I hope you all know how much I love simple recipes. While there is certainly a time and a place to get fancy, most people don’t have the time to learn how to cook complicated things. Rather than relying on takeout and frozen foods, I love sharing recipes that you can make quickly with items you probably already have in your pantry. I’m sharing 15 vegetarian recipes with five ingredients or less. Yes, FIVE ingredients or less. You might recognize a few of these recipes from my blog, but I’m also sharing some great recipes from a few blog-friends! Ready for this?

avocado and orange salad

This Avocado & Orange Salad is a favorite at our house! It’s really only five ingredients… no additional dressing required!

green beans

These green beans are only five ingredients, and they only take 10 minutes to make! If you need a quick and easy side dish, these green beans are the answer!

easy black bean soup

This black bean soup is so easy; it makes me laugh when people ask for the recipe. Technically it’s five ingredients and a few spices, but I can almost promise you that you have them in your pantry!

eggplan skewers

These grilled eggplant skewers from Living Lou are a delicious (and easy!) vegan side dish.

easy onion tart

I literally can’t even get over how gorgeous this onion tart is from Mon Petit For. Plus I love onions. Is that a weird thing to love? Maybe, but I don’t care.

potato soup

This 5 ingredient potato soup is so easy that it almost doesn’t count as a recipe. But it’s one of our favorites on a cold day!

white bean dip with onions

You only need 5 ingredients (ok, and a few spices) for this gorgeous white bean dip from Peas and Peonies! I’m a fan of anything with caramelized onions.

roasted brussels sprouts

brussels sprout salad

If you’re still not convinced about the whole Brussels sprouts thing, try shaving them and covering them with parmesan cheese. I promise you’ll fall in love with this shaved parmesan and Brussels sprout salad.


I’ve always avoided coleslaw because I’m not a fan of mayonnaise, but this 5 ingredient coleslaw recipe from Family Food on the Table is mayo-free! Sign me up.

baked ziti recipe

This baked ziti is one of my favorite recipes to make for a crowd. It’s simple, delicious, and you don’t have to spend all day preparing it.


Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? I’m not sure, but I’m pretty positive that this Grilled Nutella & Cheese Croissant from Say Grace would be a fantastic addition to your brunch table.

mushroom with egg

Scoot over, Toast. It’s time to step up your egg game with these portobello baked eggs by Served from Scratch. Cheese? Eggs? Yes. Try it.


It would be rude to leave dessert out of this so clearly we have to look at a few 5 ingredient dessert recipes, like this vegan chocolate mousse from Bam’s Kitchen.

granola bark

Or you can make this easy chocolate granola bark in just 5 minutes! It’s so simple, but perfect if you love a sweet and salty combination.

Make sure you pin this, so you don’t forget to try one of these!

Looking for easy vegetarian recipes? These 15 recipes are made with 5 ingredients or less! Perfect for fast weeknight meals or easy healthy dessert ideas!

What’s your favorite easy recipe?