Works For Me: The Five-Ingredients-Or-Less Edition

I have really been looking forward to this edition of WFMW.  It was specially requested by several of you.  I suspect you’re feeling the same pinch at the grocery store that our family has noticed.  Well, and there’s that whole get-me-out-of-the-kitchen-because-it-is-July-and-I-am-hot issue.  Either way, fewer ingredients are a good thing.

So for today’s edition, share your best recipes that require five or fewer ingredients, and link up below.

Here are a few of mine:


1 20 oz can chunk pineapple (UNDRAINED)
1 small can mandarin oranges (DRAINED)
1 small box of instant vanilla pudding
2 bananas, sliced
optional:  any other fruit you can think of

Mix first three ingredients together.  Chill for at least an hour.  Add in sliced bananas just before serving.  Optional:  add in any other sliced fruit that sounds good to you.  I’ve included grapes, strawberries and apples, and they’re all delicious in this fruity mixture.


1 box of spaghetti (enough to serve 6-8), cooked
1 can of
2 cups of cheese (sometimes I use cheddar, sometimes Velveeta; whatever suits you)
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
2 cups cooked chicken

Mix all ingredients together and pour into a greased casserole dish.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until cheese is all melted.


3 or 4 cups cooked chicken (or ground beef instead, if you’re feeling cheap)
2 cups grated cheese
8 oz sour cream
8 tortillas

Mix chicken, cheese and sour cream.  Spoon into individual tortilla shells, and roll them up.  Place side by side in greased casserole dish.  Pour salsa over the top.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

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I can hardly wait to see what all you come up with on this one.  I have a feeling my printer is going to be busy today.  If you don’t have a blog, feel free to leave your five-ingredients-or-less recipe in the comments section.

If you do have a blog, leave your link below (guidelines here, if you need them.)  Was your link deleted?  Click here.


1. The Diaper Diaries (chicken enchiladas)
2. Blue Castle – glazed carrots
3. Shalee
4. Lisa (5 Easy Dessert Recipes)
5. Land of Lovings -Easy Shepherd\’s Pie
6. TongguMomma (Creamy Pasta Salad)
7. Brenda (kiss cookies)
8. Domestic Spaz (Oven Fried Chicken & Hummus)
9. Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers (Refreshing Slushies!)
10. The Pumkin Patch(White Trash Puff Balls)
11. Lady Why (Cajun Pot Roast)
12. What About Mom (Easiest Chocolate Bliss)
13. Mandi (Fun and easy baked ziti)
14. My Twenty Cents Keeps Moving (chicken quesadillas/key lime pie)
15. MG (Awesome Summer Treat)
16. Deal Seeking Mom
17. A Simple Walk (7 dish party menu w/20 ingredients total)
18. Blissfuly Domestic (Coffee Malt)
19. Brandi (corn salad)
20. Christa @ No End in Site (smothered chicken)
21. Deal Seeking Mom (Fourth of July Parfaits)
22. Tara (Sticky Rice with Mangos)
23. Alison (3 Summery Recipes)
24. Kirsty @ Momedy -Desperation Casserole
25. Thrifty Jinxy (Toaster Oven Quesadillas)
26. Carlie (Peach Goo & a Giveaway!)
27. Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet-The Best Lemonade-Simple and Healthy
28. Rachel at BD (Oh my Roasted Loin)
29. Shalee (Strawberry Chicken)
30. Marissa @ By Grace Alone (Patriotic Fruit Pizza & Ravioli Lasagna)
31. Deb (Mostaciolli)
32. Cobblestones (Mexican Casserole)
33. Smockity Frocks (Mexican Mess)
34. Many Little Blessings (4 Dinners, 2 Desserts)
35. Jen (Easy Fish Dish)
36. CrockStar (Chicken Burritos)
37. Heidi (SImple Seafood Alfredo)
38. PASS THE TORCH (1 fun/1 yumm!)
39. Gina (Quick, Cheap Chili)
40. The Apron Queen (Margarita Chicken)
41. Rachel at BD (Monkey Bread)
42. Felicity (Chicken & Jarlsberg Casserole)
43. Lynn (Cookies and Muffins)
44. Mother Hen (Tex-Mex Roll-Ups)
45. Juile @The Clark Chronicles {Watermelon Bombe!}
46. Tammy @ Greek GRITS ( Toffee Apple Dip)
47. Mother Hen (Crock Pot Pork Ribs)
48. k_stin (Low Fat Pizza Sub)
49. Mother Hen (Creamy Beef Ravioli)
50. The Happy Housewife ~ Easy Mexican w/ pics
51. Memarie Lane (Cheap, Easy, & Delicious)
52. Slacker Mom
53. Kristen M. (syrian green beans, hummus & pita)
54. Aussie in America (Different Quesadillas, Parmesan Chicken Nuggets, 7 recipes)
55. Jenn (Berry Vanilla Smoothies)

56. Rebekah @ Mundane Musings (Italian Beef)
57. Julie (Crockpot Beef N Noodles)
58. Fiona (Easy Tuna Casserole
59. Wife and Mommy
60. Amy (Easy Chicken)
61. Joy @ Five J\’s (Slow Cooker Chicken with Easy Variations)
62. Stretch Mark Mama (Blueberry Lemonade)
63. Blessed – Pineaple Pie
64. Wife and Mommy (fruit dip)
65. mzzterry (mexican chicken CROCKPOT recipe)
66. Colleen – Mommy Always Wins (salmon & tatoes)
67. Beth (chicken pot pie, chocolate frosting and Summer Gelatin salad)
68. LeeAnn (AKA FrazzMom) Chicken,Chili Casserole
69. Happy Geek (Easy Chicken Caesar)
70. cheri (ez-pb cookies & strawberry pie)
71. A Juggling Mum (Crispy Potato Wedges)
72. Liza\’s Eyeview (best chicken barbecue)
73. Donetta at a life uncommon (kids laundry)
74. WorldsGreatestMommy(BaconSmashedPotatoes)
75. Megan (BLT dip)
76. Kristin – The Goat (Rice Salad & Summer Eggs)
77. citystreams (chicken pot pie)
78. Pepper @ Pepper Scraps (1 great cookbook)
79. Emily @ Little Home (6 recipes – an assortment)
80. Joanna @ OneKrustyMama Tator Tot Casserole
81. Kristy (chicken goop, pineapple angel food cake, salsa chicken tacos)
82. Happy To Be At Home (never-fail recipes)
83. chilihead (chocolate cherries)
84. Shawna (Cornbread Salad)
85. Wild Squirrel (Ice Cream Topping)
86. Motherhood For Dummies
87. NerdMom
88. NerdMom(Easy Egg Casserole)
89. Sarah (Frozen Pudding Pops)
90. Maren (Baked Potato Salad)
91. Life at The Circus (Crock Pot Recipes)
92. Shawna (Cherry Dump Cake)
93. Mrs Organic (Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken
94. Martie\’s House (easy tater tot casserole)
95. Amy @ By His Grace (In a Snap Spaghetti & Meatballs)
96. Green Baby Guide (Strawberry Spinach Popsicles?!)
97. Caroline (Mmmm Mudslide Pie)
98. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates (Vanilla Party Mix and others)
99. Amy (Pineapple Casserole)
100. Michelle at Scribbit (kids\’ party activity)
101. Alaina
102. Kerri (fruit salad)
103. Mamacita (chicken subs/cherry lime drinks)
104. Perfectly Normal (Easy Chocolate Ribbon Pie)
105. Simply A Musing Blog {4 frugal recipes!}
106. Teresa @ A Life At Home (Crockpot chicken and chili cheese enchiladas)
107. Kris (two of our favorite easy recipes)
108. Robin@MyPursuitOf…
109. Tiffany
110. Capturing Today (Skillet Meal and Special Tuna Salad)
111. Suzanne :: Adventures in Daily Living :: (Creamy Lemon Chicken)
112. Mandy (Jerk Chicken Quesadilla)
113. Grocery Cart Challenge (homemade FEBREEZE)
114. Cassandra (easy awesome man food crockpot)
115. V8 V-Fusions!!! Amazing stuff
116. Audra Krell (Peach Cobbler)
117. Kayren (Chili)
118. Crayl Peasant Dinner, coconut pudding
119. owlhaven (Thai Beef Wraps)
120. Milehimama (5 Taste Good Tips, Plus recipe)
121. Jenny (orange jello salad)
123. Slacker Mom (Momster Baked Beans)
124. Lori ~ Simple Life at Home (Sausage Biscuit Bites)
125. Tina (Cola Chicken Wings)
126. Amanda (TONS of yummy recipes)
127. Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit (Italian Beef Sandwiches)
128. Robin (perfect asparagus)
129. Monica @ Daily Dwelling – Baked Spaghetti
130. Jen Zug (snack platter)
131. Kristine (Meatball Ramen)
132. Tiffany from But I Had A Tiara (Skillet Supper)
133. Get Your Kids To Eat Their Veggies
134. Days of Grace (Honey Mustard Curry Chicken)
135. Every Good and Perfect Gift -Hot dogs
136. margalit (Mango Lassi/Milkshake
137. See the Woods – Champ
138. Kim aka GoofyMamma
139. Kim aka GoofyMamma (salsa chicken)
140. Beth-A Mom\’s Life (Tomato Bacon Quesadillas)
141. Fiddledeedee (Brownies a la Easy)
142. Jacki (Apple Chicken Nuggets)
143. Kris (Super Yummy Alfredo Sauce)
144. Callapidder Days (3 Recipes)
145. Kristen (Taco Pie)
146. Fried Chicken and Cheesesteaks (buffalo chicken dip)
147. Julie (chocolate chip brownies)
148. Hadias (laundry detergent)
149. Beverly
150. No Peanuts Please (Taco Dip)
151. Sarah Mae (Bean Dip)
152. 3 P\’s in a Pod – 3 Recipes
153. amy (low fat BBQ)
154. Laurie (company dessert)
155. Mari(Tostadas,bubble up pizza, scotcheroos)
156. jodi (chicken rolls)
157. Mommin\’ It Up! (slow cooker mashed potatoes)
158. Sarah (Grilling Fun)
159. Life with Three (Pineapple Salsa Salmon)
160. Erica (Carol\’s Beef Cubes)
161. Kristen B (Rice and Beans with a Twist)
162. Trixie @ Farm Home Life (Make Ahead Mexican)
163. Piseco (Crock Pot BBQ)
164. emily (breakfast pizzas)
165. Sarah @ Classy n Fab (Summer Strawberry Cake)
166. Elaine@homebutnotalone (Mummymac)
167. Playful Professional (Six Recipes)
168. Megret (lemony tilapia; yummy apple dip)
169. Candace (ice cream delight)
170. Happy Momma (Helping Hamburger)
171. Lana(Crock Pot Roast)
172. Way More Homemade (Grilled Cajun Turkey Tenderloin)
173. Jessica (Pepperoni Rolls)
174. Jenn (Chicken Pasta)
175. Lisa the Correspondent (Chicken Nacho Salad)
176. Liisa (Two Recipes)
177. Carlyn (Chicken Club Quesadillas)
178. Aimee (corn cake, taco dip, pasta)
179. Missy (4 easy suppers)
180. Swivels (Italian baked chicken with pasta)
181. Gayle W. ~Tomato Basil Salad~ YUM!
182. MegnTally (easy breakfast)
183. Lynne (Bruschetta Chicken, Crock Pot Pulled Pork)
184. Gina (Sweet Rolls, Chicken Pot Pie)
185. Carol ~ Garlic Parmesean Chicken
186. Fuschia (Easy, Yummy Casserole)
187. Lorraine (cran-apple pork)
188. FishMama@LifeasMOM (Homemade Ranch Dressing)
189. Mama Duck (Banana Freezer Pops)
190. Blue Skies (crock pot salsa chicken)
191. MC (chicken and biscuits)
192. The Apron Queen (Beer Can Chicken)
193. Amy @ Buffaloes &.. (3 Crockpot Favorites)
194. Carrie (Chicken & Stewed Tomatoes)
196. The Apron Queen (Cajun Frog Legs)
197. One Sock At A Time (goulash)
198. Mothers Precious Gems -Christmas in July
199. elaine@homebutnotalone (banana & Cinnamon muffins & choc chip pudding & a few ot
200. WunderMom (Summer Fruit Salad)
201. Mom, I\’m Bored! (Cardboard Boxes)
202. Bahama Shores Mama (cucumber sandwiches)
203. Elena Easy BBQ chicken on the George Foreman
204. Raising Oaks of Righteousness (BBQ Chicken Pizza – WW style!)
205. Christine (vegetarian pot – 4 ingredients!!)
206. Chief Family Officer (Pommes Anna)
207. Stacey @ Kisses from the Father
208. elaine@homebutnotalone (BBQ pulled pork)
209. Kim @ cowhumor (formerly Hind\’s Feet)
210. Cindy (Several Favorites!)
211. Laura (Collection of Favorites)
212. Annie (chicken enchiladas – lasagna style)
213. Beth (11 Recipes!)
214. Deanna\’s Corner (Shrimp Alfredo, Parmesan Rolls, Cookies)
215. andrea_jennine (orange-avocado salsa)
216. Heather (pineapple cream cheese pie that practically makes itself)
217. Wade\’s World (Chicken Burritos)
218. Vanderbilt Wife (party food)
219. Weighing In (Weight Watcher Friendly)
220. Kim Priestap (taco bake)
221. Krista
222. Kendra at Handprints On The Wall: Tips for Putting Laundry Away
223. Jeni (Peach Pie)
224. MamaHenClucks(Crockpot Italian Beef)
225. Rusty Cottage
226. Llama Momma (iced coffee treat)
227. Rusty Cottage (Sweet Summertime Mix)
228. Michele (diet cola chicken)
229. Peggie(salad)
230. Crystal (1, 2, 3, 4 Dessert)
231. Tips & Treasures (Dipping Strips Pizza)
232. Tons of Sons ~ 4 easy recipes
233. Jen (Apricot Chicken & Mock Caesar Salad)
234. Clappy Shoes – Fruit Salsa
235. Debbie (Kicked Up Baked Beans)
236. Lucky Wife (Two tuna casserole recipes)
237. D\’Anna -“easy strawberry jam”
238. Semicolon (Santa Fe Chicken)
239. Beth (Shepherd\’s Pie)
240. Carrie @ A New Heart
241. Staci at Writing and Living (Baked Tilapia)
242. Kim (3 recipes)
243. Jennifer (pot roast and black forest cake)
244. Cammie (lemonlimeade)
245. Day with the Demos (easy pasta and PA Chicken Salad)
246. Marian (lasagna soup)
247. Stephanie (Quick Easy Summer Menu)
248. Jenny (Grown Up Tuna Salad)
249. Everyday Mommy (Chicken Cutlets)
250. Muddlin Thru Motherhood (Hamburger & Tater Tot Casserole)
251. Broad Horizons
252. a suburban housewife (rawberry pie)
253. Mrs B (2 chicken recipes)
254. 3cookieday (salad & dessert)
255. Keeping Up With the Kays (easy biscuits)
256. Cinde @ Barefoot Seamstress
257. AmyDe (5 clean & green)
258. Miss Mommy (Grilled Chicken Ques

259. Christa@butavapor – easy shreddes chk
260. Missy (crock pot recipes)
261. Chocomama (italian pasta salad)
262. Mom, I\’m Bored! (hot dogs)
263. Sonshine(yummy recipes galore)
264. Melanie (CrockPot Stir Fry)
265. Country Mommie (Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball)
266. Amy Halleran (Starbucks Is Closing Its Doors)
267. jeno (Breakfast Casserole, Orange Breakfast Ring, Chocolate Eclair Dessert, Carm
268. Momma MC (Cool, Creamy Cucumber Salad)
269. Melinda @ The Nest Egg (Mexican Hamburger)
270. Abbey (Peanut Butter & Chocolate Surprise Cookies)
271. Marina Berryman (Big Bear Best Rice Ever)
272. Amy@CraftyLilDevil (Chicken Taco Filling and more)
273. Jacquelyn: Because I Said So! (gourmet pizza with 2 things to clean up!)
274. Amy (simple household cleaners)
275. Dianna “Encouragement for the Journey”
276. judy
277. The Fat Bottomed Girl (Chocolate Frosting)
278. Judy(Ranch chicken& Cake)
279. Mom at Home(Leftover Baked Potato Soup
280. Life on 7th Avenue
281. Susanne-LivingToTell
282. Veggiemomof2 (2 dinner recipes)
283. Wani (mexican x2)
284. Lawanda (Diet Coke Cake)
285. BRC Banter (Zesty Mayo Sauce)
286. Kisses of Sunshine: 3 recipes
287. Amy (Different Kind of S\’more)
288. Laura @ Laura Williams\’ Musings (Five Ingredient Recipe Roundup)
289. Beth (Make your own diapers)
290. Tari – The Grass Widow\’s Diary
291. Jenny (Cream Corn Casserole)
292. jodi (easy apple dip)
293. Jennifer (Greek chicken salad)
294. Beth@sportsmomma (Black Bean Brownies and Diet Mt. Dew Cake)
295. Beth (“Rusty” Chicken)
296. Katy (Easy Pimento Cheese)
297. craftymom (guilt free desset)
298. Miche@Coordinated Chaos( cobbler)
299. Totallyscrappy (LOTS of recipes)
300. Abbi (Parties and 4th of July)
301. Nikke (Chicken Stir Fry)
302. Tamara (Chicken & Salad)
303. Mississippi Mama (Greek chicken)
304. Tara@Not So Perfect(Coffee Cake)
305. Amy W (5 recipes)
306. Jen (Toffee Dip for Fruit)
307. Amber & MMM
308. Adena @ Friendship Alley (tips and recipes)
309. Homemaker Barbi (Cheap snacks)
310. Kristen M. (Syrian Green Beans…fixed link)
311. Tania-Cherry Delight Salad and Hello Dolly Bars
312. Amy (Amazing Grilled Veg)

313. Amy (crab dip; navy bean soup)
314. Kristi (Shrimp, Popcorn,& Taco Ring)
315. Aubrey (tzatziki)
316. EASY cheesy chili bean dip
317. Michele @ Frugal Granola (Healthy Breakfast)
318. Jennifer (Taco Soup!)
319. Gina (Easy Cookies)
320. Picky Eaters??????
321. Karla {EASY EASY EASY Chicken Soup}
322. Jennifer (veggie pizza)
323. Ranee @ Arabian Knits
324. Gretchen (Alfredo sauce, smoothies)
325. Lisa~Mom of 11 (Mexican Cornbread w Beef)
326. Trina (Deep Dish Pizza Casserole)
327. Tara chocolate eclair cake
328. Ranee @ Arabian Knits (Scalloped Potatoes & Chipotle Rubbed Flank Steak)
329. Suburban Saga (easy way to save all these recipes)
330. Shannon @ A Reforming Mom (Stuffed Shells!)
331. Heather @ Not a DIY Life (microwave cupcake)
332. Suzanne :: Adventures in Daily Living :: (an assortment of recipes)
333. Cathy (Strawberries are gluten free)
334. LFTV-(Two Recipes)
335. Thia (noodles/ham)
336. Kate
337. Tasha @ Comical Coupon Cents(Smokey Mt. Chicken)
338. Life on 7th Avenue (5 fabulous recipes)
339. Motherhood and Potatoes (Warm Tortillas with Salsa)
340. Tiffany (Slush)
341. Rachel(dessert!)
342. Colleen (bbq chick pizzas)
343. Amanda
344. Amanda (Slow Cooker Decadent Chocolate Nut Clusters)
345. Linda\’s Lunacy(Easy Stir Fry Rice)
346. Emily (Cranberry Chicken)
347. Mrs. Who (shrimp appetizer)
348. Katie (Meatball Calzone)
349. A Garden of Blessings (Watermelon-Banana Sorbet)
350. Debbie
351. Lynley (Stuffed Dinner Pockets..EASY!!)
352. Mindi (frugal recipes)
353. HeresTheDiehl (spaghetti corn)
354. Kim – The Creamy Goodness of Fettucini Alfredo
355. Phebe
356. Charity (pot pie/baked ziti)
357. Melanie (Mel, A Dramatic Mommy) Caramel Brownies
358. Christine at Hometeam Wins (Almost Candy Bars, Honey Balsamic Chicken)
359. Kim @blessed beyond belief (Chicken Picatta)
360. andrea @ Braun Family Circus
361. Karen @ Mommy, I\’m Home
362. Mari (Protein Pancakes)
363. Emily (Mini Apple Pies)
364. Joy @ Joy Of Desserts (Fast & easy sorbet and a round up)
365. Jane Anne (Italian Breaded Chicken)
366. Maria (Tuna Chow Mein Salad & Oven Pancakes
367. Kerry (Quick & Easy Baba Ganoush)
368. Kristine (baked rotini)
369. Momma & More
370. Cathy (flowers – off topic!)
371. The Prepared Family
372. Rachael @ Beans & Rice (beer bread)
373. Lalena@Finding Freedom (Super Easy Meatloaf)
374. Shannon ($40/week menu plan and free mac and cheese!)
375. Rachel, Titus2Homemaker. (chicken soup letters to Grandma)
376. Donna @ Thirsty? (Party Tips and Festive Cupcakes)
377. Slacker Mom (Baked Beans – corrected link 🙂
378. Mama Belle – 5 recipes
379. Crissybug(Ham&CheddarInALoaf)
380. Sam (Chicken Pot Pie)
381. Sheri (dump cake)
382. Lauren (parm chicken and cake batter cookies)
383. Jennifer, Snapshot (Meatzza)
384. Scary Mommy (Kahlua Dip)
385. Kim – Egg and Sausage Muffins
386. The Bargain Shopper Lady (4th of July Fruit Tart)
387. Tiffany (two more Lemonade Pie and Ham-wiches)
388. Jennifer (3 recipes – First time!)
389. AreWeThereYetMom(Frozen Lime Cream Pie)
390. Miriam (Teriyaki Salmon, Meatballs)
391. Janie @ Memories at Home (Turkey Dog Train-Toddler Lunch)
392. Amy (Parmesan Chicken)
393. Amanda (Simple Waldorf Salad)
394. Jia@ColorMeUntypical (Shepherds Pie)
395. Judy (company chicken)
396. Leigh Low Fat Chocolate Shake
397. Leigh – Low Fat Chocolate Shake
398. Alison (Lively Lileys)
399. Scrapper Mom-Utility Cart
400. Nichole @ A Call to Higher Places (Traveling thoughts from hubby)
401. edj
402. Sarah (Bananas Foster)
403. Thia (correction)
404. Sophia C.
405. warillever (cooking on the road)

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114 thoughts on “Works For Me: The Five-Ingredients-Or-Less Edition

  1. Fiona says:

    Your recipes look great. Sorry I forgot to add the name of the recipe next to my name so feel free to delete no.59, I repeated it at 63 (sorry if that was the wrong thing to do!)Thanks for WFMW, I love it!

  2. Fiona says:

    Your recipes look great. Sorry I forgot to add the name of the recipe next to my name so feel free to delete no.59, I repeated it at 63 (sorry if that was the wrong thing to do!)Thanks for WFMW, I love it!

  3. Fiona says:

    And now my comments have come out twice – oh dear, not a very good posting day for me! LOL

  4. Wife and Mommy says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who forgot to put the name of the recipe in parenthesis by my name(thanks for doing it first, Fiona!). So feel free to delete #64 since I resubmitted it correctly. Thanks!

  5. TM says:

    I don’t have a (public) blog, but wanted to share a recipe anyway…I mix two teaspoons each of apricot preserves and French dressing per piece of chicken. I usually use chicken breasts, but anything works. Mix the dressing and preserves, pour over chicken, bake. It’s simple, easy, and delicious–one of my favorite recipes for company. 🙂 Works well served with rice or couscous.

  6. Kristin - The Goat says:

    What a great idea, Shannon. I bet some of these recipes are going to show up at a 4th of July picnic!!!
    Thanks everyone for participating. My link is in the 70’s this week.
    Have a great day!

  7. Rainy @ Perfectly Normal says:

    I am dying to try out these yummy recipes. I don’t even know where to start. Maybe Crock Pot Pork Ribs or Best Chicken BBQ. Make sure you read my Ribbon Pie recipe in the early 100’s. You will love me forever (or hate me for putting this kind of temptation within your grasp!)

  8. Gladis says:

    I’m a first timer for WFMW… come say hi =)
    And, yes, your easy enchildas are hitting our dinner table this week!

  9. Gayle W says:

    Oops, Shannon….I posted on #181, but I accidentally linked to the front page (prior to coffee, you know).
    So I reposted at #195 with the correct link. Sorry!

  10. Fuschia says:

    This is a great theme. I’m so excited to read all the recipes! Feeding seven people every night would sure be easier with only 5 ingredients.

  11. Jaime says:

    perhaps a silly question, but in the fruit salad, do you make the pudding before you toss it in, or do you just sprinkle the powder in amongst the fruit?

  12. jodi says:

    Bless you, bless you, bless you – can’t wait to see all the good recipes, heaven knows I’m needing some easy inspiration lately! Thanks for the great idea!

  13. Laura says:

    No blog to post this on, but this is our FAVORITE recipe and it’s SOOOOO quick and easy. Seriously, I read a magazine while I made dinner last week. It’s a Martha Stewart one (can you believe it’s quick and easy and you can find all the ingredients in your local grocery store?)…I double the sauce part of the recipe because my husband and I love to smother our chicken and rice in it.
    Sauteed Chicken w/ Mustard-Cream Sauce
    4 Boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
    2 t. Olive oil
    Sauce (we double these measurements):
    1/4 c. Dry white wine or chicken broth
    1/2 c. Heavy cream
    2 t. Dijon mustard
    1 t. Dried tarragon (or 1 T. chopped fresh)
    Sprinkle each chicken breast with 1/4 t. each salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken; saute until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes, turning once. Transfer to a plate; keep warm.
    Pour the wine into the hot skillet; cook, stirring, until reduced by half, about 1 minute. Whisk in the cream, mustard and tarragon. Cook, whisking, until thickened, about 2 minutes.
    Pour any accumulated chicken juices into the sauce. Right before serving, drizzle the cream sauce over the sauteed chicken.

  14. Cindy-Still His Girl says:

    Yum! I am definitely trying to shorten my grocery list since my checking account isn’t stretching any farther! I put up several of my favorites that we actually make all the time! It’s an old post; I’m so green I’m recylcing it. 🙂

  15. Beth says:

    I have starred this post in Google Reader, as I will DEFINITELY be coming back to try many of these recipes!

  16. Carol says:

    Sorry, Shannon! I failed to note the WFMW theme before adding mine. My bad! Please delete my linky and I’ll save it for next time.

  17. MamaHenClucks says:

    This is the best idea for a post! This is my first WFMW – hope you’ll find my crockpot recipe easy! Especially for summer!

  18. Beth says:

    Ahhhh…Rotel. A southerner’s best friend! Haven’t eaten anything with Rotel in it since we moved from Oklahoma nearly 20 years ago!

  19. Robin says:

    I was going to leave my Apricot Chicken recipe in my comment but saw something very similar already published! If I think of another “keeper,” I’ll be back. Thanks for all the great ideas!!
    Robin (private blogger)

  20. Brooke says:

    i don’t have a blog – but most of my recipes are under 5 ingredients! my favorite is Chicken Pie:
    1 box of ready made pie crusts (2 per box but that only counts as 1 ingredient right?)
    1 lb (or 1 can) of chicken cubed
    1 can vegall
    1 can cream of ckn soup
    1 tbsp sour cream
    mix ingredients in bowl, line a pie pan with 1 of the crust, fill with mixture, top with 2nd pie crust. bake on 350 for 30 minutes.

  21. Tami says:

    I’m definitely trying your recipes. They look delicious. Most of the recipes I use are 5 ingredients or less. I don’t like to spend time cooking and we do easy stuff most nights.

  22. nicole says:

    I don’t have any recipes to contribute, but I know I will be reading others. I just posted yesterday about needing new recipes. Thanks!

  23. Cinde says:

    This is my first attempt at participating in WFMW. Hope I didn’t make any Blogging Etiquette Faux Paux! Getting out of the kitchen quick is always my goal and I love new recipes.

  24. Amy says:

    Thanks so much for doing this WFMW! I can’t wait to try some of these 5 ingredient or less recipes! I put 4 or 5 on my website. Come on over and check them out. 🙂

  25. Molly B says:

    Veggie Tuna Couscous
    1 box of Near East Tomato Lentil Couscous
    1 large can tuna
    1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
    Microwave veggies in something you can serve from, as it will be your main dish. Prepare couscous according to directions (boil water, oil and spices, dump couscous in, put lid on for five minutes off heat – done!) Once couscous is finished, stir in the tuna until thoroughly mixed. Drain water from veggies, and mix everything together. Done! My boys like it with ragu, I eat it plain, it’s good with a number of dressings you could choose.
    Usually there are enough leftovers for next day’s lunch if I make it with two boxes of couscous. Enjoy!

  26. Jenny says:

    I’m a first timer!!! What a wonderful idea this was. And how fun! I am too excited to go through all of these great recipes. Thanks so much!!

  27. Lahdeeda at Perfectly Normal says:

    This is a great great collection of short recipes… I love it. I’m going to try the enchiladas.
    I did the mexi-chicken salad and Rainy from the same site did this completely sinful pie…
    Can’t wait to try some of these!

  28. Liz C. says:

    The easiest Chinese recipe you’ll ever eat:
    Clean and chop 5-6 stalks of celery into bite-size pieces.
    Cube 2 chicken breasts.
    Pull out a wok or large skillet, and heat over med-hi. Add a tablespoon of sesame oil and let that get hot.
    Toss in about a cup of raw cashew pieces, stirring constantly to get them toasting.
    When they’re toasty, toss in the chicken. Cook til just cooked through–don’t worry about gunk starting to stick to the bottom, just keep stirring it.
    Toss in the celery, and stir-fry until it’s tender-crisp, and letting off some juice.
    Blop on about 1 Tbsp of hoisin sauce, and stir to blend it around.
    Serve over sticky rice.
    It takes about 15 minutes, start to finish, and hits all the major cravings–crunchy, tender, sweet, spicy, salty. YUM.

  29. Gina says:

    I was so surprised to find that all my favorite recipes had more than five ingredients. I guess I make the same things over-and-over-and-over and don’t even notice! I ended up using one of our favorite cookie recipes–very quick and very frugal!

  30. Shawn says:

    Awesome, awesome idea … wish I had known about this sooner to participate. Thank you. I’m always more prone to doing these easy recipes … why don’t more magazines and cookbooks use less ingredients?!

  31. Diane says:

    I can hardly wait to go through all the recipes and save many to try. I am just getting into menu planning and this will help me a lot.
    Thanks so much

  32. Laurie says:

    Shannon, I love wfmw and read it every week. This is the first time I’ve participated, but I think my family will thank me (and you) for all the recipes I now have!!!!

  33. Stephanie says:

    I can’t wait to try some of these recipes. They sound divine…except the frog legs. I won’t be trying that one anytime soon 🙂

  34. Cathy | Mommy Motivation says:

    I wasn’t going to post this today, but I just love this tip! And I wrote it and even put a pic in it – which is amaaaazing for me! And then I come – and it’s not a general WFMW (altho this one is perfect!) So I posted anyway. 🙂
    Rebelly yours,

  35. Meg says:

    Thanks for hosting this, Shannon! Baby #7 is due very soon, and I need all the EASY I can get.

  36. Scary Mommy says:

    Oh, how fun! I posted the most delicious dip ever. I got in a major fight with my MIL for posting it, so hopefully it will be worth it!!

  37. Rita says:

    Karen A’s Chocolate Dump Cake (No Eggs)
    1 (5 oz) non instant chocolate pudding
    2 1/3 cups milk
    1 package devil’s food cake mix
    2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
    Heat oven to 350. Lightly grease one 9 X 13 pan. Mix choc pudding and milk in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until thick, stirring frequently. Remove pan from heat and add dry cake mix. Mix together and pour into 9 X 13 pan. Evenly spread choc chips over the top. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
    **Recipe found at

  38. Debbie says:

    Baked Sausage and Potatoes
    1 pound Italian sausages, halved lengthwise, & then crosswise 1 lb. Potatoes — halved or quartered, depending on the size of the potato (fingerlings are the best but any small white tuber will do)
    1 small onion, chopped
    2 garlic cloves, sliced very thin
    3 Tbsp olive oil
    Heat oven to 450. In a Dutch oven or baking dish, mix all together and bake for 30 minutes. With a spoon, mix it again then return to oven for 10-15 more minutes – until the potatoes are done.

  39. Miriam says:

    This is kinda like that thing where you go to church and are pretty sure the pastor’s been eavesdropping on your life. I have literally brought my printer and scrap paper downstairs so I can get to printing some of these great ideas.
    Thanks to all the WFMWers, you are all charming and well-dressed.

  40. Amanda says:

    I’m super excited about all these recipes. I have a feeling I’ll be coming back to this post time and again. Any chance you’ll bind and sell a bloggy cookbook from all your printouts?

  41. lisa (lost pezhead) says:

    thanks! i made your chicken spaghetti stuff for dinner tonight! it was great and i actually had all the stuff to make it.

  42. Wilm says:

    I can only see winter giveaway links too. SHANNON help – I’m dying to see the recipes and we are going on holiday tomorrow. Do you mean I’ll have to wait a WEEK to check this out now!!!!!!!!
    Cheers, Wilm in NZ

  43. Suzanne Eller (Suzie) says:

    I love Grilled Turkey Tenderloins with stuffing – five ingredients. I posted that recipe on my website. : ) I love the recipes (800+! WOW). I can’t wait to try several. I’ve been in a recipe rut!

  44. Nancy Douglas says:

    Love the chicken with a kick. Thanks! You are now in my bookmarks’ list. I have been bored with dinner for months and you are helping me get out of the slump.

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