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.

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
5-Ingred Chicago Pizza OH vert
5-Ingredient, Gluten-Free Chicago Style Pizza
ketchup OH napkin right
Easy Homemade Ketchup - made with Honey
Chicken Tortilla Soup CU vert
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
Lemon Basil Chicken Salad