5 Ingredient Recipes

Less is more - focus on the true tastes by using fewer ingredients. Flavorful and easy to prepare, these recipes will make weeknight dinners stress-free and delicious.

Staff Picks

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Rating: 4.5 stars 2664
Chicken cordon bleu is made easy with this quick recipe.

Easy Tuna Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 1756
A cheesy casserole made with tuna, macaroni, and creamy chicken soup.

Kielbasa with Peppers and Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 738
An easy kielbasa recipe cooked with red and yellow peppers and potatoes.

Ground Beef Curly Noodle

Rating: 4 stars 388
An easy, quick, and economical curly noodles recipe that kids really like. Ground beef, noodles, corn, and tomatoes make a complete meal in one skillet. My sister who ran a daycare used to make this and everybody enjoyed it.

Easy Bake Fish

Rating: 4 stars 315
Easy recipe for people who spent so much on the fish they couldn't buy the sauce!

Bacon Chicken II

Rating: 4 stars 242
Tangy baked bacony chicken breasts. Just three ingredients prove that three IS a magic number! Make Bacon Chicken magic tonight. This recipe is a favorite among my family. We got it from my step-father, who was an awesome cook. Serve with macaroni and cheese and tater tots or French fries, if desired.

5-Ingredient Mexican Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 264
Small dinner pie made with salsa, tortillas, refried beans, cheese, and onions.

Pork Chops in Red Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 91
These chops are so tender you cut them with your fork. Whenever I serve them I get ask for the recipe.

Smoked Cheese Ravioli

Rating: 4 stars 66
This dinner is quick and easy but tastes gourmet!

Pesto Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 368
A simple way to prepare chicken that looks like you spent a lot of time preparing. It can also be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until baked. Be sure to use a good quality pesto for best results. I like to serve it with pasta, but it is also nice sliced and served on a green salad.

Inspiration and Ideas

Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon
Rating: Unrated 1516
It doesn't take a kitchenful of ingredients to make a great main dish. As a matter of fact, it just takes five!
Bacon-Wrapped Chicken
Rating: Unrated 17
Bacon. Blue Cheese. Walnuts. Chicken. Now that's a classic recipe.
Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs
Rating: 5 stars 344

Baked chicken thighs with deliciously crispy golden skin and juicy meat.