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50+ Creative Cottage Meal Ideas

When the warm weather hits many of us head to the cottage, to enjoy the sunshine and time near the water. Instead of always packing up burgers and hot dogs, I've rounded up over 50 creative meal ideas for delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Cottage Meal Ideas

Ever since I was little my family always enjoyed a few weeks camping at a near by provincial park, during the summer months. When us kids, became older and moved away, Mom and Dad bought a trailer which remained parked at a location, so we would often go and visit for a few weeks then too. My mom has always been an amazing cook and with her outside kitchen often made our family favourites, even at camp.

Cottage Meal Ideas

Now that my SO and his family have a cottage, we are frequently there for most of the summer. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs seem to be our go to, so I wanted to collect new creative meals perfect to make while camping, or at the cottage.

Cottage Meal Ideas

 Breakfast Recipes

Healthy Banana Milkshake

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Thick, creamy banana milkshake made without ice cream, dairy, and sugar. (Spoons of Flavour)

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

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Healthy baked oatmeal is the perfect breakfast to make for the week, or for Sunday brunch. Super simple to put together, flavours can be changed to use in season fruit. It'll keep you full and going all morning long!

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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Whip up a batch of oatmeal in the crockpot! This oatmeal is delicious, easy to make, and won't heat up the cottage by turning on the stove. (Fantabulosity)

Strawberry Sweet Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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The perfect summery twist on cinnamon rolls, this 2- ingredient dough is stuffed with fresh picked strawberries and topped with lemony cream cheese glaze.

Peach Chia Pudding

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This peach chia pudding is an easy meal prep breakfast, packed with juicy fruit and healthy chia. No need to cook, just assemble the night before! (Through the Fibro Fog)

No Yeast Old Fashion Cinnamon Rolls
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These delicious cinnamon sticky rolls have been in my family for over 40 yrs. No yeast is required, so you can whip up a batch of these in no time. Still tender, sticky sweet and delicious!

Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal
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Refrigerator Oatmeal is the perfect make ahead breakfast for a busy weekday! Fresh fruit, oats and protein packed yogurt layered and ready to grab and go any time of day! (Spend with Pennies)

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Fluffy homemade pancakes are made with heart healthy oats and bursting with blueberries. Guaranteed to become your weekend favourite!

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Delicious poached eggs in a tangy tomato base that's perfect as breakfast for the whole family! Serve with a slice of toast and cut into those perfect yolks for a great breakfast bite. (Urban Farmie)

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Peanut butter and banana sandwiches are dipped in custard, for a delicious twist on French toast.

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A lovely egg bake with swiss and gruyere cheeses, chopped ham, roasted asparagus, onion and a little bit of sundried tomato. With a layer of bread crumbs in the bottom to make a light crust and give this yummy breakfast dish a really nice soft & fluffy texture. (Sumptuous Spoonfuls)

Lunch Recipes

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This cold chicken mayo sandwich has a creamy filling made with mayonnaise and a few simple ingredients that you will find in your pantry or refrigerator. Make it with white or brown bread, lettuce and grated carrot for a quick and tasty snack. Both kids and grown-ups will love it! (Indian Ambrosia)

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Sweet caramelized onion, is paired with creamy avocado, spicy salsa and cheese, for a delicious light lunch!

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A flavorful, fresh, and authentic guacamole recipe requiring just 6 ingredients and 10 minutes to make. (Amanda's Cooking)

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Marinated Mozzarella Balls are a great appetizer ready quickly with a handful of pantry ingredients that you're guests will just devour. Made with garlic and herbs then steeped in good quality olive oil these are bite-sized bursts of flavor. (Ole Blue Dog)

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Enjoy this fresh and clean Cucumber Dill Chicken Salad rolled into a wrap, sandwich it between your favorite bread, or enjoy with some crackers or potato chips! (A Paige of Possitivity)

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Using various shortcuts, this is a lunch that you will be able to enjoy in under 10 minutes. The freshness of the vegetables paired with the smoky crispy bacon make this wrap a lunchtime favorite that requires no cooking. (Spice and Sugar Mama)

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Tender chicken and sweet fruit, are mixed together in this sweet and tangy sandwich filling.

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Add flavor to anything from fish tacos to chicken burritos with the simple pineapple Pico de Gallo salsa. This sweet and spicy salsa can be a perfect side dish for your grilled chicken, fish or shrimp. You can also serve the chunky salsa with baked tortilla chips as an appetizer or a healthy snack. (Go Healthy Ever After)

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Make and take a container of these shrimp rolls for an easy, cool meal or appetizer. Delicious and fast scratch-made peanut sauce pairs perfectly and will have your guests asking for more! (West Coast Kitchen Garden)

Salad Recipes (Lunch or Side Dish)

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Perfect for days away, picnics or anywhere you need to serve things "as is", this green bean salad is perfect hot, warm or cold! (Christina's Cucina)

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Crisp and tangy Classic Broccoli Salad is perfect for a healthy side dish, an easy lunch or a tasty addition for your backyard cookout. (Cinnamon & Sage Co.)

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Add a little fun and dill pickle flavor to your tuna salad with these Dill Tuna Salad Cucumber Boats! This healthy gluten-free recipe is one that's ready in just minutes and will be a new fast and easy lunch! (Served From Scratch)

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Avocado brings a simple Caprese Salad to a whole new level. The creamy avocado adds a delicious smooth texture to this classic salad.

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This healthy Chickpea Pasta Salad is perfect to serve with picky eaters around and you'll get some extra protein. It's filled with fresh and creamy ingredients all tossed in a cheesy Italian dressing. (A Paige of Possibility)

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This Hawaiian Macaroni Salad Copycat recipe tastes just like the macaroni salad you get on the plate lunches you get all over the Hawaiian Islands. (Easy Budget Recipes)

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This peach watermelon salad without feta is an easy-peasy no-cook summer salad. Fresh seasonal fruit and English cucumbers are tossed in a sweet mint-basil dressing that makes everything taste divine! (One Carefree Cook)

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This zesty Italian Pasta Salad recipe is simple, delicious and ready in less than 30 minutes!! It's full of all the southern Italian classics of tomatoes, olives and just a little spicy red pepper flakes. (Marcellina in Cucina)

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Power packed leafy greens are topped with healthy beans, avocado, tomato and corn. Drizzled with a creamy taco flavoured dressing, you'll never even miss the meat, in this vegetarian salad!

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The best salads are crunchy, creamy, sweet, salty, & fresh. This easy recipe for Avocado Asian Peanut Coleslaw is all those things and more.

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Try this bright, fresh and tasty summer salad with sweet grilled peaches and strawberries. It’s a delicious way to use the grill for more than just burgers! (Rachel Steenland)

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All the yum of an everything bagel in a delicious new interpretation of Cobb salad – fresh greens, smoky salmon, creamy avocado, crunchy red onions and salty capers. And just enough cream cheese to keep everyone happy! (Parsley & Parm)

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A Classic Italian Pasta Salad that's gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free! The cold pasta salad you love, with tri-colored pasta, fresh veggies, and a healthy homemade Italian dressing! A super easy and quick meat-free vegetarian and dairy-free recipe that's a perfect side dish to feed any crowd! (Strength & Sunshine)

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Summer Squash and Zucchini are the star in this elegant and delicious summery salad. Perfect for a light lunch, on a hot summer day.

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This BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad is not only packed with protein, but it is also loaded with good for you ingredients that create a must have summer salad. If you are prepping this in advance to serve later, I recommend adding the dressing right before serving to keep things fresh. (Ottawa Mommy Club)

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Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant Salad features tomatoes, chickpeas, and fresh basil. It's a delicious way to enjoy summer produce. (Veggies Save the Day)


Dinner Recipes

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Lamb Shish Kebab is a very popular dish served in restaurants or kebab shops but you can easily make your homemade version from scratch with this simple recipe. Not only it's so easy to make them, but these lamb skewers also deliver the best flavors. (Cooking Gorgeous)

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Grilled Huli Huli Chicken is sweet, sticky, and slightly smoky delight! Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii this chicken is marinated in a sweet and savory marinade that is reduced later into a delicous BBQ sauce for basting. (Ole Blue Dog)

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This easy beef tenderloin recipe is coated in an amazing rub and is then grilled to perfection! You can have a gourmet meal without heating up the cottage. (Fantabulosity)

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These pizzas are so easy to make on the grill and everyone can customize their own pita pizzas. (Take Them Outside)

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These Grilled Steak Kabobs are flavorful and easy to customize. The beef kabob marinade helps make them juicy and delectable. (Food Folks and Fun)

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These delicious tex mex sliders are served on herbed biscuits. A wonderful twist on a summer classic.

Cottage Meal Ideas
Grilled BBQ Chicken is a must have recipe for warm summer nights! Meaty chicken pieces are slathered in a tasty bbq sauce and grilled until tender and juicy with a deliciously crisp sticky skin! (Spend with Pennies)

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Smoked Tri Tip is ready in about 2 hours and is perfect served hot or chilled the next day. (Cook What You Love)

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Nothing screams New England summer than a lobster roll! These Easy Vegan Maine Lobster Rolls are gluten-free, allergy-free, meatless, and fit for everyone to enjoy! A simple, healthy, and delicious recipe that redefines this classic fast-food sandwich! (Strength and Sunshine)

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Chicken and veggies in a foil pack are packed with flavor and a favorite by all. (Reuse Grow Enjoy)

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If you are having a large group over this summer, this BBQ Turkey Mixed Grill Dinner is a meal that will easily wow and feed a hungry crowd. (Ottawa Mommy Club)

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You wouldn't believe how moist and juicy this whole chicken becomes, by grilling it in a bundt pan.

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Did you know you can cook veggie curry on a barbecue grill in foil packets? This complete meal is as fun to make as it is delicious to eat. (Veggies Save the Day)

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Grilled chicken al pastor tacos are exactly what you are looking for as they add a twist to your grilling menu, yet are simple and full of flavor. (What's Smoking)

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Burgers are great, but sometimes we want something a little more fun. That's when we make grilled chicken fajitas! (Learning and Yearning)

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Lightly seasoned chicken breast is topped with fresh mozzarella cheese, juicy ripe tomatoes, and garden fresh basil. This Caprese Chicken Sandwich is served on a buttery brioche bun and smothered in a basil pesto mayo spread. (Sugar and Snap Peas)

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Juicy shrimp are marinated in a spicy lime glaze and grilled to perfection!

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Stuffed green peppers are a simple and satisfying meal. Making them on a grill is a perfect summertime meal! (Sula and Spice)

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Like seafood and looking for an easy camp recipe to try? Check out this recipe for sausage and shrimp boil foil pouch. (Reuse Grow Enjoy)

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This camping pizza is made with grilled pizza toppings and store-bought pizza crust. It's unique because you grill the pepperoni, mushrooms and green peppers on skewers before you put them on the pizza, giving it a delicious barbecue flavor! Perfect for camping, cookouts or backyard grilling! (Food Meanderings)

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Tender grilled chicken cutlets are topped with marinara sauce and Parmesan, then served on a bun.





Comments

  1. I need that Black Forest Roll! A great cozy selection of recipes.

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  2. That Black Forest roll is insane!

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  3. So many recipes to choose from! I like the chia peach pudding and the black forest cake too.

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  4. This is such a great roundup of recipes! I love those shrimp rolls, so fresh and easy to make!

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  5. Great list of recipes! These look so good, and I can't wait to try some! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. These look so good! I’ll definitely be making a few of these this week!

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  7. These are fantastic recipes and quick and easy but flavoursome whilst traveling also with limited pantry.

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  8. So many wonderful recipes to choose from. I would love to try several of these for my family. Thank you so much. ☺️

    Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment)
    Letstakeamoment.com

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  9. i really enjoyed the peach chia pudding

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  10. There are so many good ideas here! Thanks so much for putting this big list together.

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  11. We do lots of camping all summer and we will be trying some of these yummy ideas. Thank you!

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  12. So many great ideas here! The hardest part is trying to figure out what to make!

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  13. Fantastic collection of recipes! I’ll be back again as it’s always such a challenge to come up with ideas for the cottage!

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  14. Love this great collection of easy to make and tasty recipes. Will make planning for cottage season meals a breeze!

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