5 Ingredient (or Less) Meals

If a recipe with a long list of ingredients makes you want throw in the towel and call for pizza delivery, we've got just the thing. These simple meals are a cinch to make because none of them have more than 5 ingredients. Hooray!

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Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla

Evan Sung

Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla

What's the secret ingredient in these ooey-gooey quesadillas? A sliced avocado!

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Kiddie Mac 'n' Cheese

Lucy Schaeffer

Kiddie Mac 'n' Cheese

This recipe for the classic kids' favorite is so simple, but so good. We're willing to bet it will quickly become your go-to recipe.

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Twirly-Whirly Pizza

Lenora Gim

Twirly-Whirly Pizza

Your family will flip for this pizza with a twist. Let your kids help you prepare this fun dish, then watch them gobble it up.

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Turkey-Pesto Lettuce Roll-Ups

Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Turkey-Pesto Lettuce Roll-Ups

What's even better than a 5-ingredient recipe? A 3-ingredient one! This recipe is perfect for throwing together in the morning for school lunches.

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15-Minute Pasta Salad

Frances Janisch

15-Minute Pasta Salad

Not only is the ingredient list short and sweet, but this healthy fruit-and-pasta salad takes just 15 minutes to whip up.

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Sticky Chinese Chicken

Sticky Chinese Chicken

Round up some leftover chicken, a bit of soy sauce, and some croutons to make this variation on a Chinese favorite.

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Baked Chicken Strips

Baked Chicken Strips

Skip the drive-through and make your own chicken strips with this simple 3-ingredient recipe.

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Shortcut Vegetable Lasagna

Shortcut Vegetable Lasagna

Instead of taking the time to make a layered lasagna, throw together some curly noodles, cheese, marinara, and veggies in this easy variation.

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Crunchy Salmon

Crunchy Salmon

If the only seafood in your kids' diet is fish sticks, try introducing them to salmon with this kid-friendly recipe. They'll love the crunchy coating.

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Southwestern Burgers

Southwestern Burgers

You don't need lots of ingredients when you have flavor-packed ones like pepper-jack cheese, pimentos, and onion rolls.

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