Easy Recipes

Want a simple and delicious supper? Try these 5-ingredient favorites including pasta, pork, chicken, beef, vegetarian or dessert dishes.

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Frozen Chocolate Monkey Treats

Everyone needs a fun, friendly way for kids to play with food. These “bites” are nutty and yummy when you coat bananas in chocolate and dip them into peanuts, sprinkles or coconut. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin
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Pineapple-Strawberry Cranberry Relish

Pineapple-Strawberry Cranberry Relish

Pineapple-Strawberry Cranberry Relish

My son is a strawberry fanatic—anything with strawberries in it is a must-have in his book. I'll always remember the look on his face the first time he tried this. It was love! — Karen Wilkes, Lakewood, California

Mocha Pumpkin Seeds

Mocha Pumpkin Seeds

Mocha Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a classic fall snack. Kick them up a notch with instant coffee and cocoa powder for a mix that’s mocha genius. Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas

5-Ingredient Fudge

5-Ingredient Fudge

5-Ingredient Fudge

You’re moments away from a pan of creamy fudge. Just microwave, stir and spread. Sue Tucker, Edgemoor, South Carolina

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Biscuit Bites

Biscuit Bites

Biscuit Bites

Biscuit Bites couldn't be easier. Convenient refrigerated biscuits are simply sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and onion powder, then baked. "These savory mini biscuits are wonderful with soup, a main dish or even as a snack," writes Joy beck of Cincinnati, Ohio. "We like to munch on them instead of popcorn while watching television."

Crispy Kiss Squares

Crispy Kiss Squares

Crispy Kiss Squares

White or milk chocolate kisses add the fun final touch to these chocolaty treats from Chris Budd of Lewiston, Idaho. Since you need just four other ingredients, you can stir up a pan of the sweet squares in a jiffy.

Cranberry Nut Fudge

Cranberry Nut Fudge

Cranberry Nut Fudge

This fast and delicious fudge recipe is Bobby Langley's favorite. "The dried cranberries give it holiday flair," says the Rocky Mount, North Carolina cook.
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Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

As a busy lawyer, I can't take my sweet time making ice cream treats. So my girl-friend and I came up with this one. The recipe cuts down of fat but not on flavor. I usually keep a bunch in the freezer. —Tony Kern of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Apricot-Glazed Green Beans

Apricot-Glazed Green Beans

Apricot-Glazed Green Beans

Serve this classic pasta toss withApricot-Glazed Green Beans from Nancy Mueller. "I like to add a little extra flavor to homegrown beans, and this is one of our favorite treatments," she writes from Bloomington, Minnesota. Apricot preserves make the simple yet tasty coating for the veggies. Try this side dish alongside most any entree whenever time is tight.

Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

My kids and grandkids love these nutty, salty, chocolaty bites. The neighbors kids rush right over when they find out I have them. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Edible Poinsettia Christmas Clay

Edible Poinsettia Christmas Clay

Edible Poinsettia Christmas Clay

To make a cake extra special during the holidays, add this decorative poinsettia to the top. Your guest will be thrilled!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Glazed Apples and Sausage

Glazed Apples and Sausage

Glazed Apples and Sausage

Jennie Wible dresses up hearty pork sausage links with slices tart apples, chopped onion and brown sugar to make this morning mainstay. She fixes the full-flavored side dish when hosting brunch at her Hamilton Square, New Jersey home.

Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

This flavorful full-bodied dressing is better than any bottled dressing I've ever tasted...and it's easy to prepare, too! I found the recipe in a church cookbook. -Leona Luecking West Burlington, Iowa

Savory Stuffed Figs

Savory Stuffed Figs

Savory Stuffed Figs

“I use this three-ingredient recipe when I want a sweet and savory appetizer that’s simple to make. It can be made ahead, and is nice for elegant or casual parties.” —Maggie Zabinko, Anchorage, Alaska

Cookie Pizza a la Mode

Cookie Pizza a la Mode

Cookie Pizza a la Mode

This yummy dessert can't be beat—especially because it's so easy to make. It's like eating a chocolate chip cookie and ice cream sundae all in one! —Dee Drew, Aliso Viejo, California

Rhubarb Ice Cream for 2

Rhubarb Ice Cream for 2

Rhubarb Ice Cream for 2

This is a great small version of a delicious recipe. This is refreshing and rich-tasting ice cream on a hot summer evening.—Rachel Garcia, Arlington, Virginia

Ruby-Red Strawberry Sauce

Ruby-Red Strawberry Sauce

Ruby-Red Strawberry Sauce

My best friend, Lynn Young, and I came up with this recipe after our husbands requested it. In addition to ice cream, it can be served over pancakes and waffles. —Terri Zobel, Raleigh, North Carolina

Sweet N Moist Ham

Sweet N Moist Ham

Sweet N Moist Ham

We served 75 pounds of ham fixed this way. It could not be simpler, and it's moist and delightfully sweet.
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