5 Ingredient Main Dish Recipes

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Balsamic Ravioli

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Serve hot!

Tamagoyaki (Japanese Sweet Omelet)

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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

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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

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5 ingredients, amazing tacos.

Roasted Salmon with White Wine Sauce

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Great meal by itself, quick and easy.

Churrascaria-Style Picanha

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My version of the favorite item found in a Brazilian churrascaria. Serve with tomato vinaigrette.

4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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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

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This is my new favorite quinoa dish. It is super simple.

Tatertot Casserole

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Quick and easy casserole everyone will love.

Chicken Cordon Bleu I

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This entree is easy and delicious! It's one of my husband's favorites! Try to use the largest chicken breasts you can find so you'll be able to roll them easier.

World's Best Honey Garlic Pork Chops

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A quick and simple grilled pork chop that everyone will love featuring a simple and easy glaze.

Simple Baked Chicken Breasts

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Simple basic recipe for cooking up a bunch of skinless boneless chicken breasts.

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

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

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Beautifully crusty on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside, just like a great baked potato should be! Serve them with your favorite topping, like sour cream, butter, or chives.