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5-Ingredient Mains to Keep Your Spirits Bright (& Your Kitchen Under Control)

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We've been diligent about making enough sugar cookies for holiday parties and Secret Santas. We've made edible gifts for friends, neighbors, colleagues, strangers. And, at the end of the day, we want dinners with 10 ingredient ~7 ingredients 5 ingredients!

Not everything has to involve a huge effort and/or a pantry full of spices. Sometimes, a dish with just 5 ingredients (excluding salt and pepper) is all you need. These recipes are here to keep your holidays cheery, your spirits high, and your psyche ready for, get this, more cookies. 'Tis the season, after all!

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Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter
Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter
Canal House's Chicken Thighs with Lemon
Canal House's Chicken Thighs with Lemon
Decadent Fried Egg Sandwich
Decadent Fried Egg Sandwich
Bloody Good Steak
Bloody Good Steak
Barbara Kafka's Simplest Roast Chicken
Barbara Kafka's Simplest Roast Chicken
Scrambled Egg Tacos with Avocado
Scrambled Egg Tacos with Avocado
Cacio e Pepe
Cacio e Pepe
Diane Kochilas' Pasta with Yogurt and Caramelized Onions

Diane Kochilas' Pasta with Yogurt and Caramelized Onions by Genius Recipes

James Peterson's Baked Fish Fillets with Butter and Sherry

James Peterson's Baked Fish Fillets with Butter and Sherry by Genius Recipes

Brussels Sprouts and Chickpeas
Brussels Sprouts and Chickpeas
Gabrielle Hamilton's Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Gabrielle Hamilton's Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine Alfredo
Judy Hesser’s Oven-Fried Chicken
Judy Hesser’s Oven-Fried Chicken
Grilled Cheese Egg in a Hole
Grilled Cheese Egg in a Hole
Marcella Hazan's White Bean Soup with Garlic and Parsley
Marcella Hazan's White Bean Soup with Garlic and Parsley
Sally Schneider's Slow-Roasted Salmon (or Other Fish)
Sally Schneider's Slow-Roasted Salmon (or Other Fish)
Vietnamese Sugar Steak
Vietnamese Sugar Steak

Do you have a favorite 5-ingredient main dish? Let us know in the comments!