Think you can't make a meal out of 5 ingredients? These recipes will prove you wrong!
Keep dinner simple and affordable with 5 ingredient recipes. By using what is in your pantry (and just a few additional items)
you'll make your weekly meals a little easier.
Cost per serving: 77¢
Five super-cheap ingredients, including potatoes, eggs and a spicy Mexican sausage, make this meal substantial enough for even the biggest appetites. To cut back on fat and calories, you can substitute chorizo made with chicken or turkey.
See recipe: Chorizo and Potato Frittata
Cost per serving: $2.60
This crispy baked flounder gets it's crunch from panko bread crumbs. Look for panko—thick, coarse bread crumbs—in the Asian foods section of your supermarket. Or use regular bread crumbs instead (the fish will be less crunchy).
See recipe: Crunchy Baked Flounder
Cost per serving: $2.62
This ham steak couldn't be easier! Not only does it require five ingredients, you can cook it as the recipe suggests or throw it on the grill. Just be sure to baste it during grilling with the pineapple mustard sauce.
See recipe: Ham Steak with Pineapple
Cost per serving: 73¢
The taste of fresh rosemary makes this dish special, but you can try another herb, such as thyme or sage. Or try swapping orange juice for the lemon juice. Add some sauteed spinach and white rice to round out the meal perfectly.
See recipe: Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Thighs
Cost per Serving: $3.05
You can make this steak on a grill, weather permitting. Preheat your grill (or a grill pan on the stove) to medium-high heat. Oil the grill just before adding the meat. Cook the steak for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. To test, remove the meat from the grill and touch it with your finger. A medium-rare steak will feel firm and will snap right back.
See recipe: Pepper-Crusted Flank Steak
Cost per serving: $1.62
Don't have broccoli on hand? This recipeis a great way to use up leftover cooked vegetables. Feta adds a nice salty tang to the frittata, but Swiss, Cheddar, Monterey Jack or goat cheese also work well.
See recipe: Broccoli and Feta Frittata
Cost per serving: 86¢
These simple drumsticks are scrumptious alone but go well with dips like ranch. To make an easy ranch dip, just combine a 1/2 cup bottled ranch dressing with 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 2 tablespoons cold water. Like a little spice? Add hot sauce to taste.
See recipe: Easy Broiled Drumsticks
Grilled chicken really doesn’t need much more than olive oil, salt and pepper to reach perfection. Serve skewers with your
favorite barbecue sauce if you wish, toss a fresh green salad, and you’ve got dinner.
See recipe: Grilled Chicken Skewers
Bake these spinach pies until golden on top and bottom for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
See recipe: Mediterranean Spinach Pies