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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Chocolate-Dipped Apple Rings

These apple treats are a staple in my Christmas goody packages. Sometimes I add an 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne to the cinnamon mixture for a little extra kick. —Laurie Bock, Lynden, Washington
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Mushroom & Peas Rice Pilaf

Mushroom & Peas Rice Pilaf

Mushroom & Peas Rice Pilaf

Anything goes in a rice pilaf, so add peas and baby Portobello mushrooms for extra color, texture and a touch of comfort. — Stacy Mullens, Gresham, Oregon

Rainbow Layer Cake

Rainbow Layer Cake

Rainbow Layer Cake

Fruity gelatin helps create the rainbow effect for this pretty cake. Lemon frosting is a nice and springy finishing touch. —Dawn Shackelford, Fort Worth, Texas

Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

Using just five ingredients makes this recipe so simple. You can add a little extra decoration with chocolate jimmies, too. —Chris Nelson, Decatur, AR

More Easy Recipes

Herb Vinegar

Herb Vinegar

Herb Vinegar

This is a creative way us use up herbs from an herb garden. The vinegar can be used to marinate meat or in salad dressings.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Quick Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

Quick Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

Quick Sweet-and-Sour Chicken

On a really busy night, this quick entree with a frozen stir-fry mix and chicken nuggets will hit the spot in no time. —Mary Tallman, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin

Garlic Chicken & Bacon Pizza

Garlic Chicken & Bacon Pizza

Garlic Chicken & Bacon Pizza

Cooking creme is the secret to adding a lot of flavor without a lot of extra ingredients in this pizza. It’s our go-to for game night. We love it; you’re going to love it, too! —Josee Lanzi, New Port Richey, Florida

Spinach & Feta Saute

Spinach & Feta Saute

Spinach & Feta Saute

With just the right level of garlic and a pleasant mix of cheese and almonds, this quick side will brighten any plate. You could also try it stuffed in a filet. —Sharon Delaney-Chronis, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

It takes 10 minutes tops to prepare this cool treat, but it tastes like you spent a lot of time creating it.—Cathie Valentine, Graniteville, South Carolina

Fire-and-Ice Pickles

Fire-and-Ice Pickles

Fire-and-Ice Pickles

These sweet and spicy pickles are great on a sandwich or all by themselves as a snack. The recipe is an easy way to dress up store-brought pickles and make them a special treat! —Myra Innes, Auburn, Kansas

Tiger Peanut Butter Candy

Tiger Peanut Butter Candy

Tiger Peanut Butter Candy

This effortless, three-ingredient candy will please any chocolate-and-peanut butter lover. “A good friend gave me this recipe, and I cut it in half to make just enough for me,” shares Roberta Taylor of Sharpsville, Indiana.

Blueberry-Oat Smoothies

Blueberry-Oat Smoothies

Blueberry-Oat Smoothies

This is definitely a "Wow, this is different!" smoothie. I had never thought to put oatmeal in a smoothie before, but after soaking, there is no stiffness to the oats at all! If using fresh blueberries, two or three ice cubes may be added to the blender to make a chillier treat.

Frozen Banana Pineapple Cups

Frozen Banana Pineapple Cups

Frozen Banana Pineapple Cups

You can stir together this sweet tangy fruit mixture with just five ingredients, then pop it in the freezer overnight. The frosty results are a refreshing addition to a brunch. In summer, our kids prefer this snack to store-bought frozen treats.

Balsamic Asiago Salad

Balsamic Asiago Salad

Balsamic Asiago Salad

You can toss this tasty Balsamic Asiago Salad together in 10 minutes flat. Simply drizzle bottled dressing over the colorful blend of greens, tomato and peppers, add a quick sprinkle of garlic-seasoned cheese…and serve.

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

"This delightful dessert will satisfy a chocolate lover's craving," assures Kristin Dorazio, from Chepachet, Rhode Island. "It's quite simple as well.

Pear Sorbet

Pear Sorbet

Pear Sorbet

A touch of sweet white wine and citrus makes this lovely pear sorbet so refreshing. You can use canned pears when fresh ones aren't available. And lime juice is a nice substitute for lemon.— Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Easy Rice and Peas

Easy Rice and Peas

Easy Rice and Peas

Even folks who aren't fond of vegetables will gobble up this simple-to-prepare side dish. For even more color, toss in some chopped frozen carrots.
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