When you don’t have time (or money) for crazy, intense recipes, just use these insanely easy 5-ingredients-or-fewer recipes. 

1. Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge

candy, sweet, chocolate, peanut, butter, peanut butter

Mix PB (or another nut butter) with coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. Then freeze! Get the recipe here.

2. Pizzadillas

cheese, pizza
Trissa Gurney

Five ingredients = the tasty love child of pizza and a quesadilla. Get the recipe here.

3. Pumpkin Butter Pecan Gingersnap Rolls

pastry, bread, sweet, cake, dough
Eva Reynolds

Grab your pecans, gingersnaps, and pumpkin butter and roll it all in some dough. Get the recipe here.

4. Bacon Egg Cups

bacon, egg
Daniel Schuleman

Your mornings could be so much better if you made these. Get the recipe here.

5. Banana Oatmeal Cookies

cake, pork, cookie, oatmeal cookie, beef, sweet, meat
Daniel Schuleman

Instant oatmeal and a ripe banana create this cookie masterpiece. Get the recipe here.

6. Broccoli Cheddar Soup

broth, garlic, broccoli, parsley, vegetable, bread, cream, soup
Parisa Soraya

Heat onions, broccoli, and vegetable stock in a pot on the stove. Add cheese and evaporated milk and let the flavors meld together. Get the recipe here.

7. Coconut Macaroons

candy, cookie, macaroon, chocolate, dairy product, cake, pastry, sweet
Gabby Phi

Combine condensed milk with coconut flakes and roll into little balls. Pop them in the oven and enjoy. Get the recipe here.

8. Tandoori Chicken

pork, meat, chicken, rice
David Cui

Marinate a chicken breast in a yogurt and spice mixture for a flavorful Indian-inspired meal. Get the recipe here.

9. Apple Sauce

vegetable, pork, sauce, beef, meat, apple
Kendra Valkema

Cook apples with water (and cinnamon if you want), mash them up, and refrigerate. Get the recipe here.

10. Chai Pancakes

sweet, cake, pastry, pancake, jam, cream, dairy product, chocolate, butter, bread
Alexander Furuya

Just add oil, honey, and a cup of milky chai tea to some pancake mix. Get the recipe here.

11. Cuban Panini

toast, lettuce, bacon, bread, ham, cheese, sandwich
Bernard Wen

Cuban panini perfection has never been so achievable. Get the recipe here.

12. Apple Pie Crescent Bites

Hunter Siegrist

Crescent dough with a little butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and apples never looked so good. Get the recipe here.

13. Chocolate Truffles

chocolate, sweet, candy, nutmeg, cocoa, truffle
Ryl Johann Dorado

Cream cheese and chocolate are all you need for these bad boys. Get the recipe here.

14. Maple Smoked Pork Chops

vegetable, pork chop, sauce, barbecue, beef, steak, meat, pork
Hannah Lin

Rub some smokehouse seasoning and brown sugar on a pork chop, and you’ve got yourself a meal. Get the recipe here.

15. Mini Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

sweet, pastry, cinnamon, cake, dough, cinnamon roll, bread, bun
Hunter Siegrist

A little crescent dough, pumpkin, brown sugar, and cinnamon goes a long way. Get the recipe here.

16. Greens and a Fried Egg

egg yolk, asparagus, vegetable, spinach, egg
Amanda Shulman

Lunch or breakfast? You decide. Get the recipe here.

17. Banana Pancakes

sweet, pancake
Daniel Schuleman

Simply mix together an egg and a banana for your new all-time favorite breakfast. Get the recipe here.

18. Chocolate Mousse

chocolate, cream, mousse, chocolate mousse, milk, dairy product, ice, sweet, chocolate ice cream
Jeanne Kessira

Melt the chocolate with water, chill it, and whip. It ~literally~ couldn’t be easier. Get the recipe here.

19. Banana Ice Cream

chocolate, dairy product, sweet, cream, milk
Katie Walsh

Yeah, you heard us. ONE INGREDIENT. Get the banana ice cream recipe here.

20. Vegan Pie Crust

pudding, crust, cake, pumpkin, cream, pastry, sweet, pie
Sharpay Zhang

Mix together flour, oil, ice water, and salt for a foolproof vegan pie crust. Get the recipe here.

21. Cake Batter Milkshake

cappuccino, smoothie, dairy, ice, yogurt, milkshake, sweet, cream, coffee, milk
Andrea Kang

Blend together cookie dough ice cream, milk, cake mix, and cocoa powder for the milkshake of a lifetime. Get the recipe here.

22. Hummus (with a kick)

toast, bread
Parisa Soraya

Add paprika to this homemade hummus for an extra punch of spice. Get the recipe here.

23. Boozy Brunch Muffins


Bisquick, sugar, and beer. Best muffins EVER. Get the recipe here.

24. Bacon Hash

parsley, onion, potato onion, pepper, meat, vegetable
Devon Carlson

Some potatoes, onions, bacon, and butter can go a long way. Get the recipe here.

25. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

milk chocolate, cream, fudge, milk, sweet, candy, chocolate
Rachel Conners

Mix together peanut butter, melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, and powdered sugar. Chill in fridge and top with melted chocolate. Get the recipe here.

26. Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

truffle, coffee, sweet, candy, chocolate
Emily Hu

Your two favorite things, now in one delicious bite-size ball. Get the recipe here.

27. Chilaquiles

bacon, scrambled, vegetable, pasta, cheese, tomato, meat, sauce
Emily Kim

Change up your eggs with tortilla chips, cheese, and hot sauce. Get the recipe here.