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23 Easy Five-Ingredient Dinner Recipes

You don't need a laundry list of ingredients to make a filling and delicious meal.

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1. Spaghetti Carbonara

damndelicious.net

Spaghetti + egg + cheese + garlic + bacon. (Optional: parsley to garnish.) Get the recipe.

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2. Steak & Potato Hash

ohsweetbasil.com

Steak + bell peppers + onion + spices + potatoes. (Note that with this and most other recipes on this list, you'll also need three pantry staples: salt, pepper, and olive oil.) Get the recipe.

3. Colorful Pasta Salad

Pasta + arugula + mozzarella + red peppers + pesto. Get the recipe.

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4. Black Bean Soup

gimmesomeoven.com

Black beans + salsa + cilantro + cumin + garlic. Get the recipe.

5. Slow Cooker Lemon-Garlic Chicken

Chicken + lemon + garlic + rosemary. Get the recipe.

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6. Balsamic-Glazed Salmon

cookingclassy.com

Salmon + balsamic + white wine + honey + dijon. (Optional: Rosemary to garnish.) Get the recipe.

7. Crock Pot Italian Beef

iowagirleats.com

Roast beef + broth + Italian seasoning mix + pepperoncinis + relish. (Plus, anything you'd like to pair it with, like hoagie rolls and cheese, or a side of fresh veggies.) Get the recipe.

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8. Easy Stovetop White Chicken Chili

gimmesomeoven.com

Chicken broth + shredded chicken + white beans + salsa verde + spices. (Plus: Any toppings you'd like: avocado, cilantro, sour cream.) Get the recipe.

9. Thai Pumpkin Soup

Chicken broth + canned pumpkin + chili pepper + coconut milk + red curry paste. Get the recipe.

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10. Quick Ramen Bowl with Fresh Veggies

budgetbytes.com

Ramen noodles + spinach + mushrooms + green onions. (Optional: Top with egg, serve with chili-garlic paste or Sriracha.) Get the recipe.

11. Pesto-Chicken Stuffed Peppers

layersofhappiness.com

Shredded chicken + bell peppers + mozzarella + quinoa + pesto. Get the recipe.

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12. Versatile Vegan Pesto

buzzfeed.com

Walnuts + garlic + pea shoots + mint leaves. (Plus, whatever you'd like to pair the pesto with — like pasta, crusty bread, or veggies.) Get the recipe.

13. Sweet Lemon Shrimp

damndelicious.net

Shrimp + hoisin sauce + honey + lemon juice/zest + cilantro. Get the recipe.

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14. Marinated Kale Salad with Almond Butter

blissfulbasil.com

Kale + almond butter + apple cider vinegar + agave nectar + tamari or soy sauce. (Plus, any mix-ins you'd like: tomatoes, pepitas, etc.) Get the recipe.

15. Bacon & Asparagus Pasta

gimmesomeoven.com

Pasta + bacon + asparagus + white wine + Parmesan. Get the recipe.

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16. Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

tablespoon.com

Pork tenderloin + root beer + barbecue sauce + hamburger buns. Get the recipe.

17. Vegetarian Lentil Lasagna

ciaoveggie.com

Lasagna noodles + tomato soup + lentils + pesto + cheese. Get the recipe.

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18. Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

skinnytaste.com

Chicken + garlic power + oregano + cumin + salsa verde. (And anything you'd like to serve it with, like tortillas or seasoned rice.) Get the recipe.

19. Tilapia with Roasted Corn

tasteandtellblog.com

Tilapia + corn + chili powder + mayo + lime. Get the recipe.

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20. Hearty Tuscan Bean Soup

allparenting.com

Diced tomatoes + cannellini beans + leeks + kale. Get the recipe.

21. Easy Cheesy Tortellini Bake

pipandebby.com

Tortellini + marinara + shredded mozzarella + fresh mozzarella + parsley. Get the recipe.

22. Skillet Chickpeas and Greens

collegiatevegan.com

Chickpeas + spinach + garlic + cumin. Get the recipe.

23. Tacos with Spiced Black Beans and Avocado

naturallyella.com

Tortillas + black beans + goat cheese + avocado + spices. (Optional: Lime-honey glaze.) Get the recipe.

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