Sometimes, the most time-consuming part of a recipe is rounding up all ingredients and measuring them. If you like to avoid dealing with a long ingredient list when you try out new dishes, we don’t blame you! It can be quite intimidating. Not to mention, sometimes you want to make a quick meal with basic kitchen staples that you already have in your pantry or refrigerator. Fortunately, these Weight Watchers recipes can make it easier because they require five or fewer ingredients.

If you love Italian, American, Asian, or Mexican cuisine, you can try one of the options available here. You can make classic dishes such as enchiladas with a simpler ingredient list. Or, you can try something more creative like the 5-ingredient Pepper and Tomato Sheet Pan Pizza! Continue to follow your Weight Watchers plan and make easy dinners, allowing you to achieve your goals. It doesn’t get any better than that, right?

1. Baked Eggplant with Three Cheeses

Aside from the salt and pepper, this recipe only contains five ingredients: eggplant, marinara sauce, part-skim ricotta, part-skim mozzarella, and grated parmesan. This is a lasagna-like dinner that is vegetarian and gluten-free friendly! Despite having no meat, it’s extremely filling because of hearty eggplant and multiple cheeses. When you bake this dish, it turns a gorgeous golden brown color on top, which is exceptionally appetizing!

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2. Broccoli Cheese Soup

Our Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe is Weight Watchers-friendly and simple. When you make this, gather fresh broccoli, almond milk, cream cheese, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese. This dish makes five servings, perfect for a weeknight family dinner. Of course, if you want to spruce it up, you can always garnish it with other ingredients such as bacon bits, shredded cheese, or something else! However, we love how simple it is.

3. Five-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Chickpea Tikka Masala

This recipe comes straight from the Weight Watchers website and only costs one point per serving on the current system. Aside from the salt, pepper, and optional cilantro, this recipe has only five ingredients. You need chickpeas, diced tomatoes, onions, garam masala, and unsweetened light coconut milk! This is a slow cooker recipe, so you can cook all day, making the flavors richer over time.

4. Veal Patties with Sweet Potato Mash

This seven-point dinner has such an elegant feel despite its simple composition. This is a delicious and satisfying meal with homemade veal patties, broccoli, and tomato pasta sauce. It also has the sweet potato mash, which tastes fantastic with the tender veal patties! Sprinkle on fresh herbs when you serve this dish to take the presentation up a notch. The good news? You can have this on the dinner table within 25 minutes.

5. Polenta “Pizza” Margherita

Here is an incredibly unique recipe; it’s different from your average pizza! Instead of having a traditional pizza crust, it has a polenta crust, which makes it healthier and lighter. Aside from that, you only need ricotta, parmesan, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. A hint of black pepper also does wonders because it enhances the flavor of the tomatoes and cheese, allowing their best qualities to shine.

6. Five-Ingredient Orzo with Sausage, Zucchini, and Baby Kale

This recipe demonstrates that a 5-ingredient meal can be anything but boring! With hints of parmesan, kale, orzo, zucchini, and sweet Italian turkey sausage, this has a wonderful combination of textures and flavors. Of course, we recommend adding a dash of salt and pepper just for some basic seasoning. However, you don’t need to dig in the pantry and pull out tons of herbs because the Italian sausage gives the dish plenty of flavor!

7. Greek-Inspired Veggie Burger

This is a family-friendly recipe that everyone will devour! Instead of using traditional burger buns, you can use English muffins instead. Load the bread with roasted red peppers, cucumbers, tzatziki sauce, and a vegetarian burger patty. It’s as simple as that! This recipe is worth eight points and will leave you feeling more nourished than any fast-food burger. Make sure to adjust the recipe amounts if you are cooking for more than just yourself.

8. Shrimp Stir-Fry

Weight Watchers posted this delicious stir fry recipe containing shrimp, coleslaw, scallions, teriyaki sauce, and long-grain brown rice. You don’t need many seasonings since the teriyaki sauce coats all the delicious components. WW also states you can make this a vegetarian-friendly meal using tofu instead. You can also make it gluten-free by ensuring you buy gluten-free teriyaki.

9. Five-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

Here’s another slow cooker meal that is a dream come true for busy people! It requires five simple ingredients, and you can throw the chicken and sauce into the appliance and let it run. The broccoli goes in later on to prevent it from being soggy. All you need is teriyaki sauce, skinless chicken breast, broccoli, and long-grain rice. Fresh scallions function as the perfect refreshing garnish!

10. Simple 3-Ingredient Sloppy Joes

Simple Nourished Living posted this recipe, which is Weight Watchers-friendly and only requires three ingredients. There are also optional ingredients that we recommend including! You will need extra lean ground beef, picante sauce, BBQ sauce, green onions, and light hamburger buns to make this meal. These sloppy joes are perfectly juicy and taste amazing with a toasted bun.

11. Easy Chicken and Bean Enchiladas

This recipe by Emily Bites makes it easy for you to track points since it has a link you can click, which allows you to track this dinner when you make it. These enchiladas have shredded chicken, fat-free refried beans, 2% sharp cheddar cheese, low-carb tortillas, and red enchilada sauce. Luckily, the enchilada sauce and beans have plenty of flavor, but if you want to add a dash of salt and pepper, you absolutely can!

12. Five-Ingredient Sausage, Gnocchi, and Kale Soup

With fresh kale, gnocchi, diced tomatoes, chicken stock, and fresh turkey sausage, you will fall in love with this Weight Watchers dinner. Optionally, you can also add salt and pepper, which is recommended. As far as the sausage goes, Weight Watchers states that you can use either sweet or spicy sausage, so choose whichever is best for your family’s preferences. This recipe serves six people and only takes 30 minutes to make.

13. Steak and Potato Salad

Why go out to eat when you can make your incredible steak salad at home? This recipe combines cherry tomatoes, salad leaves, fat-free French dressing, potatoes, and beef sirloin steak. Optionally, you can also include Dijon mustard; you would only need two teaspoons. This is an excellent option when you want something satisfying and light. The taste of this succulent steak is so delicious that it can easily impress anyone!

14. Five-Ingredient Pepper and Tomato Sheet Pan Pizza

This pizza recipe is quite different than the last pizza. Instead of a polenta crust, you can use whole-wheat pizza dough. Stack it with cherry tomatoes, baby arugula, baby bell peppers, and mozzarella cheese. Olive oil, salt, and pepper are also recommended for the best outcome. However, it only has five primary ingredients, and it looks extremely vibrant because of the color contrast from the tomatoes and the arugula.

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15. Buffalo Pulled Pork with Bacon

Our Buffalo pulled pork recipe requires five simple ingredients! This could be the base for a pulled pork sandwich or baked potato. You need raw lean pork, Frank’s hot sauce, simple grilled Carolina sauce, light ranch dressing, and center-cut bacon to make it. This is great when you make dinner for a crowd because it will provide ten servings.

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