5-ingredient (or less) Recipes

Most people think that it takes far too long to get supper on the table. But, most people don't realize that 30 minutes is all they need to prepare great food that their family's love! These recipes are done in under 30 minutes and all of these recipes have 5 ingredients or less!

Why do we keep telling ourselves making food takes fooorrrrrreeeevvvveeeerrrr?

Instead, let's take choose recipes that are fast and simple!

easy 3 ingredient olive dip that is a perfect appetizer for a party!

With only 3 easy ingredients, this olive dip is ready in mere minutes and tastes amazing! Like the appetizers and snacks in this list, this is an easy recipe under 5 ingredients and, in this case, well under 30 minutes.

The next time you are looking for a snack, dip, or appetizer...take a look at these easy ideas...

Appetizers and snacks:

3 Ingredient Olive Dip

Candy Corn Fruit Cup

Salted Chocolate Almond Bark Puff-corn (no-bake)

Pickled Red Onions

Homemade Hummus

Parmesan and Ranch Pull-apart Bread

Coconut Milk Chocolate Pudding

3 Ingredient Lime French Soda

Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella

easy 2 ingredient homemade Pop Tarts

Make up homemade Pop Tarts with only 3 easy ingredients and under 30 minutes. A great breakfast idea AND a good option for Sunday meal prep, this is a recipe that tastes like it took hours.

The following breakfast recipes are all under 5 ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes.


Breakfast Corndogs

3 ingredient Homemade Pop Tarts

Sweet Potato and Sausage Hash

2 Ingredient Flavored French Toast

Berry Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Quick and easy homemade sloppy joe sauce is a fast and hearty family meal idea. These sauces are perfect for serving with quick rice, potatoes, and pasta for a fast meal!


Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Garlic White Pizza Sauce

Quick Spinach Pasta Sauce

Thai Peanut Curry Sauce

Homemade Sloppy Joe Sauce

A delicious main dish doesn't have to take alot of time and energy. Like this shrimp scampi which only takes about 20 minutes and only 5 ingredients, these Main Dishes will be ready in under 30 minutes with minimal effort.

Keep supper easy!


Miso Salmon Baked in Parchment

Gluten-free and Vegan Pizza Bagels

Extra Crispy Gluten-free Air-fryer Popcorn Chicken

Oven Roasted Portabello Mushroom Pizza

BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadilla's

Homemade Beefaroni

Cream of Spinach Soup (vegan)

Honey Garlic Shrimp

Instant Pot Chili

Pressure Cooker Beer Can Chicken

Salt & Pepper Chicken Bites

easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

English Muffin Pizza Recipes

easy Gnocchi Sorrentina

One Pot Pasta with Chicken Sausage

easy Oven Baked Salmon Recipe

Chicken Zucchini Skillet

Quick Thai Peanut Noodles

Garlic Shrimp Scampi

easiest Personal Pizza's

The list of desserts that can be baked up in under 30 minutes and use less than 5 ingredients is seemingly endless. There isn't any reason why you have to spend more than a few minutes getting your sweet fix ever again!

These peanut butter cookies use only 3 ingredients, are naturally gluten-free, and bake up in under 15 minutes.


Homemade Caramel Sauce

Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredient Donuts

Fluffernutter Cookies

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas

Jiffy Cornbread Waffles

Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

2 Minute Microwave Fudge

Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Keep this list of recipes bookmarked (we will be forever adding to it so check frequently!) and reference it when you are looking to stock your meal plan with simple and fast recipes.

Sure, you might not love cooking or baking like some do. Big secret...I don't love cooking and baking. I LOVE talking and laughing and eating. Cooking and baking are necessary evil's. But cooking is always going to be necessary. By choosing recipes that are as easy and fast, as possible...you can get to the business of eating (the best part!) faster and with less energy. Hooray!

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2 thoughts on “5-ingredient (or less) Recipes”

  1. Emese @ My Pure Plants

    Awesome list. Thanks for including our recipe. Will pin it now.

    Tiny favour to ask: Can you delete the weird facebook code from the link to our recipe (Quick Spinach Pasta Sauce). Thanks.

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