Five-Ingredient Dinners: Recipe Ideas

Are you in a dinnertime rut? You’d like to find new meal ideas, but you don’t have a lot of time for complicated recipes and a long list of ingredients? Check out these dinner ideas that have just five ingredients. For the chicken you have stashed in the back of the freezer, try chicken breasts stuffed with pimento cheese or chicken pizza roll-ups. Or, grab a box of potato au gratin next time you’re at the store and prepare the potatoes with hot dogs mixed in to make it a kid-friendly meal.


Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Pimento Cheese

Start by mixing Gouda cheese with pimentos and paprika before placing them into chicken breasts slit in the middle. This recipe for chicken breasts stuffed with pimento cheese from Eating Well is easy to make. Sauté the chicken breasts on both sides before baking them. Serve with a side of rice and vegetables for a satisfying meal.


Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp as the main course comes together in a flash. Shrimp cooks quickly and soaks up the flavor of the seasoning. This shrimp scampi from Rachael Ray gets its flavor from butter and garlic. Ready in under 10 minutes – and with just four ingredients – this meal is sure to become a go-to meal for your family!


London Broil with Crispy Potatoes and Peppers

Heat up the oven! Martha Stewart’s recipe for London broil with crispy potatoes and peppers involves just a few steps. Broil the meat while you sauté the potatoes and peppers on the stovetop. Ready for dinner?


Hot Dog and Potato Dinner

Make au gratin potatoes into a meal by following these directions for a hot dog and potato dinner from Betty Crocker. Start with a box of au gratin potatoes then add in frozen peas, hot dog pieces and shredded cheddar cheese. Not a hot dog fan? Use smoked sausage, ham, bologna – or skip the meat altogether and add in broccoli or cauliflower.


Mexican Meatball Stew

Here’s a new way to reinvent meatballs. Instead of using them in an Italian dish, go south of the border. Create this Mexican meatball stew from Better Homes and Gardens by starting with frozen, pre-cooked meatballs. Throw these in a Crock-Pot along with Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, black beans, chicken broth and corn kernels.


Pizza Chicken Roll-Ups

What kid doesn’t love pizza? Make a healthier version at home using this pizza chicken roll-up recipe from Taste of Home. Flatten the chicken with a kitchen mallet or slice as thin as possible before adding pepperoni on top. Add cheese and roll up the chicken. Spoon spaghetti sauce on top and then bake the chicken. Your family is going to love this dish!


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