Our 15 Most Popular Recipes in July

Cottage Cheese Spinach Chicken
Photo: My Hot Southern Mess

July was a scorcher across the country and we know the last thing our Allrecipes community wants to do is spend a lot of time in the kitchen on a hot summer day. That's why this month was all about cooking up quick and easy meals — and sometimes there wasn't even cooking involved. From light watermelon feta salad to a super simple one-pot chicken thigh meal, Allrecipes' home cooks were getting in and out of the kitchen quickly, while still enjoying delicious recipes. Want to know what they loved making? Scroll through to find our most popular recipes from July.

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Healthy Chicken Salad

overhead view of chicken salad in a bowl
Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

"This healthy chicken salad recipe is made with a mixture of Greek yogurt and cottage cheese instead of regular mayonnaise, resulting in a healthier version that's still creamy and delicious but higher in protein. Apples and dried cranberries add a sweet-tart flavor, while chopped pecans provide textural interest in every bite. Serve it on crackers, on a croissant, in a pita, or grab a fork and just dig in," says recipe creator and Allrecipes Allstar Yoly.

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Butter Beef

an overhead view of one bowl of buttered beef served over egg noodles with another bowl peeking in the top right corner
Meredith Food Studios

Break out the slow cooker for this incredibly simple three-ingredient beef recipe. Serve the savory, buttery beef over noodles, rice, or potatoes.

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Shipwreck Dinner

Have a picky eater on your hands? Try this simple recipe to (literally) beef up your boxed mac and cheese. Add ground beef, tomatoes, peas, and carrots to make a hearty mac and cheese that will have everyone licking their plates clean. Plus, who can resist the name.

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Easy Fried Zucchini

high angle looking into a filled bowl of fried zucchini
Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

There's no need to order takeout when making fried zucchini at home is this simple. Just dredge the zukes in egg, Ritz crackers, salt, and pepper for a fried zucchini that rivals your favorite restaurant.

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Light and Easy Greek Potato Salad

If you're a firm believer that mayo doesn't belong in potato salad, then we have the recipe for you. This potato salad is made with a red wine vinegar and lemon juice base for an easy dish that doesn't skimp on flavor.

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Warm Corn Salad

Warm Corn Salad

Try your summer corn off the cob with this easy side dish. Cook your corn with onions in butter, top with spices, and serve. It's that simple.

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Skillet Meatloaf

high angle looking at a plate of two slices of skillet meatloaf with sides of green beans and mashed potatoes
dotdash meredith food studios

Sometimes you just don't have time to bake a meatloaf. When that's the case, you need this quick and easy Skillet Meatloaf recipe. It's just as delicious as a traditional meatloaf but cooked in almost half the time.

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Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad
France C

This watermelon and feta salad is the ultimate summer side. Made with fresh watermelon, onion, tomatoes, and arugula, it will have everyone begging you for the recipe.

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Garlic Shrimp Kabobs

close up view of Garlic Shrimp Kabobs on a platter with lemon wedges and fresh herbs
France C

Fire up the grill and get your skewers ready! These simple grilled shrimp kabobs are beginner-friendly and loaded with savory garlic flavors.

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The Last Caesar Salad Recipe You'll Ever Need

Just like the recipe says, this is the last Caesar salad recipe you'll ever need. "This is an unbelievable, restaurant-quality, creamy Caesar salad dressing that will make you swear off of anything store-bought again. To serve, toss with chopped romaine in a salad bowl and shave Parmesan cheese on top of salad; season with salt, black pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice," says recipe creator Britt Brouwer.

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Easy Sausage, Peppers and Onions with Elbows

Easy Sausage, Peppers and Onions with Elbows

It doesn't get much easier than this slow cooker meal that's made with sweet and hot sausages, bell peppers, and onions and served over a bed of noodles. You don't even have to make your own sauce, just use jarred!

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Cottage Cheese Spinach Chicken

Cottage Cheese Spinach Chicken
My Hot Southern Mess

This chicken may look (and taste) worthy of a dinner party, but it only takes 30 or so minutes to make. It's so simple to stuff the chicken with the cottage cheese and spinach mixture — just fill, bake, and wait for the compliments to come flooding in.

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One-Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs and Rice


Who doesn't love a one-pot meal? Not only are there fewer dishes to clean, but also all the tasty flavors can meld together even more. Plus, this recipe gives you an excuse to use your gorgeous Dutch oven.

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Mediterranean Chicken and Pepper Casserole

"Vegetables, chicken breast, pasta, and Italian cheeses are baked until bubbly for a delicious one-pot dinner for two. I like to serve this with a light salad and crisp white wine," according to recipe contributor and Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen.

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Avocado Ranch Chicken Salad

Say goodbye to boring lunches and hello to your new favorite chicken salad recipe. With just a few ingredients, you'll have the perfect creamy, flavorful, and hearty lunch ready to serve on your favorite bun.

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