If you’ve ever opened your fridge and found it shockingly sparse with no time to head to the grocery store, you’re not alone. We can all relate to the feeling of trying to build a meal out of the scant ingredients we have left and drawing a blank. On Guy’s Grocery Games, contestants face a similar dilemma when they’re challenged to create a meal out of five ingredients or less. But, before you pick up your phone and order delivery for the fifth time this week (be honest), channel your inner Grocery Games competitor, and create one of these easy recipes that use five ingredients or less.
Greek Dakos Toast
This fresh, light Greek dish is perfect for any meal of the day and can be dressed up with proteins of your choice, from eggs to chicken. Or leave it as-is and enjoy this herby, salty treat that uses only bread, tomatoes, feta, oregano and olive oil.
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Slow Cooker Beef Bolognese
There is nothing like a hearty, warm meal that doesn’t require hours of prep work. This take on the classic dish only requires an onion, marinara or tomato sauce, ground beef, chicken broth or dry red wine and olive oil.
Sheet Pan Steak Supper
This set-it-and-forget-it dish will wow you. Using only red and yellow peppers, red onion, cherry tomatoes, steak and seasonings of your choice, it’s the perfect option for anyone trying to use up their produce before it goes bad (we’ve all been there).
Filipino Cheese Lumpia
Meet your new favourite food. Using only mozzarella, spring roll wrappers, water, and neutral oil, this warm, cheesy treat is quite possibly the easiest (and most satisfying) recipe on this list.
Strawberry Chia Frozen Yogurt Pops
Dessert is a notoriously ingredient-heavy course, but it doesn’t have to be! These sweet, creamy pops are made with strawberries, chia seeds, Balkan-style or Greek yogurt, honey and vanilla extract, and are loaded with enough good stuff that you can even have one for breakfast if you want to.
Doughnuts in only three ingredients? No, you’re not dreaming. These delectable doughnuts are made using eggs, flour and, of course, nutella. They’re almost too easy, because you’ll never want to stop making them once you’ve tried them.
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Kimchi Chicken Patties
Using only ground chicken, kimchi and tamari or soy sauce, these patties can be enjoyed on their own, served in a bun on burger night, or as part of a rice bowl.
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Sfenj (Moroccan Doughnuts)
Now that you’ve made one doughnut recipe, try this one, and see for yourself which you prefer. This recipe uses yeast, sugar, water, flour and sea salt, and is the perfect vehicle for the toppings of your choice (we recommend honey, cinnamon, or powdered sugar).
Tomato, Mozzarella And Pesto Sandwiches
This unbelievably easy recipe makes for a hearty lunch or dinner. Simply combine mozzarella, pesto, and tomatoes on a ciabatta bun (or whatever bread you have) and enjoy a fresh taste of Italian-inspired cuisine.
Chai Creme Brulee
These individual-sized desserts are so good, your dinner party guests will never believe that they only use four ingredients. A simple but oh-so-delicious combination of heavy cream, chai, egg yolks and sugar, this dish is fancy without eating up all of your time.