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Recipes with 5 ingredients or less

Don't worry about filling the pantry and refrigerator right after moving. These recipes only require five ingredients each! 

Getting a kitchen completely stocked and ready after moving into a new home takes time, so check out these easy recipes that only require five ingredients. Feel free to make the recipes your own by switching out listed ingredients for low-fat or all-natural options. 

Breakfast: Quick Breakfast Taco 

-  2 corn tortillas
- 1 tablespoon salsa
- 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 eggs, or 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute

This dish is similar to a breakfast burrito and it only takes 15 minutes. As described by, microwave tortillas topped with cheese and salsa until the cheese melts. Scramble the eggs in a nonstick skillet over medium heat then put about half in each tortilla. Add bacon, sausage or ham for an heartier start to your day.

Chicken Dish: Salsa Chicken

- 4 skinless and boneless chicken breast halves
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 teaspoons taco seasoning
- 2 tablespoon sour cream, optional

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish. Put a thin layer of taco seasoning on both sides of the chicken, then place in the baking dish and cover with salsa. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, sprinkle cheese on top, then bake for another few minutes until cheese is melted. Put a dollop of sour cream on top if that suits you. The original recipe from is designed to feed four people but there's a function to change servings above the ingredients list. Notice this recipe shares some ingredients with the breakfast taco, making grocery shopping after moving a snap.

Seafood Dish: Salmon with Orange Sauce

- 4 skinless, boneless salmon filets
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 5 tablespoons orange juice
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Here's another dish you can make in less than 20 minutes. Simply put the filets in a microwave safe dish and combine the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt and a sprinkle of pepper. After mixing well, coat the salmon with sauce and cover the dish with plastic wrap. Create a vent in one corner and microwave on high for 3-6 minutes. According to, you can tell the fish is ready when it flakes easily with a fork. Let sit for about 4 minutes. This recipe serves four people, but you can adjust servings as needed.

Vegetarian Dish: Vegetable Lasagna

- 1 jar of pasta sauce (28 ounces)
- 8 ounces no-boil lasagna noodles
- 15 ounces ricotta cheese or 1 pound of mashed tofu (soft)
- 3 cups lightly steamed vegetables, choose your favorites!
- 8 ounces grated mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and cover the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish with a thin layer of sauce. Mix ricotta or tofu with 1/4 cup of water. Put a layer of noodles down, followed by 1/3 of the ricotta mixture. Then pour 1/3 of the remaining pasta sauce over the cheese, and 1/3 of the vegetables over the sauce. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the mozzarella then repeat the layers from noodles to mozzarella. As described by, cover and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, remove cover and bake for another 5 minutes until cheese is golden, then let sit for 5 minutes before cutting and enjoying. 

Dessert: Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

- 3 cups softened vanilla frozen yogurt
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup thin pretzel sticks, broken
- 9-inch chocolate cookie pie crust

Mix frozen yogurt and peanut butter until homogenous and then add pretzels. Fill the pie crust and keep it in the freezer for at least 3 hours or until it's very firm.

These are only a sample of all the delicious recipes available online. There are plenty of options, whether you love chicken or live a vegan lifestyle. Invite your new neighbors over for a casual dinner party or simply make these for yourself and enjoy the aroma of home cooking in your new kitchen.

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