38 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.

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."

-mommyoffour

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."

-naycha

Tofu Stir-Fry

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

-justcallmetoni

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!"

-ALE1971

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

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."

-ellie_

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!"

-TexasKelly

Dijon Chicken Fettuccine

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

-Realtor by day, Chef by night

Chicken Pot Pie

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

-Caroline Cooks

Chicken Breasts with Stuffing

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

-meribor

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!"

-*Parsley*

White Pizza or Pizza Blanca

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

-BayAreaFreak

Country-Style Smoked Sausage, Taters, Peppers & Onions

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

-naydawn

Easy Enchiladas

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

-TinTN

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.

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!"

-jewlmaker

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

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."

-FLKeysJen

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!"

-Fauve

Scallops with Creamy Pesto

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

-breezermom

Slow & Easy Beef Stew

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

-lauralie41

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."

-anonymous

Easy Cheesy Ground Beef Enchiladas

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

-Mrs.B14

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."

-ARathkamp

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."

-CoffeeB

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!"

-HokiesMom

Quick Tamale Casserole

"Yum! Super simple and good."

-lazyme

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!"

-DbKnadler

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!"

-jacragin_8917203

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