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12 Simple, Delicious Recipes That Require 5 Ingredients Or Less

Sometimes you have the time to dedicate to multiple hours and processes in order to come up with a scrumptious meal, but most of the time you just want to use as few ingredients and pots as possible. You could of course just grab a frozen pizza from your deep freezer and throw it in the oven for a half hour, but you know you can do better than that.

Here are 14 things that you can make with five or less ingredients that taste amazing and won’t take up your entire day.

Tomato Basil Salmon

What you’ll need:

– Two 6oz boneless salmon fillets
– One tablespoon of dried basil
– One tomato, thinly sliced
– One tablespoon of olive oil
– Two tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese

Get the recipe here.

Mushroom Pork Chops

What you’ll need:

– Four pork chops
– Garlic salt
– One onion, chopped
– One can of cream of mushroom soup
– Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

Get the recipe here.

Quick And Easy Chicken And Dumplings

What you’ll need:

– 2 1/4 cups of biscuit baking mix (like Bisquick)
– 2/3 cup of milk
– Two 14oz cans of chicken broth
– Two 10oz cans of chunk chicken

Get the recipe here.

Chicken In Butter

What you’ll need:

– Two chicken breast fillets
– Flour
– 3.5oz of salted butter, chilled
– Salt
– Pepper

Get the recipe here.

Five Ingredient Chili

What you’ll need:

– One pound of ground meat of preference
– One small white onion, diced
– Three cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies
– Two tablespoons of chili powder
– Two 15oz cans of beans of your choice (I like kidney, but you do you)

Get the recipe here.

Cranberry And Brie Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pastry Rolls

What you’ll need:

– One sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed
– Four tablespoons of butter, melted and divided
– 8oz of soft brie cheese, softened to room temperature
– One cup of dried cranberries
– 1/4 cup of cinnamon sugar

This one is a list of lengthy directions, but it’s not too complicated and is very worth it. Get the recipe here.

Baked Fish Fillets With Butter And Sherry

What you’ll need:

– 1 1/2 – 2 pounds firm fleshed, non oily white fish (such as scrod)
– Three tablespoons of unsalted butter, herb butter, or extra virgin olive oil (your choice)
– Three tablespoons dry sherry
– One tablespoon finely chopped parsley
– Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

Get the recipe here.

Cauliflower Steak With Cauliflower Puree

What you’ll need:

– One 1 1/2 pound head of cauliflower
– 1 1/2 cups water
– One cup of whole milk
– Two tablespoons of vegetable oil (plus more for brushing)
– Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

This recipe is perfect for vegetarians and anyone who has a head of cauliflower in their fridge that they need to use up. Get the recipe here.

Simple Bolognese

What you’ll need:

– One tablespoon of olive oil
– One pound of ground beef
– A pinch of salt
– One garlic clove, peeled and smashed
– One 28oz can of peeled tomatoes

Get the recipe here.

Potato-Crusted Pizza

What you’ll need:

– One tablespoon of olive oil
– One 30oz package of frozen, seasoned, shredded potato rounds
– One 28oz can of diced tomatoes, drained
– One 1oz package of fresh basil, torn
– Two cups pizza cheese blend, shredded

You might not think that potatoes and pizza go together. You’ll change your mind once you’ve tasted this. Get the recipe here.

Turkey Scaloppine

What you’ll need:

– 1/2 cup all purpose flour
– 1 1/4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, divided
– 1 1/2 pounds turkey cutlets
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil
– One cup of dry white wine

Get the recipe here.

Corned Beef With Marmalade Mustard Glaze

What you’ll need:

– 1/2 cup of orange marmalade
– Two tablespoons of stone-ground mustard
– A three to three and a half pound corned beef brisket, fully cooked
– A head of cabbage, cooked (optional)

Get the recipe here.

Hopefully, these quick and easy five ingredient recipes will help get you out of your dinner slump. What’s your favorite thing to make in the kitchen?

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