6 Dishes You Can Make with Five Ingredients or Less

22nd June 2016

What particular dishes can you make with just five ingredients – or less?

  1. Baked Ham and Cheese Rollups
  2. Tomato Cheese Toasts
  3. Easy Italian Chicken
  4. Flourless Nutella Cake
  5. A Smoked Salmon and Pea Frittata
  6. Peanut Butter Doughnut

After experiencing unforgettable service care of wedding catering in the Philippines, one may be left to wonder: How do I cook such awesome food at home and make people really happy?

Little do these people know that there are multiple dishes that may look complex but are actually made with 5 ingredients or less. Because of the minimal amount of ingredients, these dishes are pretty simple to make at home. At the same time, these wield fantastic results when done right. If you want to impress your family, friends, and loved ones with some quality meals, then here are a few simple but scrumptious dishes you can start off with.

Baked Ham and Cheese Rollups

Ham and Cheese Wraps Juan Carlo

All you need are the following:

  • 1 ball of pizza dough
  • 8 ounces of thinly sliced ham
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.

Simply roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface, then press it until it is flat. Evenly arrange the ham slices over the dough and sprinkle the cheese. Starting at one of the short edges, roll up the dough to form a log. Pinch the edges to seal it, then bake in a 200 degree Celsius for 50 minutes or until it becomes golden brown. Use a serrated knife to cut the roll into slices, then serve with mustard or any sauce of your choice.

Tomato Cheese Toasts

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Need something easy for breakfast? Try to make some tomato cheese toasts. All you need is:

  • Bread
  • Cheese slices
  • Tomatoes
  • Herbs
  • Pepper Flakes

Start by assembling the cheese and tomatoes on top of the bread before arranging the bread in a baking tray. Place the tray under the broiler for 6 to 7 minutes – make sure to keep an eye on the bread because they can burn quickly. When they are done cooking, you can choose to sprinkle them with some herbs or pepper flakes for an additional kick of flavor.

Easy Italian Chicken

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Your partner will think that you spent hours just to make this dish. Here is what you need:

  • Italian salad dressing
  • Chicken breasts

To marinate, simply pour Italian salad dressing in a large, resealable plastic bag. Place the chicken breasts inside, then shake the bag until all of the chicken is coated with the dressing. Then place this in the refrigerator for one hour or overnight since the longer you marinate, the more flavors the chicken will absorb. After leaving it overnight, preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the remaining marinade before placing the meat on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cook this for 1 hour in the oven or at least until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear.

Flourless Nutella Cake

flourless nutella cake

Who said making a dessert should be difficult? If you have a jar of Nutella and some eggs, you will be able to make a rich and decadent cake.

All you have to do is crack the eggs, then beat them using the highest speed in your mixer – whether a handheld one or a standard one – for 6 minutes. Microwave some Nutella for 20 seconds, then add 1/3 of the spread in the egg mixture before carefully folding it in until there are no streaks left. Continue for the remaining batches before pouring the combined egg and Nutella in a greased baking pan. Bake the cake in an oven preheated to 177 degrees Celsius for 20-25 minutes. Let the cake cool before serving to ensure a delicious, rich chocolate dessert.

Smoked Salmon and Pea Frittata

With this recipe, you’ll definitely change your perspective over frittata. With only 5 ingredients, you’ll perfectly ace this deli frittata recipe! The 5 ingredients are:

  • Potatoes
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Salmon
  • Eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil

You just need to thickly slice the potatoes and cook them in a pot of boiling water with salt until it is tender. This should take at least 10 minutes. After so, drain it well the pot and leave the potatoes it until it has slightly cooled down. For the salmon, cut it into wide strips. Crack the eggs into a bowl, and beat it lightly until it is foamy. Add the smoked salmon strips, peas, and plenty of pepper and salt into the bowl. Then stir in the potatoes. Next, heat up 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large non-stick pan, big enough for the ingredients to fit. When it is heated, carefully pour the egg mixture in it and cook it for about 10-15 minutes in a fairly low heat. Do this until the egg mixture has finally set below the surface and you’re good to go.

If you are having a hard time taking out the dish from the pan, you can use a plate that is slightly larger than the pan and cover it on top. Then overturn the frittata onto it. Leave it for a while to cool before you slice it into pieces.

Peanut Butter Doughnut

Want something to sweeten up your day? Then here’s a 3-ingredient twisted doughnut dessert recipe you’ll definitely love! What you just need is:

  • Ready-made crescent dough
  • Peanut butter
  • Confectioner sugar

Just press the crescent dough on a parchment paper into a 13×8 inch rectangle. Then preheat your oven to 190 degrees Celsius. While it is heating up, mix the peanut butter with 1 tablespoon of confectioner sugar in a small bowl. Spread it onto the dough, while leaving a half inch border starting from the long side. Then roll the dough into a log. Put the layer side down and trim in half lengthwise. So, here’s the best part: twist the halves together with the cut sides facing upwards and shape it into a circle like what a doughnut looks like. Pinch the end together and put it into the oven for about 18-20 minutes until it becomes golden brown. For the glaze, put the remaining ½ cup sugar into a small bowl and add 1 teaspoon of water at a time until the texture is smooth enough for a glaze. Now, slowly drizzle the glaze onto your peanut butter doughnut and enjoy it with your loved one and the family!

Key Takeaway

Who said you need to be a pro in the kitchen to make a decent meal?  With these 6 easy-to make dishes, you can put smiles on your loved ones faces.

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