Five Minute Recipes

Easy gazpacho


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These wonderful and delicious five minute recipes are super quick and easy. But they don't have to be boring! With judicious use of convenience foods and premade products, you can make some fabulous meals in almost no time.

Most of these recipes require no cooking, because I don't know of any baked recipes that only take five minutes in the oven. Some use the microwave. Remember that you can substitute ham or roast beef for chicken; bell peppers for peas or corn; broccoli for asparagus; and on and on and on. Use your favorite foods to make these delicious recipes your own.

You do need to manage your time well when making these five minute recipes, but if they take you six or seven minutes to make, what's the difference? The point is you can feed your family well in very little time with very little fuss. Enjoy these easy recipes.

Five Minute Recipes

  • Easy Chicken Pesto Sandwiches
    Just five ingredients, plus sandwich buns, make these tasty little sandwiches quick to make.
  • Walnut Honey Spread
    For a fabulous topping on bagels or toasted bread or English muffins, try this simple and elegant recipe.
  • Asian Chicken Salad
    The deli and the grocery store are the resources for the ingredients for this wonderful recipe. Buy fried chicken from the deli and cube it, including some of the crispy skin in each piece for even more flavor.
  • Pantry Gazpacho
    This five minute recipe is made with canned tomatoes, corn, and green beans, canned tomato juice, and canned salad shrimp. But it has a wonderful fresh taste and is ready in a flash.
  • Almost Instant Ice Cream
    You really can (and should) eat this delicious ice cream the second it's made.
  • Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate
    This could be a 2 minute recipe if you use a purchased chocolate sauce! But the homemade variety is so good and only takes an additional minute or two.
  • Crisp Tuna Salad
    When I was little I loved those potato sticks that come in a can. Things haven't changed that much - I still love them, especially in this delicious five minute recipe.
  • Broccoli Slaw Wraps
    Dijon mustard is the secret ingredient in this tasty and super fast recipe.
  • Easiest Chicken Salad
    And yes, this really is the easiest salad. But it's still packed with flavor.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake in a Cup
    If you want to make this recipe often, keep a box of cake mix in your pantry marked just for this treat. Put the dry mix in a heavy duty plastic bag and seal it, then put it back into the cake box. This super simple recipe is so good for a quick snack.
  • Chicken Pesto Croissant Sandwich
    Croissants make any sandwich spread taste better, and the presentation of this sandwich is so pretty. This is a good sandwich for lunch boxes.
  • Microwave Omelet in a Cup
    Have a hot and delicious breakfast in five minutes! Add your favorite veggies and cheeses to this super quick recipe.
  • Bologna Slaw Wrap Sandwiches
    Any type of ready to eat sausage, thinly sliced, is delicious in this wonderful wrap.
  • Cottage Cheese Sandwich Spread
    This unusual old-fashioned spread is a wonderful recipe to keep in the fridge for hungry children to make into their own sandwiches!
  • Sorbet Parfait
    It's hard to think of a dessert simpler than this one!
  • Pasta Focaccia Sandwich
    And finally, this two ingredient five minute recipe is perfect for lunch on the run.