5-Ingredient Spring Dinner Recipes for Every Night in May
If you want a lower grocery bill, listen up. We’ve collected our best springtime recipes that all use 5 ingredients or less. You might notice that some recipes appear to have more than five ingredients—that’s because we didn’t include pantry and refrigerator staples that you most likely already have on hand like milk, eggs, oil, salt, pepper, basic spices, and chicken broth. Stocking your pantry and refrigerator with these basic ingredients is one of our best tips for getting dinner on the table in a flash. Most of these recipes are also versatile enough for easy substitutions. If you have a half-used block of Asiago use it in place of Parmesan for a simple swap. If you always keep a package of chicken cutlets in the freezer, you can easily use them in place of the protein of choice in any of these recipes. Just adjust the cook time accordingly.
BBQ Rub Roasted Chickens with Potatoes and Carrots
Tender chicken with a smoky BBQ rub cook over a bed of carrots and sliced potatoes.
Baked Eggs with Spinach and Tomatoes
These individual-sized dinner recipes are elegant enough for company and quick enough for the busiest of weeknights. Let your family build their own, then pop them in the oven for 25 minutes or until cooked.
Shrimp-and-New Potato Chowder
Recipe: Shrimp-and-New Potato Chowder
This creamy soup isn’t as heavy as you might think. Dry white wine brings a fresh and light flavor.
Country Ham-and-Peach Panini
Recipe: Country Ham-and-Peach Panini
This is summer in a sandwich. Use your favorite cheese and you can even swap in pears or apples in place of the peaches.
Pork Chops with Roasted Apples and Brussels Sprouts
Grab your sheet pan and throw together the ingredients for this tasty and quick supper.
Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwiches
You can customize this panini recipe to reflect your taste—and what you already have in the fridge and pantry.
Bratwurst with Peppers and Onions
Got 15 minutes? That’s all it will take to get this sheet pan supper in the oven.
Southwest Pork Stew
Recipe: Southwest Pork Stew
Just pour all the ingredients in a large saucepan and 20 minutes later you’ll have a delicious stew.
Skillet Steak and Wilted Kale
Recipe: Skillet Steak and Wilted Kale
This hearty and healthy recipe comes together in just 20 minutes.
Tomato-and-Red Pepper Soup
Recipe: Tomato-and-Red Pepper Soup
Tomato soup gets kicked up with the addition of roasted red peppers.
Sesame-Chicken Thigh Paillard with Peanut Sauce
Pounding the chicken thin will help it cook faster and will result in more tender meat.
The Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Recipe: The Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Pair this recipe with your favorite store-bought tomato soup.
Recipe: Mushroom Stroganoff
It’s a classic and your family is going to love it.
Summer Corn and Golden Potato Chowder
It’s all about sweet summer corn in this chowder recipe. Simmer the bare corn cobs in the soup for the best flavor.
Sloppy José Sandwiches
Recipe: Sloppy José Sandwiches
You guessed it: These are just a spicier version of classic Sloppy Joes. Grab store-bought slaw to cut back on the ingredients list.
Kickin' Orange-Glazed Chicken
Recipe: Kickin’ Orange-Glazed Chicken
It’s spicy, sweet, and perfectly juicy.
Skillet Pork Chops with Sautéed Peaches
You’ll just need one pan for this quick and delicious springtime dinner recipe.
Recipe: Biscuit BLTs
Biscuit BLTs are your new favorite sliders.
Classic Double Roast Chickens
Recipe: Classic Double Roast Chicken
We bet you never thought of a roasted chicken as a budget-friendly choice, well, it is! Our Classic Double Roast Chickens prove it.
Burgers with Green Tomato Mayonnaise
These juicy burgers are fantastic on their own, but the Green Tomato Mayonnaise certainly takes them up a notch.
Pan-Seared Grouper with Balsamic Brown Butter Sauce
Delicate grouper fillets don’t need much flavor to take them to the next level. Here, we created a balsamic brown butter sauce with shallots that you’ll absolutely love.
Speedy Homemade Mac and Cheese
Recipe: Speedy Homemade Mac and Cheese
Our homemade mac and cheese will be on the table almost as quickly as the boxed version.
Recipe: Extra-Easy Lasagna
This recipe is so fast and easy, you won’t even have to cook the noodles.
Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches with Creamy Slaw
Pick up a store-bought rotisserie chicken if you don’t have leftover chicken on hand.
Grilled Pork Tenderloins with Corn on the Cob
Fire up the grill for this summertime dinner recipe that makes a great Sunday supper.
Crispy Chicken Thighs with Pasta and Pesto
Use store-bought pesto to cut down on the ingredient list.
Spring Vegetable Frittata
Recipe: Spring Vegetable Frittata
Customize this frittata with your favorite in-season veggies.
Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots
Budget-friendly chicken thighs are simply dressed in oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary. The roasted veggies are cooked to perfection all on the same sheet pan.
Recipe: Potato-Crusted Pizza
If the thought of sticky, hard-to-work-with pizza dough is all that stands between you and making homemade pizza, consider this your solution. We used frozen French fries for the crust.
5-Ingredient Pulled Pork
Recipe: 5-Ingredient Pulled Pork
What’s better than a 5-ingredient recipe? A 5-ingredient slow-cooker recipe. Winner, winner, pork’s for dinner!
Recipe: Tomato-Herb Frittata
If you have a carton of eggs in the fridge, whip up this easy cast-iron skillet frittata. Crumbled garlic-and-herb feta cheese brings loads of flavor.