Food & Drink

20 Recipes You Won’t Believe Have 5 Ingredients or Less

It’s 5pm, you just got off work and had your mind set on making dinner at home—only to open the fridge and see a hodgepodge of groceries staring back at you. Oops.

Before you accept defeat and turn to Postmates, look again. Much like staring blankly into your overflowing closet and thinking to yourself, “I nothing to wear,” it’s all about a change of perspective. To help you learn to use what you have in your fridge (I’m still working on the closet scenario TBH), we’ve compiled a list of 20 simple, yet delicious recipes that require five ingredients or less. The best part? Chances are you have most of the items sitting around your kitchen just waiting to be transformed.


1. BBQ Ranch Chicken


2. Creamy Cacio e Pepe

Source: Foodie Crush


3. Simple Green Pasta Salad 

Source: Pinch of Yum


4. Honey Teriyaki Salmon


5. Sweet Potato Curry


6. Pesto Spaghetti Squash


7. Chipotle Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Maple Glaze


8. Cheesy Cauliflower Soup with Kale Pesto 

Source: Pinch of Yum


9. Chipotle Chicken Taquitos

Source: Foodie Crush


10. Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers


11. Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta


12. Steak Hash


13. Instant Pot Chicken Chile Verde 


14. Baked Ziti


15. Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Thyme 


16. Creamy Kale Pasta

Source: Pinch of Yum


17. Air Fryer Baked Potato


18. Skillet Gnocchi


19. Brocolli Cheese Crustless Quiche


20.Vegan Vodka Pasta

Source: Pinch of Yum