Dinner Recipes Using the Same 10 Ingredients (5 Day Simple Meal Plan)

Dinner Recipes Using the Same 10 Ingredients (5 Day Simple Meal Plan)

This simple meal plan uses the same 10 ingredients to create 5 weeknight dinner recipes. If you hate purchasing a large number of ingredients each week, this meal plan is for you! This plan not only keeps your grocery list short but can help to reduce food waste.

 

 

 

5 Dinner Recipes Using the Same 10 Ingredients 

 

With only 10 ingredients, you can make 5 different dinners throughout your work week, and I promise it won’t feel like you’re eating the same thing each day. These recipes use different cooking methods and flavour combinations to keep your week’s worth of meals interesting.

 

Each recipe in this simple meal plan makes 4 servings. Scroll down to check out the recipes below, or download the free 5 Dinner Recipes x 10 Ingredients Meal Plan PDF here!

 

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Simple Meal Plan – 5 Dinner Recipes Using the Same 10 Ingredients 

 

Your Grocery List for the Week 

 

These 5 dinner recipes use the same 10 ingredients listed below. The only additional ingredient you’ll need is olive oil. 

 

Protein: 

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, 3 lbs

Shrimp, 2 lbs (I use frozen) 

 

Vegetables: 

Cauliflower, 1 large head

Kale, 2 medium bunches

Bell Pepper, 2

 

 

 

Starch: 

Rice, 4 cups cooked (~2 cups raw) 

Sweet Potatoes, 5 medium 

 

Flavour additions: 

Garlic, 16 cloves (yes, 16! That’s 2-3 bulbs depending on the size)

Italian Seasoning, 4 tbsp + 1 tsp  

Dried Cranberries, 1/2 cup 

 

Your Meal Plan – 5 Dinner Recipes Using the Same 10 Ingredients 

 

Meal #1: Sheet Pan Garlic Shrimp and Kale

 

5 Dinner Recipes Using the Same 10 Ingredients  - Sheet pan garlic shrimp and kale

 

This Sheet Pan Garlic Shrimp and Kale recipe only takes 10 minutes to cook and is loaded with delicious garlicky flavour. 

 

Ingredients: 

1lb frozen shrimp, thawed

8 cups kale leaves (about 1/2 medium head), stems removed, washed, and torn into bite-size pieces 

1/3 cup olive oil 

2 tsp Italian seasoning

1 tbsp lemon juice

4 garlic cloves, minced

salt and pepper, to taste

2 cups cooked rice (for serving)

 

How to make it: 

  1. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and pre-heat the oven to 425F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread shrimp on the sheet pan. Drizzle the olive oil mixture and stir to coat.
  4. Roast shrimp for about 6 minutes, until pink.
  5. Remove the sheet pan from the oven and top with kale leaves. Drizzle with a small amount of oil and season with salt. Return to the oven and continue baking for another 5-6 minutes, or until kale is crispy and starting to brown on the edges.
  6. Serve over rice.

 

 

 

Meal #2: One Pan Baked Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Cauliflower 

 

5 Dinner Recipes Using the Same 10 Ingredients  - one pan roasted chicken, sweet potato and cauliflower

 

It doesn’t get much easier than throwing your chicken, potato, and cauliflower into the oven with some seasoning and setting it in the oven. This recipe requires only 6 ingredients and basically cooks itself!

 

Ingredients: 

1lb boneless skinless chicken breast, quartered

2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes

4 cups cauliflower florets 

1 tbsp olive oil 

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Salt and pepper, to taste

 

How to make it: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Add the potatoes, chicken, and cauliflower to a large baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. 
  3. Bake for ~50 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked, and both cauliflower and potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.

 

 

 

5 Dinner Recipes Using the Same 10 Ingredients 

 

Meal #3: Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Grilled Chicken 

 

5 Dinner Recipes Using the Same 10 Ingredients  - Sweet potato kale salad with grilled chicken

 

This meal-worthy salad is loaded with protein, complex carbs from sweet potato, and of course veggies. Dried cranberries add a delicious sweet flavour to this meal-worthy salad. 

 

Ingredients: 

2 medium sweet potato, cut into 1 inch cubes

1 bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces 

2 cups cauliflower florets

1 bunch of kale 

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1 lb chicken breast

2 tbsp Italian seasoning 

Salt and pepper, to taste

Dressing: 

1/2 cup olive oil 

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 clove garlic, minced

Salt and pepper, to taste

 

How to make it: 

  1. Dressing: combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle over salads immediately before serving. 
  2. Salad: Wash kale, remove stems and tear into bite-sized pieces. Place kale in a large bowl and massage kale until it shrinks in volume and turns a slightly darker colour. Divide kale between four bowls. Top with cauliflower florets and dried cranberries. 
  3. Sweet potato & Peppers: preheat oven to 425F. Spread cubed sweet potato and pepper pieces on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with 1 tbsp Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper, to taste. Roast for ~30 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Divide between four salads.  
  4. Chicken: rub chicken breast with oil and press on 1 tbsp Italian seasoning. Grill until cooked through. Slice and divide between four salads. 

 



 

 

Meal #4: Sheet Pan Sweet Potato, Chicken and Cauliflower Bake 

5 Dinner Recipes Using the Same 10 Ingredients  - one pan roasted sweet potato chicken and cauliflower

Who doesn’t love a sheet pan meal?! This recipe uses only 7 ingredients and cuts down on dishes. This recipe has a balance of complex carbs, protein, and veggies, and the dried cranberries add a delicious flavour to balance out this meal. 

 

Ingredients: 

1 lb chicken breast, cubed 

1 medium sweet potato, cut into small cubes

4 cups cauliflower florets 

1 bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces 

2 garlic cloves, minced 

2 tsp Italian seasoning 

1/4 cup dried cranberries 

3 tbsp olive oil 

salt and pepper, to taste

 

How to make it: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. 
  2. In a parchment-lined baking sheet, combine chicken breast, sweet potato, cauliflower, and pepper. Drizzle with oil and season with garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. 
  3. Bake for ~30 minutes, stirring halfway. Remove the pan from the oven and stir in dried cranberries. Return to the oven and bake for another ~10 minutes, or until chicken has fully cooked and veggies are easily pierced with a fork. 

 



 

 

Meal #5: Garlic Fried Rice with Shrimp

 

garlic kale shrimp fried rice

 

If you love garlic, you’ll love this simple fried rice recipe. This recipe uses only a few ingredients to create a bowl of light-tasting fried rice in minutes.

 

Ingredients: 

3 tbsp olive oil, divided 

1lb shrimp, shell and tail removed

1 garlic clove, minced 

8 cups torn kale leaves (about 1/2 a medium head) 

5 garlic cloves, finely chopped 

2 cups cold rice 

1 tbsp lemon juice 

Salt and pepper, to taste

Sriracha (optional, for serving)

 

How to make it: 

  1. Drizzle 1 tbsp oil in a pan over medium heat. Add shrimp, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until pink and cooked through. Add minced garlic clove and kale. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté until kale has wilted. Remove from pan and set aside. 
  2. Pour the remaining 2 tbsp oil into the pan. Sauté chopped garlic over low-medium heat for ~3 mins until just starting to brown. Remove garlic, keeping oil in the pan.
  3. Add cold rice, breaking apart with a wooden spoon and spreading it into a thin layer. Let the rice cook us disturbed for ~4 minutes. Stir and cook for another 4 mins. Repeat until the rice has crispy bits throughout.
  4. Add garlic, shrimp, and kale back to the pan. Drizzle with lemon juice and mix until combined and evenly heated through. 
  5. Serve alone or with sriracha.

 



 

 

 

5 Dinner Recipes Using the Same 10 Ingredients 

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