12 Easy 5-Ingredient Recipes for Quick Summer Dinners

These quick-and-easy recipes are ready for summer fun. Each one calls for 5 ingredients or fewer, and is ready in 45 minutes or less. Pair them up with your favorite Summer Side Dish Recipes.

1. Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Bacon

So easy! And ready in less 30 minutes. Wrap chicken breasts in bacon and grill with fresh aromatic sprigs of rosemary.

Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Bacon

Photo by Milly Suazo-Martinez

2. Tomato Basil Salmon

Ready in 30 minutes. “This quick salmon dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner,” says CHEDDAR97005. “Serve with a side of sauteed spinach and a glass of pinot noir.”

Tomato Basil Salmon

Photo by CookinBug

3. Crunchy French Onion Chicken

The coating of crispy French-fried onions makes this crunchy chicken extra delicious. It’s ready in 30 minutes.

3-Ingredient Chicken Dinners | Crunchy French Onion Chicken

Photo by bd.weld

4. Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers

A healthy, delicious change of pace from the typical grilled burger — and ready in about 35 minutes.

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

5. Mushroom Pork Chops

“Quick and easy, but very delicious,” says mmcgee. “One of my family’s favorites served over brown rice.” Dinner’s ready in about 40 minutes.

Mushroom Pork Chops

Photo by OkinawanPrincess

6. Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon

This baked salmon is coated with Dijon mustard and Italian-style seasoned bread crumbs. It preps in 10 minutes, and is on the table in about 30.

Baked Salmon Filets Dijon

Photo by bd.weld

7. Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

Sauté boneless, skinless chicken breasts, and then simmer with artichoke hearts, diced tomatoes, and sun-dried tomato pesto. Simple, elegant, delicious — and ready in about 35 minutes!

Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

Photo by pomplemousse

8. Easy Tuna Casserole

“Tuna, macaroni, creamy soup, cheese and fried onions are all you need to make this super easy tuna casserole,” says LMCDEVIT. And it’s even better on day 2. It preps in about 15 minutes, and is ready in about 45.

Easy Tuna Casserole

Photo by Melissa Goff

9. Marinated Grilled Chicken II

This super-easy marinade stars Italian-style marinade. All the flavorful herbs and seasonings are right in the bottle, so it takes no time to prep. After a few hours marinating, dinner’s ready in about 30 minutes.

Marinated Grilled Chicken

Photo by Dianne

10. Kielbasa with Peppers and Potatoes

Smoky kielbasa sausages sizzle with colorful bell peppers and red potatoes. Preps in 10, and is ready in 40 minutes.

Kielbasa with Peppers and Potatoes

Photo by abapplez

11. Salsa Chicken

Salsa, taco seasoning mix, and shredded Cheddar cheese provide big flavor — and the prep work takes about 5 minutes. Dinner’s on the table in 45 minutes.

Salsa Chicken

Photo by Rock_lobster

12. Grandma’s Famous Salmon Cakes

These tasty salmon cakes are ready in 30 minutes. “I’ve made salmon cakes with more ingredients that weren’t nearly as good,” says LAURACLAWSON. “Best when taken right off the griddle.”

Grandma's Famous Salmon Cakes

Photo by Rock_lobster


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