These easy three-ingredient recipes are a great way to feed yourself and your family without having to put much effort in.
It is pretty amazing how many different recipes that you can make with just three simple ingredients. They’re excellent if you’re on a tight budget or just looking for something easy to make.
There are so many three-ingredient recipes on this list, and they cover meals from breakfast through to dinner. If you are lost for what to make for a snack or meal, hopefully this list will give you some ideas of what to cook.
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Egg in a Hole
Egg in a hole is an absolute classic and only requires just three-ingredients to make. All you need is a frypan, an egg, bread slices, and some butter. Salt and pepper are entirely optional but highly recommended.
You can eat this meal just on its own, or you can cook up some bacon and mushrooms to go with it. It’s up to you how you approach this tasty recipe.
Mac n Cheese in a Mug
There are plenty of meals that you can make in a mug, and this mac n cheese is no exception. It’s the perfect easy three ingredient recipe that you can make with just a mug and microwave.
This recipe is perfect on its own, but if you want to jazz it up a little, then some bacon bits go great mixed through. I recommend adding the bacon bits or any extra at the same time as you do the cheese.
Nutella Mug Cake
A Nutella mug cake is the perfect sweet snack. Once you’re finished cooking, you’re left with a fantastic, moist, rich cake that any Nutella fan will enjoy. It’s an absolute must-try.
This mug cake is perfect on its own but does go great with a scoop or two of ice cream. If you don’t have ice cream, then a drizzle of cream also works great.
Slow Cooker Jacket Potatoes
Jacket potatoes are super easy to do and perfect for the slow cooker. You can quickly get this cooking early in the day so that they are ready for when you sit down for lunch or dinner.
There are a ton of different combinations that you can use to top these potatoes. For example, sour cream and chives or even cheese and bacon. There are just so many variations that you can do with the topping.
Rich chocolate fudge is the perfect sweet dessert that only requires three ingredients. It is super easy to make and is done entirely in the microwave.
You can enjoy this fudge on its own as a snack. You can also have it as platter food for a party or as a snack in a kid’s lunchbox.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
The slow cooker is the best way to get some deliciously tender chicken taco meat. It tastes and looks incredibly delicious once it is ready for serving. Indeed, a 3-ingredient recipe worth giving a try.
This chicken taco recipe is just for the meat, so you will need to be creative in what you have with it. I tend to go for some shredded lettuce, baby tomatoes, cheese, and so much more.
Baked Brie in Puff Pastry
If you love gooey cheese, then this baked brie in puff pastry will leave you impressed. It’s the perfect snack food and only requires three very simple ingredients.
You can eat this brie as is or you can have some fresh fruit, dips and other snack types of food with it. It’s totally up to you, but for me, I love it as is.
Mars Bar Slice
A Mars Bar slice is a delicious snack food that is perfect for kid’s lunchboxes. One of the best things about this slice is how easy it is to make.
Much like most slices, this is either best enjoyed on its own or served on a platter, amongst other sweet snack foods.
Slow Cooker Cherry Dump Cake
Dump cakes are probably the easiest cakes you can make in the world. This cherry dump cake combines delicious chocolate cake with a plump cherry pie filling. It’s an absolute delight for any sweet tooth.
This cake is best enjoyed with a scoop of ice cream or on its own. A drizzle of custard or cream also goes fantastically on the top of this delicious cake.
Tortillas are perfect for making some delicious chips that can be used for nachos and much more. These are so easy to make and only require some tortillas, oil, and an oven.
You can season these chips with anything you want. For example, I tend to use plain salt, but other types of seasoning work just as well.
Slow Cooker Caramel
A slow cooker caramel is so easy to make and only requires one very simple ingredient, sweetened condensed milk. By the time you have finished cooking, you are left with rich brown caramel.
There are so many uses for this caramel from merely drizzling it over a dessert to using it as an integral part of a dessert such as banoffee pie.
French Onion Dip
This French onion dip is so incredibly easy to make and only requires just three ingredients. The type of French onion soup mixes you buy will profoundly impact the outcome of this dip.
Much like most dips, this is best served on a platter with various other dips, cheeses, and crackers.
Slow Cooker Pineapple Dump Cake
A pineapple dump cake is an excellent three-ingredient recipe that is so easy to make. By the time you are finished cooking, you will have a beautiful cake dotted with juicy pieces of pineapple.
Cream, custard, ice cream is just three of the extras that you can have with this cake. It is also great on its own, so do not feel the need to have anything extra with the cake.
Corn Relish Dip
If you have some extra corn relish lying around, then this dip is perfect. It requires just two ingredients and has a fantastic rich flavor that is hard to resist going back for seconds, thirds, and more.
You can enjoy this dip with some carrots, celery, or even crackers. I love to have this dip with a range of cheese and some good crunchy crackers.
Slow Cooker Peach Dump Cake
A peach dump cake is an absolute treat, and a must-try if you love sweet desserts. You can serve it without any extras, but a scoop of ice cream goes great with it.
The peaches cook to be tender, moist and packed full of flavor. The cake mix cooks to be moist and spongy. It is an absolute must-try.
Fried Cheese Rolls
Fussy kids will absolutely love these fried cheese rolls. By the time you are finished cooking, you are left with a gooey cheese filling and a crispy outside. They’re the perfect easy recipe that only requires three ingredients.
There are so many variations you can do with these cheese rolls. For example, you can add some tomato paste to the filling for an entirely different roll. Out of all these three-ingredient recipes, this one is certainly is one of my favorites.
Pineapple cake is amazingly tasty and only requires three ingredients to make. It’s the perfect cake if you’re on a bit of a tight budget and can’t afford a ton of ingredients.
For the best result, you will need to use crushed pineapple. Other types of tinned pineapple might not work nearly as well. You will enjoy this cake with some whipped cake.
Pigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a blanket are a party classic and only require three ingredients to make. You can always add your twist to the recipe by adding some cheese or mustard to the inside of the puff pastry.
These are usually best served as a platter food with some ketchup or tomato sauce. They are absolutely great if you have some friends and family coming around for a relaxed dinner.
Slow Cooker Apple Dump Cake
An apple dump cake is an absolute must-try. This three-ingredient recipe makes use of some apple pie filling, yellow cake mix, and some butter. The end result is a dessert that will have your guests coming back for seconds.
You can enjoy this recipe on its own or have it with an extra such as hot custard. There are so many extras to have, it is hard to pick which is the best.
Scrambled Eggs in a Mug
Scrambled eggs in a mug is an excellent quick and easy breakfast. It’s perfect if you find yourself living with limited appliances or want an easy foolproof way of making scrambled eggs.
You can radically change the flavors of this dish quite easily by adding some bacon bits or even diced vegetables. Make sure any extras are cooked as it doesn’t stay in the microwave long enough to cook food thoroughly.
One of the tastiest and easiest chicken recipes you can make. If you love coconut, then you’re going to love this recipe.
This chicken can be enjoyed by itself, but it does go great with a sauce such as a ranch dressing. If you really feel energetic, you can have this chicken in a salad or with some fries.
Deviled eggs are an absolute classic and so easy to make. This recipe requires just three very simple ingredients. If you want to go one step further, then I recommend adding some curry powder to the mix.
These eggs are usually a platter dish and served as one single half. They should be easy to eat and have that lovely powerful punch that we all love about deviled eggs.
I hope that some of these easy three-ingredient recipes take your fancy. There are certainly some that I love to continually make.