250 dinner recipes under 5 ingredients

These delicious 5-ingredient or less recipes will make dinner easier and more affordable! Most of these recipes require less than 20 minutes of prep time so you can get dinner on the table faster. Also, many of the ingredients you probably already have on hand. I don’t count seasonings, olive oil or flour as ingredients in this list because they are used in such small quantities and are inexpensive.


  1. 3 Ingredient Fiesta Chicken from Cute Fetti
  2. Italian Breaded Chicken from Allrecipes
  3. Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken Thighs from The Pioneer Woman
  4. Contest-Winning Broccoli Chicken Casserole Recipe from Taste of Home
  5. Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings from Allrecipes
  6. Chicken Pesto from Food.com
  7. Creamy Crockpot Chicken Stuffing and Green Beans from Family Fresh Meals
  8. 4 Ingredient Chicken Pasta Casserole from Gimme Delicious Food
  9. Barbecue Chicken Bubble-Up Bake from Pillsbury
  10. Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken from Allrecipes
  11. Honey-and-Lemon Baked Chicken from MyRecipes
  12. Chicken, Mushroom and Green Bean Casserole from Equipping Godly Women
  13. Chicken and Mushrooms from Totally the Bomb
  14. Baked Honey Mustard Chicken from Allrecipes
  15. Tomato, Soy & Sesame Grilled Chicken from Fuss Free Cooking
  16. 3 Ingredient Crock Pot Caesar Chicken from The Frugal Girls
  17. Slow-Cooker 3-Ingredient Italian Chicken from Pillsbury
  18. Salsa Chicken from Allrecipes
  19. 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken from Gimme Some Oven
  20. Smoked Paprika Chicken from Tori Avey
  21. Fast Chicken and Rice from Better Homes and Gardens
  22. Cheddar Bacon Chicken Tenders from Pillsbury
  23. 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken from Thrifty NW Mom
  24. Crockpot Orange Chicken from The Frugal Girls
  25. Vegetable-Chicken Stir-Fry from Betty Crocker
  26. Crunchy Pan-Fried Chicken from MyRecipes
  27. One-Dish Chicken Bake from Kraft
  28. Citrus-Garlic Roasted Chicken from Food Network
  29. Ranch Chicken from Life in the Lofthouse
  30. 3 Ingredient Hawaiian Chicken from Here Comes The Sun
  31. Easy Garlic Chicken from Allrecipes.com
  32. Pesto Chicken Stuffed Peppers from Layers of Happiness
  33. Roast Lemon Chicken from Country Living
  34. Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells from Mess for Less
  35. Parmesan Chicken Mini Pies from Pillsbury
  36. Maple Mustard Chicken from Taste of Home
  37. Mushroom-Herb Chicken from MyRecipes
  38. 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken from Running to the Kitchen
  39. Breaded Lemon Chicken from Host the Toast
  40. 5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Balsamic Chicken from Pillsbury
  41. Crispy Chicken Thighs with White Beans from MyRecipes
  42. 3-Ingredient Chicken Cacciatore from Shockingly Delicious
  43. Flora’s Jam-Glazed Chicken from Country Living
  44. Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken from MyRecipes
  45. Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes from Eating Well
  46. Crock Pot Mediterranean Chicken from Tasty Kitchen
  47. Slow Cooker Sriracha Chicken from LeelaLicious
  48. Chicken Cordon Bleu from Allrecipes
  49. Sticky Stove Top Balsamic Drumsticks from RecipeTin Eats
  50. Slow Cooker Pineapple Salsa Chicken from Skinny Mom
  51. Pan-Roasted Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples from Better Homes and Gardens
  52. Lemon Chicken with Asparagus from Pinch of Yum
  53. Chicken-Tortilla Pie from MyRecipes
  54. Chicken, Bean, and Cheese Burritos for the Freezer from Good Cheap Eats
  55. Santa Fe Chicken Tacos from Good Cheat Eats
  56. Chicken Flautas from Country Living
  57. Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken from Allrecipes
  58. BBQ Stuffed Potatoes from MyRecipes
  59. Creamy Italian Crock Pot Chicken from Yummy Healthy Easy
  60. Crockpot Buffalo Chicken from The Frugal Girls
  61. Easy Fajita Bake from The Pinning Mama
  62. Cheesy Ranch Chicken from Our Table of Seven
  63. Pizza Chicken Roll-Ups from Taste of Home
  64. Chipotle BBQ Chicken Skewers from A Spicy Perspective
  65. Crockpot Country Style Chicken from The Frugal Girls
  66. Fiery “Fried” Chicken from Real Simple
  67. Curried Chicken Legs with Carrots, Rice, and Lime from Martha Stewart
  68. Crockpot Chicken Tacos from Eating on a Dime
  69. Chicken Crescent Roll Bundles from Lil Luna
  70. 3-Ingredient Chicken Wings with Herbs and Honey from The Roasted Root
  71. Apricot-Orange Slow Cooker Chicken from Mom on Timeout
  72. 5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken from Pillsbury
  73. Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Sweet Potatoes from Good Housekeeping
  74. Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken from Yummy Healthy Easy
  75. Lemon Thyme Chicken Thighs from The Kitchn
  76. 5-Ingredient Chicken Lazone from Pillsbury
  77. Crunchy Herbed Chicken from Real Simple
  78. Cheesy Macaroni Chicken Bake from Lil Luna
  79. 5-Ingredient Chicken Guacamole Taquitos from Gimme Some Oven
  80. Chicken Tortilla Bake from Midwest Living
  81. Coconut Chicken Tenders from Yellow Bliss Road
  82. Slow-Cooker Twenty-Garlic Chicken Dinner from Pillsbury
  83. 5 Ingredient Sage Butter Roasted Chicken with Crispy Potatoes from Cooking for Keeps

    Pasta and Pizza

  84. 3 Ingredient Lasagna from Slow Cooker Gourmet
  85. Easy Stuffed Shells from Taste of Home
  86. Thai Peanut Noodles from Budget Bytes
  87. Chicken Parmesan Pizza from MyRecipes
  88. Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta from Lil Luna
  89. Spaghetti Carbonara from Delish
  90. Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese from Cooking Ala Mel
  91. English Muffin Pizzas from Once Upon a Chef
  92. 4-Ingredient Pizza Bake from Betty Crocker
  93. Cherry Tomato and Basil Angel Hair Pasta from Oh Sweet Basil
  94. Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna from Around My Family Table
  95. Stuffed-Crust Pizza from Pillsbury
  96. Baked Ziti from Cooking with Libby
  97. Italian Mac and Cheese from Popsugar
  98. BLT Pasta from MyRecipes
  99. 5-Ingredient Mini Deep Dish Pizzas from Damn Delicious
  100. Cheesy Baked Ravioli from Food.com
  101. Crescent Pizza Pockets from Pillsbury
  102. One-Pot Spicy Asian Noodles from Babble
  103. Tortellini with Peas from Delish
  104. Creamy Lemon Pasta from NYT Cooking
  105. Caramelized Garlic Pasta from Popsugar
  106. Eggplant Parmesan from Allrecipes
  107. Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo from Budget Bytes
  108. Meatless Italian Macaroni Bake from Food.com
  109. Garlic Butter Spinach Pasta from Diethood
  110. Two Ingredient Pizza Dough from Mother’s Niche
  111. Pasta With Pesto from NYT Cooking
  112. Shells and White Cheddar from She Makes and Bakes
  113. Chicken Pesto Pizza from The Lemon Bowl
  114. Easy Stromboli from Southern Bite
  115. Grilled Pizza with Pesto and Tomatoes from Rachel Cooks
  116. 5-Ingredient Bacon Asparagus Pasta from Gimme Some Oven
  117. Skillet Mac N Cheese With Turkey Kielbasa from Table for Seven


  118. 3 Ingredient Crock Pot Beef Tacos from Frugal Foodie Mom
  119. Teriyaki Beef Tenderloin from Taste of Home
  120. Beef Taquitos from Good Cheap Eats
  121. Poverty Meal from Food.com
  122. Italian Crescent Casserole from Pillsbury
  123. Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff from Allrecipes
  124. Poor Man’s Lasagna from Fabulessly Frugal
  125. 5 Ingredient Hamburger Casserole from Eating on a Dime
  126. Sloppy Joes from Allrecipes
  127. Beef Stew from Food.com
  128. 5 Ingredient Beef Enchilada Casserole from Pillsbury
  129. Beer-Braised Beef from MyRecipes
  130. Meatball Sub Dinner from Food.com
  131. 5 Ingredient Chili Mac from Balancing Home
  132. Home-Style Meatloaf from Betty Crocker
  133. Taco Pie from Allrecipes
  134. Freezer-Friendly 5-Ingredient Meatballs from Pillsbury
  135. Easy Shepherd’s Pie from SimplyRecipes
  136. Slow-Cooker Beef Pot Roast from MyRecipes
  137. Baked Spaghetti Pie from Mom 4 Real
  138. Easy Crescent Taco Bake from Pillsbury
  139. Swedish Meatballs from Food.com
  140. Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak from Allrecipes
  141. Chicken Fried Steak from Food Network
  142. Baked Sloppy Joe Cups from Ready Set Eat
  143. Easy Slow Cooker French Dip from Allrecipes
  144. Cheap and Easy Goulash from Food.com
  145. One-Pot Ten-Minute Beef and Broccoli from Pillsbury
  146. Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Allrecipes
  147. Mini Beef Wellingtons from Food Network
  148. Crockpot Sweet and Sour Meatballs from The Frugal Girl
  149. Hamburger Skillet Supper from Food.com
  150. Quick & Easy BBQ Cups from Yummy Healthy and Easy
  151. Barbecue Pineapple Meatballs from Lil Luna
  152. 3 Ingredient Meat-Loaf from The Project Pile


  153. Healthy Chicken Enchilada Casserole from The Seasoned Mom
  154. Tater Tots Casserole from Food.com
  155. Contest-Winning Broccoli Chicken Casserole from Taste of Home
  156. 5-Ingredient Beef Enchilada Casserole from Pillsbury
  157. Sloppy Joe Casserole from Cravings of a Lunatic
  158. Creamy Chicken Ritz Casserole from The Midnight Baker
  159. Chicken, Mushroom and Green Bean Casserole from Equipping Godly Women
  160. Poor Man’s Casserole from Just Frances
  161. Slow-Cooked Enchilada Casserole from Taste of Home
  162. BBQ Beef Casserole from Pillsbury
  163. Grandma’s Chicken Casserole from Betty Crocker
  164. 4 Ingredient Chicken Pasta Casserole from Gimme Delicious Food
  165. Upside-Down Pizza Casserole from Better Homes and Gardens
  166. Italian Casserole from House of Hermens
  167. 4-Ingredient Pizza Bake from Betty Crocker
  168. 5 Ingredient Hamburger Casserole from Eating on a Dime
  169. Mexican Casserole from Allrecipes


  170. 6 Ingredient Basil Tomato Soup from Taste of Home
  171. Potato and Broccoli Soup from Food and Wine
  172. 5 Ingredient Broccoli Cheese Soup from Gimme Some Oven
  173. 5 Ingredient Ravioli Soup from Big Bear’s Wife
  174. Sausage and Barley Soup from MyRecipes
  175. Slow-Cooker Chicken Alfredo Stew from Pillsbury
  176. 5-Ingredient Black Bean Soup from Gimme Some Oven
  177. 5 Ingredient Pesto Bean Soup from Everyday Dishes
  178. Hearty Tortilla Soup from Pillsbury
  179. Beefy Corn and Black Bean Chili from MyRecipes
  180. Easy Lasagna Soup from Julie’s Eats and Treats
  181. Poor Man’s Soup from All She Cooks
  182. Chicken, Sweet Potato, Leek Soup from Peas Love Carrots
  183. Black Bean Soup with Shredded Pork from MyRecipes
  184. Chicken Ramen Soup from About Food
  185. 5 Ingredient Miso Soup from A Spicy Perspective
  186. Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup from Pillsbury
  187. Easy Corn Chowder from Allrecipes
  188. 3 Ingredient Chili from I Heart Nap Time


  189. 3-Ingredient Tilapia Skillet from Primavera Kitchen
  190. Pan-Seared Tilapia from Allrecipes
  191. Crispy Oven-Fried Catfish from MyRecipes
  192. Smothered & Baked Tilapia from Fun Cheap or Fun
  193. Tuna Quesadilla from Food.com
  194. Tuscan Baked Fish from Sweet C’s
  195. Chili-Rubbed Tilapia with Asparagus & Lemon from Eating Well
  196. Tuna Salad Crescents from Pillsbury
  197. Shrimp Scampi Bake from Allrecipes
  198. Garlic Shrimp from MyRecipes
  199. Honey Mustard Garlic Shrimp from Julia’s Album
  200. Easy Tuna Casserole from Allrecipe
  201. Easy Italian Tilapia Parmesan from Recipe4Living
  202. Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Fillets from Allrecipe
  203. 3 Ingredient Tuna Noodle Casserole from Becoming a Coupon Queen
  204. Herb & Panko Tilapia from Western New Yorker
  205. Almond Crusted Tilapia from Fannetastic Food
  206. Lemon Garlic Tilapia from Allrecipe
  207. Shrimp & Watercress Salad from Better Homes and Gardens
  208. Parmesan Pesto Tilapia from Pinch of Yum
  209. Tuna Croquette from Food Network
  210. Greek-Style Tilapia from Good Housekeeping


  211. Pineapple Barbecue Sauce Pork Chops from Taste of Home
  212. Pork Carnitas from MyRecipes
  213. Oven-Fried Pork Chops from Allrecipes
  214. Rosemary Pork Tenderloin from Food Network
  215. Southwest-Style Slow-Cooker Pork Chops from Pillsbury
  216. Slow Cooker Ham, Green Beans, and Potatoes from Good and Simple
  217. Famous Pork Chops from Allrecipes
  218. Asian Pork Chops from MyRecipes
  219. Bourbon Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin from Plain Chicken
  220. 5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork from MyRecipe
  221. Crock Pot Pulled Pork Tacos from Epicurious
  222. Mushroom Pork Chops from Allrecipes
  223. Basic Braised Pork Shoulder from Popsugar
  224. Dijon Pork Loin from MyRecipes
  225. Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Casserole from Plain Chicken
  226. Marinated Baked Pork Chops from Allrecipes
  227. Pork with Sage and Apples from Woman’s Day
  228. Slow-Cooker Creamy Ranch Pork Chops from Pillsbury
  229. Delicious Pork and Noodles from Food.com
  230. Spiced Pork Chops with Butternut Squash from MyRecipes
  231. Pork Tenderloin With Honeyed Butter from Martha Stewart
  232. Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham from Julia Eats and Treats
  233. Easy Oven Braised French Onion Pork Chops from Yellow Bliss Road
  234. Italian Breaded Pork Chops from Allrecipes
  235. Cider Dijon Pork Chops from The Seasoned Mom


  236. Bean Burritos from Taste of Home
  237. Zucchini Patties from Allrecipes
  238. Slow Cooker Roast Vegetables Over Rice from Chocolate Covered Katie
  239. Black Beans and Rice from Allrecipes
  240. Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice from Food Network
  241. Black Bean Quesadillas from Eating Well
  242. Tofu Stir Fry from Food.com
  243. 5 Ingredient Vegetable Lasagna from Food.com
  244. Bean and Cheese Freezer Burritos from Graceful Little Honey Bee
  245. Fast and Easy Tofu Lo-Mein from Allrecipes
  246. 5-Ingredient Spanish Rice from FoodLove.com
  247. 5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice from Kim’s Cravings


  248. Turkey Burger on Greens from Dr. Axe
  249. Pan-Seared Turkey Cutlets with Wine Sauce from Martha Stewart
  250. Turkey & Balsamic Onion Quesadillas from Eating Well
  251. 5-Ingredient Turkey Meatballs from Real Food Whole Life