165 easy delicious 5 ingredient dinners

165 easy delicious 5 ingredient dinners

Are week nights crazy at your place? If so, have a look at these 135 easy delicious 5 ingredient dinners that will not only save you tons of time in the kitchen but tons of money too.

I know that depending on what we’ve got going, putting together a complicated time consuming dinner with tons of ingredients can become nearly impossible. Usually, we turn to our prepared frozen food stash – I make and stockpile homemade soup and freeze our leftovers on the regular to use on extra busy nights! But, when we’re looking to put something fresh together that’s easy and delicious we’re turning to 5 ingredient or less meals more and more and including them in our meal plans regularly. So here are the absolute best 135 easy delicious 5 ingredient dinners the interwebz have to offer.

135 easy delicious 5 ingredient dinners - convenient, easy and cost effective meals grouped by chicken, pork, beef, fish and meatless.

These 135 easy delicious 5 ingredient dinners are beyond awesome because they come together quickly (some are Slow Cooker too!), make meal planning a breeze and keep grocery costs low since they don’t require a ton of extras that you’ll only use once. I’m one of those people who refuses to buy a spice, condiment or other seasoning that I know I wont get a ton of use from because I hate food waste. Anyone else?

 

135 easy delicious 5 ingredient dinners

Chicken & Turkey Dinners

135 easy delicious 5 ingredient dinners - convenient, easy and cost effective meals grouped by chicken, pork, beef, fish and meatless.

  1. 4-Ingredient Healthy Chicken Enchilada Recipe

2. White Bean Chicken Chili

3. 5-Ingredient Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

4. Breaded Lemon Chicken

5. 5-Ingredient Baked Fajita Chicken

6. Slow Cooker Pineapple Salsa Chicken

7. Pesto Chicken Stuffed Peppers

8. Sticky Stove-top Chicken Drumsticks

9. 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

135 5-Ingredient Dinners conveniently divided into chicken, beef, pork, fish and meatless meals. #5ingredientdinners #easyweeknightmeals #dinnerideas #simpledinnerideas #5-ingredientmeals

10. 5-Ingredient Chicken Lazone Recipe

11. Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

12. 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apply Cider Pulled Chicken

13. Caprese Chicken

14. Sage Butter Faux-Roasted Chicken

15. 5-Ingredient Chicken Masala

16. Sheet Pan Fajitas

17. 5-Ingredient Chicken & Rice Bake

18. 5-Ingredient Chicken Parmesan

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19. Top-Shelf Chicken Under a Brick

20. Chicken Parmesan Pizza

21. Turkey Scaloppine

22. Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

23. Chicken Pasta Casserole

24. Contest Winning Broccoli Chicken Casserole

25. 5-Ingredient Chicken Verde Tortilla Pie

26. Chicken Alfredo Casserole

27. Chicken Parmesan Meatball Casserole

Pork Dinners

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28. Easy Crockpot Pork Roast Dinners

29. Slow Cooker Maple Dijon Ham

30. Bourbon Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

31. 5-Ingredient Spicy Pulled Pork

32. Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Peaches

33. 4 Ingredient Pork Chop Casserole

34. Easy Crock Pot Pork Chops

35. Grilled Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

36. One Pan Ranch Pork Chops

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37. Crockpot Pork and Beans

38. Crock Pot Italian Pork Chops

39. Crock Pot 5-Ingredient Pork Roast

40. 5-Ingredient Chinese Pork Ribs

41. 5 -Ingredient Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ribs

42. 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Root Beer Country Ribs

43. 5-Ingredient Ham and Cheese Pockets

44. Ham Steak with Pineapple

45. 5- Ingredient Apricot Glazed Ham

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46. Quick and Easy 3-Ingredient Pork Chop Casserole

47. Butternut Squash and Pork Sausage Casserole

48. 5-Ingredient Sausage Hash brown Casserole

49. 5-Ingredient Hawaiian Pork Chops

50. Jamie Oliver’s Pork and Mash Gratin

51. German-Style Pork Stew

52. Spaghetti Carbonara with Bacon

53. BLT Pasta

54. 5-Ingredient Bacon Asparagus Pasta

Beef Dinners

135 5-Ingredient Dinners conveniently divided into chicken, beef, pork, fish and meatless meals. #5ingredientdinners #easyweeknightmeals #dinnerideas #simpledinnerideas #5-ingredientmeals

55. 5 Ingredient Beef Enchilada Recipe

56. Asian Beef & Noodles

57. Beef Macaroni Soup

58. Cheeseburger n Fries Casserole

59. 5-Ingredient Beef Stroganoff

60. 5-Ingredient Beef Chili

61. 10 Minute Beef Teriyaki Skillet

62. 5-Ingredient Beef Satays

63. 5-Ingredient Beef Tortilla Pie

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64. 5-Ingredient Hamburger Casserole

65. Beer Braised Beef

66. Chicken Fried Steak

67. Beef Taquitos

68. Barbecue Pineapple Meatballs

69. Easy Shepherds Pie

70. Teriyaki Beef Tenderloin

71. One Pot 10-minute Beef & Broccoli

72. BBQ Beef Casserole

135 5-Ingredient Dinners conveniently divided into chicken, beef, pork, fish and meatless meals. #5ingredientdinners #easyweeknightmeals #dinnerideas #simpledinnerideas #5-ingredientmeals

73. Quick Swedish Meatballs

74. Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

75. Spinach Steak Pinwheels

76. 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Stew

77. 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos

78. 5-Ingredient Mexican Beef

79. Cast-Iron Cowboy Steak

80. Grilled Steak Balsamico

81. Corned Beef with Mustard-Marmalade Glaze

 

Fish/Seafood Dinners

135 5-Ingredient Dinners conveniently divided into chicken, beef, pork, fish and meatless meals. #5ingredientdinners #easyweeknightmeals #dinnerideas #simpledinnerideas #5-ingredientmeals

82. 5-Ingredient Garlic Parmesan Tilapia

83. One pot 5-ingredient Tuscan Baked Fish

84. Crockpot Salmon with Caramelized Onions and Carrots

85. Jamie Oliver’s One Pan 5-Ingredient fabulous fish

86. 5-Ingredient Fish Stick Wraps

87. Greek Snapper on the Grill

88. 5-Ingredient Shrimp and Black Bean Enchiladas

89. Honey Mustard Salmon

90. Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

135 5-Ingredient Dinners conveniently divided into chicken, beef, pork, fish and meatless meals. #5ingredientdinners #easyweeknightmeals #dinnerideas #simpledinnerideas #5-ingredientmeals

91. Steamed Cod with Ginger and Scallions

92. Rioja Steamed Mussels with Chorizo

93. Grilled Tuna over Arugula with Lemon Vinaigrette

94. Almond Crusted Salmon

95. Easy 5 Ingredient Baked Salmon

96. 5-Ingredient Baked Cod

97. Quick and Easy Fish Tacos

98. Honey Garlic Salmon

99. Easy Skillet Tilapia Veracruz

135 5-Ingredient Dinners conveniently divided into chicken, beef, pork, fish and meatless meals. #5ingredientdinners #easyweeknightmeals #dinnerideas #simpledinnerideas #5-ingredientmeals

100. 5-Ingredient Fish Taco Bowls

101. 5-Ingredient Spicy Southern Cod and Cornbread

102. 5-Ingredient Glazed Salmon

103. 5-Ingredient Salmon and Broccoli Stir Fry

104. 5-Ingredient Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

105. 4-Ingredient Sweet Honey Garlic Shrimp

106. 5-Ingredient Sweet Chili Sesame Shrimp and Zoodles

107. Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet

108. 5-Ingredient Shrimp and Avocado Stir Fry with Lemon

Meatless Dinners

135 5-Ingredient Dinners conveniently divided into chicken, beef, pork, fish and meatless meals. #5ingredientdinners #easyweeknightmeals #dinnerideas #simpledinnerideas #5-ingredientmeals

109. Potato Crusted Pizza

110. Crispy Kale and Gouda Egg Scrambled Tacos

111. Cauliflower Soup

112. 5-Ingredient Pasta Salad

113. Roasted Garlic and Lemon Rigatoni with Brown Butter and Gruyere

114. 5-Ingredient Parmesan Pasta

115. Brown Butter Parmesan Spaghetti

116. Sweet Potato Ribbons with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

117. Leek Tart

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118. Slow Cooker Curried Tomato Soup

119. Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese

120. 5-Ingredient Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup

121. Chickpea and Rosemary Fritatta

122. Spaghetti with Spinach Sauce

123. Baked Gnocchi with Ricotta

124. Easy Veggie Chili

125. Roasted Sweet Potato and Asparagus Pasta

126. Refried Bean Poblanos

135 5-Ingredient Dinners conveniently divided into chicken, beef, pork, fish and meatless meals. #5ingredientdinners #easyweeknightmeals #dinnerideas #simpledinnerideas #5-ingredientmeals

127. Creamy Butternut Squash Risotto

128. Asparagus, Ricotta and Egg Pizza

129. Spinach Mushroom Scrambled Eggs

130. Avocado Salsa Verde Chilaquiles

131. Spinach Parm Casserole

132. Spanish Tortilla Omelet

133. Pesto Pasta & Potatoes

134. Asiago Tortellini

135. Mushroom Turnovers with Sour Cream

 

135 5-Ingredient Dinners conveniently divided into chicken, beef, pork, fish and meatless meals. #5ingredientdinners #easyweeknightmeals #dinnerideas #simpledinnerideas #5-ingredientmeals

Eeek that’s a ton of meals isn’t it?

If you made it this far thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoy these 135 easy delicious 5 ingredient dinners as much as we do!

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10 Comments

  1. October 26, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Thanks for this! I’m moving across the country soon and I’ll be unemployed for a little while. Really need ways to save money on food and this will definitely help!

  2. October 26, 2017 / 11:50 am

    I love 5 ingredient recipes! I think 5 is a magic number somehow. I recently wrote about Jamie Oliver’s latest book, which offers some really lovely combinations with only 5 ingredients (plus the odd red wine / olive oil / salt / pepper additions).

  3. October 26, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    OMG this is so exciting, thank you Jenny! I am always looking for really easy dinners to cook on the sailboat. It’s amazing how much money you can save doing this. I can’t wait to try some of these. Pinned for future reference πŸ™‚

  4. certifiedpastryaficionado
    October 26, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    What an incredible collection of recipes! I love that you included a picture for every single one. I hate when I go to a round-up post and have to click-through to see what the recipe looks like. Bravo on a great post! Pinning for later!

  5. confettiandbliss
    October 26, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    WOW! This post is filled with so much awesomeness and foodie eye candy! I can literally spend an entire afternoon just browsing these fabulous 5-ingredient recipes. Thank you so much for this incredible collection of delicious recipes. πŸ™‚

  6. October 26, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Pinning this because I’m totally in a meal-planning rut! I’ll be looking this over in fine detail before I do our grocery shopping this weekend!

  7. October 26, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    I love recipes like this, that keep my grocery lists short and sweet! And I like that a lot of these recipes are using the same ingredients in different ways.

  8. October 27, 2017 / 3:11 am

    thanks for putting this guide together! I’m pinning it for later!!

  9. β–΅ β†Ÿ Francesca_Sevenroses β†Ÿ β–΅
    October 27, 2017 / 5:01 am

    This is a massive recipe round-up, as a fellow blogger I can imagine the amount of work and dedication that went into researching all the recipes, linking, making all the graphics…. Kudos to you!
    Also… thank you so much for including so many meatless options πŸ™‚

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