Five ingredient vegetarian recipes are a fabulous way to reduce the time you spend in the kitchen. These quick and easy recipes have wonderful flavors and textures; all without meat! You, of course, can add more ingredients to any of these recipes. Vary the type of cheese or vegetables used, try different herbs or spices, and remember to write down your changes.
Five Ingredient Vegetarian Recipes
- Fried Pierogies with Butternut Squash
This incredible recipe is so good it's hard to believe there are only five ingredients. It's one of my all time favorites.
- Baked Eggs with Veggies
Frozen vegetable mixtures are a fabulous ingredient that takes the place of four, five, or six ingredients. They're already prepared and fresher than most fresh veggies! This easy recipe is delicious.
- Black Beans and Fusilli
This easy recipe has lots of flavor and color. Because you cook the pasta right in the skillet with the beans, it takes less time too.
- Calypso Eggs
Eggs cooked with cottage cheese and some veggies is a great way to start your morning. This recipe can be doubled.
- Chili Rice Casserole
If you love spicy food, cheese, and rice, this is the casserole for you! It's delicious served as a vegetarian entree, or can be topped with any simmered dish, such as Salsa Crockpot Chicken.
- Corn Waffles
Frozen corn adds great flavor and texture to corn muffin mix in this easy recipe. Serve with some salsa for a nice quick meal.
- Crockpot Marinara Sauce
Everyone should have a marinara sauce in their repertoire. I like this one because it uses tomato paste, which gives a depth of flavor to the sauce you just can't get with any other form of tomato.
- Crockpot Oatmeal
Cranberries and dates add flavor, color, and texture to this easy crockpot recipe.
- Onion Souffle
Start with canned soup as the creamy base for a souffle to get this four ingredient gem on the table in a hurry. You could use any type of canned soup you'd like; Fiesta Cheese would be a great choice.
- Egg and Vegetable Stack
In this easy recipe, you make a few small omelets, then layer them with salsa and veggies. It's beautiful and delicious!
- Egg Tacos
Scrambled Eggs cooked with cheese, sausage, and salsa are tucked into crisp taco shells. You may want to add some sour cream and guacamole to this great recipe.
- Fettuccine Alfredo
There's nothing easier or more satisfying than this perfect, indulgent recipe. Serve with some Toasted Garlic Bread and a green salad for a fabulous meal.
- Herbed Mostaccioli
Cream and Havarti cheese form the creamy sauce for this quick recipe. Other short pastas would work well too, such as penne, ziti, or gemelli.
- Mac and Cheese Casserole
If you love mac and cheese, this recipe will become a regular on your recipe rotation. Adding a crisp bread crumb topping to creamy macaroni and cheese is perfect.
- Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs
Making eggs ahead of time is always a good idea! Just bake them in the morning while you get ready. Of course, plain old Scrambled Eggs is an easy five ingredient recipe too. Or you could make Microwave Scrambled Eggs!
- Matzoh Brei
This classic Passover leftover recipe isn't just for Passover! It's delicious any time of the year. Or try the reverse of this recipe, Scrambled Eggs with Matzohs.
- Mock Cheese Souffle
Even if you know how to make a classic Souffle, this easy recipe comes in handy just because you make it ahead of time and it isn't as fussy.
- Pesto Peppers with Penne
Once again frozen vegetable combos come to the rescue in this delicious and easy recipe.
- Potato Burritos
Hash brown potatoes are always in my freezer because they're such a great ingredient in so many recipes. In fact, check out my Start With Hash Brown Potatoes for more ideas! This hearty burrito is delicious.
- Red and White Tortellini
This casserole is my go-to recipe when I'm just too tired to cook. Add vegetables, use vegetarian meatballs, or add pesto to change it up. This recipe is versatile!
- Tomato Pesto Spaghetti
There's nothing better than this super simple three ingredient recipe when time is short. It's simply perfect.
- Veggie Burrito
Spicy chili beans, which you use without draining, are a fabulous shortcut ingredient. Combine them with veggies from the deli for a great and flavorful burrito.
- Vegetable Omelet
Eggs and frozen veggies, which you should always have on hand, make a complete and luscious meal in minutes.
- Vegetable Supreme Pizza
The deli comes to the rescue again with this easy recipe, which tastes like a gourmet pizza from a fancy restaurant. But it's about 1/10 the cost!
- Vegetable Stir Fry
Use any of your favorite vegetables in this easy stir fry recipe; and any type of cheese!
- Spicy Chili over Polenta
Prepared polenta in a tube can be found in just about any supermarket. Cook the polenta rounds until crisp and top with an easy spicy chili for a wonderful meal.