6-Ingredients-or-Less Easy Cooking Recipes


Ok, I’m not sure this one even needs an intro because who doesn’t want easy recipes with only a few ingredients?  But, you may be asking why I went with 6 vs. 5 ingredients.  Well, whenever I looked at 5 ingredient recipes or tried to create my own, there was always just 1 more ingredient that would set it apart or take it from good to GREAT!  So, I went with it and added that amazing additional ingredient.  Of course, wherever possible, I used less ingredients so you will find here recipes ranging from 3 ingredients to 6.  Enjoy!

**Full disclosure, since salt, pepper, and olive oil areon hand in every kitchen and also vary by taste/preference, I did not include these 3 ingredients in any of the # tallys, but yet you will definitely see them present in the recipes.

Broccoli Pesto Pasta on a plate with fork in pasta. It's delicious AND good for you!  It has all of the classic pesto flavors from garlic, basil, parmesan cheese, and pine nuts.  But the flavor is a bit more mellow by adding broccoli! #broccolirecipes #pesto #pasta #easydinner #dinnerideas #familydinner
Broccoli Pesto Pasta
Mini Meatloaf Muffins on a plate with fork cutting one. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free. Parmesan gives salty and nutty flavor.  Ketchup on top cooks down into a thick, deep-flavored tangy, salty, and sweet glaze.
5-Ingredient Meatloaf Muffins
Thick & Creamy Healthy Mushroom Soup in a pot with ladle filled with earthy mushrooms, aeromatic onions, flavorful oregano, and bright chives. 
Creamy & Healthy Mushroom Soup
Closeup of Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a bowl with turmeric spice in a bowl on the side. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
Golden Corn Soup
Hand holding Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadilla triangle with melty cheese pulling. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken
Chicken & Cheese Corn Tortilla Quesadillas
Grilled Halloumi Cheese & Tomato Salad on plate. It's insanely delicious! Grilled Halloumi has a strong savory and salty flavor that is slightly creamy and incredibly addictive. Paired with my simple Tomato and Basil salad, each bite is simply heaven. #halloumi #appetizers #salads #grilling #summerfood
Grilled Halloumi Cheese & Tomato Salad
Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta on a plate and scooped up on a fork with pan in background. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan
Pancetta, Parmesan, & Pepper Pasta
Hungarian Paprika Chicken sliced on plate with Paprika Aioli drizzled on top and fork dipping a bite. The paprika gives beautiful color and a deep, peppery flavor. #chicken #easychicken #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner
Hungarian Paprika Chicken
Sesame Sweet Chili Chicken cooked and sliced on a plate with rice and cilantro. It is slightly sweet, tangy, savory, nutty, with a touch of heat. You can prepare it days ahead, it takes just minutes to prepare, minutes to cook, and everyone will love it!! #chicken #marinades #easydinner #easychicken #chickenrecipes #easysauces #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
Easy Sesame Sweet Chili Chicken
Cilantro Lime Quinoa in a bowl with spoon with lime and cilantro on counter. It's fluffy, nutty, citrusy, salty, and the perfect accompaniment for any protein or vegetable!  With just a few simple ingredients, you can make this fantastic healthier alternative to rice. #quinoa #quinoarecipes #sides #healthyfood
Cilantro Lime Quinoa
Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce over Quinoa on plate. The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lime for big bold flavors. The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion. #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes
Garlic Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce
5-Ingredient Chipotle Meatloaf sliced on white plate. This recipe adds a spicy mexican flare with Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce and Cheddar Cheese.  It's incredibly easy, incredibly moist, and incredibly delicious!  A family dinner favorite! #meatloaf #mexican #easydinner #familydinner #dinner #easyrecipes #beef
5-Ingredient Mexican Meatloaf with Chipotle Peppers
Roasted Tofu Croutons on pan. These are seasoned and toasted for the perfect addition to any salad, pasta, rice, or soup!   They get a roasted, almost nutty flavor with a salty and smoky seasoned crust with a chewy bite.  Super easy to make, low carb and great source of protein!  #croutons #salad #tofu #tofurecipes #vegetarian #plantbased #paleo
Spiced & Roasted Tofu Croutons
Creamy Olive Chicken cut on plate with fork and casserole dish in background. This is magnificently thick and creamy and infused with garlic flavor and nuttiness from the Parmesan. The best part; however, is the salty and briny flavor kick from the green olives with a little sweetness from the pimiento. #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickendinner #easydinners #easyrecipes #comfortfood #casserole
Creamy Olive Chicken Bake
Sun Dried Tomato Chicken cooked on a pan with a piece cut. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart and tangy, and hugely delicious!  When Sun dried tomatoes are rehydrated and blended, they turn into a thick and lucious sauce that coats the chicken keeping it moist and juicy when it simply bakes in the oven.  It's a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you can prepare ahead and cook quickly! #chicken #chickenrecipes #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
Easy 30-Minute Sun Dried Tomato Chicken
Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches with Sprinkles and chocolate chips stacked on top of each other. Banana Ice Cream is literally just 2 ingredients, Frozen Bananas and Almond Milk.  Add in crunchy Graham Crackers as the 3rd ingredient and you have a delicious healthy Banana Ice Cream Sandwich! 
3-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches
Lemon Basil Chicken Salad with Grapes on a plate on counter with grapes and lemon in background. This recipe is simple, but the taste is anything but simple. It has layers of flavors and textures. You get the hearty texture of the chicken, brightness from the lemon, the fresh and fragrant basil, a slight bite from the onion, and a huge juicy burst of sweetness from the grapes.
Lemon Basil Chicken Salad with Grapes
Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing in a jar on counter with basil leaves and chives on top and on the counter. This dressing with Lemon and Honey is creamy, light, savory, and a little bit sweet. It takes only minutes to make this delicious homemade dressing.  Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing is perfect for salads, for drizzling over roasted veggies, steak, chicken, or fish, and amazing for dipping fries into!!
Cream Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing
Welcome to my new favorite comfort food with a healthy twist: Cheesy Cauliflower Rice.  If Mac and Cheese met Cauliflower, fell in love and had a baby, it would be this Cheesy Cauliflower Rice. This recipe is so simple with just the flavors from the cauliflower - plus a few other things to help it come together.
Super Cheesy Cauliflower Rice
This 3-Ingredient Easy Banana Bread could not be any EASIER! It is moist, delicious, and so incredibly simple that you can whip it up in 5 minutes, then bake it in the oven.
3-Ingredient Banana Bread What? Yes, it's True!
5-Ingredient Chunky Chicken Vegetable Soup is creamy without the cream (in fact, there is no dairy at all in this dish).  It's chunky but somehow still light.  And with loads of chicken, carrots, and peas, t's full of flavor and texture even though it only has 5 ingredients.
5-Ingredient Chunky Chicken Vegetable Soup
This 5-ingredient Sunny Quinoa with Fried Egg & Veggie Medley is simple, but incredible. The Veggie Medley is a trifecta of red pepper, zucchini, and sweet corn that are roasted on a sheet pan. Then on top of it all is a salty fried egg with a runny yoke that oozes out to bring a deep creaminess to the entire dish.
Sunny Quinoa with Fried Egg and Veggie Medley
4-Ingredient DORITO CHICKEN and Asparagus Rolls!  Yes, Doritos, my friend.  The Doritos add a salty and crispy crust to the outside of the chicken with a hint of cheesy flavor.  The Chicken stays moist and juicy rolled up and you get this fresh bite of Spring in the center with the Asparagus.
4-Ingredient Dorito Chicken and Asparagus Rolls
This Chicago Style Pizza is a lighter and healthier version, but still AMAZING! It still has all of the gooey mozzarella cheese, but uses homemade turkey Italian Sausage, that's so delicious!
5-Ingredient, Gluten-Free Chicago Style Pizza
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Easy Homemade Ketchup - made with Honey
Chicken Tortilla Soup in a bowl with sour cream on top and tortilla chips on side. It's quick, it's easy, it's delicious AND...it's an all-in-one balanced dish because I have added KALE! Done in 30 minutes!
5-Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup with Kale
Close up picture of sliced meatloaf with ketchup on top. This 5-Ingredient Easy Meatloaf recipe may be short on ingredients, but it is loaded with flavor. The lack of breadcrumbs means you don't have them soaking up the juices, so the meat stays moist - and it's gluten free too! Parmesan cheese, onion, egg, ketchup, salt, and pepper are all that go into this yummy loaf of goodness!
Easy 5-Ingredient Meatloaf
Fish n Chips Remoulade Pretty
Mind-Blowing Remoulade Sauce
Orange Brown Butter Chick pan cntr vert
Orange Brown Butter Chicken
Roasted Tomatoes cooked CU parsley
Oven Roasted Tomatoes
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pork Stew is easy and flavorful! Served over Rice, it's a perfect family dinner.
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pork Stew
Creamy Pimiento Olive Dip - best vertical
Amazing Creamy Pimento Olive Dip
Skillet Mushroom Soup
Carrot Soup close up in a bowl with a another bowl in back. Creamy Carrot Soup with Kale, Roasted Chickpeas and Thyme is a creamy, textured, easy-to-make soup! It's great as a starter, but hearty enough to be a meal with Kale and Chickpeas. Not only does this soup taste delicious, it's also incredibly healthy with vitamins, nutrients, fiber, and protein!
Creamy Carrot Soup with Kale & Roasted Chickpeas
Edamame Bean Gorgonzola dip is sort-of like hummus, but made of Edamame beans.  The edamame beans have a mild, slightly nutty flavor that really takes on the more sharp and salty flavors from the gorgonzola.  The texture is perfect with the edamame providing the more hearty and textured bite and the gorgonzola bringing the creamy feel. 
Edamame Bean Gorgonzola Dip