Sunday, 2 October 2011

Recipe Shed - 5 ingredients or less

Recipe Shed
This week's Recipe Shed from Reluctant Housedad is a good 'un: a dish using 5 ingredients or less. I'm coming at it a bit late because I only made this dish yesterday. On the plus side, I used our new camera so the picture is MUCH better!
You'd be surprised at how many recipes call for more than 5 ingredients, even the ones you think are really easy! But this is a great recipe from Nigella which fits the bill perfectly. I use it a lot when I have visitors over.
Minestrone in Minutes
(serves 3-4)
In a large saucepan, heat 750ml chicken stock, a 350g jar of pasta sauce (I use Dolmio), a can of Mixed Bean Salad, and a pinch of chilli flakes. Bring to the boil, then add 100g small pasta - any type you want.
Simmer until the pasta is just cooked, then turn off the heat to let the pasta swell a bit and soak up the flavours.
Look! Look! It's a DECENT picture of food!
If I add any more to that recipe it'll be cheating.......but if you wanted you could add some grated cheese on top, or stir through some cooked sausage, or serve with crusty bread.
Head over to the Reluctant Housedad blog to see some more 5 ingredient dishes, and add your own!
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I've also linked this up to The Crazy Kitchen's Foodie Foto Friday :)


  1. Yes, that is a decent picture of food. Beyond decent - utterly delicious. Great recipe, too.
    Thanks for sharing. This week's theme is CAKES AND BAKES, sweet or savoury

  2. Mmm, mmm, mmm!! That look yumtastic! ;)

  3. I think grated cheese on top is a must! thanks for linking up to Foodie Foto Friday too! x

  4. I love the idea of recipes with 5 ingredients or less - nothing more offputting than pages of ingredients however tasty!

  5. ooooh yes i do love homemade minestrone soup its so comforting x


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