6 Easy Dinners You'll Want to Cook at Your AirBnb

Keep vacation simple with these smart, no-stress recipes.

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Heather Ramsdell

Before heading to your AirBnB, there are a few things you need to consider: how stocked the kitchen will be, how much you need to cook and how you can avoid packing (or purchasing) way too much food. Many rental kitchens aren’t designed for serious cooking and won’t be super well-stocked. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make a great meal that feeds the entire family. The following dinners, all of which require just a few ingredients that you’ll use again multiple times throughout the week, will ensure you’re covered in the kitchen and can enjoy your vacation without any stress.

One more thing — for the easiest cooking possible, you’ll want to pack a few go-to kitchen tools, too. Check out our essential list here for everything you’ll need without any extras.

You can’t go wrong with sausage and peppers — especially when it comes together on just one sheet pan! You only need olive oil, salt and pepper for seasoning, which will definitely come in handy during the rest of the week. Plus, there’s hardly any mess to clean up!

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Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin ,Food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin

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If your AirBnB has a grill, you’ll want to use it to make the ultimate crowd-pleaser — pizza! This tender, tasty dish comes together in just 35 minutes and includes plenty of protein-packed shrimp to ensure it’s extra-filling. The other toppings, like cherry tomatoes and salty feta, can work in several recipes on this list, so extras will definitely not go to waste.

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A low country boil checks all the boxes for your summer vacation: it’s fun, easy and still feels more special than your everyday dinner. Plus, you only need six ingredients and one pot to make it! For a classic country feel (and super-easy cleanup), pour the dish onto newspaper and let everybody serve themselves.

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Simple recipes are often the best, and that’s definitely the case for these stellar beef burgers. Simply season ground beef with salt and pepper, then grill to perfection and top with Cheddar cheese. Snag some lettuce, tomato and red onion for topping, plus a few small bottles of ketchup, mustard or your other favorite condiments for serving.

Food Network Kitchen’s Easy Pasta Salad, as seen on Food Network.


Food Network Kitchen’s Easy Pasta Salad, as seen on Food Network.

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Renee Comet

With store-bought Italian dressing and jarred roasted red peppers, this simple pasta salad comes together in a snap. Make a big batch and serve it as a snack, meal or side dish. Bonus? This pasta salad gets better as it sits and is totally customizable — use whatever leftovers you have on hand to make the most of your groceries. Feta, chicken or shrimp would all be delicious additions.

Food Network Kitchens Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Food Network Kitchens Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Make the most of your sheet pan with our fan-favorite chicken fajitas. You’ll toss chicken breasts with olive oil, salt, pepper and chili powder, then broil on the pan alongside baby bell peppers, yellow onion and lime. Serve with salsa and guacamole — both of which make great snacks with chips or veggies during the day, too!

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