Featured Recipes: 5 Ingredients Or Less

Featured Recipes: 5 Ingredients Or Less

Make mealtime a little bit easier by trying one of these recipes that require 5 ingredients or less. Be sure to catch the suggestions below for how to substitute alternative ingredients to make whipping up a home-cooked meal fast!

Greens with Beans

This recipe is quick and can easily be made with other ingredients that you have on hand. Collard greens are in season right now, but this dish can really be made with a variety of leafy greens. Kale, spinach, or turnip greens would be a great substitution. You can also substitute the beans in this recipe for black eyed peas or whatever canned beans you have on hand.

Quick tip: If you cannot find fresh greens, try looking in the frozen section. Or get both fresh and frozen greens so that you can make the recipe once this week and again in the coming weeks!

greens and beans

In the mood for ramen?

This fan-favorite noodle is very versatile. Here are three ramen recipes that each need less than 5 ingredients! Use fresh or frozen veggies to make these dishes you own. However, make sure to follow the directions when it comes to using the seasoning packet to stay within the recommended amount of sodium per serving.

Ramen with Veggies

Ramen Pasta Salad

Easy Ramen Stir Fry


ramen with veggies

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Three Ways

Sweet potatoes are a great pantry staple to buy –particularly when you are limiting trips to the grocery store. Not only are they tasty, but they can also be used in a variety of ways. Try out the recipes in this link or come up with your own using ingredients that you have on hand. Some topping ideas include leftover chili or steamed vegetables. Let us know what you come up with!

Turkey and Squash Skillet

This is a fast, flavorful, and colorful crowd favorite for any night of the week. This dish can be made with a variety of veggies. For example, if you cannot find squash, zucchini will work just fine.



Written by Darci Bell, RDN, LD, Ph.D. Student | Edited by Laurel Sanville, MS, RDN, LD

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