13 Meals You Can Cook With Only 5 Ingredients on Hand
As we try to limit our trips to the grocery store these days, five-ingredient recipes can help keep you creative in the kitchen and everyone satisfied. Here are 13 meal, snack, and dessert recipes that only require five ingredients or less to make (not including salt and pepper!). Make them your own with a few optional twists!
Apricot Bites: These sticky, sweet apricot bites are here to satisfy that sweet tooth while still being packed full of goodness. (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. They're great for Easter! (via Brit + Co)
Baked Grapefruit: Take advantage of grapefruits when they're in season. Since they're already so delicious, all you need is a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon to seriously upgrade this breakfast staple. (via Brit + Co)
Mason Jar Ramen: This mason jar ramen is an easy-to-prep, make-ahead solution that tastes like you spent an hour preparing it. (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 feeling snoozy after eating it. (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. (via Brit + Co)
Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake: All you need to know is that one of the four ingredients is Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur. (via Brit + Co)
Peep S'Mores: There's almost no prep needed to make these adorable desserts. And the kids can help prepare them to make the process even more fun. (via Kurt Andre / Brit + Co)
Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowl: The only required ingredient is squash here. The other four you can choose as you wish to create your very own burrito bowl. (via Brit + Co)
Zucchini Fries: Use 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. (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. (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! (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. (via Kurt Andre / Brit + Co)
This article has been updated from a previous post published in Feb. 2018.
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