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Ten Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Recipes for Dinner 0

Ten Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Recipes for Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo

You know how weeknights are - you rarely have the time, energy and inclination to go digging through the fridge and pantry for a long list of ingredients, then prep and cook them. You need to prepare a meal that’s short on ingredients but is still packed with awesome flavor and able to please everyone at the table.
Well, here are 10 amazing recipes with just 5 (or fewer) ingredients that perfectly fit the bill.

Beefy Corn and Black Bean Chilli

1. Beefy Corn and Black Bean Chili

“My family loved it.” Renee

Everyone will think you spent hours cooking this yummy dish. Mix chilli powder blend into the ground round beef and cook until the beef is browned. Drain any excess liquid and stir frozen corn and black beans, as well as some beef broth and tomato sauce into the beef. Allow it to boil and then simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally. Serve with the optional toppings of sour cream and green onions. A quick and delicious chilli is always a treat – for the chef!

Prep time: 1 minute
Cook time: 27 minutes
Total time: 28 minutes

2. Mustard-Stuffed Chicken

“I made this and it was really tasty and simple!” francescaplows

This dish has five ingredients, one of which is bacon and two are cheeses – how could it possibly NOT be good? Mix together some mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese and mustard. Cut two slits in each boneless chicken breast and stuff them with the cheese and mustard mixture. Wrap each breast with smoked, streaky bacon rashers and roast them in a pre-heated oven. Perfect!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

3. Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon

“Awesome!” SKATING11

There’s nothing fishy about this tasty fish dish. Use foil to line a shallow baking pan. Put in the salmon fillets, skin-side down. Top them with prepared Dijon-style mustard, salt, pepper and bread crumbs then a drizzle of melted butter. Bake in a pre-heated oven until done. Try this dish with whatever type of fish and mustard you have on hand – you might just be pleasantly surprised!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

4. Emergency Meatball Sub Dinner

“Great Idea” Emily

This is a great way to use up leftovers. Warm up some frozen cooked meatballs in the microwave and some pasta sauce on the stove. Add the meatballs to the sauce to coat them. Place meatballs in a submarine sandwich roll and top with a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese. Heat each sandwich in the microwave until the cheese melts and serve. Mmm … tastes like a new family favorite!

Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes
Total time: 8 minutes

Breaded Baked Tilapia Recipe

5. Breaded Baked Tilapia Recipe

"Excellent.” DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina

Play around with the flavors in the breading and you could get away with serving this quick and easy dish very often, indeed! Mix together soft bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic salt and dried oregano. Use the mixture to coat the tilapia fillets. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and add the fillets. Bake in a pre-heated oven until done. Serve with some delicious vegetables and enjoy!

Total time: 20 minutes

6. Pasta with Goat's Cheese and Roasted Asparagus

“This is a very nice recipe.” starrling8

Nutritious and delicious come together beautifully in this dish. Add butter, salt and pepper to the asparagus and roast them in a pre-heated oven until tender. Boil some cavatappi pasta until just soft. Drain the pasta, setting aside some of the pasta water and place the pasta back in the pot. Whisk together goat cheese, butter, pasta water, salt and pepper until smooth. Add the asparagus to the pasta and pour in the cheese mixture. Toss to coat the pasta. Serve this simple yet bold dish with a garnish of chives.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

7. Spicy Chicken Chili

“Very good recipe and very easy to make!” iggylizardlizard

This spicy chilli dish is sure to warm you up on cold evenings. Lightly brown cut up chicken breasts. Add salsa-style chunky tomatoes and spicy chilli beans. Simmer uncovered until the chicken is cooked. Serve with a sprinkle of cheese. Grab a blanket and head for the sofa – it’s comfort food time!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

Silicone Egg Rings

8. Fusilli with Peas, Bacon and Ricotta

“Very easy to do and tasted delicious.” annie_boyle

This dish deserves a permanent spot on your weeknight dinner roster. Cook frozen peas in salted water until they turn bright green. Remove the peas from the water and add the fusilli pasta to cook until just soft. Drain the pasta, return it to the pan and set it aside. Fry the bacon until crisp, then add it along with some crumbled fresh ricotta cheese, salt and pepper. Toss to combine over low heat then serve. Cheesy and good!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

9. Grilled Spiral Franks

“The recipe looks tasty and fun!” Grandma

Here’s a nice “twist” on a tried and true weeknight favorite. Thread frankfurters on to soaked bamboo skewers. Use a knife to cut the frankfurter lengthwise as you turn it. Gently pull the frankfurter apart to reveal the spiral cut. Grill the frankfurter on a heated grill that has been sprayed with grilling spray. Serve in rolls with ketchup and spicy brown mustard. Serve these as a surprise and watch everyone’s face light up!

Total time: 30 minutes

10. 5 Ingredient Sautéed Chicken and Broccoli Rabe with Black Olives, Sundried Tomatoes and Feta

“It was great!!” dandie101

This dish cooks quicker than it takes you to read out its name! Brown the pieces of boneless chicken breasts in the oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes. Add the tomatoes, olives, water, salt, pepper and broccoli rabe and cook them until the chicken is done and the broccoli has wilted. Serve with capellini pasta or rice, topped with crumbled feta cheese. Wonderful flavors in an easy dish.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes