on September 22. There’s no doubt that we’ll be seeing all things pumpkin-themed on the shelves in the grocery store any day now but before we jump on that train, let’s appreciate the last of summer produce.
I’ve pulled eight summer flavor filled recipes from my blog archives for you in this post. These are tried and true recipes that I keep coming back to every summer season. We’ve got everything from squash casserole to peach cake to tomato pie and more! I love these recipe and I think you will too.
CHEESY SUMMER SQUASH CASSEROLE
This southern staple is one of my favorite ways to enjoy summer squash. We’ve got yellow squash sautéed with sweet onions and then mixed with a greek yogurt/mayo/cheese filling and topped with crunchy panko. It’s sooooo good!
ROASTED OKRA WITH SRIRACHA AIOLI
If you haven’t tried roasting okra whole in the pod and then dipping it in aioli, the time is now friends! If your opinion of okra is that it’s a bit slimy, you must try roasting it. Game changer. Up the deliciousness of this recipe by sprinkling some feta crumbles over the okra in the final moments of roasting.
SOUTHERN-STYLE PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PUDDING
This peanut butter banana pudding is one of the best things that I have ever baked! It’s a mixture of homemade peanut butter custard layered with bananas and vanilla wafer cookies and topped with a homemade meringue.
Had to add a second photo here so you can fully appreciate this deliciousness. If you love peanut butter and banana pudding, this dessert is calling your name!
SPICED PEACH CARROT BREAD
I always get excited about quick bread variations that aren’t banana bread! I first baked this spiced peach carrot bread 10 years ago and the recipe is a keeper! You only need one bowl and no mixer to prepare this bread and it’s full of fresh peaches, nuts and spices.
WATERMELON, FETA AND ARUGULA SALAD WITH PEPPER JELLY VINAIGRETTE
This simple salad features just five ingredients but packs a huge punch of contrasting flavors. The saltiness of the feta was is so good with the sweet watermelon and the mint enhances everything. It’s finished off with a pepper jelly vinaigrette that gives you just the right blend of sweet and spicy. You’re going to go crazy for this one!
CAPRESE CHICKEN BREAST SHEET PAN DINNER
In this dish, chicken breasts are layered with fresh tomatoes and creamy mozzarella cheese and topped with pesto. Broccoli florets are scattered around the chicken and then everything cooks together in the oven. It’s fast and easy to prepare and bursting with summer flavors.
SOUTHERN-STYLE TOMATO PIE
Don’t let tomato season come to an end without experiencing tomato pie! It’s a savory, cheesy pie featuring layers of tomatoes, sweet onions, cheese and basil.
FRESH PEACH CAKE
This easy cake is loaded with fresh peaches and pecans. It’s delicious served as a brunch coffee cake or topped with ice cream for dessert.
What summer produce are you most sad to say goodbye to?
Which of these recipes are you most interested in trying?
Any favorite summer-heavy recipes to share with me? I always love new ideas!