5 Ingredient Main Dish Recipes

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Tamagoyaki (Japanese Sweet Omelet)

Rating: 4.4 stars
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
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: 4.72 stars
5 ingredients, amazing tacos.

Roasted Salmon with White Wine Sauce

Rating: 3.75 stars
Great meal by itself, quick and easy.

Churrascaria-Style Picanha

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

4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Rating: 3.5 stars
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
This is my new favorite quinoa dish. It is super simple.

Cashew Crusted Chicken

Rating: 4.35 stars
Chicken breasts dipped in an apricot/mustard sauce, then rolled in chopped cashew nuts for a wonderfully tangy, crunchy and easy baked chicken dish. This recipe will satisfy anyone!

Tatertot Casserole

Rating: 4.45 stars
Quick and easy casserole everyone will love.

Simple Baked Chicken Breasts

Rating: 4.64 stars
Simple basic recipe for cooking up a bunch of skinless boneless chicken breasts.

Chef John's Chicken and Mushrooms

Rating: 4.71 stars
This chicken and mushrooms recipe video is an experiment in extreme self-control; I wanted to challenge myself to make a chicken and mushrooms recipe using only chicken and mushrooms.

Inspiration and Ideas

Tomato-Basil Salmon
"My family devoured it. Husband had seconds—compliments all around!" – Abbie
Mushroom Pork Chops
"Quick and easy, but very delicious. One of my family's favorites served over brown rice." – mmcgee

Fluffy Microwave Scrambled Eggs

Rating: 4.71 stars

Light and fluffy scrambled eggs are easy to make when at home or traveling! Everyone will love this quick energy bite to start the day. Top with pepper and shredded cheese, if desired!