These easy 3 ingredient dinner recipes will make it easy for you to make cheap and delicious meals your family will love without spending a lot of time in the kitchen!
Easy 3 Ingredient Dinner Recipes – Delicious Meals Fast!
This post is dedicated to my friend and neighbor Katie. She came over and we were talking and she said “I need some super easy 3 ingredient or less recipes for dinner”. As I was telling her about a couple of these recipes she had no idea these could be made and so easy too! She grew up with a mom who never cooked so she didn’t learn how to cook either and now would like to learn. If you are new to cooking at home try some of these recipes to get you started and get a good cookbook to help you along the way. Even if you are an old pro try some for those days when you just need something quick and easy!
Easy Creamy Chicken
4 boneless chicken breasts
1 can cream soup (cream of chicken, cream of mushroom or cream of celery)
Arrange chicken breasts in a baking pan. Pour soup over chicken and cover with foil. Bake at 275° for 1½ to 2 hours until the chicken is cooked through. Serve over rice and or cooked vegetables.
You can also make this easy dinner recipe in the crockpot. Just dump everything in and cook for 4-6 hours on low.
3 Ingredient Salsa Chicken
6 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless OR 6-8 chicken pieces
2 cups salsa
1 cup shredded cheese (Cheddar or Mexican Blend)
Place the chicken in a crockpot and pour the salsa on top. Cook for 1 1/2 – 2 hours on high. Place cheese on top and let it melt during the last 10-15 minutes.
3 Ingredient Sweet Pork Chops Or Ribs
4 pork chops (They can still be frozen.) OR 2-3 lbs. pork ribs
12 oz. bottle chili sauce
1 cup grape jelly
Grease the crockpot with oil cooking spray. Place the pork chops in the crockpot. In a bowl, mix the chili sauce and grape jelly. Pour the mixture on the pork chops. Cook on low for 6-8 hours (8 hours if frozen). These pork chops or ribs will fall of the bone! Super Yummy!
3 Ingredient Ritz Chicken
1 lb. chicken (boneless skinless), cut into strips
1/2 bottle of ranch dressing
1 sleeve of Ritz Crackers, crushed (generic is fine)
salt and pepper
Place the ranch dressing and the Ritz crackers in separate bowls. Grease a 9×13 inch pan. Salt and pepper the chicken. Dip the chicken in ranch dressing and then dip in the crackers. Place in the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.
3 Ingredient Creamy Chicken Tacos
1 can Rotel tomatoes OR 1 cup salsa
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 bar cream cheese ( 4 oz.)
Place the chicken and Rotel or salsa into a greased crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
30 minutes before serving, place cream cheese on top. No need to stir. Finish cooking 30 minutes.
When ready to serve, stir and break up chicken. Serve with tortillas.
3 Ingredient Chicken Cacciatore
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 4-8 chicken pieces
1 bottle spaghetti sauce
2-3 cups vegetables like zucchini, mushrooms and onions
Grease the crockpot. Add the chicken and spaghetti sauce. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. One hour before serving, add vegetables and continue cooking. Serve over pasta.
3 Ingredient Beef Tacos
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning (or homemade)
1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilis
Put everything into a greased crockpot and cook 5-7 hours on low. Stir every few hours to break up beef. (This can be done beforehand if you are gone all day). Serve on taco shells.
3 Ingredient Barbecue Meatballs
25 frozen fully cooked meatballs ( half 32 oz. bag)
1 cup grape jelly
1 cup barbecue sauce
Combine sauces in your crock-pot and stir until combined. Add meatballs and stir until they are coated with the sauce. Cook on high for 3 hours. Serve over rice.
3 Ingredient Sausage Biscuits and Gravy
1 lb. breakfast sausage
2 cans refrigerator biscuits (10 to a can, so 20 total)
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
Brown and drain the sausage. Place 1 can of biscuits in the bottom of a greased slow cooker. Top with half of the brown sausage and then 1 can of cream of mushroom soup. Repeat the layers. Cook 4 hours on low.
3 Ingredient Dr. Pepper Pork
1 can Dr. Pepper
1 packet onion soup mix (or homemade)
2-3 lbs. pork roast
Grease crockpot and place pork roast in the crockpot. Sprinkle pork with onion soup mix. Pour the Dr. Pepper over the pork until it is almost covered in the crockpot. Cook on high for 4-5 hours.
Drain juice and shred. Serve on buns with BBQ sauce, if desired.
Ranch Chicken and Potatoes
4 skinless boneless chicken breast
2 cups ranch dressing
4 large potatoes, cubed
Put chicken on the bottom of a crockpot. Add potatoes, cover in ranch and sprinkle with paprika, if desired. Cook 4-5 hours on low.
If you like firm potatoes, cook for less time and if you like soft potatoes, cook longer.
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