Healthy 5-Ingredient Dinner Recipes

Create mouthwatering meals with just a few vibrant fixings using one of our five-ingredient dinner recipes. With our super simple recipes, you can make a delicious meal quickly and slash supermarket time. All recipes have five ingredients or fewer (salt, black pepper, cooking spray, and oil are freebies!).

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    Pork and Noodle Bowl

    Ingredients: pork chops, Asian salad dressing, spaghetti, slaw mix, almonds

     

    Low-fat bottled Asian salad dressing, multigrain spaghetti, and broccoli slaw mix keep the calorie count of our Asian bowl surprisingly low. Almonds add a bit of crunch to the dish, while pork provides a whopping 29g of protein.

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    Bacon, Potato, and Kale Frittata

    Ingredients: potatoes, bacon, kale, onion, eggs

     

    Indulge in a quick and clever breakfast for dinner with our hearty frittata recipe. Not only is it packed with crispy potatoes, salty bacon, and kale, but the eggs bring loads of protein to the dish.

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    Shrimp and Quinoa Salad

    Ingredients: shrimp, quinoa, oranges, white balsamic vinegar, baby spinach

     

    Keep your dinner low-cal with a mix of fresh produce and high-protein quinoa and shrimp. Orange slices add bright citrusy flavor to the salad recipe.

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    Cooking School: How to Prep Shrimp

    Cook with shrimp as a quick and easy way to add protein to your dinner. Watch to learn the best way to peel and devein shrimp before cooking.

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    Turkey Taco Panini

    Ingredients: flatbreads, cheese, turkey, salsa, cilantro

     

    Taco-infused panini are the perfect infusion of ethnic flavor into your weeknight dinners. Customize the Mexican-style sandwiches with the salsa you choose -- pick one that is thick and chunky for best results.

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    Pan-Roasted Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples

    Ingredients: chicken, Brussels sprouts, apple, maple syrup, thyme

     

    Yes, it is possible to create an indulgent chicken dinner with just a handful of ingredients. Baked with apples and drizzled with maple syrup, the delicious dinner recipe is perfect for serving to guests.

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    Tomato-Tortellini Soup

    Ingredients: broth, tortellini, cream cheese, tomato soup

     

    Amp up traditional tomato soup with a few creative add-ins. Cream cheese adds extra richness, while tortellini gives the easy dinner recipe heartiness.

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    Mediterranean Couscous and Beef

    Ingredients: couscous, steak, lemon-pepper marinade, tomatoes, feta cheese

     

    Make a Mediterranean-inspired dinner with just a few ingredients. The feta cheese, couscous, and tomatoes mimic the coastline flavors; the lemon-pepper marinade adds zest and spice to the flank steak.

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    Pancetta-Wrapped Chicken with Glazed Date Sauce

    Ingredients: chicken breast, cheese, pancetta, dates, vinegar

     

    On-hand ingredient: olive oil

     

    Top chicken breast with savory herbed cheese before wrapping with pancetta for a unique take on pan-fried chicken. A homemade date glaze adds sweetness to this quick recipe.

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    Grilled Shrimp with Red Pepper Dip

    Ingredients: shrimp, sweet peppers, sour cream

     

    On-hand ingredients: olive oil, salt, black pepper

     

    Succulent grilled shrimp pairs beautifully with homemade sweet red pepper sauce. Grill up some veggies, fruit, or bread to pair with this low-cal entree to round out the meal.

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    Steaks with Roasted Garlic

    Ingredients: garlic, basil, rosemary, steak

     

    On-hand ingredients: olive oil, salt, black pepper

     

    Try our sizzling grilled steaks for your next weeknight dinner. A simple salt-and-pepper rub slashes the ingredient list, while a roasted garlic-and-basil mix turns this simple recipe into an enticing main course.

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    Cooking School: How to Roast Garlic

    Add an unexpected level of deep, robust flavor to your cooking with one simple ingredient: roasted garlic. Watch as we teach you our best tricks for roasting the classic ingredient.

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    Mexican Meatball Stew

    Ingredients: canned tomatoes, turkey meatballs, black beans, chicken broth, corn

     

    Try our easy-to-make meatball stew that's bubbling with spicy Mexican flavor. Tomatoes, corn, and turkey keep this slow cooker soup low-cal -- just 287 calories!

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    Grilled Zucchini Salad with Mozzarella and Dill

    Ingredients: zucchini, mozzarella, fresh dill, red pepper, lemon juice

     

    On-hand ingredients: olive oil, black pepper

     

    Dress up zucchini for a meatless meal with our easy salad recipe. Grill zucchini until tender and pair with fresh mozzarella, dill, and a sprinkle of lemon juice.

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    Summer Stew

    Ingredients: beef roast, carrots, seasoned potatoes, canned tomatoes, oregano

     

    All you need for this savory, summer-inspired stew is beef, carrots, and garlic-laced potatoes. Make the easy meal even simpler with precooked beef and ready-to-use vegetables.

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    Shrimp and Watercress Salad

    Ingredients: asparagus, watercress, shrimp, tomatoes, vinaigrette

     

    On-hand ingredients: salt, black pepper

     

    Crisp-tender asparagus spears, watercress, tomatoes, and shrimp are all it takes to pull together a sophisticated salad in a flash -- the entire meal is finished in just 15 minutes!

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    Sunday Dinner Stew

    Ingredients: potatoes, carrots, beef tips, onion, thyme

    Who knew dinner could be so cheap? At just $2.41 per serving, this hearty beef-and-potatoes stew serves the whole family without breaking the bank!

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    Pasta with Garden Veggies

    Ingredients: penne pasta, crumbled cheese, tomatoes, yellow sweet pepper, chopped leafy greens

     

    On-hand ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, salt, black pepper

     

    Opt for whole grain pasta for an extra nutritional boost in this quick-fix vegetarian dinner with just five fresh ingredients. You'll love how the veggies dress up the simple pasta dish.

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    Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder

    Ingredients: chicken breast, canned tomatoes, nacho cheese soup, corn, cheese

     

    Chicken chowder gets all dolled up when paired with nacho cheese soup, corn, and tomatoes. Don't forget to sprinkle with cheese on top!

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    Garlic Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

    Ingredients: garlic, rosemary, roasting chicken, sweet potatoes, onion

     

    On-hand ingredients: olive oil, salt, black pepper

     

    Garlic cloves become mellow and buttery-soft when roasted with a whole chicken. Reserve just 25 minutes for prep work and 1-1/2 hours for roasting this dinner for five.

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    Fresh and Light Dinner Recipes

    From salads to pasta dishes, we've compiled a list of our favorite easy and light dinner recipes. These fresh recipes all make for a delicious dinner that the whole family will love.
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