12 Five-Ingredient Dinner Recipes That You Can Make in a Pinch
Foraging through your fridge to find something (other than frozen pizza) for dinner probably happens more often than it should. If you've been skimping at the grocery store and found yourself with only a few ingredients to work with, then you *need* these easy five-ingredient dinner recipes.
Four-Ingredient Healthy Chicken Enchilada Casserole: Chicken, enchilada sauce, cheese, and tortillas are all you need to produce this comforting casserole. From there, you can garnish with whatever bits you have left over in the fridge! (via The Seasoned Mom)
Five-Ingredient Breaded Lemon Chicken: Serve with a simple salad and buttery noodles for a complete meal. (via Host the Toast)
Five-Ingredient Roasted Tomato Soup: There's no reason to have tomato soup from a jar when you can easily make it yourself. Plus, this version is totally clean, low-carb, and gluten-free. (via Wholesom Yum)
Five-Ingredient Bacon Asparagus Pasta: You'll be thanking yourself for stocking up on pasta the last time they were on sale. Toss it with bacon, asparagus, and Parmesan for a quick, yet elegant meal. (via Gimme Some Oven)
Five-Ingredient Caprese Chicken: This quick skillet method comes together in just 20 minutes, so you'll be eating in no time. (via Seasonal Cravings)
Chipotle Chicken Taquitos: You may have to cheat for the toppings, but these taquitos clock in with just five ingredients. (via Foodiecrush)
Five-Ingredient Coconut Curry: If you want the most bang for your buck, invest in curry powder. It can take a simple five-ingredient dish from drab to fab in a flash. (via Pinch of Yum)
Five-Ingredient Sage Butter Roasted Chicken With Crispy Potatoes: When you need a date-night meal on short notice, this roasted chicken with potatoes will definitely impress. (via Cooking for Keeps)
Five-Ingredient Lemon Chicken With Asparagus: When planning dinner for the family, it's nice to have recipes that don't take hours to shop for. Swing by the produce section and the meat case for this lemon chicken, and you'll be out before you know it. (via Pinch of Yum)
Paleo Shrimp and Grits: It's not always easy coming up with simple meals when you're doing a round of Whole30. This recipe uses cauliflower to mimic grits, along with simple seared shrimp and broccolini. (via 40 Aprons)
Five-Ingredient Pesto Chicken Stuffed Peppers Lemon Chicken: Switch out your usual Southwestern stuffed peppers for this Italian variation. Jarred pesto is a lifesaver when it comes to minimal ingredient dinners. (via Layers of Happiness)
Five-Ingredient Slow Cooker Fajita Salsa Chicken: You know that feeling when you're getting ready for work, and you realize you have nothing for dinner? Throw some chicken, salsa, peppers, and onions in the slow cooker to come home to steaming fajita chicken. (via Real Food Whole Life)
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