Home » Recipes » 5 Ingredients » Page 3

5 Ingredients

These recipes are for all the busy people out there (college students included) who still want a good home-cooked meal but have limited time or limited pantry space.  These dishes are here to make your life easier. Each recipe is straightforward, delicious, and has 5 ingredients or less (assuming you already have olive oil, salt, and pepper in your kitchen). Simple doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor.

a pile of bright reddish orange pan-seared Argentinian Red Shrimp

4-Minute Perfect Pan-Seared Shrimp

This is one of our favorite pan-seared shrimp recipes not only because Argentinian red shrimp are incredibly sweet and perfectly tender, but also because they’re ready to eat in just 4 minutes. Plus, this premium shrimp recipe only uses 4 ingredients, making this a wholesome, low-calorie meal you can pull […]

perfectly pan seared flank steak sliced and lying in a row on a cutting board revealing the crusty outside and pink middles

5-Minute Pan-Seared Flank Steak For Two (or a Crowd)

Pan-seared cast iron skillet flank steak means you can have a restaurant-quality dinner in 15 minutes or less (5 minutes if you’re eating a bagged salad with it). Intensely flavorful flank steak seasoned and quick-cooked in a cast-iron skillet is a great alternative to more expensive cuts of beef allowing […]

a shallow platter with perfectly cooked tender shrimp scampi with butter and olive oil, sliced scallions and parsley

Delicious Shrimp Scampi for Two (or a Crowd)

This is the best shrimp scampi recipe and it’s ready in just under 15 minutes! Tender sweet shrimp covered in a buttery, garlicky blanket of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, scallions, parsley, and a hint of red pepper flakes — Seafood perfection on a plate. This shrimp recipe is not only a house […]

perfectly pan seared long carrot slices glistening with olive oil on a white platter

Perfect Pan-Seared Sweet Carrots

Pan-searing is one of the easiest (and most delicious) ways to bring out the natural sugar in carrots. In just 10 minutes you can have a side of perfectly blistered, super sweet cooked carrots without ever turning on your oven. We love pan-seared veggies around here and using this quick-cooking […]

small Weck Jar with beautifully dark berry sauce in it

10-Minute Homemade Berry (Licious) Sauce

Make this sweet homemade berry sauce to top your favorite cheesecake, pancakes, meringues, or even yogurt. Don’t waste your money on storebought syrups or sauces that are filled with unnecessary stuff. All you need is frozen or fresh berries, lemon juice, and sugar. The best part — this sauce is […]

pumpkin pie spice on two spoons (one spoon has McCormick's brand pumpkin pie spice and the other is my homemade spice blend with a small bottle of McCormick's in the background and also a small Weck hermetic jar containing my homemade pumpkin spice each behind their respective spoons

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice (McCormick’s Copycat)

With just 4 ingredients, this homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe couldn’t be easier to make (or taste more like the original). This pumpkin spice blend is based on my all-time favorite — McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice. The balance of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice makes a perfect addition to all […]

a jar of pink strawberry sugar

All Natural Homemade Strawberry Sugar

I love flavored sugars and this strawberry sugar recipe happens to be one of my favorites. Use it to add a little extra strawberry flavor and sweetness to everything from whipped cream, lemonade, strawberry toast, or as a substitute for regular sugar in all kinds of baked goods and fruit sauces. […]

closeup of a braiser dish filled with spaghetti with zucchini and Grana Padano cheese

Simple & Delicious Pasta alle Zucchine (Spaghetti with Zucchini)

This classic Italian zucchini pasta is perfect for busy weeknight dinners or when you’re fridge is nearly empty. If you’ve got spaghetti and zucchini, you’re more than halfway there. Pan-seared zucchini rounds, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and a little grated Grana Padano or Parmesan cheese are all you need to […]

the crispiest, golden french fries in the fryer basket

Chipotle-Garlic French Fries (Thrice Cooked)

We LOVE french fries. The SUPER crunchy crispy-on-the-outside soft-and-fluffy-on-the-inside kinda fries. Inspired by a dish we ordered recently at a local trattoria, these potatoes have been cooked not once, not twice, but three times! For an extra flavor bomb, I infused them from the inside out with a bit of […]

white asparagus cooking in a cast iron skillet with bits of crispy ham sprinkled on top

White Asparagus w/Crispy Ham (Italy’s Other White Wonder)

White Italian asparagus is considered a delicacy and if you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to highlight this spring and early summer veggie, this recipe is a good place to start. The spears are perfectly cooked using the traditional Italian method before taking a little detour in a […]

a beautifully broiled diver sea scallop in its shell with slightly crispy and golden brown edges and glistening in oil

Diver Scallops au Gratin (Capesante Gratinate)

The fresh flavor of Sweet Diver Sea Scallops is front and center in this dish.  “Capesante Gratinate” or Scallops Gratin is one of the easiest Italian seafood recipes you’ll ever make. And it only takes 8 minutes under the broiler for these little gems to cook which means you can […]