600 Five Ingredients or Less Recipes

Fast and Delicious

Spaghetti w/ basil and tomatoes

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When you cut right to the chase, the best way to save time in the kitchen is to reduce the number of ingredients in each recipe. That automatically limits the time you spend measuring, washing, chopping, stirring, and grating for any recipe. This collection of more than 550 five ingredient recipes proves the point—and they're all delicious.

Many of these recipes use convenience foods; such as spaghetti sauce or Alfredo sauce, or a frozen vegetable combination. Those ingredients save even more time, since you don't have to prepare them before you start cooking.

Of course, you can certainly add more ingredients to any recipe, as your tastes, budget, and time allows. In fact, that's an excellent way to expand your repertoire - look through your favorite five ingredient recipes and see how many you can make your own with the judicious addition of an ingredient or two. When you do make a change, be sure to write down what you added so you can reproduce the recipe the next time.

We would add more veggies to the main dish and salad recipes, more fruits when appropriate, and more seasonings of the types you like. You can also change the vegetables, cheeses, and pasta used in these recipes. Don't be afraid to experiment with cooking recipes, since they can handle changes and still turn out. Baking recipes are different; don't change those or you may risk a disaster.

Enjoy these recipes and spend less time in the kitchen this week and forever!

600 Five Ingredient Recipes