Super Quick Recipes With 5 Minute Prep Time

Chicken and peppers

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When you want to eat dinner fast and don't want to spend any time in the kitchen, turn to our super-quick recipes with five minute prep time. That's right - five minutes! These delicious main dishes spend most of their time in the oven or on the stovetop, happily cooking away while you relax or do something else. And cleanup is minimal. After all, prep time is a hands-on time in the kitchen. If a recipe takes 5 minutes to put together, but an hour to cook, you win!

Keep the ingredients for these recipes on hand and you will never have to go to the drive-through window again. Add a bagged salad or some fresh fruit and rolls or garlic bread for a complete meal. And there are plenty of easy last-minute desserts to go with these wonderful recipes.

Super Quick Recipes With 5 Minute Prep Time

  • Chicken With Peppers Stir-Fry
    Most stir-fry recipes take a lot of time to prepare. Not this recipe! Using frozen stir-fry vegetables is the secret. You could use chicken tenders instead of the breasts you cut up yourself to save even more time.
  • Salmon Fried Rice
    Use leftover cooked rice for this simple recipe, or microwave frozen rice and cool it in the fridge for a few minutes, then use that.
  • Microwave Omelet in a Cup
    Well, this recipe takes five minutes, start to finish! It's perfect for hungry kids or a last-minute supper.
  • Raspberry Glazed Chicken Breasts
    This recipe is not only quick and delicious, but it's also gorgeous! Serve it with asparagus or green beans for a beautiful flavor and color contrast.
  • Baked Honey Mustard Salmon Fillet
    Smooth and tender salmon combines so well with the sweet tanginess of honey mustard in this simple and delicious recipe. It's perfect for entertaining.
  • Pesto Pasta
    Pesto, pasta, and three other ingredients make a wonderful and fresh dinner with very little effort.
  • Baked Honey Mustard Chicken
    This is another of our go-to recipes. Pour a flavorful sauce over chicken and pop it into the oven. Done!
  • Ham Potato Casserole
    Ham and scalloped potatoes from the deli combine with corn and cheese to make a hearty and homey one-dish meal everyone will enjoy. And you only have to spend five minutes making it!
  • Crispy Grilled Chicken
    A dual contact grill makes this chicken so crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.
  • Meaty Hash Brown Potato Casserole
    It's hard to believe this rich and creamy casserole takes only five minutes to put together. But it's true! Everyone will love it.
  • Red and White Tortellini
    And this is another go-to recipe. It's so simple non-cooks can make it with ease!