39 5-Ingredient Dinners for When You Don't Have Time to Shop

Soccer practice, ballet recital, late meeting at work - make your hectic day a little less stressful with these quick and easy five-ingredient recipes.

Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

"Tasty chicken filling for sandwiches! It's so much easier than having to make a traditional shredded chicken filling, but juste as tasty."

-Jonathan Melendez

Easy Meatballs & Gravy

"It took no time at all to put together, and dinner was on the table in less than 30 minutes."

-Chef shapeweaver

Chicken & Broccoli Penne Casserole

"It was a huge hit and reheated so well the next night! Such a great, quick supper recipe."

-Pixie's Kitchen

Vegetable Lasagna

"Wonderful and so easy! Also a great and delicious way to clean up the veggie drawer."


Chicken Pot Pie

"Dinner can't get any easier than this! "

-Caroline Cooks

Easy Enchiladas

"Made this for dinner last week and it was a huge hit."


Chicken Breasts with Stuffing

"It's so easy and it always comes out great."


Country-Style Smoked Sausage, Taters, Peppers & Onions

"It was extremely quick and easy to put together, and leftovers tasted even better the next day!"


Easy Loaded Baked Potatoes (4 Ways)

"These were really good and really easy to make! All four variations would be wonderful, and I am looking forward to trying the other three."

-Marsha D.

Simple Chicken Bake

"For a simple meal to throw together the flavors are excellent! Fantastic dinner that took no time at all to get in the pan!"


Super Easy Taco Soup

"This was very good for a vegetarian recipe. Once the beans were cooked, dumping the rest in was a breeze and went so quickly!"


Emergency Meatball Sub Dinner

"I used homemade meatballs that I had in the freezer and jarred pasta sauce. So easy!"

-Dine & Dish

Tater Tots Casserole

"This is a quick and simple recipe to prepare using ingredients that I always have on hand."


Chicken Pesto

"Even my very picky 10-year-old loved this. I never thought I'd say it, but this has replaced fried chicken as my all-time favorite way to prepare chicken."


Tofu Stir-Fry

"The tofu caramelized nicely, and was crispy on the outside with a softer center."


Hamburger Skillet Supper

"So good, and even easier than it looks. I doubled the recipe, hoping for leftovers. Not a chance, it was gone before I knew it!"


Pesto & Feta Pita Pizza

"So easy to make and versatile. I made one with marinated artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers. Kalamata olives and red onion would be good too!"

-Phat and Sassy

5 Ingredient Spaghetti

“Made with five simple ingredients, this spaghetti recipe will have your family dining in no time.”

-Mary Jenny

Zesty One-Pan Chicken & Potato Bake

"I liked that this did not require any measuring and could just be tossed together. Even my picky 2-year-old ate it!"


Dijon Chicken Fettuccine

"My little girl thought this was just great. It was very rich, creamy and satisfying!"

-Realtor by day, Chef by night

Five Ingredient Caprese Chicken

“This Five Ingredient Caprese Chicken is super fast and only uses pantry staples. It’s healthy, gluten-free and kid-friendly.”

-Karen K.

Meatless Italian Macaroni Bake

"Wow, these five ingredients really come together well to make a great kid- and adult-pleasing casserole!"


White Pizza or Pizza Blanca

"This is our Friday night favorite. This is a 5 star recipe!"


Easy 3 Ingredient Pork Loin Roast

"It just doesn't get any easier or better than this! I will probably never make a pork tenderloin any other way!"


Super Simple Crock Pot Roast

"This is super simple and has lots of flavor."

-Doug R.

Spinach & Goat Cheese Turkey Burgers

"A tasty twist to ground turkey burgers! The spinach really keeps the burgers moist."


Mexican Penne

"How can so few ingredients yield such a delicious meal? This is almost magical. Not only is this a great tasting dish, but very eye-pleasing as well!"


Scallops with Creamy Pesto

"This is a great main dish served over angel hair pasta or a wonderful appetizer."


Slow & Easy Beef Stew

"The mushroom soup made a nice flavored gravy, and this was so good served over brown rice."


Fast Fiesta Mexican Ravioli

"Quick, easy and inexpensive! Just add a salad, some Mexican-style corn and you have a fab meal in less than an hour!"

-Chef #780090

Swedish Meatballs

"The kids loved it. I loved it. Very quick and very easy."


Easy Cheesy Ground Beef Enchiladas

"Really yummy - and really easy! Will definitely make them again."


Delicious Pork & Noodles

"Very simple for a busy week night. I can put this together in a few minutes before I go to work and dinner is basically ready when we get home."


30-Minute Cheesy Baked Ravioli

"This was perfect! I would never have thought of doing this, and didn't really believe it would work, but I am delighted with the results!"

-Chef #1198738

Easy Meatloaf With Stuffing

"Simple and tasty."


Quick Tamale Casserole

"Yum! Super simple and good."


Easy Beef Stroganoff

"Excellent! I would give this 10 stars if I could. This is so easy and my husband went back for thirds! I will be cooking it often."

-Alexis Mom

Super Simple Pot Roast

"This is a snap to put together and the house smelled like heaven. The meat was wonderfully tender and tasty."

-Candy C

Simple Pasta With Parmesan

"Awesome! Easiest and best simple homemade side dish!"