Whether you’re coming home from work, getting the kids from school, or just feeling lazy, sometimes you just want to make something very simple. Some days the fridge and pantry is pretty empty because we haven’t had time to grocery shop in a while. That’s when you need a recipe that requires minimal ingredients to make so that you can work with what you have.
We understand the struggle, so we put together a list of the ultimate 25 recipes from our Food Monster App that only require ten ingredients or less.
1. Spicy Lentil Mushroom Sauce Over Zucchini Noodles
Who said it should be complicated or expensive to eat delicious, healthy, and tummy-friendly food? Jenny Mustard‘s recipe for Spicy Lentil Mushroom Sauce Over Zucchini Noodles has only seven ingredients and it’s super quick to throw together. It’s the perfect dish for during the week when you’re pressed for time, but it’s super-delicious in all its simplicity.
2. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream
Jodi Burke‘s rich, Chocolatey Hazelnut Ice Cream is so easy to make! It’s made from bananas with no sugar added, making it the perfect pre-workout snack … but you can eat it anytime, even for breakfast. Sprinkle on some raw cacao nibs for crunch and a dollop of coconut or cashew whipped cream to turn it into a raw ice cream sundae!
3. 5-Ingredient Quinoa Fudge
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You shouldn’t have to spend hours in front of the stove to make something delicious. You shouldn’t have to bother with candy thermometers and boiling sugar just to have candy. It can be easier and better for you. Which is exactly what Alyssa Rimmer‘s recipe for Quinoa Fudge is all about. It’s quick. It’s easy. It only takes 5 ingredients. No boiling. No waiting for sugar to caramelize. And yet still every bit as delicious.
4. 4-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Coconut Oil Fudge
5. Coconut and Turmeric Roast Potatoes
Turns out, coconut flour makes a delicious coating on roast potatoes. Who knew? Tomi Makanjuola‘s Coconut and Turmeric Roast Potatoes make a fantastic and healthier option if you’re craving a breaded french fry on the side of your meal.
6. Sticky Peanut Cauliflower Wings
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Sticky, salty, spiced and totally addictive: Laura Hemmington‘s Sticky Peanut Cauliflower ‘Wings’ might be a side dish, but this is one recipe that will have everyone overlooking the main meal at dinner; and once served, these tempting morsels don’t hang around for long on the table (never mind even making it to a plate).
7. Four-Ingredient Espresso Mousse
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Fluffy, creamy, and sweet with an extra caffeine kick. Lauren Glucina‘s Espresso Mousse is the perfect dessert for when you need to be productive in the afternoon! If you’re bored of chocolate mousse and want to try a different variation, this espresso mousse will hit the spot.
8. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
The best part about these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies is that Larice Feuerstein‘s recipe couldn’t be simpler. Just 8 everyday ingredients, one bowl, and 20 minutes is all you need to whip up a batch of these easy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies. We hope you love them as much as we do!
9. Mexican Potatoes
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10. 7-Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup
Marina Yanay-Triner‘s Butternut Squash Soup is literally all you want from a soup: creamy, dreamy, and quick to prepare! You can totally experiment and switch out the butternut squash for any squash you have on hand. We love the unique combination of sweetness and spice in this recipe, and we know you will too!
11. Baked Potatoes and Peppers
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Lenia Patsi‘s lovely Baked Potatoes and Peppers are complimented by onion and rosemary. The mixture of the flavors is amazing, and will make your kitchen smell wonderful as well! For a comforting and warm dinner, this recipe has all the answers.
12. Dreamy Chocolate Mousse
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Light and delicious, this Chocolate Mousse by Annabelle Randles is the dreamiest of desserts. Quick and easy, you can make it a day ahead. Guilt-free, this recipe has no egg, no cream and only contains 1 tablespoon of sugar. It is made with aquafaba (otherwise known as chickpea brine). Whisked in a food processor, chickpea brine transforms itself into whisked egg whites. It is perfect for this vegan chocolate mousse. This chocolate mousse is really scrumptious, especially served with fresh berries.
13. Avocado Jalapeño Poppers
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One thing we can all agree on is really good food, and Wendy Irene‘s Avocado Jalapeño Poppers are so scrumptious and addictive you might have trouble stopping. The creamy avocado, the crunchy fried won ton wrapper, and the kick from the jalapeño are to die for. Serve these with any kind of creamy dip to balance out the spiciness!
14. White Chocolate
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Dairy-free white chocolate? Yes, it can be done! Holly Jade‘s sweet and creamy White Chocolate is made by melting cocoa butter with powdered sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. It’s perfect for grating over desserts, drizzling oven ice cream or dipping your favorite fruits.
15. 5-Ingredient No-Bake Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies
Need a quick fix for dessert? Only requiring five ingredients and ten minutes to prepare, Faith VanderMolen‘s sweet and chewy Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies are a sure winner for any occasion! The crunch factor will have you snacking on these, one after the other and when topped with the optional chocolate sauce, it’s pure perfection.
16. Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding
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Marie Reginato‘s Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding is a delicious and easy breakfast for this fall/winter season. Spice up your traditional chia pudding with pumpkin puree and a dollop of coconut yogurt. Pretty much a healthy dessert for breakfast.
17. Crispy Sweet Potato Sandwiches
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World’s greatest sandwich isn’t a term anybody should throw around lightly and yet, here these crispy Crispy Sweet Potato Sandwiches by Melanie Sorrentino are. They look like fast food patties on the outside, but on the inside, they’re soft and tender. Made from rice and sweet potato and coated in herbed breadcrumbs, then fried until crispy, they’ll satisfy all your crunchy sandwich cravings. Top with traditional fare like pickles, lettuce, and ketchup or get creative with your own toppings.
18. Flourless Soft Batch Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sara Grandominico‘s Soft Batch Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are thick and puffy and full of chocolate flavor! They’re healthier than your average cookie, grain-free because they’re made with buckwheat flour, and naturally sweetened with dates!
19. 3-Ingredient, Easy Peanut Butter Oat Bars
Oats are like magic – they are not only a healthy superfood but they can be used a million different ways! These Peanut Butter Oat Bars by Michele Elizabeth are beyond easy – you could probably make them in your sleep (don’t). It’s mostly melting, stirring, and waiting by the fridge. Yeah, it’s actually that simple. Skip the prepackaged bars from the store and make these yourself. They’re delicious, easy, rich, and healthy. No excuses!
20. 5-Ingredient Mini Vanilla Almond Cookies
21. 3-Ingredient Coconut Avocado Mousse
This vegan Coconut Avocado Mousse by Pauline Hanuise is super simple to make and totally delicious. Full of healthy fats to support the nervous system, it’s super creamy and it also gives you beautiful skin and hair. It’s great as breakfast but it can also be a great healthy, sugar-free treat.
22. 5-Ingredient Cauliflower Soup
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This Cauliflower Soup recipe by Laura Ryan is second nature and effortless. The trick to adding lots of flavor without a ton of ingredients or time is in the onions. If you spend a little extra time cooking them on a lower heat they get caramelized, adding a ton more flavor to any dish.
23. Potato Gnocchi
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Josephine Watmore‘s Potato Gnocchi dish is simple and not hard to make at all. Serve with your favorite pasta sauces like marinara, pesto or even a vegan alfredo. The sky is the limit with these pillow soft and totally comforting dumplings of joy.
24. Dark Chocolate Rocky Road
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This healthy sugar free Rocky Road by Vicky Coates is a quick and easy snack recipe which takes about 10 minutes to whip up! Unlike traditional rocky road, it contains no marshmallows, added sugar or butter but tastes incredible!
25. 10-Ingredient Cinnamon Buns (Lead Image)
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Light, tender and fluffy, with a gooey and buttery cinnamon center…Is there any better indulgence with your morning coffee? Rachel Carr‘s vegan Cinnamon Buns are our new obsession. Only 10 ingredients, they are easy to make and so satisfying. The secret to perfectly fluffy, buttery cinnamon rolls is to allow them to rise twice, first in the bowl and then again after the rolls have been formed. If you have the patience to let the dough work it’s magic, you will reap the rewards.
We hope you enjoy these recipes and they come in handy when you are in a rush or unable to shop for ingredients. For more delicious recipes, download our Food Monster App where we have over 15,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes.
Lead Image Source: 10-Ingredient Cinnamon Buns