Five or less Ingredient Recipes

Why should you spend tons of money on dinner when you can make some delicious meals with little effort or cost? Take a look through these frugal dinner recipes, and give them a try. Remember to let me know how you liked them, if you tweaked them and how much it ended up costing you.

5 Ingredients Recipes
All of the recipes listed below only take 5 ingredients or less to complete.

Sausage Casserole
This recipe is great if you don’t have a lot of time. It only takes a few minutes of prep followed by 20 minutes of baking.


  • 1 can of peas
    16 oz egg noodles
    1lb ground sausage
    2 cans of mushroom cream soup

Cook the sausage in the skillet until it’s cooked all the way. Cook the noodles, and drain. Drain the sausage and add in the peas and soup. Warm and serve over noodles.

Stuffed Peppers
This stuffed pepper recipe can be complete with only 4 ingredients.


  • 4 large peppers
    8 oz shredded cheese
    12 oz tomato sauce
    box of rice

Cook the rice accordingly, cut off the top of the peppers, and remove the seeds. Fill the peppers with rice and top it with sauce and cheese. Bake for about 40 minutes, and serve.

Ham and Potato Soup
While this recipe takes a little bit longer, it’s definitely worth the wait.


  • 1 can of cheddar soup
    About 4 potatoes
    1lb of ham

Cut the potatoes and ham into small square pieces. Mix the soup with milk and add in an additional can of water. Put in the pot and stir. Make sure to put in the potatoes and ham by now. Bring to a boil and simmer for one hour.

Image from Oxmoor House

Image from Oxmoor House

Salsa Meatloaf
This is a twist to your traditional meatloaf recipes


  • Ground beef, about one pound
    chipotle salsa
    Egg whites
    Fast cooking oats

Mix all the ingredients together and form into a meatloaf, make sure to top with salsa and serve.