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These 5 ingredient dinners will be your saving grace on busy weeknights when you don’t have time to pop out to the grocery store, or when you are cooking on a budget and need to use as few items as possible! Here are the best 5 ingredient dinners your family will love!

Bacon & Asparagus Pasta

5 Ingredient Dinners Your Family Will Love Bacon & Asparagus Pasta

This Bacon & Asparagus Pasta only requires 5 simple ingredients, and while it is super easy to make, it is packed full of flavour!

Ingredients:

  • ½ pack uncooked spaghetti
  • 8 strips uncooked bacon, diced
  • 1 cup of fresh asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ½ parmesan cheese

Method:

  1. Cook the spaghetti in a pot of salted water until cooked al-dente.
  2. Add bacon to a sauté pan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Cook until crispy. Remove bacon from pan and set aside.
  3. Place the asparagus into the pan and sauté for around 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until cooked. Remove asparagus and set aside.
  4. Slowly add white wine to the pan and deglaze the pan by scraping the bottom. Cook for 5 minutes until the wine has reduced by half.
  5. Drain the pasta and add it to the pan with the asparagus, bacon, and parmesan cheese. Toss until combined.
  6. Serve immediately and sprinkle with extra parmesan cheese.
  7. If the pasta seems dry, add in some pasta water.

Caprese Chicken

5 Ingredient Dinners Your Family Will Love Caprese Chicken

This Caprese Chicken also only requires 5 ingredients to make, and it is both healthy and kid-friendly!

Ingredients:

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ balsamic syrup or balsamic glaze
  • 3 tbsp basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Method:

  1. Place the chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound them until thin.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the chicken breast and place into the skillet. Cook for 4-6 minutes on each side.
  4. When chicken is cooked, drizzle with balsamic syrup and top with tomato slices and mozzarella cheese.
  5. Put the lid on the skillet, turn off the heat and let the cheese melt.
  6. Top with basil and serve!

Easy Coconut Curry

5 Ingredient Dinners Your Family Will Love Easy Coconut Curry

The Easy Coconut Curry is creamy, spicy, delicious, and only requires 5 ingredients!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 head of broccoli*
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ tablespoon cornstarch mixed in with 2 tbsp cold water

*You can add in other veggies to the curry if you have in the fridge, as well as some ginger or garlic if you want an extra kick.

Method:

  1. Chop the broccoli and sauté on a medium-heat skillet. After a couple of minutes, add in the coconut milk and allow it to simmer for 8 minutes. The broccoli should be slightly tender, but still crisp.
  2. Add in the curry paste to the pan and whisk it all together until it is combined.
  3. Pour in the can of chickpeas and bring to a boil.
  4. Add in the cornstarch and leave to boil for another minute, reducing the heat slightly.
  5. The curry will thicken as it cools.
  6. Serve over rice or with roti.

These 5 ingredient dinners your family will love will soon become your favorite meals to make during the week!

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