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20 Smart Five-Ingredient Dinner Ideas

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(Psst! Before we start, I’m assuming your kitchen already has salt, pepper, and olive oil. )

1. Foil Packet Salmon + Veggies

 

Salmon + asparagus + garlic + lemon + dill.

Recipe here.

2. Broccoli Cheese Soup

 

Broccoli + cheddar + onion + evaporated milk + chicken stock.

Recipe here.

3. Simple Caprese Chicken

Chicken breasts + tomatoes + mozzarella + balsamic + basil.

Recipe here.

4. Five-Ingredient Chili

Ground beef or turkey + onion + canned tomatoes + beans + chili powder.

Recipe here.

5. Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

 

Zucchini + butter + garlic + spinach + Parmesan.

Recipe here.

6. Pesto Chicken Bake

Chicken breasts + pesto + tomato + shredded cheese.

Recipe here.

7. Vegan Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Soup

Cauliflower + potatoes + garlic + mushrooms + dried herbs.

Recipe here.

8. Pasta With Tomatoes, Basil and Garlic

 

Pasta + cherry tomatoes + garlic + basil.

Recipe here.

9. Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas

Chicken + bell peppers + onion + taco seasoning + tortillas.

Recipe here.

10. BAE Sandwich

 

Bacon + avocado + egg + cheese + brioche bun.

Recipe here.

11. Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet

Shrimp + garlic + ginger + honey + soy sauce.

Recipe here.

12. Chicken & Spinach Quesadilla

Tortillas + rotisserie chicken + Monterey Jack + spinach.

Recipe here.

13. Sheet Pan Roasted Salmon With Brussels Sprouts

 

Salmon + Brussels sprouts + garlic + oregano + lemon. Recipe here.

14. Sweet Potato, Spinach & Quinoa Salad

Quinoa + sweet potato + spinach + squeeze of lemon + dressing of choice.

Recipe here.

15. One-Pan Baked Cod

Cod + lemon + butter + grape tomatoes + garlic. (Optional: Parsley to garnish.)

Recipe here.

16. Vegetarian Fried Rice

Rice + egg + frozen mixed veggies + soy sauce.

Recipe here.

17. Creamy Chicken Marsala

 

Chicken breasts + butter + mushrooms + marsala wine + heavy cream.

Recipe here.

18. Easy Tex-Mex Skillet

Brown rice + corn + black beans + salsa + chili powder. (Plus: avocado, if you’d like!)

Recipe here.

19. Baked Ziti With Sausage & Kale

 

Ziti + Italian sausage + garlic + kale + mozzarella.

Recipe here.

20. Sheet-Pan Steak + Vegetables

Steak + broccoli + baby potatoes + garlic + thyme.

Recipe here.

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