Meals Using ONLY FIVE Ingredients
Wondering what’s for dinner? Well, wonder no more. With just a handful of ingredients, you can have a delicious meal on the table in no time!
With very little effort and for very little money, you can whip together mouthwatering soups EVERYONE will love.
Five Joys of 5-Ingredient Soups
- No need to gather oodles of ingredients.
- Fewer ingredients = less time-consuming cooking.
- Grocery shopping? Easier and less expensive!
- Less prep means fewer dirty dishes.
- Yummy food. Full stomachs. Happy people.
When cooking any meal, you can use fewer ingredients by purchasing flavor-heavy foods. Change up your regular recipes by incorporating some of these ideas:
- Use O’Brien potatoes instead of plain hash browns.
- Purchase canned tomatoes with herbs and spices already included.
- Try cheeses like smoked Gouda or dill Jack for a pop of extra flavor.
- Buy garlic butter refrigerated crescent rolls instead of plain crescent rolls.
- Use frozen stir-fry veggies; it counts as one item AND saves a ton of time.
- Check out Rada’s soup mixes and you’ll add even fewer ingredients. They’re delicious and quick-to-make too.
Come on, let’s ease into the simple comfort of a warm bowl of soup.
Luckily, a good recipe doesn’t need a long list of ingredients to make it memorable, filling, and delicious.
Having company? Make a pot of all three of these recipes. It still won’t take long!
INGREDIENTS (Serves 6)
4 C. tomato juice
4 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded & diced
14 fresh basil leaves
1 C. heavy cream, plus more for serving
¼ to ½ C. butter, cut into pieces
Pour the tomato juice into a big saucepan and add the tomatoes. Simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool a few minutes.
Carefully pour the hot tomato mixture into a blender and add the basil; blend until pureed.
Warm 1 cup of the heavy cream in a clean saucepan over very low heat. Gradually stir the pureed tomato mixture into the cream then stir in the butter. Warm the soup over medium-low heat until the butter melts, stirring often, without bringing it to a boil.
Season with salt and black pepper if you’d like, and swirl in a little more cream just before serving. Ladle into bowls and enjoy!
Note: While we made the recipe as written, you could try substituting V-8 in place of the tomato juice and/or use a 30-oz. can of diced tomatoes in place of fresh.
Try these other amazing 5-ingredient soup recipes too!
5-CAN VEG SOUP:
Dump 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, 1 (15 oz.) can whole kernel corn, 1 (15 oz.) can ready-to-serve vegetable or minestrone soup, 1 (15 oz.) can mixed vegetables, and 1 (15 oz.) can black beans (drained & rinsed) into a big saucepan. Warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Serves 6
In a big saucepan, bring 2 (32 oz.) cartons chicken broth to a boil. Add 1 (10 oz.) pkg. shredded or julienned carrots, ½ (19 oz.) pkg. frozen cheese tortellini, and ½ C. sliced celery; return to a boil. Cook uncovered for 7 to 9 minutes or until the tortellini is tender, adding 1 C. frozen peas during the last few minutes of cooking time. Serves 4
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