Top 100 Five-Ingredient Dinners

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

“A tasty chicken filling for sandwiches! It's so much easier than having to make a traditional shredded chicken filling, while just as delicious!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Easy Meatballs & Gravy

“This was fantastic! I served it over rice with a nice tossed salad on the side. A new regular in my rotation!”

-choco chip

Mexican Penne

“This turned out great. We added some hot sauce only because we like a little spice to our food. It was very simple and easy to make for a weeknight meal!”


Super Simple Pot Roast

"This is a snap to put together, and the house smelled like heaven when I got home!”

-Candy C

Easy Cheesy Ground Beef Enchiladas

"Really yummy, and really easy! I'm not a huge enchilada fan but I enjoyed these. My husband is a big fan and loved them!”


Penne, Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

“Delicious, easy and did I mention delicious? It looks amazing and tastes even better. And my husband loved it!”


5-Ingredient Vegetable Lasagna

“I loved this recipe. It’s a good, basic veggie lasagna that can be adapted to your veggie preference. It went together very easily!”


Oven-Fried Pork Chops

“I can't believe how easy this was. It’s my first time oven frying chops. Delicious!”

-MsRenay Cooks

Super Easy Chicken Pot Pie

“This of my version of the ultimate easy and cheater chicken pot pie. We make this on nights when the family is busy. It comes together really quickly and uses every day ingredients!”


Beer & BBQ-Braised Country-Style Pork Ribs

"This is such a nice departure from the usual slow cooker recipes for country-style ribs. It was a delicious dish served with rice and a refreshing fruit salad. Everyone enjoyed this fix it and forget it recipe.”

-Chef ElizaDuck

Easy Enchiladas

“It doesn’t get much easier than this! It tastes delicious and is quick to put on the table.”

-Bev I Am

Boneless Chicken Breasts With Stuffing Mix

“It came out great. My husband said the chicken was very tender! I don’t love stove top stuffing, but it was excellent.”

-Sherry K.

The Best Sweet & Sour Sauce

"So simple and much tastier than anything out of a bottle. You can easily add chillies, garlic or ginger to spice it up a bit, but delicious as it is."

-Mike C.

Smoked Sausage & Peppers

“This is absolutely delicious as is. I had it with cornbread.”


Loaded Baked Potatoes

“It doesn't get any easier than this! It’s a great side dish or lunch with a salad.”


Simple Chicken Bake

“This has to be one of the best chicken bakes I’ve ever tried. My family loved it! It was easy to make and very tasty.”


Super Easy Taco Soup

“I didn’t think it was possible to make such a delicious soup in only five minutes. I topped it with sour cream, chopped cilantro and taco strips.”


Meatball Sub Dinner

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

-Dine Dish

Tater Tots Casserole

“My family loves this! I add onions, peppers and corn to mine. It's so easy, and I have to double the recipe when I make it.”

-Tracy G.

Chicken Pesto

“This is so good! It came out perfectly, and my husband loved it. A definite keeper.”


Hamburger Skillet Supper

“I can’t get over how quick and easy this was. It tasted great! Such a great weeknight meal, this disappeared super quickly in my house!”


Meatless Italian Macaroni Bake

“Wow, these five ingredients really come together well to make a great kid-friendly and adult-pleasing casserole. It serves up as a main or side dish, and is quick enough to whip up for lunch!”


Easy Stove-Top Stuffing Meatloaf

“I was a little hesitant with the few ingredients going into the meatloaf, but it was so flavorful. That stuffing mix really brings it to the next level. It's a great simple meatloaf recipe!”

-Jonathan Melendez

5-Ingredient Spaghetti

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

-Mary Jenny

Individual Pesto Feta Pita Pizza

"I made these last night as an appetizer for my book club. They're fabulous! So easy to make and very versatile.”

-Phat and Sassy

Pizza Blanca

“I loved this recipe and will definitely make it again. It’s always a pleasure to find a recipe the whole family enjoys.”


Quick Swedish Meatballs

“Super quick and delicious! The kids loved it and so did I. Very easy!”


5-Ingredient Caprese Chicken

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

-Karen K.

Artichoke & Chicken Bake

"I thought this was excellent! This will definitely become part of the meal rotation at my house.”

-K James

Scallops With Creamy Pesto

“This was very good! It was so quick and easy to do, yet tasted like I did something fancy.”

-Realtor by day

Simple Pasta With Parmesan

“What a lovely pasta, and very easy to make. We enjoyed it very much!"

-Baby Kato

Slow-Cooker Chicken With Black Beans & Cream Cheese

“I was really blown away by how simple this recipe is. Putting everything in the slow cooker for five hours and went about my day, only to come home to a house filled with mouth-watering aromas!”

-Jordan J.

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

"My family loved this recipe! This is one of the best BBQ sandwiches I’ve ever eaten.”


Pizza Dough for Thin Crust Pizza

“Super easy and really crispy on a pizza stone. The best recipe for thin crust I’ve ever tried!”

-michael h.

Perfect Pork Tenderloin

"Wow, I’m at a loss for words but this recipe is the best and will be the only one I use for pork tenderloin. We couldn't get enough of it.”

-Leigh-Ann Louden

Awesome Baked Ham

“I was skeptical as this looked too basic compared to recipes I’ve used in the past. This ham is delicious and so easy to make. I got lots of compliments!”

-Lisa U.

Best Grilled Pork Chops

"Wow, these are so good! I only let them marinate for two hours and they were great.”


Baked Chicken

“This chicken was so freaking awesome! When I took it out of the oven, it smelled so good. The skin was brown and crispy.”


Easy Breakfast Casserole

"This is great. I’ve made it two times now. Once as written and again by adding chopped onions and green pepper. Very easy!”


Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

“What a great recipe. The taste along with the ease of preparation cannot be beat!”


Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

“I always make these and everyone loves them! I never have had any left.”

-Lisa P.

Easy Pizza Dough

“I made this pizza dough for my grandkids to create their own pizzas, and it worked out great. It was easy for them to handle and roll out, and it baked up crispy with the toppings on. Definitely a keeper recipe!”

-cookin mimi

Pork Tenderloin

"This has become my family's most requested meal. They cannot get enough of it. Plus, it's unbelievably easy to make.”


Method for Cooking Turkey

“I love this recipe. I brine my turkey for a few days. When it’s time to cook, I follow these directions to completely the most perfect, moist turkey!”


Unbelievable Baked Buffalo Wings

"These were excellent! I made two batches. Very crispy and very delicious.”


Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes

"A few years ago I followed a recipe for cottage cheese pancakes that used whole wheat flour. I was searching for that when I found this recipe. I don't even want the other one anymore!”


Balsamic Chicken Thighs

"This was phenomenal! The sauce was delicious, and it was incredibly easy to make. I'm definitely making these again!”


Easy Creamy Sour Cream Chicken Casserole

“Another wow here! I didn’t expect to love it so much. It was just so simple. A huge hit with all of us!”


Pan-Grilled Pork Chops

“I’ve made these twice now. Very quick and easy, while also very versatile! Yum.”


Baked Pesto Chicken

“This was awesome! I mixed the greens with balsamic vinaigrette and it made it even better! It made my night.”


Tilapia Al Ajillo

"Delicious, easy and healthy! I only had one thin tilapia fillet, which I knew would cook through very quickly so I put one clove of sliced garlic in at the same time as the fish. They both were done perfectly.”


The Best Pork Tenderloin

"We love this dish! I can't bring myself to make pork tenderloin any other way. I make mashed potatoes on the side to go with the gravy. Delicious! I bet it would be good with skinless boneless chicken breasts as well. Thank you for posting my favorite pork recipe."


Easiest Beef Enchiladas

“My family, and especially my five year-old, can't get enough! I've already made these twice in a week.”

-Punky Julster

Basic Quiche

“A great, basic recipe! If you follow the amounts, you can make this pie any way you want. Follow the two cup measurement of cheese, protein and veggies and it’ll turn out perfect every time.”

-Judy G.

Make-Ahead Twice-Baked Potatoes

"I made these for dinner tonight and we ate them all up! These were yummy and I love the fact that I can freeze them.”


Slow-Cooker Meatloaf

“My husband and teenage son ate half the meatloaf before I came home from work, and they're still talking about how amazing it was two days later!”


Baked Chicken Tenders

“This turned out amazingly well. In fact, it surprised everyone in the family. The best part is it’s baked and really quick to prepare.”


Easy Bone-In Chicken Breasts

“This is some of the most flavorful and juiciest roast chicken I've ever made! I can't recommend this enough. This is going to be the only way I roast chicken breasts from now on!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Simple Ground Beef & Potatoes

“Very delicious, and is now a family favorite. It makes for a very easy dinner.”


Grilled Tuna Steak

"This was absolutely wonderful tuna. If I didn't know I was eating tuna, I'd swear it was steak.”


3-Step Ribs

“Cooked to perfection by following the cooking time and instructions. This was my first time cooking beef ribs!”


Quick & Easy Chicken Enchiladas

"Wonderful! My nine year-old son was going on and on about it and he never does that! It was a hit with the whole family.”


Perfect Pasta

“I made spaghetti using this method. It came out perfect, freed up a burner, and no steam in the kitchen!”


Slow-Cooker Cheesy Chicken

"Very easy to make and tastes wonderful. I cut the boneless chicken into cubes and served it over egg noodles. My husband loved it and that means it has to be good!"

-Debbie Skinner

Loaded Baked Potatoes Casserole

"This was absolutely delicious. I’m not necessarily a fan of cauliflower but this intrigued me. I cooked the cauliflower in chicken stock and also added some finely diced red onion. I had guests over for dinner and everyone loved it!”

-Mean Mary

Easter Ham

“I grabbed this recipe last minute before putting my ham in and it was delicious! If you don't like cloves to permeate the ham, this is the recipe for you. It was so beautiful and I had none left!"


Moist Roasted Whole Chicken

“I absolutely love this recipe. I cook this in a Dutch oven and it turns out with so much flavor and so moist. Way better than the store roasted chickens.”

-Cathy N.

Baked Ham & Cheese Omelet Roll

"This was really great. It was a nice and quick way to serve hot eggs to a large group for brunch.”


Easy Cube Steak

“These cube steaks were cooked on medium heat. The results were a quick and delicious protein portion for my noon meal."


Slow-Cooker Thai Chicken Thighs

"This is a very delicious recipe. It was done in six hours on low in the slow cooker. Great over jasmine rice served with naan bread!”



"Definitely make these if you love horseradish and garlic. The best burger i've had in a very long time. They were great!”


Mushrooms & Onions for Steak

“Such a simple recipe but packed with so much flavor. It really takes steaks to the next level! I can't wait to make again.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Chicken Garlic Bites

"I served these at a party and decided to triple the recipe, which was a very good move. They didn't last long at all. The chicken was so flavorful and tender.”


Vegetarian "meatballs"

“I thought these were delicious. I served them with a sweet and sour sauce."


Oven Baked Pork Chops & Rice

"This flavor is five star! A very tasty meal that I will definitely make again.”


Chicken Breast With Honey-Balsamic Glaze

“The glaze on this chicken is sweet, bold and absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and served it with sauteed green beans and grape tomatoes.”


No Yeast Pizza Dough

“This crust turned out so well! It's soft in the middle and a bit crisp on the outside. Amazing!”

-Khrystina M.

Pepsi Pork Roast

"First let me start by saying it tasted great and the family loved it. It was so easy to prepare. Usually pork is dry no matter how you cook it, but this turned out juicy and tender. I will be making this dish often!”

-Teresa Fadley

Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp

“I’ve made this numerous times! We add Sriracha sauce for heat, and a tiny touch of peanut butter in the sauce really adds to the flavor! What a great recipe.”

-Russell W.

Ginger Ale Baked Ham

“Once in a blue moon I’ll cook a small ham, and I'm never satisfied with the results. Now I have a fallback recipe! This easy recipe is definitely the way to do a small ham.”


Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenders

"Fantastic! I used whole chicken breasts instead of tenders but otherwise followed the recipe. The chicken was so tasty.”


Slow-Cooker BBQ Ribs

"Very tender and delicious! Even my husband who normally doesn't like ribs thought they were great.”


Garlic Panko Chicken Strips

“I loved these and how easy they were! I served it with a salad tossed in maple vinaigrette.”

-adopt a greyhound

Lemon Butter Tilapia

“I bought tilapia at the seafood market ad found this recipe to prepare it. The combination of the fresh fish and the silky smooth sauce was absolutely awesome!”


Smothered Hamburger Steak

“This was so good. In fact, it’s my favorite Salisbury steak recipe by far! I served it on buttered noodles. All three of my kids enjoyed it!”

-Shana C

Simple Tuna Pasta Salad

“This was really good for a quick and basic tuna macaroni salad. We now make a big batch once a week for lunches and light meals.”


Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

“One of the first slow cooker roasts I learned to make many years ago. Like a reliable old friend!”

-Sassy J.

Dijon Chicken Fettuccine

"With precooked chicken, this makes a wonderful and quick weeknight meal. A very delicious meal served with steamed vegetables on the side."


Tofu Stir Fry

“We loved this dish. It's the perfect weeknight meal using simple ingredients, and so very quick to prepare.”

-Dreamer in Ontario

One-Pan Chicken & Potato Bake

"Easy and impossible to mess up. My four year-old said right away how much he liked it, and he can be really picky!”

-Alecia Pearl

3-Ingredient Pork Loin Roast

“It doesn't get any easier or better than this! Have no doubts and try this recipe! You will love it.”


Super Simple Slow-Cooker Roast

“This is tasty and reliable! It works well in a dutch oven on camp outs as well!”

-Nicest of the damned

Goat Cheese & Spinach Turkey Burgers

“I would definitely have this again. We served it on a toasted whole wheat bun with lettuce, mayo, swiss cheese and red onion!”


Slow & Easy Beef Stew

“This is another comfort food favorite that my Mother makes. This recipe can be doubled or tripled. Add as many vegetables as you choose. You can also add peas. At our house we serve the stew with rice!”

-Psalm AKA Typo Qween

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!"


Delicious Pork & Noodles

"This was a fantastic dish in the slow cooker and makes leftover meat to freeze or use in another dish. You truly don't need any spices aside from salt and pepper.”

-Chef Erin17

30-Minute Cheesy Baked Ravioli

“I made this for my honey and his friend. They crushed it! I’ll add this to my rotation of meals!”

-Laura L.

Quick Tamale Casserole

“I made this for supper tonight. It was super delicious and very easy! In fact, my husband rated it five stars.”


Easy Beef Stroganoff

"Excellent! I would give this ten stars if I could. This is so easy, and my husband went back for thirds.”

-Alexis Mom

Low & Slow Boston Butt

“This recipe was delicious. I wouldn't change a thing! I fixed this for a ladies sleep over and everyone loved it!”

-Ramona S.

Salmon & Asparagus in Foil

"This recipe changed the way I think about cooking fish. It also got me eating asparagus! I make this at least every other week. It's great exactly as written.”

-Chef ChelseaBuns