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These 27 Easy 5-Ingredient Dinner Recipes Will Make Cooking a Breeze

What’s for dinner? These easy 5-ingredient dinner recipes will help answer that question with less stress (and less prep time!).

Coming soon: Busy nights.

If the life of a parent with school-aged kids was a movie marquis, that’s what it would say. And it’s true. For us, it’s already starting, even though school doesn’t begin for another eight days.

Yes, I am counting.

You don’t even have to be a busy parent to have busy nights though. They happen to so many people. Teachers going back to school. Folks who work in politics at election time. Accountants at tax time. Retail workers at back to school and during the holiday season. I could go on and on.

But if there’s one thing I know with great certainty, it’s that a little planning ahead and a lot of easy, simple recipes help make those busy nights a little easier.

Do you meal plan? It’s a good way to take some of the stress out of the week. When you know what you will be making for dinner ahead of time, you can make sure you have all the ingredients ready to cook when the time comes.

I highly recommend it. You can also meal prep for other meals too. Lunch meal prep, snack meal prep … it all makes everyday life a little easier.

These 27 Easy 5-Ingredient Dinner Recipes Will Make Cooking a Breeze

That’s where these easy 5-ingredient dinner recipes from Sarah’s Cucina Bella and other reliable food bloggers come in.

With just five ingredients or less, these don’t take a lot of prep work to get cooking. Plus, many are ready in 30 minutes or less (easy peasy!). There’s something for everyone — vegetarian, chicken, pork, beef, fish …

So check them out, try a few that appeal to your family and have an easier evening. And if you are looking for more easy, 5-ingredient dinner recipes, check out my cookbook, The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook, published last year by Rockridge Press. Also, check out my resource on meal prep lunch ideas for more delicious tips.

5-Ingredient Dinner Recipes


Monday 26th of August 2019

I literally did a double take on air fryer pizza. I'm aaaaalllll in!