I love keeping things simple in my home. Especially, when it comes to weeknight dinner prep. One way to cut down on cooking time and to streamline dinner prep is to use just a few, basic ingredients in your recipes. It’s not always possible, but there are many main dishes that can be made with as few as just 3 ingredients!
If you are worried that cutting down on ingredients means cutting down on flavor, never fear! These recipes may be incredibly simple, but the flavors they carry are delicious and family approved. I consider them some of our favorites!
For these, I didn’t count salt and pepper as ingredients. That was too nit-picky. I also counted the rice in the first recipe as a side, not an ingredient for the dish.
If you need dinner in a hurry, or have limited ingredients to work with, check these out and let me know which one is your favorite!
Three Ingredient Main Dish Recipes
BBQ Ham Steak on the Grill – Really any kind of meat you put on the grill could count as a 3 ingredient or less main dish, as long as you keep the rub or sauce simple.
Toasted Apple and Brie Sandwiches on Cinnamon Swirl Bread – most any type of grilled cheese sandwich would count for a 3 ingredient meal.