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My Favorite 5-Ingredient Recipes

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5 Ingredient White Chicken Chili |

Who’s down for some new 5-ingredient recipes to try?!

I thought you might be. ;)

It’s no secret that I’m all about easy recipes that also require a very easy (short!) ingredient list. But I must say, I had no idea just how many 5-ingredient recipes we already had in the recipe archives here! I thought that we maybe had ten or so. But when I was combing through the archives this week — scouting out recipes for a friend who’s new to cooking — I was shocked to find myself bookmarking dozens. Who knew?!

Well, I ended up narrowing my list down to just a dozen of my favorites for her. But then it occurred to me that you might be interested in it too, so here it is! There’s a little bit of everything in there — a smoothie, a few appetizers, soups, drinks, and maybe even some whiskey chocolate truffles — and all of them call for a grand total of 5 ingredients. Can’t beat that.

So nix the cart and load up your basket with some of these easy ingredient lists, and enjoy!

5-Ingredient Tropical Smoothie |

5-Ingredient Tropical Smoothie — super quick and easy, and tastes like the beach (even if you live in, um, Kansas City).

Caprese Phyllo Cups |

5-Ingredient Caprese Phyllo Cups — one of my favorite quick and easy appetizers that are always a hit!

5-Ingredient Asparagus Bacon Pasta |

5-Ingredient Bacon Asparagus Pasta — super flavorful, and super easy!

5-Ingredient White Chicken Chili |

5-Ingredient White Chicken Chili — one of the all-time top recipes on the blog, and one that I make (and freeze the leftovers) at least 1-2 times a month. So much flavor, and it literally takes just minutes to prep.

Easy Sesame Shishito Peppers Recipe |

Easy Sesame Shishito Peppers — I’m obsessed with blistering up these tasty peppers!

5 Ingredient Pasta Salad |

5-Ingredient Pasta Salad — my all-time favorite easy pesto pasta salad.

5 Ingredient Chili |

5-Ingredient Chili — seriously, no one will ever believe this hearty chili was made with just 5 simple ingredients.

5-Ingredient Chicken Guacamole Taquitos Recipe |

5-Ingredient Chicken Guacamole Taquitos — baked instead of fried, and perfect for a party!

Miso Soup Recipe -- this classic Japanese soup is easy to make at home with just 5 ingredients! |

Miso Soup — who knew that you just needed 5 ingredients to make this tasty Japanese soup?!

5 Ingredient Italian Sausage and Kale Baked Ziti |

5-Ingredient Sausage & Kale Baked Ziti — total comfort food that’s totally delicious.

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe |

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa — one of my favorite fresh and sweet salsas.

Fresh Strawberry Margarita -- all you need are 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make these fresh and naturally-sweetened drinks!

Fresh Strawberry Margaritas — chocked full of juicy ripe strawberries, and so refreshing!

5-Ingredient Whiskey Chocolate Truffles |

5-Ingredient Whiskey Dark Chocolate Truffles — um, I think the name on this one says it all. Make some.  :)

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19 comments on “My Favorite 5-Ingredient Recipes”

  1. Wow. What an amazing list of recipes!!! And all need just 5 ingredients. The pictures are so perfect, I bet it tempts all the readers to try them all. Starting the article with refreshing tropical smoothie is a good thinking or might just be a coincidence.. :-P

    • Thanks Kavita — definitely let us know what you think of whatever you try! :)

  2. So many yummy looking recipies!! Although, the last one still must be my favourite, need to try it soon!

  3. I’m just starting to try to improve my cooking skills and I think our 5 ingredient recipes will be a great place to start! 

    Thanks for sharing!


  4. 5 ingredients is the way to go for this hungry, hungry man. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. 

  5. What a fantastic collection of super simple 5 ingredient recipes. This is definitely a keeper!

  6. Thanks for all the amazing recipes. Definitely going to try the last one. ?

  7. YUM! Love this post and how simple and tasty everything looks! Craving those taquitos right about now :)

  8. yum everything looks so delicious..

  9. This recipe is amazing!  For a busy mom of 3 girls whose partner is overseas most of the time, this easy meal is miraculous.  I stuck to the 5 simple ingredients since it was my first time using this recipe and WOW!  Delicious!  I used the Fast Cook method in my crock pot, cooking for 4 hours on HIGH.  My girls’ ballet schedule put my time off so I reduced the heat to LOW and kept it going for another hour.  It was perfect.  It’s not often my kids ask for seconds and BEG to have it for dinner the following evening.  Thank you so much for your incredible recipes!  You warmed our hearts and our tummies this last week!

    • Thank you Laura! We’re not sure which recipe you’re referring to, but we’re happy to hear you and your family enjoyed it! :D

  10. For me the strangest recipe is that mango salad with onions. It will be a real challenge for me. Thanks for sharing those recipes. i will definitely try them one by one :)

  11. I’ve never tried miso soup before, seems easy to make :)

  12. I love, love, love the Five-Ingredient White Bean Chicken Chili recipe! Every time I make it for someone, they ask for the recipe. It’s always delish and oh-so easy!