Five Ingredient Recipes Weekend

Chicken supreme
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This weekend, feed your family and guests well with recipes that use just five ingredients. Don't be fooled by the title—we're not using five ingredients for the whole weekend! All of the recipes in these menus use five ingredients or less. And remember, if you'd like, you can also add more ingredients to these recipes. Add more vegetables or fruits to the main dishes or salads, add more spices to the tomato salsa, add crumbled cookies to the Apricot Fool. Just have fun in the kitchen!

Your grocery list will be shorter, time spent in the kitchen is cut way down, and you'll have more time, energy, and money to have fun! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the extra time you've created by using these super simple recipes.

Friday Dinner

  • Crock Pot Chicken Supreme
    This comforting and easy recipe is the perfect way to end a tough week. You won't believe the wonderful aromas that will greet you as you walk into your house.
  • Nectarine Coleslaw
    If you can't find good nectarines, you can substitute peaches or mangoes. Try the canned versions of these fruits if all else fails; they're wonderful.
  • Garlic and Parmesan Knots
    This super simple bread recipe is full of flavor; have your kids make it while you relax!
  • Fruit Fool
    This delicious and super easy dessert uses just three ingredients! You can use any flavor pie filling you'd like.


Saturday Breakfast

  • Freeze Ahead Breakfast Pizza
    You don't have to freeze these little pizzas - just bake them as soon as they're assembled. But to be really efficient, make a bunch, freeze most for a fast breakfast in the future, and bake and eat some this morning.
  • orange juice, milk, coffee
  • Melon Salad
    This delicious and fresh salad is so easy to make, and the flavor combination is fantastic.


Saturday Lunch

  • Speedy Veggie Wraps
    Use your favorite deli vegetable salad in this super-fast recipe. You could also use coleslaw mix combine with your favorite dressing.
  • sparkling water, milk, tea
  • pear, and apple slices
  • Cashew Cookies
    This three-ingredient cookie recipe is one of the easiest ever. Have fun with your kids and make this after breakfast!


Saturday Dinner

  • Meatball Casserole
    This rich casserole recipe is very heartwarming and so easy to make. Enjoy!
  • Caramelized Onion Focaccia
    I adore the flavor of caramelized onions; they are so sweet and nutty. And on purchased Boboli bread, topped with cheese - there's nothing better!
  • Simple Spinach Salad
    This wonderful salad recipe, with its cool and creamy sweet dressing, is very delicious.
  • Fastest Cheesecake
    You can use regular sweetened condensed milk in this easy recipe, but the chocolate is so delicious! Top it with some canned pie filling and whipped cream.


Sunday Brunch

  • Ham and Egg Cups
    Your children can prepare this delicious entree recipe while you finish reading the paper. I love the combination of textures and flavors in this great recipe.
  • orange juice, milk, coffee
  • grapefruit halves


Sunday Dinner

  • Crock Pot Wild Rice Pilaf
    This tender and nutty side dish is the perfect complement to the rich and tender fish and fresh salsa.
  • Roasted Asparagus
    This is a fabulous way to prepare fresh asparagus. If you can't find any, use green beans instead.