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5-Ingredient Recipes: 39 Simple 5-Ingredient Dinners

Trying to throw together a simple meal on a budget? Then you're in luck 'cause our latest recipe collection, 5-Ingredient Recipes: 39 Simple 5-Ingredient Dinners, will allow you to make hearty, filling dinners without breaking the bank! These five-ingredient recipes range from pasta to chicken to beef and more, so you can keep mixing up your dinnertime routine while keeping things simple in the kitchen. There's no excuse not to have a home-cooked meal when the recipes are this easy!

Skillet Barbecued Pork

Homemade barbecue is more popular than ever, so why not try our Skillet Barbecued Pork? This saucy 5-ingredient dinner recipe with its homemade sauce is just sweet enough and just spicy enough.

Company Chicken

For those times when you want to make your gang feel special anytime or if you're having a dinner party; our easy yet elegant Company Chicken recipe is one of our Test Kitchen favorites.

Cheesy Stuffed Shells

Big shells, big taste, and big "easy", too! With this recipe for Cheesy Stuffed Shells, you can make a five-star quality meal in your own kitchen that's full of melty ooey and cheesy goodness. 

Hot Dog Cornbread Casserole

Our Hot Dog Cornbread Casserole is a tasty way to use up all of your leftover hot dogs. Top off our 5-ingredient recipe with some chili and cheese, and you'll have a dish the whole gang'll line up for! Hot dog!

5-Ingredient Pizza Bake

Our 5-Ingredient Pizza Bake delivers lots of pizzeria flavor without having to send for take-out! With an easy-to-make crust, this one is literally foolproof!

Crispy Coat Chicken

Have you ever tried using stuffing as...breading? It's not as strange as you think. In fact, starting with stuffing makes our Crispy-Coat Chicken even crispier than using bread crumbs. Give this moist and crunchy coated chicken a try tonight!

Shortcut Teriyaki Wings

These mouthwatering teriyaki-style baked wings will fly off your serving platter! With just a hint of spicy heat and no frying required, they fit with our love for finger foods and our goal to make our everyday foods a bit healthier! Who knew 5-ingredient dinners could be this much fun to make?!

You're gonna want to grab the biggest ladle in the house when you make Mama Marie's Wedding Soup, 'cause this comforting soup is the perfect marriage of tastes and textures. Between the meatballs and the fresh greens, we can't decide what we like best!

All-in-One Southern Dinner

What do you get when you take a bunch of your favorite Southern foods and serve 'em all together? You get an All-in-One Southern Dinner of course! This Southern-inspired dinner recipe has it all—cornbread, chicken, mixed veggies, and gravy!

Chicken Scaloppine

Sautéing is the quick cooking method used to make our Chicken Scaloppine. And no matter what it's called, sautéing makes this quick chicken dish as flavorful and delicate as any chicken dish you'll ever taste.

Fettuccine Alfredo

The nice thing about this fettuccine recipe is that, for flavor and ease, on a scale of 1 to 10, it rates a 10! Why, it's one of those 5-ingredient recipes that's good enough to be served in the finest Italian restaurant.

Roast Prime Rib of Beef

Are you one of those people who thinks it's just too hard to make Prime Rib of Beef at home? Think it's too restaurant fancy? Well, if that's you, our Test Kitchen's easy 5-ingredient dinner recipe will make you a kitchen hero.

Meatball Mac and Cheese

Add a little beefiness to your macaroni and cheese with our recipe for Meatball Mac & Cheese. This easy, cheesy, homemade macaroni and cheese recipe gets easily "beefed up" thanks to a convenient ingredient we found in the freezer aisle!

Tex Mex Enchiladas

Who says you have to go to a restaurant to get authentic enchiladas? Our 5-ingredient chicken enchilada recipe goes together in no time and is sure to spark lots of smiles at your table!

Spaetzle

Sound complicated? No way! This is one of those 5-ingredient recipes that's almost too good to be true! Just mix, spoon, and enjoy. And you thought you couldn't make pasta!

Chuck Wagon Mix

With just one pan and 15 minutes, you can whip up an extraordinary dish that'll have the whole gang pining for more. Our recipe for Chuck Wagon Mix has all that great barbecue flavor we love, and you only need 5 ingredients to make it!

Southern Chicken and Waffle Bites

If you're a fan of feel-good soul food, then you're going to love our shortcut version of a classic southern tradition: chicken and waffles! These Southern Chicken and Waffle Bites are guaranteed to be a hit at any of your get-togethers. You might even make this your next go-to family dinner recipe!

Roast Beef Crepes

Why settle for a cold sandwich again when you can use deli roast beef to make these tasty roll-ups? Stuffed with mashed potatoes and vegetables, our Roast Beef "Crepes" deliver comforting tastes, hassle-free!

Chicken and Rice Pot

To give this recipe that fresh garden taste, we like to add sliced fresh mushrooms and maybe some fresh basil, rosemary, or dill. It's an easy make-ahead meal, so there's no fussing at dinnertime.

Baked Spaghetti

Who doesn't love a hearty Italian casserole? Using only six ingredients, this is one dish that's going to leave you wanting more!

Secret Fettuccine Alfredo

Do you think Fettuccine Alfredo is too fancy and difficult to make yourself? Well, our recipe for Secret Fettuccine Alfredo is really easy and fast. (Hint: it's one of our 5-ingredient dinners!) Now you can enjoy this restaurant favorite at home in no time.

Quick Microwave Chicken Fingers

It's amazing! In less than 10 minutes, you can prepare and cook your own chicken fingers in the microwave. Quick Microwave Chicken Fingers are tastier, healthier and faster than any fast food you can buy.

Crowd Pleasing Brisket

Crowd-Pleasing Brisket is super for a company meal, but don't wait for guests for this one. Brisket tastes good the first time, and again for leftovers like overstuffed hot sandwiches.

Shortcut Chicken n Dumplings

Cure your comfort food cravings with our Shortcut Chicken 'n' Dumplings recipe! Thanks to shortcut ingredients, we can put together a creamy dinner full of savory chicken, veggies, and plump dumplings in hardly any time at all! It'll really hit the spot!

Shrimp Newburg Waffles

This four-ingredient luscious brunch recipe for Shrimp Newburg Waffles sounds fancy but, thanks to our market shortcuts, it's a cinch!

Shortcut Chicken and Waffles

Serve it at breakfast or chow down on it at dinnertime, but whatever you do, make sure you give our recipe for Shortcut Chicken & Waffles a try! The combination of chicken, waffles, and honey is incredible!

Deli-Style Roast Beef Sandwiches

No one makes a roast beef sandwich quite like your favorite deli...or at least until now. With our recipe for Deli-Style Roast Beef Sandwiches, you can whip up this sandwich classic right at home, and it'll take you less than 10 minutes to do it!

Skillet Ramen Noodles

If you've never experimented with Asian-style Ramen noodles, you're in for a treat. Our budget-friendly and quick-cooking Skillet Ramen Noodles can be on the table in no time.

BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwiches are good, but grilled cheese sandwiches with pulled pork and coleslaw are even better! Our BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese recipe is a heartier take on a comfort food favorite, and it's no more difficult to make than your everyday grilled cheese sandwich!

Bacon Cheddar Rollups

Rollups are easy to make and tasty to eat, which is why we love making them when we've got company over. Our Bacon Cheddar Rollups are especially popular because they combine two American favorites: bacon and cheese!

Meatball Sub Casserole

Get the gang rushing to the dinner table with a casserole they're going to love. Our Meatball Sub Casserole is delicious and hearty, making it perfect for families with big appetites. (It's also great for game day get-togethers!)

Chicken and Stuffing Casserole

Nothing says "ultimate comfort food" like a Chicken and Stuffing Casserole, and our Chicken and Stuffing Casserole recipe is super simple, thanks to the convenience of cooked rotisserie chicken, packaged stuffing mix, and canned soup. Now we can enjoy stick-to-your-ribs comfort anytime we want!

Fantasy Chicken

Our behind the scenes look at Disney World's Fantasyland inspired our Test Kitchen to create the ultimate "bacon fantasy" recipe. As part of our week-long "Taste of Disney" series, our 5-ingredient Fantasy Chicken will have your gang going hog wild!

Honey Dijon Pork Roast

Tangy Dijon-style mustard and a hint of honey sweetness make this pork loin roast a mouth-watering favorite! After enjoying it as a main dish, take advantage of any leftovers for hearty sandwiches!

Barbecue Chip Chicken

Who doesn't love reaching into a bag of chips? Our 5-ingredient dinner recipe for Barbecue Chip Chicken takes advantage of this novel breading idea that's sure to add irresistible crunch and tangy flavor to juicy baked chicken breasts.

Gooey Country Ribs

Traditionally, ribs are one of the ultimate finger foods, but these over-sized Gooey Country Ribs that are smothered in a rich maple glaze may just have us breaking out our forks and knives!

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken is a golden, cheesy delight! We like to make this recipe with different types of dressing so that it tastes slightly different each time.

Taco Ring

What's the twist to making a family favorite like tacos become a new meal idea? Instead of traditional taco shells, we use refrigerated crescent rolls to create a Taco Ring that's as at home as a main dish as it is a fiesta-style party appetizer.

What Chicken

This chicken dinner is so good you better not leave the table! Because when you get back and ask where all the chicken went, the guilty (and satisfied) faces around the table will be sayin', "What Chicken!?"

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