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23 Low-Stress 5-Ingredient Dinners You Need To Try

Why make things complicated when they can be oh-so-simple?

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1. White Pizza With Pecorino, Scallions, and Egg

Start with your favorite store-bought pizza dough, then pile on the cheese, eggs, and scallions. Pour a healthy glass of rosé to go with, and you've got yourself an easy but decadent summer meal. Recipe here.

3. Sardines With Grilled Bread and Tomato

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When it comes to simple dinners, it's best to start with quality ingredients. Get a nice, crusty loaf of bread from your favorite bakery, and definitely spring for the heirloom tomato. Recipe here.


5. Chicken Sausage Omelet With Greens and Cheese

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Some days, breakfast for dinner is the only way to go. And cereal is great, but you can do better than that. This omelet is quick, cheap, and filling. Recipe here.


8. Baked Snapper With Harissa, New Potatoes, and Spring Onions

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The trick to this sheet-pan dinner is putting the vegetables in the oven first, then adding the fish in the last eight to ten minutes of cooking. Recipe here.

9. Whole Wheat Pasta Salad With Mozzarella, Roasted Red Peppers, and Pesto

This is a great healthy side dish to bring to a barbecue, but no judgement if you want to keep it all for yourself. Make it for dinner, then eat leftovers for lunch. Recipe here.


20. Swordfish With Orzo, Pistachio, and Olives

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Butter, olive oil, salt, and pepper are things you need in addition to the five ingredients, but chances are you have those on hand. If you're still not convinced: This dish is easy AND classy enough for company. Recipe here.