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29 Fast and Easy Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

By: Paddy Lusk, Editor,

There’s nothing more annoying than having to go to the grocery store and buy a dozen different ingredients just to prepare one simple meal. Who has the time, or the money, or the energy to do all of that? With this list of 29 Fast and Easy Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less, cooking will become a much less daunting task. Every single recipe on this list has a very small ingredient list. Most of these ingredients are items that are probably already stored in the kitchen. Additionally, because the ingredient list is so small, the preparation and cooking time will also be drastically reduced. Recipes with 5 ingredients or less save you time and money. It’s no longer necessary to go to the grocery and spend large amounts of money in order to prepare on meal for your family. With these 5 ingredients or less recipes, dinner will become an easy and cost-efficient process. Five Ingredient Black Bean Burgers

No matter what type of recipes you’re looking for, you’ll find it on this list. From snacks and desserts to sauces and dinners, it’s all listed right here. Furthermore, these 5 ingredients or less recipes are all completely gluten free. This makes all of these recipes much healthier options than the standard dinner or dessert choices. Have fun trying out all of these recipes, and pick out your favorites to share with your friends!






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Fast and Easy Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less



29 Fast and Easy Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

Table of Contents

Appetizers and Sides

Main Courses

Sauces, Dips, and Dressings




Appetizers and Sides

Wanting to have a healthy snack shouldn’t involve an extended preparation time and a long ingredient list. With these appetizer and side dish recipes with 5 ingredients or less, creating your own snacks has never been easier. These simple recipes will allow you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time doing the things you love. For a wonderfully simple and elegant appetizer option, try the Fancy Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. This delicious treat is both easy and healthy, which is always a win-win!

1. Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice Fancy Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

2. Easy Two Ingredient Cheddar Crisps

3. Fancy Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries (pictured)

4. Fruit Salad Recipe

5. Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup










Main Courses

Dinnertime always seems to be a long and tedious process. Cut the time you spend making dinner in half by using one of these life-saving recipes. With 5 ingredients or less, dinner recipes have never been more appetizing. For a quick and healthy on-the-go option, try the 5 Ingredient Cowboy Roll-Ups. Packed with flavor, these savory roll-ups are perfect for any busy weeknight.

1. 5 Ingredient Cowboy Roll-Ups (pictured) 5-Ingredient Cowboy Roll-Ups

2. Baked Chicken Kiev

3. Fast Fix Pizza Chicken

4. Five Ingredient Black Bean Burgers

5. Gluten Free Wonton Wrappers

6. Teriyaki BBQ Chicken

7. Slow Cooker Hot Sauce Chicken







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Sauces, Dips, and Dressings

Don’t waste time and money in the grocery store; save money by making your own sauces and dips right in the kitchen. The ingredients are most likely sitting in the kitchen cupboard already, so put them to good use. Make sure to try out the recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dip. Not only is it delicious, but it goes with almost anything!

1. Blue Cheese Sauce Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dip

2. Homemade Cheese Sauce

3. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dip (pictured)

4. Super Simple 3 Ingredient Dressing









Who doesn’t love a sweet and sinful dessert every now and then? Treat yourself to these simple and delicious dessert options. With only 5 ingredients or less, these desserts are too easy to resist. Don’t be afraid to try more than one!

1. 3-Ingredient Copycat Ferrero Rocher Truffles Chocolate Dipped Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

2. 3-Ingredient Nutella Cookies

3. 4-Ingredient Almond Joy Macaroons

4. 4-Ingredient Fudge

5. 4-Ingredient Pumpkin Bread Bites

6. 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Fudge

7. Chocolate Dipped Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches (pictured)

8. Copycat Payday Candy Bars

9. Creamy Watermelon Sorbet

10. No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars

11. Secret Ingredient Chocolate Truffles

12. Strawberry Lemonade Italian Ice

13. Sweet Rainbow Jell-O





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