July Meal Plan Week 2

Take the stress out of weeknight dinners. Use this free weekly meal plan for July, complete with recipes and a grocery list for each entrée. Use this meal plan to inspire your weeknight dinners.

Seven days of dinner recipe ideas with side dishes, summer beverages and even summer dessert recipes.

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About the meal plan

  • This meal plan typically serves 4. Some recipes will serve more than four depending on your portion sizes. You can always increase the recipe to feed more.
  • Some recipes are intended to create premeditated leftovers, like casseroles or large pots of soup. Leftovers save on the budget because they are great for lunch the next day.
  • Some recipes will call for ingredients that can be used in multiple recipes for the week. Such as a head of lettuce can be used to make side salads with a small amount also portioned for tacos.
  • There are 7 dinner ideas each week, in no particular order.
  • Recipes in weekly meal plans are typically not repeated more than once every three months.
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July Meal Plan Week 2

Facts about this meal plan

  1. All recipes are linked at the bottom of this article.
  2. The grocery list for each of the seven entrées includes the ingredients required for that entrée.
  3. Ingredients are not included for side dish ideas
  4. Scroll all the way down for a list of side dishes for this week and homemade dessert recipes to try this month

***Side Dishes are now listed at the end ***

1. Rotisserie Chicken Salad Easy Recipe

Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store deli and make dinner easy tonight.

Grocery List for entrée

  • 1 rotisserie chicken, pulled off the bone and chopped
  • 1 Cup sweet seedless grapes, sliced in half
  • 1 Cup pecans chopped
  • ½ cup chopped green onions (optional)
  • 3.4 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 Cup honey mustard dressing

2. Smothered Stuffed Chicken Breast

I used Blendabella to stuff nice thick chicken breast before cooking. My easy recipe has you simmer the stuffed, browned chicken breasts in a homemade milk gravy for a tasty weeknight dinner.

Grocery List

  • 6 Plump Boneless skinless Chicken breast
  • 1 (12) Jar Blendabella Rustic Tuscan
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • ⅓ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2½ Cups Milk
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

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3. Southern Style Cabbage Soup

This light soup recipe is a great way to eat whole foods cooked from scratch. Seasoned with ham pieces and no need to cook another meat.

Grocery List

  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 1 pkg. 8oz. Ham bits
  • 2 Cups Chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar

4. Cheesy Potato Topped Meatloaf

This classic meatloaf recipe is covered in mashed potatoes then sprinkled with shredded cheese which is then melted. A scrumptious weeknight dinner recipe for your meat and potato lovers.

Grocery List

  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • Approximately 16 crushed saltine crackers
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 4 Cups prepared Mashed potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

5 Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Stromboli

Pizza dough is the secret to these tasty Buffalo Chicken Stromboli cooked in the Air Fryer.


  • 1 lb. Shredded cooked Chicken
  • 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar or Mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz. softened Cream Cheese
  • 1 pkg. refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1/4 Cup Buffalo Sauce, (wing sauce)
  • 1 Tbs Basil, crushed
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Melted Butter

6. Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Sweet & Savory Meatballs

Serve these yummy sweet and savory meatballs with rice or make meatball sub sandwiches with them.

Grocery List

  • 1 bag (14-16 oz.) of frozen meatballs
  • 1 8 oz. jar of grape jelly
  • 1 12 oz. jar of chili sauce

7 Lemon Shrimp Penne Pasta Dinner with Broccoli

For seafood night, I’ve chosen this recipe for Lemony Shrimp with Penne Pasta and Broccoli.

Grocery List

  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup. fresh lemon juice divided
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 12- oz. bag frozen broccoli florets
  • ½ medium red onion sliced
  • 1 16- oz. box penne pasta
  • 1 lbs. shrimp peeled and deveined, tail removed
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon zest
  • ½ cup. Parmesan cheese freshly grated, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley leaves roughly chopped

Scroll down for all of this week’s menu plan recipe links.

July Meal Plan Recipes Week 2

  1. Rotisserie Chicken Salad Easy Recipe
  2. Smothered Stuffed Chicken Breast
  3. Southern Style Cabbage Soup recipe
  4. Cheesy Potato Topped Meatloaf Recipe
  5. Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Stromboli Recipe
  6. Crockpot 3 Ingredient Sweet & Savory Meatballs Easy Recipe
  7. Lemon Shrimp Penne Pasta Dinner with Broccoli Recipe

Sides Dishes for July Week 2

Summer Beverage Recipes

Summer Desserts To Make At Home

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