WATCH: You Can Make Any Of These 5-Ingredient Recipes Easily

You probably have the ingredients for these recipes right now.

Recipes do not have to be complicated to be delicious. Satisfy your hunger easily with these easy recipes that don’t need many main ingredients.

The main ingredients don’t include salt, pepper, oil, or water, so you’ll find the recipes use only 5 or fewer main ingredients. Take a look at which recipe you have ingredients for and be ready to make these dishes easily. 

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1 Malunggay + Corn + Chicken stock + Onion + Egg

Malunggay and corn soup is easy to make! These fresh ingredients are fantastic together and combine to make a comforting soup. The egg is totally optional but if you have it and desire a more filling sip, give this leveled-up egg drop soup a taste.       

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2 Canned Tuna + Spaghetti + Tomatoes + Garlic + Onion

Tuna pasta recipes are some of the tastiest and easiest pasta dishes to make. This uses two kinds of tuna but you can easily swap out the spicy variant for one that caters to your taste. Want it spicy but no spicy canned tuna on hand? Stir in your favorite hot sauce, sriracha, or even red chili flakes for that desired bite.     

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3 Fish fillet + Soy sauce + Calamansi + Onions + Garlic 

What’s a bistek Tagalog without calamansi, soy sauce, or onions? Not a bistek that’s for sure! That’s why this recipe is so versatile! Fast cooking means using a cut that isn’t pork, beef, or even chicken. In this case, it’s a fish fillet that’s get the bistek treatment, and it’s super delicious. Your daing na bangus meal just got a challenger for best breakfast silog pairing!  

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4 Kangkong + Chicharon + Soy sauce + Vinegar + Garlic   

Kangkong or water spinach is a hardy leafy green that is popular across Southeasy Asia. No wonder it’s a commonly used ingredient in so many Asian and local dishes! For this recipe, an adobo sauce is what makes it super flavorful but what makes this irresistible is really the crushed pork cracklings or chicharon. Who wouldn’t find this appetizing? 


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5 Leftover pork adobo + Adobo sauce    

Honestly, this is one of the easiest as well as the tastiest recipes you will ever come across. The sheer flavor profile of a pork adobo recipe is mouth-watering enough! Just imagine adding that element of crunch to your adobo, and you’ve instantly got people looking up and taking notice of what you’re serving. The only thing missing is the garlic fried rice and sunny-side up egg that completes the breakfast plate. 


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