It’s a hot summer night. You want a delicious dinner but can’t be bothered with an involved, complicated recipe. Well, you’re in luck, because that’s exactly the point of the following recipes. They’re all supremely tasty, and none of them require more than five ingredients (plus a few pantry staples you already have in your kitchen).

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5 ingredient summer dinner steak veggies

Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies

Healthy, delicious and requires only one pan. What’s not to love?

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5 ingredient summer dinner cod

Pan-Fried Cod with Orange and Swiss Chard

Just 30 minutes stand between you and this next-level dinner.  

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5 ingredient summer dinner sesame chicken

Grilled Chicken with Tomato, Soy and Sesame Seeds

Can we take a second to appreciate that glaze?

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5 ingredient summer dinner zoodles

Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

What, you thought we’d do a list like this and not include zoodles?

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5 ingredient summer dinner eggs asparagus

One-Pan Eggs with Asparagus and Tomatoes

FYI, this tastes just as good for breakfast as it does for dinner.  

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5 ingredient summer dinner caprese chicken

Caprese Chicken

Don’t skimp on the balsamic drizzle.

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5 ingredient summer dinner cacio e pepe

Cacio e Pepe

If you learn one pasta recipe by heart, make it this. 

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5 ingredient summer dinners lemon asparagus chicken

Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

Bright and fresh. Basically, the epitome of summer.

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5 ingredient summer dinner salmon brussels

Sheet Pan Salmon with Brussels Sprouts

One of our all-time favorite combos, FYI.

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5 ingredient summer dinner pasta salad

Kale Caesar Pasta Salad

You can totally pass pasta off as healthy when there’s kale involved.

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5 ingredient summer dinner chicken carrots

One-Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots

Taste the (carrot) rainbow. 

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5 ingredient summer dinner stuffed peppers

Pesto Chicken Stuffed Peppers

These are the tastiest bowls we ever did see.

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5 ingredient summer dinner chicken fajita

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Dinner’s delish, cleanup’s a breeze.

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5 ingredient summer dinner spicy shrimp

Spicy Shrimp with Chiles and Garlic

Or not so spicy, if you’re more into that sort of thing.

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5 ingredient summer dinner sweet potato salad

Sweet Potato Spinach Quinoa Salad

Way filling, as far as salads go.

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5 ingredient summer dinner tomato zoodles

Zoodles with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella

Think spaghetti pomodoro, just a little lighter. 

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5 ingredient summer dinner mexican rice

Mexican Brown Rice

So much flavor, so little time.

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5 ingredient summer dinner kale salad

Marinated Kale Salad

Shh…the secret ingredient is almond butter.

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5 ingredient summer dinner ranch wrap

Chicken Ranch Wraps

Minimal effort, maximum results.

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5 ingredient summer dinner taco potato

Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Way less messy than normal taco shells.

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5 ingredient summer dinner quinoa mac and cheese

Quinoa Mac and Cheese

We promise, you won’t even miss the pasta.

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5 ingredient summer dinner mushroom tacos

Mushroom Tacos

Have vegan friends? Serve these.

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5 ingredient summer dinner honey garlic chicken

Honey Garlic Chicken

*Drizzles honey garlic sauce over our entire life*

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5 ingredient summer dinner tuscan fish

Tuscan Baked Fish

Keep it simple, friends.

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5 ingredient summer dinner shrimp grits

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