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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 Swirl Delight

Chocolate Swirl Delight

Chocolate Swirl Delight

I made a few updates to a great recipe and ended up with an impressive dessert. Everyone loves its light texture and chocolaty flavor. —Lynne Bargar, Saegertown, Pennyslvania

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Wafers

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Wafers

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Wafers

I created these melt-in-your-mouth thin mints for a cookie exchange, and everyone raved about them. They're often requested by my family and have become one of my daughter's favorites. To switch up the flavor, try using different extracts instead of peppermint. -Michelle Kester, Cleveland, Ohio

Bacon Water Chestnut Wraps

Bacon Water Chestnut Wraps

Bacon Water Chestnut Wraps

The holidays around the house just wouldn't be the same without these classic wraps. Through the years, Christmas Eve guests have proven it's impossible to eat just one. —Laura Mahaffey, Annapolis, Maryland
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Caramel Chocolate Trifle

Caramel Chocolate Trifle

Caramel Chocolate Trifle

A highlight of our annual family reunion is the dessert competition. The judges take their jobs very seriously! Last year's first-place winner was this tempting trifle.—Barb Hausey, Independence, Missouri

Contest-Winning Grilled Mushrooms

Contest-Winning Grilled Mushrooms

Contest-Winning Grilled Mushrooms

Mushrooms cooked over hot coals always taste good, but this easy recipe makes the mushrooms taste fantastic. As the mother of two children, I love to cook entire meals on the grill. It's fun spending time outdoors with the kids. —Melanie Knoll, Marshalltown, Iowa

Bean Burritos

Bean Burritos

Bean Burritos

I always have the ingredients for this bean burrito recipe on hand. Cooking the rice and shredding the cheese the night before save precious minutes at dinnertime. —Beth Osborne Skinner, Bristol, Tennessee

Chocolate Trifle

Chocolate Trifle

Chocolate Trifle

For a fabulous finale when entertaining, this lovely layered chocolate trifle is a winner! Chocolate trifle recipes are a do-ahead dessert that serves a group, and it even tastes great the next day. —Pam Botine, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

We don't want to brag, but as far as homemade ice cream recipes go, this one is the best. And with only four ingredients, it just might be the easiest, too. No ice cream maker? No problem. Just follow the directions below. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Sausage Manicotti

Sausage Manicotti

Sausage Manicotti

This familiar Italian-style entree comes together in a snap. It's a comforting dish that says "home" to my family and is easy to freeze and have on hand. —Carolyn Henderson, Maple Plain, Minnesota

Savory Pork Roast

Savory Pork Roast

Savory Pork Roast

I love this herbed roast so much that I make it as often as I can. It's wonderful for special occasions, particularly when served with sweet potatoes and corn muffins. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

Tortellini Carbonara

Tortellini Carbonara

Tortellini Carbonara

I've made this bacon, cream and Parmesan cheese pasta sauce for so many years and have always called it a carbonara. Low-and-behold, I recently found out it's actually more like an Alfredo sauce. In either case, it's absolutely heavenly and a great option for company! —Cathy Croyle, Davidsville, Pennsylvania

Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Cinnamon Monkey Bread

Is it possible for four kids to cook together without total chaos in the kitchen? Yes, with the right recipe. This is a favorite with my bunch. They get to "play" with the dough as they roll pieces of refrigerated biscuits into balls.—Lisa Combs, Greenville, Ohio

Acorn Treats

Acorn Treats

Acorn Treats

You only need three ingredients to make these super simple acorn cookies! —Jane Stasik, Greendale, Wisconsin

Broccoli Side Dish

Broccoli Side Dish

Broccoli Side Dish

With just a few ingredients, this makes a special side that kids of all ages would enjoy. A touch of brown sugar makes it a great dish for parents trying to get the kids to eat more veggies! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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