5 Ingredients or Less

Easy recipes that require 5 ingredients or fewer! These recipes are perfect for busy, on-the-go parents or beginner cooks. Here you’ll find everything from breakfast to dinner to dessert recipes. Each one is simple and easy to follow.

If you’ve been looking to do more cooking at home, this category provides a solid place to start. Everything is manageable – both financially and in terms of effort. Most of the recipes in this category are done in less than an hour.

Additionally, most of the recipes on my site are very healthy, and that’s certainly true for these simpler ones as well. These recipes are perfect for those nights where you’re busy, but still want to put a home cooked meal on the dinner table. With these easy recipes, you can! And you won’t be sacrificing flavor for convenience.

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Baked Rice and Peas

This easy Banana Bread Muffin in a Mug recipe is perfect to whip up when you want a quick breakfast for one! It’s also a great way to use up those brown bananas on your counter!

Banana Bread Muffin in a Mug

Baby Pasta Shells with Asparagus and Marinara Sauce is a quick and easy 4-ingredient pasta dish, perfect for Spring. Ready in under 15 minutes and under ten dollars to make.

Baby Pasta Shells with Asparagus and Marinara Sauce

This simple, Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower is perfectly charred on the outside and tender in the middle. Made with just four ingredients – salted water, extra-virgin olive oil, coarse sea salt—and cauliflower.

Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower

Baked Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato, a quick and easy one-pot chicken dinner for a chilly, fall night.

Baked Chicken Thighs with Brussels and Sweet Potato

Air Fryer Turkey Breast comes out so moist and juicy and perfectly cooked with a beautiful deep golden brown skin. And bonus, it cooks in a fraction of the time it would in the oven!

Air Fryer Turkey Breast

An EASY 3-ingredient sauce! This is my go-to cranberry sauce recipe for the Holidays. I love how the sweet pears compliment the tart cranberries, perfect to add to your Thanksgiving table.

Cranberry Pear Sauce

This simple Eggplant and Tomato Sauce is delicious, made with diced eggplant stewed in tomatoes and garlic. I love it served over pasta but it's also great as a side dish on it's own.

Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops are so easy, made with just two ingredients! Elegant enough to impress guests yet easy enough to make any weeknight for your family.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Mashed Cauliflower is essentially a creamy cauliflower puree that makes a delicious low-carb or keto alternative to mashed potatoes.

Mashed Cauliflower

Baked Sweet Potatoes in the oven are so easy and come out perfectly sweet and fluffy on the inside with this foolproof recipe.

Baked Sweet Potato (How To Bake Sweet Potatoes)

Homemade Mango-Raspberry Fruit Roll Ups, so much healthier than the store-bought kind, and with much less added sugar.

Mango-Raspberry Fruit Roll Ups

Wilted Baby Spinach with Garlic and Oil is my favorite way to prepare this easy side dish.

Wilted Baby Spinach with Garlic and Oil

Air Fried Shishito Peppers come out charred and blistered with the air fryer, which uses much less oil! A squeeze of lemon over the top and they are delicious!

Air Fried Shishito Peppers

Making basil oil is so simple and the end result is so amazing, trust me you’ll want to drizzle it all over your chicken, fish, tomatoes, vegetables or just eat it with some crusty bread! 

Basil Oil

Healthy Air Fryer Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze is delicious, and ready in minutes!

Air Fryer Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze

A foolproof method for making perfect, fluffy quinoa in the Instant Pot for adding to salads, bowls and so much more.

How To Make Perfect Quinoa in the Instant Pot

This Buttermilk-Marinated Air Fryer Whole Roasted Chicken comes out unbelievably juicy and delicious. It's so easy to make, just 3 ingredients!

Buttermilk Marinated Air Fryer Whole Roasted Chicken

These juicy, Turkey Burgers Stuffed with cheese are simple and delicious! Instead of topping your turkey burger with cheese, they're stuffed it stays melted and gooey.

Easy Inside Out Turkey Cheeseburgers

Making hard boiled eggs in the air fryer is so quick and easy, no water needed!

Air Fryer Hard “Boiled” Eggs

Strawberries Romanoff – a quick and easy light dessert recipe is made with just 3 ingredients, perfect for any night of the week!

Strawberries Romanoff

I'm obsessed with this Super-Quick Cast-Iron Pizza technique made with tortillas.This combined stove top and oven recipe comes out just like Domino's or any bar thin crust pizza!

Quickest Cast-Iron Thin Crust Pizza

Having hard boiled eggs on hand for quick breakfast on the go or to add to salads and sandwiches makes busy weekdays so much easier. This foolproof stove top method for boiling eggs every time.

How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Apricot-Rum Glazed Spiral Ham is perfect for the Holidays, and easy since the ham is already cooked you're basically just heating it up and adding your own glaze.

Apricot-Rum Glazed Spiral Ham

I LOVE cream of asparagus soup, it's pure comfort in a bowl and so simple to make. Made with just 5 ingredients and ready under 25 minutes!

Cream of Asparagus Soup

This Colombian classic breakfast dish known as Huevos Pericos made with eggs, scallions and tomatoes is one of my favorite breakfasts!

Huevos Pericos (Colombian Scrambled Eggs)

Bacon wrapped chicken bites are the easiest appetizer, made with just TWO ingredients. Using the air fryer, the bacon comes out crisp on the outside, and the chicken juicy and tender inside.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

The easiest and my way favorite way to make baked sweet potatoes are in the slow cooker rather than the oven! Not only does your house smell amazing while they cook, they come out moist and delicious every time.

Easiest Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Spaghetti squash is so versatile and easy to make! Enjoy it with salt and pepper as a side dish, drizzle it with butter and grated cheese, or top it with tomato sauce to replace your favorite spaghetti dish. Here is a basic recipe for roasted spaghetti squash.

Easy Roasted Spaghetti Squash Recipe

An easy Fall foil packet dinner made with spicy chicken Andouille sausage, Brussels sprouts and butternut squash. It's the perfect balance of spicy, smokey and sweet in every bite!

Spicy Sausage, Brussels and Butternut Foil Packets