Five-Ingredient Dinners

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Clever new recipes for flavor-packed meals, each made with just five ingredients. 

Shake up your routine with new, absolutely foolproof, and amazingly efficient recipes for flavor-packed meals. Every recipe will satisfy your desire to eat well, keep things fresh and interesting, and keep life simple. Our test cooks developed each of these recipes in their home kitchens and share the tips and tricks they discovered that stretch each ingredient to its fullest potential. With Five-Ingredient Dinners, cooking full meals—from Chili-Crisp Steak with Rice Noodles to Lemon-Poached Halibut Packets with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes—is easily achievable with minimal shopping, prep, and cleanup.

Some of the recipes you'll find inside:

A bowl of Spicy Kimchi and Ham Steak Fried Rice next to a pan with the same dishA bowl of Spicy Kimchi and Ham Steak Fried Rice next to a pan with the same dish
Spicy Kimchi and Ham Steak Fried Rice

Fast, filling and fantastic. This kimchi fried rice is your new favorite.

This dish ties together the umami deliciousness of kimchi and savory bites of ham steak with the crispy texture of fried rice throughout. If there’s ever been a dish that offers the best aspects of a hearty meal for as little fuss as possible, this is it. Fresh, bold, and flavorful, this kimchi fried rice recipe is a quick and easy meal that works as a side or main dish.

A tray of tortilla chips next to a bowl of Beef, Tomatillo and White Bean StewA tray of tortilla chips next to a bowl of Beef, Tomatillo and White Bean Stew
Beef, Tomatillo and White Bean Stew

Celebrate rich, bold flavor with a simple stew.

Rich, aromatic, and full of flavor, it seems impossible that such a tasty result would come from only five ingredients. Well, the proof is in the pudding! (Or stew?) Inspired by the flavors of entomatado de res, a Mexican beef and tomatillo stew, this dish combines tangy tomatillo salsa with the silky-savory flavor of beef blade steaks, making for a perfect comfort meal no matter the season.

Sliced Rustic Chicken Tart with Spinach and Brie on a wooden boardSliced Rustic Chicken Tart with Spinach and Brie on a wooden board
Rustic Chicken Tart with Spinach and Brie

Fit for a feast, enjoy this delectable pastry for any occasion.

Whether you're hosting friends or feeding the family during the week, this cheesy chicken and spinach tart is a crowd-pleaser you can count on. The best part about this gooey-delicious recipe? No matter how far from perfect you think your baking skills are, any imperfections only add to this dish’s rustic appeal. With plenty of greens, hearty chicken, and buttery brie, this recipe allows you to satisfy any hankering you have come dinnertime.

Chicken Every Way
  • Cumin-Spiced Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower Couscous
  • Sheet-Pan Italian Chicken Sausage with Broccoli and Barley
Meaty Meals
  • Sesame Pork Chops with Gochujang Brussels Sprouts
  • Rosemary Steak Tips with Gorgonzola Polenta
Fresh Catch
  • Pan-Seared Paprika Salmon with Spicy Green Beans
  • Sheet-Pan Miso Sea Bass with Kale and Mushrooms
Noodle Night
  • Roasted Cauliflower and Brown Butter Noodle Bowl
  • Coconut Rice Noodles with Shrimp, Mango, and Thai Chile

Recipes: 123
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Item Number: CQ38
Item Weight: 4 pounds

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Leave the laundry list of ingredients behind

Minimal Ingredients Meet Maximum Flavor

Our test cooks worked to ensure that each recipe (all 100+ of them!) was a complete and crave-worthy dinner, not just a light bite that would leave you wanting more.

Transform Your Pantry with Priceless Ingredient Insights

Discover a variety of recipes that feature powerfully flavored ingredients, and use a handy chart to find all the recipes that incorporate these ingredients so that you can use them up!

Created for Foodies, Designed for Convenience

Our test cooks operated in a no-judgment zone (aside from judging how scrumptious the recipes turned out), so you’ll find that many recipes are built around canned and jarred “flavor-bomb” ingredients.