12 Easy Dinners with 6 Ingredients or Less


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Have you ever opened the pantry and been dismayed at the lack of variety? Have you ever thought, "Are there any recipes I can make with a bottle of ketchup and a package of onion soup?" Or have you ever been on a tight budget that you need to stretch even longer than usual? Then these 12 Easy Dinners with 6 Ingredients or Less are for you!

My absolute favorite easy meal has to be this 5 Ingredient Crockpot Orange Chicken. I have made it dozens of times over the years and it never gets old. My kids even request it! I usually serve it with rice and whatever vegetable I have on hand. 

It's hard to believe that this elegant looking Cherry Glazed Pork Tenderloin can be made in 30 minutes or less. It's even harder to believe it has just 6 ingredients or less (not counting salt and pepper!). But it's true. And it's delicious. So you should try it!

If you have some chicken, fresh herbs, and a jar of apricot jam on hand, then you have everything you need for this tasty Apricot Sage Chicken. It's doubly wonderful because it is cooked on a sheet pan for super easy clean up!

If you have pre-made pizza dough in the fridge, you should try this Tomato Pesto Pizza! It takes just 30 minutes to make and only has 5 ingredients! But if you would like to learn how to make your own pizza dough, there are instructions for that too.

Sheet Pan Italian Sausage Hoagie Sandwiches is one of my most recent favorites. I can keep these mild for the kids or kick them up a notch by using spicy sausage for my husband and I. Whatever sausage I use, they are always delicious!

Quesadillas are a fun way to incorporate leftovers. That is exactly what I did with these BBQ Brisket Quesadillas! It may not sound like much, but it is one of my most viewed recipes. With only 4 ingredients, it is a real winner!

With Easter coming up, this Prosecco and Pineapple Glazed Ham is a holiday delight. The glaze is super simple and the instructions are easy to follow. The ham comes out moist, flavorful, and with just a hint of tang.

Remember my ketchup and onion soup mix scenario from earlier? Well here is a recipe for Slow Cooked Chuck Roast where you can use them together! Mixed with a little water, they make a delicious marinade for the meat in either the Crockpot or oven. By the way, these make amazing leftovers!

Grilled Caprese Sandwiches are made with fresh basil, tomato, mozzarella cheese, and pesto: easy ingredients you can find right in the produce section. I prefer to use Ciabatta bread, but any type of bread will do. And no worries if you don't have a panini maker; a grill pan or good ole fashioned saute pan works fine.

This recipe for Sweet and Sour Chicken is one I grew up on since I was a little girl! It is so well loved that I make it for my own kids now. It's the perfect comfort food and doubles as a great gift to a sick friend or new mommy. You'll want to try this one! 

If spicy, meaty goodness is what you crave, try these Crockpot Buffalo Drumsticks! You'll need a bottle of your favorite wing sauce and a packet of ranch dressing mix. These are great for an easy dinner, game day, or backyard party.

Finally, when time for dinner is scarce and you need something in a flash, these 10 Minute French Onion Roast Beef Sandwiches will do the trick! This sandwich is the perfect marriage between a Philly Cheesesteak and a Roast Beef Dip. Boy, just looking at these makes my mouth water!

12 easy dinners with 6 ingredients or less

I hope these 12 easy dinners with 6 ingredients or less can help you get dinner on the table quickly and efficiently! I bet they may even save you some money or help you use up what you have in the pantry. If you try one of the recipes, drop me a note in the comment section below and tell me what you think! Happy cooking y'all!

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  • Barb & Lin Budlong says:

    My husband and I had Heidi’s wonderful cinnamon buns yesterday. They tasted amazing. I would recommend them to everyone. My husband Lin is always hunting for the best buns and thought Heidis was top notch!

    • It was a pleasure to get to make them for you Barb!

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