Summer often means grilled dinners, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s worth noting that the one-pan meals meal we love—made on one sheet-pan, in one skillet, a saucepan, or in a Dutch oven—are good options for seasonal meals, too. The one-pan dinners we turn to in warm weather are different than the baked casseroles or hearty stews that are our go-tos in fall and winter.
After Memorial Day (or before!) we still love the ease of doing all the cooking in one pan for the evening meal—and who doesn’t love fewer pans for cleanup? But we change up what we’re making when the days are long and hot: Meals are lighter and brighter, still filling and nutritious but starring plenty of summer produce. And we’re not telling you to put away the grill, either. We use the grill (or a griddle pan) as our one “pan” in a