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15 Easy Dinner Recipes with 10 Ingredients (or Fewer!)

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You can get dinner on the table in a flash! To make dinners as easy as possible, we’ve rounded up recipes that call for 10 or fewer main ingredients and utilize pantry staples. Our goal was to balance flavor with convenience! You can whip up dinner—from enchiladas to flavorful chicken dishes—in no time!

4 Quick Chicken Dinner Recipes

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Try this enchilada recipe if you’re ready to spice things up a little. Don’t worry if you don’t have the picante sauce; you can use any chunky jarred salsa that you have on hand. For more adventurous eaters, try adding some canned chilis to the chicken. 

Rosemary Chicken

To make this simple chicken dinner, sprinkle chopped rosemary and garlic over a chicken breast and then marinate it in balsamic vinegar.

Rosemary Chicken

Chicken Breast With Lemon and Thyme

Simple and delicious, serve this flavorful chicken dish with rice pilaf and asparagus or any other fresh vegetable on hand.

Chicken Breast With Lemon and Thyme

Roasted Red Pepper, Mozzarella, and Basil Stuffed–Chicken Breast

This delicious chicken dish looks fancy enough for your next at–home date night, but it’s simple enough to make any day of the week. 

Roasted Red Pepper, Mozzarella, and Basil Stuffed–Chicken Breast
Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

4 Quick Beef Dinner Recipes

Daddy’s Meatloaf

This classic take on meatloaf with a ketchup glaze will surely be a hit. And you can always try making meatloaf sandwiches with the leftovers!

Daddy’s Meatloaf
Photo credit: Timolina/shutterstock

Beef and Rice Lettuce Cups

If you want something different to break up the monotony of basic ground beef recipes, try these Beef and Rice Lettuce Cups.

Beef and Rice Lettuce Cups

Pot Roast With Potatoes and Carrots

Speaking of classics, try this traditional roast with veggies. You’ll spend almost no time on prep and then toss it in the oven for a hearty meal that will bring the whole family to the table. 

Pot Roast With Potatoes and Carrots
Photo credit: Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock

Lazy Man’s Beef Stew

This hearty beef stew cooks for 5 hours in the oven, so give the slow cooker a break. The recipe calls for carrots and potatoes, but you can use any root vegetables you have on hand. 

Lazy Man’s Beef Stew
Photo credit: Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock

4 Quick Pork Dinner Recipes

Pork With Apples

This sweet and savory pork is a complete meal in one pot. You can cook it on the stovetop or in the slow cooker.

Pork With Apples
Photo credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Roasted Pork Tenderloin With Garlic and Rosemary

With just a few ingredients—fresh rosemary, thyme, and roasted garlic—you impart a wonderful flavor that melds deliciously with the tender juiciness of the tenderloin. 

Roasted Pork Tenderloin With Garlic and Rosemary
Photo credit: Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock

Potato Bacon Casserole

This potato bacon casserole is especially easy because you can get it ready in advance and bake it whenever is most convenient.

Potato Bacon Casserole
Photo credit: Brent Hofacker/shutterstock

Hungry Man’s Ham Quiche

One of our most requested quiche recipes is A Hungry Man’s Quiche. Readers say, “Fast, simple, and outstanding!” Perfect for a light dinner.
You can certainly make this a meatless meal, too!

Hungry Man’s Ham Quiche

2 Easy Seafood Main Dishes

Grilled Salmon With Maple Mustard Glaze

Next time you think of grilling salmon, add this maple mustard glaze in minutes! The fragrance of sweet maple, tangy mustard, and lively ginger comes together for a great meal.

Grilled Salmon With Maple Mustard Glaze
This flavorful glaze took only minutes to make! Credit: Anna Hoychuk/Shutterstock

Shrimp in Tomato Sauce With Feta Cheese

This Greek-style main dish comes together quickly in one pot. This healthy recipe is easy to prepare, and the sauce—flavored with herbs, garlic, onions, tomatoes, and cheese—is very flavorful.

Shrimp in Tomato Sauce With Feta Cheese
Photo credit: AS Food studio/Shutterstock

2 Vegetarian Dishes

Broccoli Noodle Casserole

This yummy, easy broccoli noodle casserole makes the list because it’s a great way to get the kids to try those little green trees. If you want to toss in some cooked chicken or ground meat, go ahead. We’re sure everyone will be asking for seconds. 

Broccoli Noodle Casserole

Curried Butternut Squash With Rice

This colorful dish is a deeply satisfying vegetarian meal, with colorful squash and a nutty texture. It’s an easy yet deeply satisfying vegetarian meal. 

Curried Butternut Squash With Rice

We hope that you have found some dinner inspiration in this list. Don’t forget to browse the rest of our recipe collection for more tasty ideas!

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Catherine Boeckmann

Catherine Boeckmann loves nature, stargazing, and gardening so it’s not surprising that she and The Old Farmer’s Almanac found each other. She leads digital content for the Almanac website, and is also a certified master gardener in the state of Indiana. Read More from Catherine Boeckmann

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