5 Ingredient Main Dish Recipes

A big part of simple cooking is a short ingredient list. Here are more than 860 main dish recipes with 5 ingredients or less that are not short on flavor.

Staff Picks

Tamagoyaki (Japanese Sweet Omelet)

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Fast, easy, simple, delicious. Even a klutz like me can manage to make it in no time. It adds a whole lot of flavor to those every day eggs. I made this recipe this morning. It was delicious and left me wanting more. Traditional tamagoyaki is not as flat and uses several eggs, but this is great when you just want a little snack or for breakfast. Kids with a sweet tooth will love it.

Thai Coconut Pork Curry

Rating: 5 stars 1
A spicy, yet tasty, pork recipe in which some ingredients can be excluded. Serve hot with steamed jasmine rice and garnish with toasted almond flakes and lime wedges.

Easy Chorizo Street Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
Quick and easy 5-ingredient chorizo chipotle tacos with onion and cilantro.

Roasted Salmon with White Wine Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 17
Great meal by itself, quick and easy.

Churrascaria-Style Picanha

Rating: 5 stars 5
My version of the favorite item found in a Brazilian churrascaria. Serve with tomato vinaigrette.
By Allrecipes Member

4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Rating: 3.5 stars 4
This is a super easy, delicious way to cook up the most moist and flavorful pulled pork. Adjust the amount of chipotles to your body temperature! Serve with any fixings you like, including corn or flour tortillas, Cheddar cheese, lettuce, salsa, and sour cream.

Simple Mexican Quinoa

Rating: 4 stars 5
This is my new favorite quinoa dish. It is super simple.

Easy Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

Rating: 4 stars 61
These scrambled eggs are fluffy like no other.

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs

Rating: 5 stars 354
Baked chicken thighs with deliciously crispy golden skin and juicy meat.

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The Perfect Basic Burger
Rating: 4.5 stars 224

These 5-ingredient burgers are perfect for summer cookouts with family!