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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

    seasonalcravings.com

    Chicken breasts + tomatoes + mozzarella + balsamic + basil.

    Recipe here.

    4. Five-Ingredient Chili

    gimmesomeoven.com

    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

    thepinningmama.com

    Chicken breasts + pesto + tomato + shredded cheese.

    Recipe here.

    7. Vegan Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Soup

    collegiatevegan.com

    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

    camillestyles.com

    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

    thecookingjar.com

    Shrimp + garlic + ginger + honey + soy sauce.

    Recipe here.

    12. Chicken & Spinach Quesadilla

    bonappetit.com

    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

    tworaspberries.com

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

    Recipe here.

    15. One-Pan Baked Cod

    cheekykitchen.com

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

    Recipe here.

    16. Vegetarian Fried Rice

    aggieskitchen.com

    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

    kimscravings.com

    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

    damndelicious.net

    Steak + broccoli + baby potatoes + garlic + thyme.

    Recipe here.