5-Ingredient Spring Dinners

By: Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D., C.D., Digital Meal Plan Editor

Want an easy way to beat the dinner rush? Simplify. The healthy dinners in this meal plan use just 5 ingredients—not including staples like water, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper—to make for an easy week of meals and a short shopping list. Spring foods, like asparagus, zucchini and greens keep the meals feeling fresh and totally delicious.

Watch: 5-Ingredient Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

 

Day 1:

Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash: This healthy 5-ingredient spaghetti squash recipe is a satisfying low-carb alternative to taco night that comes together easily for a veggie-packed dinner.

 

Day 2:

Spring Pizza

Spring Pizza

Spring Pizza: Asparagus, chives and fontina cheese top this easy spring pizza recipe. Serve with baby greens tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette.

 

Day 3:

Seared Salmon with Green Peppercorn Sauce

Seared Salmon with Green Peppercorn Sauce

Seared Salmon with Green Peppercorn Sauce: A simple sauce of piquant green peppercorns, lemon juice and butter top this seared salmon recipe. Serve the salmon with smashed red potatoes and sautéed kale to round out the meal.

 

Day 4:

Roasted Cherry Tomato & Goat Cheese Tartine

Roasted Cherry Tomato & Goat Cheese Tartine

Roasted Cherry Tomato & Goat Cheese Tartine: Roasting cherry tomatoes concentrates their sweetness in this easy open-face sandwich recipe. Try stirring fresh or dried herbs into the goat cheese spread for even more variety, and don't skimp on the capers. They give a delicious lemony, salty bite to round out this tartine. Serve with a leafy green salad with vinaigrette.

 

Day 5:

Roasted Gnocchi & Brussels Sprouts with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Roasted Gnocchi & Brussels Sprouts with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Roasted Gnocchi & Brussels Sprouts with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette: In this quick vegetarian dinner recipe, you can skip boiling the gnocchi—they'll cook through while roasting on the sheet pan with the rest of the ingredients.

 

Day 6:

Ancho Chile Quesadillas

Ancho Chile Quesadillas

Ancho Chile Quesadillas: Rehydrated dry chiles often have more intense and multidimensional flavors than fresh. In this simple quesadilla recipe, mildly spicy ancho chiles (dried poblanos) and nutty Gruyère cheese melt together for an easy dinner. Serve with a big green salad with vinaigrette.

 

Day 7:

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pimento Cheese

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pimento Cheese

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pimento Cheese: Stuffing boneless, skinless chicken breasts with pimientos, scallions and cheese gives them great flavor without a lot of effort. Serve the chicken with steamed green beans and a whole grain like barley, brown rice or farro.

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