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Updated by Natasha Hervatta on Jul 17, 2014
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Cooking made easy : 5 ingredient recipes

For those of us who love food but don't love cooking food - some absolutely delicious dishes that are so easy to make, with 5 ingredients or less!

1

Pesto chicken soup

Pesto chicken soup

It's super easy to make, full of great flavor, naturally gluten-free, and CRAZY good!
All you need :
1. Chicken stock
2. Fresh spinach
3. Shredded cooked chicken
4. Cannelloni beans, rinsed and drained
5. Pesto

Recipe here

2

Pasta salad

Pasta salad

This 5-Ingredient Pasta Salad recipe is super (duper) easy to make, and full of fresh flavors everyone will love!

All you need :
1. Whole wheat pasta
2. Fresh arugula
3. Fresh mozzarella
4. Roasted red peppers
5. Basil pesto

Recipe here

3

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Roasting chicken and sweet potatoes produces a tempting aroma and a delicious meal.

All you need :
1. Sweet potatoes
2. Chicken
3. Olive oil
4. Green onions
5. Jerk seasoning

Recipe here

4

Pizza bites

Pizza bites

These pizza bites are like mini calzones and great for parties or just to change up a typical pizza night.

All you need :
1. Pizza dough
2. Cheese
3. Pepperoni
4. Olive oil
5. Italian seasoning

Recipe here

5

Broccoli cheese soup

Broccoli cheese soup

This recipe really couldn’t be easier. You literally toss all five ingredients together in a saucepan and slowly cook. Then this delicious soup is ready to go in no time.

All you need :
1. Broccoli
2. Cheddar cheese
3. Onion
4. Evaporated milk
5. Chicken stock (or vegetable stock to make this vegetarian)

Recipe here

6

Cilantro lime rice

Cilantro lime rice

The only warning is that once you prepare Cilantro Lime Rice, you’ll find yourself doubling the recipe from then on, because you just can’t get enough!

All you need :
1. Long grain white rice
2. Freshly squeezed lime
3. Finely chopped cilantro
4. Butter
5. Salt

Recipe here

7

Crock pot chicken taco bowls

Crock pot chicken taco bowls

Five ingredients, all thrown into the crock pot. You're guaranteed to have no leftovers with this meal.

All you need :
1. Chicken breasts
2. Black beans
3. Corn
4. Salsa
5. Steamed white or brown rice
Seasoning

Recipe here

8

Turkey and Swiss Waffle Panini

Turkey and Swiss Waffle Panini

Turkey & Swiss sandwich cooked in the waffle iron instead of a panini press! The waffle iron gives the sandwich the toasty outside with the melty inside, just like a panini. It also gives the sandwich the great nooks and crannies of a waffle which makes it fun to serve and fun to eat!

All you need :
1. Sliced bread
2. Sliced turkey
3. Sliced swiss
4. Lettuce
5. Mustard

Recipe here

9

Garlic-butter spinach and pasta

Garlic-butter spinach and pasta

This delicious meal sitting before you is probably the quickest Olive-Garden-Chef’s-Special type of food you’ll ever make!

All you need :
1. Farfalle Pasta
2. Spinach
3. Butter
4. Garlic cloves
5. Dried basil
Seasoning

Recipe here

10

Creamy baked ravioli

Creamy baked ravioli

This Creamy Baked Ravioli is full of flavor and short on time. The sauce is deliciously creamy. The ravioli just melts in your mouth.

All you need :
1. Monterey Foods Fresh Spinach and Cheese Ravioli
2. Marinara sauce
3. Cream cheese and mozzarella cheese
4. Thyme leaves
5. Olive oil

Recipe here

11

Chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse

This is the easiest dessert to make and is seriously fool proof. Even the worst cook can throw this together and it will come out perfectly.

All you need :
1. Coconut milk
2. Honey
3. Raw cacao
4. Vanilla
5. Almond extract – optional

Recipe here

12

Blueberry cobbler

Blueberry cobbler

Try a fruity dessert you can enjoy warm from the oven - it's ready in just 30 minutes!

All you need :
1. Blueberry pie filling
2. Bisquick Heart Smart® mix
3. Sugar
4. Milk
5. Butter or margarine, softened

Recipe here

13

No-bake pineapple cheesecake

No-bake pineapple cheesecake

Who doesn’t love cheesecakes? And especially when they are so easy to make!

All you need :
1. Biscuits, crushed
2. Cream cheese
3. Whipping cream
4. Pineapple chunks
5. Butter
6. Sugar
(okay that's 6 items and a little bit of cheating but come on, the recipe's worth it!)

Recipe here

14

Chocolate fudge

Chocolate fudge

Also called the 3 minute fudge - because that's how long it takes to make it once you've the hand of it!

All you need :
1. Sweet condensed milk
2. Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Recipe here

15

Nutella brownies

Nutella brownies

The texture of the brownies are more similar to a gooey cake.. .molten lava cake to be exact. They are like super moist cake except the brownies literally melt in your mouth.

All you need :
1. Nutella spread
2. Eggs
3. All-purpose flour
4. Chopped hazelnuts

Recipe here