There are many ideas to be had in the kitchen, and some are easier than others. Here are some interesting 3 ingredient recipes for dinner that can be make in minutes and taste amazing. This article is just a recommendation of all the different possibilities when it comes down to food with only three ingredients.

“Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.” - Guy Fieri

Easy Tomato Sauce

DIY tomato sauce for pasta, dipping, or just as soup!
Perfect for dining. Source: Nonna Box

Here’s a great one for beginners or people who just like pasta. Simply take some tomatoes, butter, and onions in whichever ratio makes you the most satisfied and mix them all together over a warm saucepan. You’d be amazed at how little it takes to create magnificent sauce. This can also fall into the category of 3 ingredient slow cooker recipes, especially if you’re using the sauce as a base for the meatballs. And because this recipes is so easy, you can make some modifications of your own, such as:

  • Using canned tomatoes instead of fresh ones
  • Adding your own spices
  • Adding a little hot sauce for an extra kick
  • Using smoked salt
  • Throw in some peppers
  • Use the sauce in a slow cooker for heating meatballs
  • Thicken it up with some cheese!

3 Ingredient Pesto

Pesto: another great kitchen solution
Pesto goes great with bread. Source: Wikipedia

Another recipe for the pasta lover (or just someone who loves dipping bread) the active ingredients in pesto are basil, olive oil, and salt to taste. Feel free to add other spices if you care to, but that’s all pesto really is. Garlic goes especially well in pesto, and if you have garlic salt, you can kill two birds with one stone. Otherwise some people love pine nuts of parmesan in their mixture.

Amazing, Amazing Jalapeno Poppers

This is one of our favorite 3 ingredient snacks that has been tested at multiple parties and has never become leftovers. All you need is some cream cheese, jalapenos, and bacon. Bonus points if you use chive cream cheese for a little extra something.

Soy Sauce and Cola Chicken

Coke-a-cola chicken: you wouldn't have thought of that without this article!
Great with table rice. Source: Angsarap

No, really. For a different take on an Eastern cuisine, simply mix Coke (or Pepsi, or whatever) with soy sauce and allow the chicken to sit in it overnight. You’ll get a delightfully sweet and salty chicken flavor that you’ve never quite tasted before. While the blend of cola and soy sauce is unique, be sure to never use diet cola as it contains no actual sugar.

Eggs, Flour, and Nutella Brownies

Here’s proof that you can make easy snacks with everyday ingredients. This dessert won’t take much time at all. At 5 minutes mixing time and 15 minutes baking time, these brownies can be ready in under a half hour tops. You just need a half a cup of flour, 2 eggs, and a little over a cup of Nutella to bake these delicious brownies.

Peanut Butter, Sugar, and Egg Cookies

These fun, easy recipes can be done with minimal effort
Cookies that anyone can enjoy. Source: The Crazy Craft Lady

Here’s another great dessert that anyone can bake, regardless of culinary skill. You just need peanut butter, sugar, and a few eggs, plus the ability to stamp a crisscross design into the cookies with a fork can’t hurt. As long as you don’t burn them, these cookies are sure to be a hit at parties. Who doesn’t like peanut butter cookies?

Mini Potato Skins

Loaded baked potato skins are the ultimate in snacking
Simple potato skins for the football game. Source: Cook Eat Delicious

Here’s a great appetizer that you can make for your buddies as you’re watching the sports game. All you need are small potatoes, bacon, and sour cream. If you want to go crazy and put chives over that, be our guest. Otherwise the recipe is very simple.

  1. Bake the potatoes
  2. Split them in half
  3. Cook the bacon
  4. Crumble that over the potatoes
  5. Add the sour cream
  6. You’re done

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