25 of the Best 5 Ingredient Meals

When it comes to making meals for my family, I am always looking for something pretty easy but will always taste good. That means fast cooking time and prep and low amount of ingredients. Here is a list of 25 of the best 5 ingredient meal recipes I have found and I can’t wait to try.

Fast meals with few ingrediants is such a great way to fix dinner and get out of the kitchen to spend more time with the family

Less is more, so let’s focus on the true tastes by using fewer ingredients. So flavorful and easy to prepare, these recipes will make weeknight dinners stress-free and delicious. Quick, easy and inexpensive is what I am always looking for.

Meat Recipes

Meat recipes are a staple in many homes and I love not having to serve just a cooked piece of meat. Adding a few easy ingredients will also add to the taste and tenderness.

Vegetable Recipes

So many kids don’t like veggies, so why not disguise them in a way that they will ask for more.

Casserole Recipes

For a quicker meal, try casseroles with just a few ingredients that are always found in our pantries. Throw it together, cover and place in the fridge to cook later.

Salad Recipes

Looking for a lite meal. Try one of these salads with few ingredients and perfect for a hot summer day.

Soup Recipes

We all love soups that can be fixed in the slow cooker or Instant Pot for a good hearty meal.

Do you have a favorite 5 ingredient recipe?



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  1. Oh yes, I would love to try every single one of these. I love meals that can be put together without using everything and then some. 5 ingredients are just perfect if you ask me.

  2. Potato-Crusted Pizza – Yum! It’s true that kids don’t usually like veggies too much, but who can say no to pizza?! 😀 Thanks for sharing

  3. Hi, Tammy, this is not the first time I am visiting your blog. You always stand out. Many of the items you mention here are common, comparatively inexpensive but tasteful. Appreciated.

  4. I’m a working mommy. I would love to try out this 5 ingredients easy peasy recipe for my kids launch.

  5. I have actually cooked some of these recipes and they were all delicious, despite the fact that only 5 ingredients were used. My favorites are the beef stroganoff and the lemon chicken.

  6. Mexican brown rice? Meatball parmesan? You’re making me hungry! I’ll have to give some of these recipes a try this week now that the kids are home for Spring Break. They can be a bit picky and not like to repeat meals throughout the week.

  7. I’m not big on cooking, but I think with only 5 ingredients, I could even manage that. The creamy chicken taco alfredo sounds yummie. This is all just making me hungry ha ha

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