12 Five-Ingredient Dinners to Whip Up on Weeknights
Some nights we feel like dusting off our favorite cookbook and spending two hours cooking coq au vin from scratch. But most nights, we want a fast, tasty meal we can throw together with stuff we already have in the kitchen. That's why these recipes contain five ingredients (plus a few pantry staples you probably already have on hand, like butter, flour and olive oil). They're about to become your secret weapons.
Orecchiette with Spring Greens
Make good use of that farmers’ market haul.
Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
This protein-packed dinner is surprisingly filling.
Pork Scallopini with Lemon, Capers and Radicchio
Because everything’s more delicious in a skillet.
Pan-Fried Cod with Orange and Swiss Chard
Cooking fish doesn’t have to be complicated.
White Turkey Chili
Meet game-day chili’s sophisticated cousin.
Chicken and Snap Pea Stir-Fry
Takeout wishes it were this good.
Cacio E Pepe
Fork, twirl, repeat.
One-Pan Eggs with Asparagus and Tomatoes
Bookmark this for when you really don’t feel like doing dishes (i.e., tonight).
Zoodles with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella
Got a spiralizer and five ingredients? This main practically makes itself.
One-Pot Macaroni and Cheese
Got pasta, milk, butter, cheddar and cream cheese? Then you’ve got an incredible dinner.
Eggs Baked in Tomatoes
Veggies > bowls.
One-Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots
You genius multitasker, you.