5 Ingredient Recipes

Less is more - focus on the true tastes by using fewer ingredients. Flavorful and easy to prepare, these recipes will make weeknight dinners stress-free and delicious.

Staff Picks

Chicken Cordon Bleu I

Rating: 4.61 stars 2624
Chicken breasts are rolled up around ham and Swiss cheese, topped with seasoned breadcrumbs, then baked.

Easy Tuna Casserole

Rating: 4.27 stars 1734
Tuna, macaroni, creamy soup, cheese and fried onions are all you need to make this super easy tuna casserole that I learned from my roommate. It's great as leftovers, too.

Kielbasa with Peppers and Potatoes

Rating: 4.46 stars 718
Kielbasa cooked with red and yellow peppers and potatoes.

Ground Beef Curly Noodle

Rating: 4.12 stars 379
An easy, quick and economical recipe that kids really like. Ground beef, noodles, corn and tomatoes make a complete meal in one skillet. My sister who ran a daycare used to make this and everybody enjoyed it.

Easy Bake Fish

Rating: 4.23 stars 313
Easy recipe for people who spent so much on the fish they couldn't buy the sauce!

Bacon Chicken II

Rating: 4.06 stars 241
Tangy baked bacony chicken breasts. Just three ingredients prove that three IS a magic number! Make Bacon Chicken magic tonight. This recipe is a favorite among my family. We got it from my step-father, who was an awesome cook. Serve with macaroni and cheese and tater tots or French fries, if desired.

5-Ingredient Mexican Casserole

Rating: 4.27 stars 252
Small dinner pie made with salsa, tortillas, refried beans, cheese, and onions.

Pork Chops in Red Sauce

Rating: 4.14 stars 89
These chops are so tender you cut them with your fork. Whenever I serve them I get ask for the recipe.

Smoked Cheese Ravioli

Rating: 4.21 stars 65
This dinner is quick and easy but tastes gourmet!

Pesto Chicken

Rating: 4.61 stars 357
A simple way to prepare chicken that looks like you spent a lot of time preparing. It can also be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until baked. Be sure to use a good quality pesto for best results. I like to serve it with pasta, but it is also nice sliced and served on a green salad.

Tater Tots(R) Casserole

Rating: 4.46 stars 335
Frozen Tater Tots(R), Cheddar cheese, ground beef, and cream of mushroom soup combine for a comfort food classic in this recipe.

Inspiration and Ideas

Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon
Rating: Unrated 1488
It doesn't take a kitchenful of ingredients to make a great main dish. As a matter of fact, it just takes five!
Bacon-Wrapped Chicken
Rating: Unrated 17
Bacon. Blue Cheese. Walnuts. Chicken. Now that's a classic recipe.
Simple Roasted Butternut Squash
Rating: 4.73 stars

Roasted butternut squash with garlic is a quick and easy side dish ready in less than an hour for a weeknight or a holiday gathering.