Recipes with 5 Ingredients or less

Check out these 28 healthy recipes that are all made with 5 ingredients or less. Quick to make with simple ingredients you'll find something you love here!

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All of these easy recipes are made with 5 ingredients or less. Quick to make with simple ingredients, you’ll find something you love here! From smoothies to desserts and mains and snacks, these made from scratch recipes are all simple, delicious and healthy.

Tips for making 5 ingredient recipes

  1. Use good quality ingredients. These simple recipes only require a small amount of ingredients, so make sure they are good quality. Use organic ingredients wherever possible and the freshest available.
  2. Gather the ingredients before you start. These recipes are quick and easy to make, I always find it so much easier to grab your ingredients before you start cooking, so everything you need is ready on hand. It also makes you feel more confident while cooking having ingredients prepped.
  3. Read the recipe twice before you start cooking. This will get you familiar with the steps so you know the process and what to expect next.
  4. Clean as you go. I always find it best to take breaks in between prepping and cooking to clean up around me. This is especially great when you’re waiting for water to boil or something to simmer. It will save time and stress later.

Easy 5 ingredient recipes

These recipes are perfect for anyone who might be running low on ingredients before a next grocery run or anyone who might be looking for some budget friendly meals to feed a family. We can all use simple recipes with minimal ingredients on busy weekdays, and these are some of my favorites:

Breakfast recipes with 5 ingredients

Close up shot of steel cut oatmeal topped with banana, strawberries and coconut

5-ingredients mains dishes

Tuna pasta with garlic and lemon

Desserts made with only 5 ingredients

3 Ingredient Peanut butter Cookies on a gray plate

Snacks with 5 ingredients or less

Cream cheese fruit dip surrounded by raspberries, clementines, pineapples, green apples, blueberries and blackberries

Hope these easy recipes with 5 ingredients or less are helpful in making mealtime and snack time a breeze. It’s amazing how much flavor and nutrition can be packed into a dish made with such minimal ingredients!

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If you try any of these easy 5 ingredient recipes or have more suggestions, I’d love to hear from you! And if you snapped some shots, share it with me on Instagram so I can repost on my stories!

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