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11 Ridiculously Easy Dinners With 5 Ingredients or Less

Whether you had to work late or your date cancelled or your date cancelled because you had to work late, you're now hungry and forsaken. For those nights, it never hurts to have an arsenal of quick and easy recipes at your disposal. With five main ingredients or less -- salt and pepper excluded -- these 12 super-simple meals will get you fed fast at home.

Honey mustard chicken thighs

Chicken thighs are WAY more flavorful than boring old breasts, so reach for this recipe the next time you need a chicken fix. Recipe here.

Seared pork with roasted grapes

The sweet, wine-like topping of roasted grapes is the perfect foil to the pork. Looking for this?

Creamy bacon pasta

The dinner of our bacon lovin’ dreams, this dish serves two and is ready in just 20 minutes. Recipe here

Parmesan chicken nuggets

A combo of panko and Parmesan makes this the grown-up version of your favorite childhood dinner. Recipe here.

Kimchi grilled cheese

This spicy grilled cheese is a fiery stack of awesomeness, plus it sounds super fancy. Get the recipe.

Grilled pesto pizza

Even if you opt to make the pesto from scratch, this whole thing can still come together in under 20 minutes. Get the recipe

Lemon and rosemary grilled chicken

This fancy dish looks way more involved than it is because of those dope grill marks. Recipe here!

Kale and Gouda scrambled egg tacos

Breakfast for dinner is exactly the kind of meal we love, especially when it takes less than 15 minutes. Recipe here.

Extra-crispy spicy fried chicken 

Crispy, spicy, AND fried?  We’re in. Recipe here!

Spaghetti carbonara

The bacon is used two ways in this unbelievably easy pasta dish. Here's the recipe.

Mug mac and cheese

This is some seriously easy microwave mac. Recipe here.

Christine Fischer is a freelance writer dedicated to a strict diet of Champagne, cookies, and the occasional pizza. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.