Is your refrigerator looking bare and your pantry supply running low? Never worry! You don’t need complicated recipes and dozens of ingredients to prepare a satisfying and tasty meal. From omelettes to penne pecorino, you have to try these simple and delicious dishes that use five ingredients or less in addition to salt, pepper and oil.
Cacio e Pepe: Reloaded
This classic Italian comfort food dish is so simple to make, yet so satisfying. All you need is your favourite spaghetti, salt and pepper and a mix of grated Parmesan and Pecorino Romano for a quick lunch, dinner or late night snack. Skip the usual spaghetti or penne and make one of these easy stuffed pasta recipes that start with store-bought noodles.
French Omelette With Cheese and Chives
This simple omelette filled with your choice of grated Gruyere or fontina is topped with finely chopped fresh chives and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt before serving. Once you’ve mastered the basic recipe, feel free to add other fillings like mushrooms, spinach or even ham.
5-Ingredient Instant Pot® Mac and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is a family favourite and by using the popular multi-purpose kitchen gadget, you can have creamy mac and cheese ready in no time with this five-ingredient, one-pot recipe. For more meal prep ideas, try out these Instant Pot recipes for quicker dinners.
Veggie and Quinoa Collard Wraps
Instead of a tortilla or pita, why not make your wrap with bright green collard leaves? Fill each one with cooked quinoa, hummus and an assortment of chopped vegetables for a protein-packed lunch.
With only five ingredients and less than 30 minutes of prep time, this recipe from Ree Drummond’s kitchen will help you get lunch or dinner on the table with minimal effort. What really sets this pasta apart from cacio e pepe is the addition of caramelized yellow onions for a deeper flavour.
Tomato, Mozzarella and Pesto Sandwiches
Ree Drummond takes the ingredients of a Caprese salad and adds them to a ciabatta roll for a quick and delicious sandwich. In place of fresh basil, spread prepared pesto on the bread and then add slices of tomato and mozzarella. If you prefer your bread toasted and the cheese melted, pop the sandwich into a panini press before serving.