64 Delicious Recipes using 5 Ingredients or less!


We are human. The fact is, we’d all love each and every meal to be gourmet quality… but the reality is… life is busy! I’m sure most of us have no problem making a complicated, ingredient intense recipe, but once in a while, we just want to make something quick and delicious with ingredients we may already have in the pantry. The goal is to put out delicious meals that taste great and satisfy.

A short time ago, I accidentally came across a recipe that involved only 2 ingredients and I didn’t really believe much would come of it. I tried it, and ended up really enjoying it. That is what started my obsession of finding, trying, and creating as many recipes using 5 ingredients or less as possible.

My initial plan is to try or create at least 1 new recipe that includes 5 ingredients or less per week. I plan to create full meals, appetizers, desserts, and whatever else pleases me at the time…  then share the results with you.

Food is delicious. Many ingredients stand alone and don’t need a lot of other flavors complicating them. When I cook meat… most of the time I only season with salt and pepper. I like the taste of beef. That is what I want to taste. Another one of my goals is to exploit the natural flavors of ingredients in the best way possible.

The following is a compilation of recipes broken down by number of ingredients. It turns out I had over 60 recipes with 5 ingredients or less stuffed into my bookmarks… now, I’m sharing them all with you!

Recipes with 2 Ingredients:

2 Ingredient 3 Minute Fudge
2 Ingredient BBQ Pork and Beans
2 Ingredient Breakfast Cloud Souffle
2 Ingredient Chili
2 Ingredient Crispy Coconut Macaroons
2 Ingredient Luscious Lemon Cake
2 Ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake
2 Ingredient Pizza Dough Recipe
2 Ingredient Toasted Coconut Macaroon Cookie Creation

2 Ingredient Truffles
Asian Chicken Wings
Easy Lemon Mousse
Easy Meringue Cookies
Ice Cream Bread
Two Ingredient, Two Step, Homemade Brown Sugar
Two Ingredient Biscuits
Two Ingredient Lentil Soup
Two Ingredient Pancakes
Two Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

Recipes with 3 Ingredients:

3 Ingredient Crock Pot Turkey
3 Ingredient Low Fat Orange Creamsicle Cake
3 Ingredient Rolls
3 Ingredient Scones
3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Recipe
3 ingredient Teriyaki Pan-Fried Chicken
Cranberry Sauce
Custom Hot Sauce
Garlic Spinach
Glazed Carrots
Grilled Salmon with Lime Butter Sauce
Icebox Chocolate Cheesecake
Maple and Mustard Glazed Salmon
Parmesan Crusted Pork Tenderloins
Pot Roast
Quick Zucchini Saute
Ranch Mushrooms in the Crock pot
Sesame-Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Tangy Sweet Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker

Recipes with 4 Ingredients:

4 Ingredient Cake
4 Ingredient Honey Mustard Chicken
4 Ingredient Naan
4 Ingredient Pita Bread
Apricot and Mustard Pork Chops
Baked Beans
Basic Pizza Dough
Blood Orange Carpaccio with Green Olives
Easy Crab Dip
Nutella Brownies
Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Taco Meatballs
Thai Pumpkin Soup

Recipes with 5 Ingredients:

5 Ingredient Brownies
5 Ingredient Chili
Blue Cheese Dip
Chicken and Potatoes in the Crock pot
Chicken Stuffing Casserole
Dr.Pepper Chicken
Fake Chicken Cordon Bleu
Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken
Italian Sausage and Potatoes
Parsley Potatoes
Penne with Gorgonzola
Prosciutto-Wrapped Mango Bites
Turkey Scaloppine

I hope you enjoyed the list and found a few recipes to make at home. If you have a special recipe using 5 ingredients or less – send me a copy and I will make it and present it here at my blog. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reply.

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