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A Month of Easy 5-Ingredient Dinners: Meal Plan + Shopping Lists

Easy 5-Ingredient Dinners

By Allrecipes

Meal planning might seem like an extra step in your already busy weekly routine—one more to-do list? Really?!—but hear us out. Once you get the hang of it, meal planning will become your secret weapon in the battle to get dinner on the table without completely losing your mind. Really, it all comes down to getting organized before you go to the grocery store.

To make it easy for you, we put together a monthly meal plan that not only can help you get dinner on the table every single night, but also utilizes recipes with just five ingredients or less. All you have to do is download and print off the shopping list for each week and take it to the grocery store with you. We tell you what to do each night of the week—including side dish suggestions—letting you go into a blissful state of autopilot while still getting a healthy meal on the table every night.

More: Browse our entire collection of 5-ingredient recipes.

How to Follow a Meal Plan

This print-and-go shopping list is broken down by the week. It's designed to make it easy for you to pick up the items you need (don't forget to check your pantry and fridge/freezer for ingredients you already have!).

For the absolute freshest meals, plan to shop once on Sunday and again on Wednesday for perishable items like meat and fish.

Week 1

Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Bacon

Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Bacon | Photo by Milly Suazo-Martinez

MondayGrilled Chicken with Rosemary & Bacon. Serve with Quick and Easy Grilled Potatoes.

TuesdayKielbasa with Peppers and Potatoes

WednesdayBaked Salmon Fillets Dijon. Serve with Easy Roasted Broccoli and cooked brown rice seasoned with salt, pepper, and dried herb of your choice.

  • Meal-prep note: Cook a double batch of Easy Roasted Broccoli and serve half tonight and the other half with Friday's dinner. You can use pre-cooked brown rice for a super-fast dinner side. Or, if you make your own brown rice, cook a double batch and serve the leftovers with tomorrow's dinner.

ThursdayCilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken. Serve with leftover brown rice seasoned with salt, pepper, and cilantro. Top with sliced avocado.

  • Meal-prep note: Cook a double batch of chicken tonight to have leftovers for dinner on Sunday.

FridayHoney Mustard Pork Chops. Serve with leftover Easy Roasted Broccoli and a baked sweet potato topped with butter, salt, and pepper.

SaturdaySpicy Lime Grilled Shrimp. Serve with canned black beans, heated and seasoned with hot sauce for an extra kick.

SundaySimple Mexican Quinoa. Serve with the leftover Cilantro-Lime Chicken from Thursday.

Download the Week 1 Shopping List

Week 2

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers | Photo by Allrecipes

Monday: Tomato Basil Salmon. Serve with a mixed green salad with dressing of your choice.

TuesdayMarinated Grilled Chicken. Serve with Easy Grilled Asparagus and storebought cauliflower rice, seasoned with salt, pepper, and a dried herb of your choice.

  • Meal-prep note: Prepare a double batch of Marinated Grilled Chicken and cauliflower rice; use leftover chicken in Thursday's dinner and use the rice leftovers for Wednesday's dinner side.

WednesdayGrilled Jalapeño Tuna Steaks. Serve with cauliflower rice leftovers from Monday.

ThursdaySpinach and Feta Turkey Burgers. Serve on a hamburger bun or pita bread along with store-bought oven-baked fries for an easy side.

FridayPesto Zoodles. Serve with leftover Marinated Grilled Chicken from Tuesday night.

SaturdayEasy Chorizo Street Tacos. Serve with Grilled Corn on the Cob.

SundayMediterranean Pesto Pizza. Serve with a mixed green salad wtih dressing of your choice.

Download the Week 2 Shopping List

Week 3

Soy-Honey Glazed Salmon with Asparagus

Soy-Honey Glazed Salmon with Asparagus | Photo by France C.

MondayUltra Easy Pineapple Chicken Kabobs. Serve with a mixed green salad with dressing of your choice

TuesdayRoasted Cauliflower 'Steaks'. Serve with Buttery-Garlic Green Beans and quinoa.

  • Meal-prep note: Make a double batch of quinoa to have for dinner tonight and tomorrow.

WednesdaySoy-Honey Glazed Salmon. Serve with leftover quinoa seasoned with salt and pepper.

ThursdayArtichoke and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken. Serve over a pile of egg noodles.

FridaySweet and Spicy Grilled Shrimp. Serve with Easy Grilled Zucchini

SaturdayGrilled Gorgonzola-Basil Burgers. Serve on a hamburger bun and with a simple baked potato topped with salt, pepper, and butter.

SundayEasy Tuna Casserole. Serve with a mixed green salad with dressing of your choice

Download the Week 3 Shopping List

Week 4

Mushroom Pork Chops

Mushroom Pork Chops | Photo by OkinawanPrincess

MondaySheila's Grilled Pork Tenderloin. Serve with Fresh Corn & Zucchini Saute.

  • Meal-prep note: Make a double batch of the Fresh Corn & Zucchini Saute to have for dinner tonight and tomorrow.

TuesdayMaple Cajun Mahi Mahi. Serve with leftover Fresh Corn & Zucchini Saute and brown rice.

  • Meal-prep note: Make a double batch of brown rice to have for dinner tonight and tomorrow.

WednesdayGrandma's Famous Salmon Cakes. Serve with leftover brown rice seasoned with salt and pepper and a mixed green salad with dressing of your choice.

ThursdayFirecracker Burgers. Serve on a bun with the Quick & Easy Grilled Potatoes.

FridayProsciutto & Asparagus Pasta. Serve with a mixed green salad with dressing of your choice.

SaturdaySoy and Garlic Marinated Chicken. Serve with Grilled Green Beans and baked sweet potatoes seasoned with salt, pepper & butter.

SundayMushroom Pork Chops. Serve with steamed broccoli seasoned with salt, pepper & lemon juice.

Download the Week 4 Shopping List

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About Victoria Seaver

Registered dietitian, meal planning pro and lover of all things healthy and delicious. Catch me in the kitchen cooking up something tasty or outside enjoying the great outdoors. Follow along with with me on Instagram @vjb_seaver