When you’re cooking on a busy day, the last thing you want to do is put together a complicated meal. But this doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor — easy recipes don’t have to be boring or bland. We’ve put together our favorite five-ingredient recipes, from breakfast to dinner, that are guaranteed to delight your loved ones.
Packed with flavor and feistiness, these simple meals and snacks don’t need a bunch of unusual fixings or extra toppings to make your tastebuds sing. So go ahead and give yourself a break — a very yummy break indeed.
Scroll down to see some of the best recipes with five ingredients or less, then click on the circular buttons below your favorite image to share it instantly with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest!
Simple Grilled Salmon Recipe
4-Ingredient White Wine and Herb Grilled Salmon
Four ingredients and 35 minutes is all it takes to turn basic salmon fillets into an irresistible meal.
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Garlicky Lemon Chicken
5-Ingredient Garlicky Lemon Chicken
In just three easy steps, you can have this zesty dinner ready on the table.
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Classic Deviled Eggs
5-Ingredient Classic Deviled Eggs
This low-carb appetizer combines mayo and Dijon mustard for a nice little kick.
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4-Ingredient Celeriac Puree
This creamy, flavorful puree is made from healthy celery root.
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3-Ingredient Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes
Chock-full of filling fiber and good fats, these hotcakes will give you the boost of energy you need in the morning.
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Chef Salad Skewers
5-Ingredient Chef Salad Skewers
Portable and customizable, this simple skewer recipe is perfect for a group.
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3-Ingredient Keto Egg Cups
These egg cups keep in the fridge for up to four days, so you can make them ahead of time and have a healthy breakfast prepared for the work week.
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Salmon With Cajun Wedges
5-Ingredient Salmon With Cajun Fries
This recipe can be whipped up with items you probably already have in your kitchen.
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Pesto Chicken With Grilled Zucchini
5-Ingredient Pesto Chicken With Grilled Zucchini
Need a healthy dinner you can throw together at the end of the day? This simple recipe has you covered.
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5-Ingredient Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon
Dressed up with smoky bacon, sautéed onions, and a bit of butter, this side dish is guaranteed to please.
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5-Ingredient Mashed Pumpkin
Take a break from traditional mashed potatoes with this simple and delicious mashed pumpkin dish.
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Smoked Salmon Roll Ups
3-Ingredient Smoked Salmon Roll-Ups
This yummy app feels indulgent, but it's surprisingly light.
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Creamy Potato Cauliflower Mash
5-Ingredient Creamy Potato-Cauliflower Mash
Chicken broth and thyme give these lightened-up spuds a rich savoriness with minimal calories.
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Keto Bread Recipe Squashbread 1
2-Ingredient Keto 'Squashbread'
No, you're not dreaming. This keto bread recipe only requires two things: squash and eggs.
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Lemon Scallion Quinoa Pilaf
5-Ingredient Lemon-Scallion Quinoa Pilaf
This protein-packed supergrain tastes extra decadent, thanks to a bright, buttery dressing.
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Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe Parmesan
5-Ingredient Parmesan-Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms
Pureed artichoke hearts and a light sprinkling of cheese create a velvety filling without need for heavy cream.
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Brazil Nut Bars With Carob Dates And Orange Zest
4-Ingredient Paleo Nut Bars
Naturally sweetened with superfoods like dates and carob, these bars are packed full of energy and make a great healthy dessert or snack.
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Lemon Cheesecake Cannoli
3-Ingredient Lemon Cheesecake Cannolis
Recreate your favorite classic Italian dessert in no time at all with this quick shortcut using store-bought ingredients.
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Almond Joy Fudge
5-Ingredient Almond Joy Fudge
These bars are made with all-natural ingredients, including nutritious superfoods like dark chocolate, almonds, and coconut.
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5 Ingredient Choc Smash Cake
5-Ingredient Chocolate Smash Cake
This dessert is almost too pretty to smash open — almost.
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