A long list of ingredients and complex step are a gateway to messed up kitchen and a difficult dish. With the least number of ingredients being used, such dishes can be prepared which only satisfy your hunger but are also prepared within minutes.
Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese
Mac ‘n’ cheese is among the most commonly eaten dish by independent individuals and it is also the king of comfort foods. With dried macaroni mixed with heavy cream and a great amount of cheddar and parmesan cheese, the dish is prepared within 8-10 minutes. The molten cheese, seasoned with salt and pepper provide the required taste, while adding a heavy dose of sriracha sauce (optional) gives a saucy touch to the dish.
Five Ingredient Chili
This dish is the easiest way to a chili lovers’ heart. Combining the beef with canned beans and chili powder provides the dish with a fiery taste, while tomatoes with green chilies, white onion and toppings like cheese and sour cream with cilantro complete it. Substitutes of beef like turkey or any form of meat may be used.
5-Ingredient BBQ Chicken-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Apart from being super easy, the dish can be prepared within minutes and when served fresh, it is a treat to the taste buds. Baking the chicken and sweet potato take the maximum time in the dish preparation as the rest comprises of merely grilling vegetables and cabbages and filling the potato skin. Seasoning the dish with barbecue sauce, makes the dish a fulfilling meal for at least 2 individuals.
Quick and Easy Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna
The combination of melty mozzarella cheese with the two layers of ravioli and lasagna base, makes the dish a perfect treat for weekend dinners. Topping the dish with Italian sausages, spinach and marinara sauce provides the dish with perfect texture and taste. The rich-flavored dish is perfect for a midnight treat and can be served on weekend parties as well.
Easy Three-Ingredient Tomato Soup
Tomato soups are an instant favorite in cold, chilly weather and are often served at the dinner tables. The butter, onion and tomato paste are responsible for the smooth texture of the dish while the proper blending of the ingredients with water or broth makes the dish creamier. The three-ingredient recipe is the easiest recipe for tomato soup which makes a deadly combination with buttered garlic bread on the dinner table.
Pasta with Tomatoes, Basil, and Garlic
Pasta is one of the crowd-pleasing dishes which come in varying forms and tastes. Making pasta with merely three ingredients is no less than an art in the kitchen. Pasta, cherry tomatoes, garlic cloves and basil leaves when baked and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil give the ingredients a ripe taste. Cooking the tomatoes in a large pot of water and adding them along with basil leaves into the pasta, adds the final touches to the dish.
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Spicy chicken wrapped in corn tortillas with the spiciest sauce available are a must on taco night, however, a time-consuming recipe can prove to be a hassle. This 4 ingredient chicken fajitas are a quick save for the taco night. Baked bell peppers, onions and chicken are drizzled with olive oil and wrapped in tortillas before they are put into the oven. The toppings which complement the tortilla wraps include guacamole, Pico de Gallo, cilantro, shredded cheese, cilantro, lime wedges, sour cream, beans, rice and shredded lettuce.
Butternut Squash Soup
The Butternut Squash Soup is another easy soup recipe which may be served as a starter for the dinner. The unique combination of butter, onion and squash is the essence of the dish. The soup is mainly served with a drizzle of cream and pepitas in order to enhance its buttery taste and smooth texture. Unlike conventional soups, the starter cannot be consumed with garlic bread, due to the abundant butter present in it.
Instead of opting for an extensive and difficult recipe for manicotti, the use of tubular pasta and string cheese prove to be a valid shortcut. The tubular pasta once boiled properly, is stuffed with a solid piece of string cheese. Coating the pasta with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese before baking it, provides the dish with its unique and exotic flavor. The use of a whole string cheese piece may seem a bit crazy but the cheese fits perfectly into the hollow part of the pasta.
5 Ingredients Pumpkin Alfredo
Unlike the usual alfredo pasta, this recipe does not make use of just the conventional ingredients but instead presents the dish with a unique, mouth watering flavor. Fettuccine egg pasta is tossed in a mixture of garlic cloves, onion, heavy whipped cream and pumpkin paste until the mixture thickens. The pumpkin puree is the unique ingredient used as the puree provides the pasta with a sharp yet tangy flavor to the dish.