With five or fewer ingredients (excluding water, salt, and pepper), these simple recipes are a cinch to make on busy nights.
Cheesy Sausage Potatoes
For a satisfying brunch, try these tender potato slices from Linda Hill of Marseilles, Illinois with lots of sausage and cheese. You can also serve these as a side dish at Sunday supper or for potlucks.
Orange-Glazed Chicken Wings
"A simple overnight marinade coats these wings to create a lovely glaze when baked," says Holly Mann of Temple, New Hampshire.
Minted Zucchini Salad
This recipe from Carol Anderson of Salt Lake City, Utah is a great way to use up some of the fresh crop from your garden. Lemon and mint accent the zucchini slices nicely.
Fried Mustard Cube Steaks
"These are a cinch to make but look like you fussed," writes Lori Shepherd of Warsaw, Indiana. "Instead of Dijon, you can use regular mustard, hot-and-spicy mustard or your favorite variety."
Basil-Sesame Green Beans
In her Hanover, Ontario kitchen, Denise Elder combines fresh green beans with lots of basil, chopped onion and toasted sesame seeds.
Mock Caesar Salad
"I first tried this simple salad at a dinner party," says Carol Bland of Banning, California. "The hostess wouldn't part with her secret recipe, so I experimented until I perfected the thick Parmesan-and-garlic dressing myself."
Chocolate Cherry Cobbler
"This is my 'dessert version' of chocolate-covered cherries," says Marilou Robinson of Portland, Oregon. "Our family loves it, and the preparation's quick using a boxed cake mix."