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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

acouplecooks.com

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.

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2. 4-Ingredient Whole Wheat Green Tomato Galette

sweetphi.com

This simple pie crust (whole wheat flour and butter) is the perfect base for green tomatoes and lots of cheese. Recipe here.

3. Sardines With Grilled Bread and Tomato

Graydon & Herriott / bonappetit.com

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.

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4. 3-Ingredient Pulled Pork

tablespoon.com

Root beer and barbecue sauce go into the slow cooker with a big piece of pork. Six hours later, the only other thing you need is a burger bun. Recipe here.

5. Chicken Sausage Omelet With Greens and Cheese

Alex Lau / bonappetit.com

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.

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6. Mexican Brown Rice

kimscravings.com

Use fresh, in-season corn to make this dinner even more flavorful. Recipe here.

7. 5-Minute Lentil Salad

thegardengrazer.com

Cherry tomatoes are great here, but you can really use whatever tomatoes look best at the market. Recipe here.

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

Jeremy Liebman / bonappetit.com

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

gimmesomeoven.com

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.

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10. Bacon and Asparagus Pasta

gimmesomeoven.com

Asparagus makes this quick, easy dinner feel healthy and fresh. Recipe here.

11. Asian Noodle Bowls With Steak and Snow Peas

marthastewart.com

This great combination of textures and flavors (and food groups — yay HEALTH!) comes together in under 30 minutes. Recipe here.

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12. Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

twopeasandtheirpod.com

Explore your lighter side with this super-green, slightly cheesy zoodle dish. Recipe here.

13. Almond-Crusted Tilapia

fannetasticfood.com

This gluten-free almond "breading" is a nice way to change things up. Recipe here.

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14. Sweet and Sour Cucumber Noodles with Soba

frugalnutrition.com

This lightened-up soba salad uses half traditional noodles and half soba noodles, so you get all that delicious carb comfort without the carb coma. Recipe here.

15. Summer Pasta With Tomatoes and Peas

giverecipe.com

As far as meatless Mondays go, this dish is pretty much perfect. Recipe here.

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16. Baked Coconut Curry Cod

simplywhisked.com

Add rice or a veggie to make this a little more filling, if you want. Recipe here.

17. Tilapia With Roasted Corn

tasteandtellblog.com

This broiled dinner is super quick, and you likely already have everything except the fish and the corn. Recipe here.

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18. Chicken with Fennel and Tomato

marthastewart.com

Clean and simple. Recipe here.

19. Mexican Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

gimmesomeoven.com

Meatless and super filling, these peppers are a great weeknight dinner, but they also keep well in the fridge for a make-ahead lunch. Recipe here.

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20. Swordfish With Orzo, Pistachio, and Olives

Tina Rupp / foodandwine.com

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.

21. Roasted Paprika Chicken With Greens and Grains

marthastewart.com

A nice, healthy, square meal, for days when you don't feel like stepping too far out of the box. Recipe here.

22. Tortellini With Peas

marthastewart.com

True comfort food is never more than 10 minutes away. Recipe here.

23. Spinach and Pepper Pita Pizzas

marthastewart.com

Feed your inner child. Recipe here.

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