Easy 5 Ingredient Recipes

With a new school year upon us, it’s time to get back into the swing of things! Now is the time to start planning family dinners again – however simple they may be. With 2 little ones, a busy teacher husband and many part-time endeavors that keep me busy, I am ready for some new easy meals. This is how I started my search for easy 5 ingredient recipes.

I believe that a recipe doesn’t have to be complicated to taste good. Nor does it have to have lots of fancy ingredients. Simple recipes with regular ingredients are some of my favorites. I love when a recipe doesn’t take long to prepare. I am always amazed at the variety of 5 ingredient recipes online.

I spent days collecting some of the most delicious 5 ingredient recipes from around the web. I have not (yet) tried all of them but I printed many to try in the coming weeks. As I collected these recipes for myself, I thought that many of you busy moms would enjoy having this collection in one place as well.

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Here are 70 easy 5 ingredient recipes for your family to enjoy, all sorted by category for your convenience.

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes

Crock Pot Mexican Chicken | Joyfully Thriving

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken | New Leaf Wellness

Easy Crock Pot Lemon Chicken | My Joy Filled Life

Slow Cooker Zesty Cheddar Chicken | Homemaking Hacks

Southwestern Pot Roast in the Crock Pot | Kalyn’s Kitchen

Crock Pot Chicken & Stuffing | Inspirational Momma

Slow Cooker Potato Soup | Joyfully Thriving

Slow Cooker Pork Chops | Six Sisters Stuff

Best Crock Pot Ham | The Frugal Girls

Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken | Skinny Ms.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup | I Have a Future and a Hope

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas | Fit Slow Cooker Queen

Crock Pot Maple Dijon Chicken | Tara Leigh Davis

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders | Simply Stacie

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings | Poofy Cheeks

Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken | No. 2 Pencil

Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches | Iowa Girl Eats

5 Ingredient Chicken Recipes

Lemon Chicken with Asparagus | Pinch of Yum

Cheesy Goldfish Crusted Garlic Chicken | Beauty through Imperfection

Baked Ranch Chicken | Life in the Lofthouse

Lemon Garlic Chicken | My Heavenly Recipes

Easy White Chicken Chili | Gimme Some Oven

Chicken Pesto Pizza with Sun Dried Tomatoes | The Lemon Bowl

Cheesy Ranch Chicken | Our Table for Seven

Italian Chicken Crescent Bake | Busy Mommy

Chicken Enchiladas | Six Sisters Stuff

Breaded Lemon Chicken | Host the Toast

Chicken Guacamole Taquitos | Gimme Some Oven

Chipotle BBQ Chicken Skewers | A Spicy Perspective

5 Ingredient Beef Recipes

Easy Chili | Gimme Some Oven

Marinated Flank Steak | Living Sweet Moments

Italian Beef  | Ann’s Entitled Life

Meatball Parmesan Casserole | Mrs. Happy Homemaker

Thai Peanut Beef | Creme de la Crumb

Beef Stroganoff | Num’s the Word

5 Ingredient Pork Recipes

Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze | Kalyn’s Kitchen

Sausage Hash Brown Casserole | Recipe Diaries

Crockpot Pork Roast | Your Home Based Mom

Easy Stromboli | Southern Bite

Baked Pork Chops | Avocado Pesto

Crescent Sausage Bites | The Kitchen is my Playground

Smoked Sausage Cajun Alfredo | Plain Chicken

Honey Dijon Roasted Pork Tenderloin | The Seasoned Mom

Root Beer Pulled Pork | The Girl Who Ate Everything

5 Ingredient Pasta Recipes

Roasted Garlic and Lemon Rigatoni with Brown Butter and Gruyere | Baker by Nature

Creamy Greek Yogurt Macaroni and Cheese | Cooking ala Mel

Easy Cheesy Tortellini Bake | Pip and Debby

Creamy Spinach Tortellini | Cooktoria

Creamy Chicken Taco Alfredo | Good Cook

Baked Ravioli | Tasty Kitchen

Spaghetti Carbonara | Damn Delicious

5 Ingredient Vegetable / Vegetarian Recipes

Broccoli Crescent Wrap | Trial and Eater

Sweet Potato Apples | Little House Living

Spanish Rice | Food Love

Vegetarian Baked Taquitos | Rachel Cooks

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic | Kalyn’s Kitchen

Zucchini Fritters | Just a Taste

Broccoli Cheese Soup | Gimme Some Oven

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup | Pinch of Yum

5 Ingredient Dessert Recipes

Cake Mix Cookies | Joyfully Thriving

No Bake Chocolate Truffle Pie | Kitch Me

Fudgy Nutella Cookies | Ambitious Kitchen

4 Ingredient Cobbler | I Heart Vegetables

Flourless Chocolate Cake | Dinner, then Dessert

No Bake Granola Bars | I Heart Naptime

Ice Cream Pie with Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Crust | Foodie Crush

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars | Recipe Tin Eats

Fudge with Sea Salt | Chef Savvy

Easy Key Lime Pie | Creative Savings

Apple Snickers Salad | Joyfully Thriving

There you have it! 70 delicious and easy 5 ingredient meal recipes that your family is sure to love! Do you have a favorite 5 ingredient recipe to add to this list?

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