13 Meals You Can Cook When You Only Have 5 Ingredients on Hand
On those weeks when you just can’t make it to the grocery store, five-ingredient recipes will save the day. Even when your cupboards are looking rather bare and your ingredient selection is limited, there are still plenty of options for making healthy, delicious meals. If you don’t include salt and pepper as ingredients (because technically they’re seasonings), here are 13 meal-saving recipes that only require five ingredients or less to make.
Apricot Bites: These sticky, sweet apricot bites are here to satisfy that sweet tooth while still being packed full of goodness. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Trix Bars: Trix are definitely not just for kids. When you coat them in white chocolate to make this no-bake treat, you’ll find yourself enjoying every bite just as much as the kids at the table. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Baked Grapefruit: Take advantage of grapefruits when they’re in season. Since they’re already so delicious to begin with, all you need is a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon to seriously upgrade this breakfast staple. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Mason Jar Ramen: When you can't look at another sad desk salad, this mason jar ramen will come to your lunchtime rescue. It's an easy-to-prep, make-ahead solution that tastes like you spent an hour preparing it. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce: This five-ingredient cauliflower Alfredo sauce doesn’t take too long to cook. Plus, it's a great way to have a rich-tasting, comforting meal without going into a food coma after eating it. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Microwave Fudge: Who knew your microwave could turn five ingredients into the perfect accompaniment for a mid-morning espresso? Try out this peanut butter fudge and you’ll see just how easy it is. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake: All you need to know is that one of the four ingredients is Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Peep S’Mores: There's almost no preparation needed to make these adorable desserts. And the kids can help prepare them to make the process even more fun. (Photo via Kurt Andre / Brit + Co)
Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl: The only required ingredient is squash. The other four you can choose as you wish to create your very own burrito bowl. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Zucchini Fries: Only four ingredients to bread the zucchini and four more to make the dip. We love when it’s an absolute breeze to get some carb-free appetizers on the table. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Date Shake: This is a lighter version of a Palm Springs classic. With only five ingredients, and a sixth optional one, it's easy to whip up as a snack, dessert, or breakfast on-the-go. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Dulce de Leche: All you need are one ingredient and five minutes to create a dulce de leche thin enough to drizzle on ice cream or thick enough to spread on your toast. Thank you, slow cookers! (Photo via Brit + Co)
Grilled Cheese Tacos: Tacos and grilled cheese are by far our two favorite foods, so when they come together you know it’s going to be good. We wouldn't blame you if you wanted to make this right now. (Photo via Kurt Andre / Brit + Co)
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