5 Ingredient Recipes

Don’t be limited by a lack of ingredients! Each of these are just 5 ingredient recipes and don’t require a lengthy list of items to make. Breakfast, dinner, sides, or desserts—we have it all!

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Collage of 5 ingredient recipes

SPare a Trip to the Store!

Don’t want a grocery list that’s a mile long? Better yet, you might even be able to skip a trip to the grocery store altogether!

I have collected some delicious 5 ingredient recipes, most of which are items and supplies that you probably already have in your pantry.

From breakfast to dinner to a late night treat, I know you’ll be able to find something delicious you can easily whip up.

Pigs in a blanket that only require 5 ingredients

Tips for these Recipes

Be sure to read the recipe notes. Many of these recipes include variations and substitutions that you can use. For example, you might come across a recipe for beef tacos, but instead of using ground beef you could easily substitute it with pork or chicken.

Or maybe you have ingredients to make rice krispie treats, expect for a box of rice krispies. Just use different cereal such as chex mix or lucky charms. Be creative with the supplies that you have and I think you’ll find that you can make more recipes than you thought.  

The posts also have other helpful tips and storage information. I especially love when a recipe can be frozen for later. Since you’re already making the dish, it’s super cost and time efficient to double the recipe and have a meal for another day.

Note: I do want to note that in some recipes there may be more than 5 ingredients listed. Either the extra ingredients are optional and are not required in making a completed dish, or they are basic kitchen staples like salt and oil.

5 Ingredient Breakfast Recipes

5 Ingredient Breakfast Recipes

Just because these recipes only have a handful of ingredients doesn’t mean they’re not hearty!

Every single one of these recipes either has eggs, breakfast meats, or other protein to make them filling enough to start your day off right.

Protein Pancakes Recipe
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! These protein packed pancakes are your new favorite recipe. Fluffy, healthy, and incredibly delicious!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Biscuits and Gravy Recipe
This CLASSIC Biscuits and Gravy recipe is one everyone knows and loves! Delicious buttery biscuits smothered in a homemade sausage gravy! It only takes a few simple ingredients and is perfect for breakfast (dinner) or a holiday morning!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 18 votes
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Biscuit Egg Casserole Recipe
A delicious Biscuit Egg Casserole recipe filled with biscuits, cheese, eggs and sausage, and takes only minutes to throw together! This breakfast casserole is a family favorite for weekends and holidays!
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.81 from 41 votes
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Buttermilk Syrup Recipe
Pour this delicious homemade buttermilk syrup over pancakes, waffles, and crepes. It only takes 5 ingredients, and 5 minutes to make!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Breakfast Burrito Recipe
Looking for a great on-the-go hot breakfast? Try these breakfast burritos! Load them up with all your favorite fixings, and even make them ahead of time for a quick and easy morning meal!
5 from 9 votes
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German Pancake Recipe
German Pancakes - a breakfast family favorite recipe we love to make! They're EASY and light and fluffy too!!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.9 from 39 votes
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Bacon Breakfast Pizza Recipe
This Bacon Breakfast Pizza is a cheesy breakfast recipe topped with eggs, bacon and your favorite breakfast ingredients! It's simple, quick and is easily customized based off of your favorite morning ingredients.
Total Time: 21 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Breakfast Potato Casserole Recipe
Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole - it takes minutes to make and is delicious!! Our family loves this recipe.
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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5 Ingredient Dinner Recipes

5 Ingredient Dinner Recipes

The last thing you want to do after a long day is make a dinner that uses a laundry list full of ingredients.

These recipes are filling, flavorful, and will leave your family plenty satisfied without a copious amount of work.

Beef Flautas Recipe
Tortillas filled with meat and cheese and fried to perfection! Crispy, flavorful flautas are a delicious dinner for everyone!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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Cafe Rio Chicken Recipe
Copycat Cafe Rio Shredded Chicken - a simple and delicious chicken recipe that is perfect for salads, burritos, quesadillas and tacos!
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
5 from 16 votes
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Refried Beans Recipe
Get perfectly creamy restaurant style refried beans by adding just THREE extra ingredients to your canned beans! These refried beans are perfect served as a dip, side, or filling for burritos and tacos!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Green Chili Chicken Recipe
Green chili chicken is an easy and delicious recipe filled with spices, cheese and green chili sauce guaranteeing it will become a new favorite in no time.
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Bruschetta Chicken Recipe
A Simple And DELICIOUS Way To Cook Chicken! Marinating The Chicken Breasts In Italian Dressing And Topping Them With Cheese, Tomatoes, Olive Oil, And Basil Adds SO Much Flavor!
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Pot Roast Recipe
This Crock Pot Roast Recipe is one of our favorite Sunday dinners. It takes only 3 minutes of prep time and then the slow cooker does the rest! The chuck roast ends up being SO tender and full of flavor from the brown gravy, Italian, and ranch dressing mix! 
Total Time: 7 hours 5 minutes
4.82 from 16 votes
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Pigs in a Blanket Recipe
A yummy lunch, dinner, or snack idea for the whole family! Homemade pigs in a blanket with delicious crescent dough and a sprinkling of sesame seeds on top!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Mini Corn Dog Muffins Recipe
Mini Corn Dog Muffins - mini corn muffins stuffed with cheese and hot dogs. The kids loved this dinner recipe!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Fry Bread Recipe
Delicious Homemade Fry Bread - aka "Navajo Tacos" or "Indian Bread" - one of the best recipes you'll ever try! Pillows of dough fried until it's a little crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside. Make it sweet or savory!
Total Time: 23 minutes
4.29 from 21 votes
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Pizza Casserole Recipe
A quick, easy and delicious dinner idea that the whole family will love. Prepped in 5 minutes and made in under 30 minutes!
5 from 9 votes
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Ground Beef Tacos Recipe
One of our favorite versions of tacos - ground beef tacos!! They're filled with meat and cheese, fried until golden and topped with lettuce and tomatoes.
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe
Flavorful and tender Lemon Pepper Chicken is simple and requires just a few ingredients. Served on its own or over rice, this buttery chicken dish is perfect any night of the week for a simple, quick dinner idea.
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe
Chicken breast halves covered in basil pesto, baked with mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. So easy, but SO delicious!
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.82 from 11 votes
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Sopa de Fideo Recipe
This quick, simple and delicious Sopa (soup) de fideo is a family favorite. It's also cheesy and flavorful! Just 5 Ingredients and you'll have dinner in no time. 
5 from 8 votes
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5 Ingredient Side Dishes

5 Ingredient Side Dishes

Sides should NOT be complicated, especially not more complicated than the main dish!

That’s why we love these side dishes specifically. Most of these are a vegetable with the addition of some seasonings or sauces to easily dress them up.

Homemade Baked Beans Recipe
This Homemade Baked Beans recipe is a must-have at all of our BBQ's.  It's such a simple and easy recipe, requires only FIVE ingredients, and cooks in the crock pot. 
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
4.91 from 11 votes
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Roasted Vegetables Recipe
Simple, flavorful, and healthy roasted vegetables that take less than 10 minutes of prep work! Nothing beats yummy veggies roasted in the oven!
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Homemade Croutons Recipe
This homemade croutons recipe will make you want to never use store bought croutons again! Only a few ingredients and simple steps to make these crispy, crunchy salad toppings.
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Delicious Candied Sweet Potatoes - a simple and tasty side dish that will be a family favorite! Soft sweet potatoes mixed with butter, brown sugar, water, salt and pepper.
Total Time: 18 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Baked Parmesan Potatoes Recipe
Simple and Delicious Baked Parmesan Potatoes recipe - the PERFECT side dish! Cubed potatoes seasoned with olive oil, parmesan cheese, ranch dry mix, garlic pepper, and salt.
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.5 from 2 votes
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Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe
You only need FOUR ingredients to whip up a batch of these golden and flaky buttermilk biscuits. Enjoy them on their own, with a dollop of jam, or smothered in gravy!
Total Time: 22 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Easy Yeast Roll Recipe
These easy yeast rolls can be made in under an hour with just 4 ingredients! With how quick and simple they are, they will become your new go-to dinner rolls.
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Easy Bread Recipe
This extremely easy bread recipe only requires FIVE ingredients to make two delicious loaves of homemade bread. Whether you're a bread beginner or a pro baker, you'll love this simple recipe!
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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5 Ingredient Treats

5 Ingredient Treats

Maybe you have last minute company coming over, or maybe you’re craving a late night treat.

Either way, it’s not the time for a fancy dessert with a million random spices and the like. But don’t underestimate the sweet flavor these recipes contain regardless of their simplicity!

Peanut Butter No Bake Cookie Recipe
Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies combine two cookie classics - No Bake Cookies + Peanut Butter Cookies. The combo of the two make a delicious, simple cookie recipe that is perfect for anyone who loves peanut butter treats.
Total Time: 11 minutes
4.85 from 13 votes
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Puppy Chow Recipe
Our Favorite Puppy Chow Recipe!! So easy to make-which includes chex cereal, powdered sugar, & yummy melted peanut butter and chocolate chips!!
Total Time: 12 minutes
4.86 from 7 votes
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Candied Pecans Recipe
Want your house to smell like a big holiday hug? Make these candied pecans and get ready for the tastiest smell to fill your home!
5 from 6 votes
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Jello Poke Cake Recipe
I Love Jello Poke Cake! I Went With Raspberry Here, But You Can Easily Make A Cherry Or A Strawberry Poke Cake.
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.87 from 23 votes
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Orange Julius Recipe
Copycat Orange Julius recipe - takes just a minute to make and is a favorite family treat! Ingredients include frozen orange juice concentrate, milk, sugar, vanilla, water, and ice cubes to make this refreshing drink!
Total Time: 2 minutes
4.72 from 25 votes
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Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe
The BEST Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe. This Simple, Smooth And Fudgy Cake Is Sure To Get Rave Reviews And Is A Great Cake To Add To Your Favorite Go-To Desserts.
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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Caramel Apple Dip recipe
The creamiest and most delicious Caramel Apple Dip you'll ever find. Just a few ingredients are required, but dark brown sugar and sweetened condensed milk make this recipe out of this world and a crowd pleaser at any get together.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Easy Buckeyes Recipe
This recipe is for all the peanut butter and chocolate lovers out there! These Easy Buckeyes consist of a delicious peanut butter mixture, frozen and dipped in melted chocolate. SO easy (only 5 ingredients!!) yet SO delicious!
Total Time: 43 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
Ooey gooey Rice Krispies Treats that are so scrumptious you won't be able to eat just one! Loaded with butter and melted marshmallows in every bite, this is our go-to recipe for making this classic treat!
5 from 5 votes
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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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