5 Ingredient or Less Dinner Recipes

5 Ingredient or Less Dinner Recipes

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If any of you are like me, then you want dinner on the table, and it has to be easy to make and it has to taste good!  Sound like an impossible task?  Well it’s not!  Especially when you have this resource of amazing recipes – all of which can be served for dinner and have 5 ingredients or less!

Many of these are soups, slow cooker recipes or pressure cooker recipes, so I separated those kinds of recipes from everything else.  If you try one of these, please come back and leave a comment on which recipes you’ve enjoyed!!

5 ingredient or less dinner recipe ideas

Slow Cooker or Crock Pot Recipes:

3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos

With just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep, these EASY and delicious Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos are an absolute lifesaver on busy nights! Enjoy them very simply, just rolled in tortillas … or create a festive taco bar featuring your family’s favorite toppings!

Crockpot Balsamic Chicken Breasts

After making this recipe a handful of times I’m finally getting around to sharing it. It’s perfect for different things like salads, sandwiches, as a main course…here I have it sitting on top of cauliflower “rice” (recipe coming soon). SO easy!

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

The slow cooker is frequently my best friend when we’re busy. This pulled chicken recipe uses only three ingredients and is super quick and tasty!

Crock Pot French Onion Soup

This Crockpot French Onion Soup recipe very well could be the easiest recipe for this classic comfort food. Minimal ingredients and minimal effort make this mama happy! Gotta love feeling productive without having to do anything, am I right?

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

This easy Instant Pot BBQ Chicken recipe has only three easy ingredients and is incredibly easy to make.  It’s always a hit and one of the best crock pot recipes for chicken.

Mexican Chicken Freezer to Slow Cooker Recipe

This Mexican Chicken Recipe has just 5 ingredients, it’s easy to make and is low fat. Make Salsa Chicken in the slow cooker for dinner tonight or as a freezer to crockpot meal.

Slow Cooker Venison Stew

My husband likes to fill our freezer with game meat each winter so he’s a busy man during hunting season. He recently came home with two deer and we decided to process them ourselves to be budget-friendly. We ground up most of it but there were some solid slabs of meat that were just too good to grind up, so we decided to do a type of stew with it.

Simple Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Recipe – 3 Ingredients & So Easy

This Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Recipe is so easy I am almost embarrassed to share it with you. Whenever I make it though, I am always asked for the recipe, so I figured I would just let the whole world know how easy it really is.

It only requires three ingredients for this teriyaki chicken breast recipe, so not only is it quick and easy – but that also makes it frugal.

Slow Cooker Applesauce Chicken

Two simple ingredients infused together with the help and ease of the slow cooker. Savory and sweet, this applesauce chicken will soon become a family favorite. Paleo and gluten-free with no refined sugars, healthy and simple at it’s best!

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

The most delicious, moist, and easy slow cooker chicken yet! Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken requires just a few ingredients: your favorite salsa, some spices, and the chicken! The perfect healthy, gluten-free, paleo weeknight dinner to please everyone!

Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup

I love fall foods, they’re delicious and comforting.  This crock pot butternut squash soup hits both of those marks.

Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast

This is the easiest, most delicious Beef Pot Roast that you make in your crockpot with only 7 ingredients that are needed to make this incredible roast!

Best Macaroni & Cheese

We eat a LOT of Mac and cheese, no seriously, a lot. I usually double the recipe because there are always a lot of kids at my house and everyone loves a bowl of mac and cheese and they always go back for a second helping.

This recipe comes from The Two Bite Club. I am always trying out different recipes and using the kids as my tasters to vote for which recipe they like best, this one was inhaled and it looked like the dishes were licked clean. I think that is a great indicator.

5 ingredient or less dinner recipe ideas

Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker Recipes:

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Dinner

This 3 ingredient Instant Pot Chicken dinner is great for pressure cooker beginners and anyone in need of a quick and delicious meal. If you can open a can you can make this!

Low Carb Instant Pot Sausage & Kale Soup

Low Carb Instant Pot Sausage and Kale Soup is an easy 5 ingredient low carb Instant Pot soup recipe that can be made in less than 30 minutes!

Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner

You have got to try this Instant Pot Italian Beef Dinner! Try this chuck roast in an Instant Pot as is or in shredded beef sandwiches.

I am absolutely in love with my electric pressure cooker. So, meals that normally take 5 hours on high in the slow cooker can be on the table in an hour using this.

3 Ingredient Pressure Cooker Ham Recipe

This simple pressure cooker ham has just 3 easy ingredients and can be made in a pressure cooker or slow cooker for stress free holiday entertaining.

Pressure Cooker Lemon Pepper Chicken With Broccoli And Tomatoes

This is a family favorite in my house. We have it at least one time a week if not more! So easy and very healthy! It is lemon pepper chicken with broccoli and tomatoes. Plus you cook it right in the pressure cooker!

If you are on a diet such as Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-Free, or even Dairy Free, this recipe works for all of them!

5 ingredient or less dinner recipe ideas

All Other 5 Ingredient or Less Recipes:

Baked Salmon Asparagus Foil Packs

If you haven’t tried baking salmon in a foil packet, you’ve been missing out on one of the easiest ways to get flavorful baked salmon that’s NEVER dry! This recipe bakes salmon, asparagus and lemon together for a complete meal in a packet. And for those of you on Weight Watchers, this dinner is 0 Weight Watchers Freestyle Points!

5 Ingredient Sweet Chicken

Gluten-free Sweet Chicken is such an easy gluten-free dinner to make, with only 5 ingredients! If you’re looking for a go-to easy gluten-free chicken recipe, this is it! My husband loves leftovers of this for work lunches.

Garlic Roasted Chicken Breasts

I had 2 breasts leftover and figured I could use something solid to eat as well, so I found this very quick and easy (and delicious) recipe.  It was perfect to pick on for a few days.

The flavors are so good…of course I kicked up the garlic. I probably could have even used more, to be honest.  And as much as you shouldn’t eat the skin…well…

Ranch Pork Chops

Wow, this swap reveal day almost got away from me!  Things have been crazy lately, but in a way, that proves exactly why this meal is great.  It takes practically no time to make, only uses 3 ingredients, and can easily be reheated.  (I made it a few hours in advance and did just that)  And it was dee-licious.

Mini Turkey Meatloaf

Supper time becomes a strategic affair in the fall. Like my Instant Pot spaghetti meat sauce, I prefer easy to prepare meals that I can make in bulk. We eat dinner and freeze the extra to use on a busier night.

That’s where my mini meatloaves come in! “Butterball®” may be synonymous with Thanksgiving in our home, but the same great taste comes in a ground turkey version that you can pick up at Walmart!

Butterball® Ground Turkey is great for quick weeknight dinners and is lower in fat and calories than ground beef, making it a better alternative. I like it because it is all natural with no artificial ingredients. The turkey is definitely a better-for-you alternative to ground beef.

5 Ingredient Lazy Day Chili

This homemade chili recipe combines seasoned beef, tomatoes, beans, and chiles for a quick and easy meal. Make it tonight in just 15 minutes!

Hasselback Zucchini Pepperoni Pizza

This Hasselback Zucchini Pepperoni Pizza is a fun low carb and gluten free spin on traditional pepperoni pizza. Who needs the crust?

Oven Baked Potato Chip Fish:  Easy Cod Recipe

Try this super easy baked potato chip fish recipe next time you buy cod. It makes a great gluten-free dinner served with a heaping side of veggies!

4 Ingredient Tater Tot Casserole

This easy tater tot casserole recipe will become a favorite family dinner. It only has four ingredients – ANYONE can make it!

Zucchini Chicken Nuggets

These zucchini, biscuit, and chicken nugget kabobs are a kid friendly meal that your little ones will love to help make. They’re also a great way to get your kids excited about cooking and eating vegetables!

Easy Salmon Recipe

This easy salmon recipe is simple enough for a toddler to make. Kids love the colorful pesto & crunchy pistachios, making it a perfect way to introduce fish to your little ones. But the best thing about this salmon recipe is that it’s just three ingredients and ready in under 20 minutes, start to finish!

2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Gnocchi (Vegan)

Sweet potatoes and flour are all you need for this healthy vegan recipe. With just 2 ingredients, you’ll make soft and pillowy homemade sweet potato gnocchi that beats any store-bought gnocchi.

Paleo Salmon Cakes Recipe

Made with canned salmon, coconut flour, lemon pepper and dill, this Keto Salmon cakes recipe is hit! Spritz with lemon or top with your favorite tartar sauce and enjoy!

4 Ingredient Chicken Pesto Pasta

I’ve got a quick & easy recipe for you today that only has 4 ingredients. Chicken pesto pasta is a WIN at my house!

It’s perfect for those busy nights we all have but still want a nice home cooked meal. Which is why we have it at least twice a month. My family loves it. Especially my 10 year old. He is known to go back for seconds & sometimes even thirds.

Fiesta Chicken Enchilada

These authentic, delicious chicken enchiladas are packed with shredded chicken, cheese, and spices for an amazing homemade meal!

Three Ingredient Chicken Empanadas

I rely on products like Swanson® Premium Chicken (already cooked and ready to use for quick meals) that is low fat and heart healthy. Pace® Salsas genuine southwest flavor that gives meal an instant kick of flavor and is pretty much guaranteed to be good on anything but ice cream, to help create delicious after school snacks just like the three ingredient chicken empanadas I enjoyed as a kid.

Grandma’s Meatless Baked Ziti

My grandma’s vegetarian baked ziti will quickly become a family favorite. Requires only 5 ingredients! Easy comfort food that you can make ahead or freeze for later. Hands down the best baked ziti recipe.

Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms

This herbed chicken and mushrooms is so tender and juicy, the perfect keto chicken recipe, full of flavor and ready in just over 30 minutes.

Fried Cabbage with Kielbasa

Low Carb and Gluten Free Fried Cabbage with Kielbasa. Deliciously satisfying -Quick and Easy weeknight dinner on a budget! What could be more perfect?

Hamburger Casserole

Need a quick, simple meal to feed your hungry family? This Hamburger Casserole has four simple ingredients you are likely to have at home. Perfect for getting food on the table fast!

5 ingredient or less dinner recipe ideas

Baked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders Recipe – 3 Ingredients

This easy baked bacon wrapped chicken tenders recipe needs just 3 common ingredients – chicken, bacon, and cheese! Ready in under 30 minutes.

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe – 5 Ingredients

How to make the best broccoli cheddar soup in 20 minutes! This easy, low carb broccoli cheese soup recipe is healthy, CHEESY, 5 ingredients, & gluten-free.

Bang Bang Shrimp & Pasta

This Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta has the most scrumptious creamy sauce that is ready in about 20 minutes. This recipe is truly one of the best shrimp recipes ever!

Chicken Green Chili Quesadilla

This Easy Chicken Green Chili Quesadilla recipe is perfect anytime for a quick lunch, dinner, or appetizer! Also known as a f they are so easy to make!

5 Ingredient Tomato Soup

Super easy and quick vegan tomato soup! This soup is creamy, it’s silky smooth, and tastes incredible. Great for lunch, or as a side dish. This tomato soup is vegan, gluten-free, low carb, keto, Paleo, and Whole30 compliant.

5 Ingredient Caprese Sheet Pan Chicken Breast

I fell in love with this simple and delicious 4 Ingredient Caprese Salad Skewer Appetizer and it inspired me to transform it into this easy weeknight sheet pan caprese chicken recipe.

It’s actually the very reason I create simple and quick weekday dinners that can be made in under 30 minutes, like this 5 Ingredient Caprese Sheet pan Chicken Breast recipe (Gluten-free). And it’s only 4 WW points on blue, per serving!

Grilled Pizza Recipe

We typically eat Pizza a few times a month. Usually on a Friday night with some family fun to celebrate the end of the week. But as I’m sure you know, the same old cheese and pepperoni and get a little boring after a while, so I like to switch it up every now and again. My favorite go to is this grilled pizza recipe.

Avocado Mango Salsa

Bright, fresh, and tangy mango avocado salsa is perfect with tacos, chips, on burgers, or almost anything! It’s naturally vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and Whole30 approved.

Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup Recipe

On a cold winter day, keep the family happy by preparing a delicious, warm soup. Whether you’re snowed in or are enjoying the holidays at home, you can make this soup recipe as long as you have vegetables (any will work), ground turkey, and broth.

Inspired by the Thanksgiving turkey that we are enjoying in my household, today on Theresa’s Reviews I am sharing a simple Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup made with turkey meatballs, gnocchi, mushrooms, and any other vegetables you have on hand.

4-Ingredient Feel Better Soup

This easy and quick 21 Day Fix Feel Better Soup is the most deliciously comforting thing that you can make with four ingredients. Now with Instant Pot instructions!

Sausage Kale Soup with Mushroom Recipe

This low carb keto sausage kale soup with mushroom recipe is cooked in a chicken bone broth base. It makes a quick heartwarming meal.

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