Today’s WFMW is all about the 5-ingredient meal. I didn’t even have to go through my recipes, because honestly? I’ve turned into a lazy cook and I have all but stopped making gourmet meals for my family and have instead turned to comforting foods that satisfy. Foods that are calorie laden and make my bummy even wider than ever before.

But I digress. I’m here to share with you a few of my favorite, easy-to-make, 5-ingredient recipes. Without further ado:

Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours

Ingredients:1 lb. Italian sausage
26 oz. jar pasta sauce
14 oz. can diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings, undrained
9 oz. pkg. refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 cup shredded pizza cheese OR grated Parmesan cheese

Cook sausage in heavy skillet over medium heat until browned, about 10 minutes. Stir sausage frequently to break up as it cooks. Drain well and place in 4-5 quart slow cooker. Add pasta sauce and tomatoes and stir well. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours. Then stir in tortellini, cover again and ccook on low for 20-40 minutes or until pasta is tender and heated. Sprinkle with cheese and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Then tell your kids that they’d better be thankful that they have a mama that’s willing to slave over a hot crockpot all day cooking for them.

Crockpot Bacon Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours

8 bacon slices
8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 (10 oz) cans roasted garlic cream of mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup flour

Wrap one slice of bacon around each boneless chicken breast and place in a 3-4 quart crockpot. In medium bowl, combine condensed soups, sour cream, and flour and mix with wire whisk to blend. Pour over chicken. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours until chicken and bacon are thoroughly cooked. Serves 8, unless you were raised by the Clampetts, in which case you might want to triple the recipe.


Microwave Fudge

16 oz (1-lb bag) of powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1 stick butter
1 T vanilla

Mix powdered sugar and cocoa in large bowl; pour 1/4 c milk over top and place 1 stick of butter in the center. Microwave 4-1/2-6 minutes and stir together. Be careful not to overcook. Add 1 T vanilla, stir until smooth and pour into buttered dish. Let cool and hello? – eat it all up before your kids can get to it.

Choco-Vanilla Pudding Dessert

1 pkg graham crackers
1 tub cool whip
2 pkgs instant vanilla pudding
3 cups milk
1 cup chocolate frosting

Layer grahams on bottom of 11 x 17 dish – mix cool whip, pudding,and milk and pour over crackers. Melt chocolate fudge frosting in microwave and pour over the top. Refrigerate overnight. Be sure to hide it very discreetly under something your kids hate to eat so they don’t discover it, because this is slap-yo-mama good for a quick, cheap dessert.

Head on over to Shannon’s place for even more 5-ingredient recipes.


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3 Comments on WFMW – 5 Ingredient Recipes

  1. Andrea
    July 1, 2008 at 11:18 pm (15 years ago)

    The chicken bacon recipe sounds yummy! I will have to try it soon! So does the choco vanilla pudding one!

  2. Mel @ A Box of Chocolates
    July 2, 2008 at 5:44 pm (15 years ago)

    Oooh I can’t wait to try these. They sound perfect for a dinner after work.

  3. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates
    July 6, 2008 at 2:10 am (15 years ago)

    Yummy stuff! I’ve had that fudge before…mmmmm.

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