Quick & Easy 5-Ingredient Suppers
These five-ingredient recipes will help you get dinner on the table in no time. And the best part? You probably have most of these ingredients on hand.
We used Ore-Ida Crispy Crowns frozen seasoned shredded potatoes to create a fun and kid-friendly crust.
Recipe: Potato-Crusted Pizza
This is the best way to cook a thick, juicy bone-in steak restaurant-style without smoking up the house. Use your grill to heat the cast-iron skillet; the skillet surface area promotes a more assertive flavor and better sear than grill grates, yielding a steak with the proper steak house crust.
Recipe: Cast-Iron Cowboy Steak
Plums, pork, and onions come together to make a flavorful weeknight dish.
Recipe: Glazed Pork with Fresh Plums
This clever technique for transforming sweet potatoes into "fettuccine" was inspired by a prize-winning recipe from the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission, and comes together in just 35 minutes. Start with a large, long sweet potato and a mandoline to create pasta-like strips.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Fettuccine
Technique Video: Use a Japanese Mandolin Slicer
The "top-shelf" in this recipe speaks to the crispy skin, superior flavor, and juiciness of the bird. It also refers to a novel new technique: cooking potatoes in the heavy cast-iron skillet that's used as a weight on the chicken. The weight presses the chicken flat against the grill grates, cutting the cooking time in half. Plus you'll be cooking your side dish at the same time.
Recipe: Top-Shelf Chicken Under a Brick
A marinade of fig preserves and balsamic vinaigrette adds great flavor to steaks. Marinate them overnight, cook them on the grill in less than 20 minutes, and serve them with a premade garlic-herb cheese sauce for an amazing weeknight meal.
Recipe: Grilled Steaks Balsamico
Pull out that frozen garlic bread from your freezer and transform it into a pizza that kids and adults alike will love. Top the bread with deli-fried chicken strips, pizza sauce, cheese, and basil. Or use any leftover meat on hand, such as chopped chicken breasts or Italian sausage.
Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Pizza
Watch: Quick-Fix 5-Ingredient Pizza
Weeknight meals can't get much easier than this. Simply dredge turkey or chicken cutlets in a flour mixture, cook for a few minutes until done, and serve with a white wine reduction. Complete the meal with a just-as-easy side—sautéed zucchini.
Recipe: Turkey Scaloppine
A cup of sun-dried tomato vinaigrette with roasted red peppers is all you'll need to flavor this meal! Add extra flavor with fresh basil and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.
Recipe: Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken
Cook the corned beef brisket the day before to make meal prep a cinch then all you'll have to do is brush the brisket with the marmalade-mustard glaze and bake for an easy supper.
Recipe: Corned Beef with Marmalade-Mustard Glaze
The almond coating on this tilapia gives it a great nutty-flavored crunch. Ready in less than 10 minutes, this recipe will become a go-to weeknight meal your family will love.
Recipe: Almond-Crusted Tilapia
This recipe's great flavor and impressive appearance will fool everyone. The secret is a jar of jalapeño pepper jelly. Mixed with white wine and fresh basil, the pepper jelly makes a wonderful marinade and sauce.
Recipe: Jalapeño-Basil Pork Chops
Skip the grease and mess of traditional fried chicken and try this pan-fried version. Cornmeal and breadcrumbs make the breading extra crispy. Serve with a quick salad and mashed potatoes for a complete weeknight meal.
Recipe: Crunchy Pan-Fried Chicken
All you have to do to prepare this crowd-pleaser is sprinkle a pork tenderloin with steak seasoning, wrap it with bacon, and stick it in the oven. It's that easy!
Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Avoid the mess of frying fish by oven-frying it instead. Cornflakes add the crunchy coating while reducing the grease of traditional fried fish.
Recipe: Crispy Oven-Fried Catfish
Hoisin sauce and sweet chili sauce give these pork chops their Asian flare. Simply marinate the pork chops and put them on the grill for a quick-and-easy dinner.
Recipe: Asian Pork Chops
Although simple, this chicken dish is packed with flavor. A curry sauce made of honey, butter, yellow mustard, and curry powder makes it oh-so good!
Recipe: Baked Curry-Glazed Chicken
Jerk seasoning with fresh rosemary along with a citrus raspberry-chipotle sauce gives this healthy and simple meal wonderful Caribbean flavors.
Recipe: Jerk Turkey Tenderloin with Raspberry-Chipotle Sauce
Entertaining doesn't have to be complicated. This Dijon Pork Loin is impressive enough for guests but easy enough for your busiest day.
Recipe: Dijon Pork Loin
The sauce used in Lexinton-style barbecue inspired this spicy-hot vinegar marinade made with cider vinegar, brown sugar, and red pepper.
Recipe: Lexington-Style Grilled Chicken