Can You Make Dinner with 4 Ingredients Or Less? I can!


As parents we’re BUSY! So finding time-savers and budget friendly meals for our family is probably a top priority for all of us. Eating out isn’t the healthiest, or the cheapest but sometimes it’s the quickest! That was until now…

I was recently introduced to an amazing cookbook that is a bestseller in both Australia and the UK and I can see it being a best seller here in the US as well. 4 Ingredients features HUNDREDS of yummy, time-saving and budget friendly recipes using four or fewer ingredients!

The 4 Ingredients cookbook was written by two moms who (like most of us) wanted to save themselves time and money and not spend the majority of their day in the kitchen. Kim McCosker & Rachael Bermingham have outsold Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson and Gorden Ramsey with their 4 Ingredients cook book selling over two million copies to date!

This book is amazing! Who would have thought that you could make so many things with 4 (or less) ingredients?! Not only that, but they’ve made it so easy that they even reduced the number of cooking utensils required to make the meals, the only measuring utensils required to make any of the recipes in 4 Ingredients are 1 teaspoon, 1 tablespoon, and 1 cup.

4 Ingredients contains more than 400 recipes that range from breakfast, to lunch, to dinner, and everything in between. From Antipasto Tarts, to Carrot & Coriander soup, to Apricot Chicken, to Tandoori Lamb, and Orange & Almond Cake, each recipe is delicious and most importantly, simple!

One of my favorite recipes in the book is the Stuffed Chicken Breast

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Ingredients
4 chicken breasts
100g feta cheese, cut into small pieces
8 pieces semi-dried tomatoes, chopped (reserve some oil)
1 tbs. freshly chopped tarragon

Method
Using a long, thin knife and keeping the opening narrow, cut a pocket into the chicken breast (careful not to cut through), mix together cheese, tomatoes and tarragon, fill pockets with mixture and secure with toothpicks. Rub each breast generously with the oil from the tomatoes, and pan-fry for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Optional: Sensational served with a rocket salad.
Serves 4

Never mind that there’s a ton of other recipes I’m just itching to try! And when your down to those last few items of groceries before a pay check or shopping trip, this book helps out tremendously!

You can check out 4 Ingredients by visiting their website 4ingredients.com.au or purchase the book via Amazon.com.


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137 Comments to “Can You Make Dinner with 4 Ingredients Or Less? I can!”

  1. Daily Woman Says:

    Grilled Chicken Breasts with roasted corn

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  6. Kari Says:

    We always through together chili when we need a fast and cheap meal. We always get the ingredients on super sale and with coupons so we can make a huge pot for less than $5!
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  9. Nicole C. Says:

    My easiest and cheapest meal is Nachos.

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  12. Kristi C Says:

    My easiest and cheapest meal is tacos.

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  14. Denise B. Says:

    I can make a really quick stove-top macaroni and cheese with the same ingredients and just asked good as if I baked it.

  15. Jackie Says:

    Hamburgers with a tossed salad is my easiest and cheapest go to meal. Thanks!
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  18. Pauline M Says:

    I make a mean chicken strip pasta that we all love. Definately my “in a pinch” meal!

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  23. amandasue Says:

    Veggie stir fry and noodles.

  24. Karen Says:

    Make ahead freezer burritos …they would also qualify on the 4 ingredients or less category too! I use the basic recipe from Tammy’s Recipes.

  25. eva k. Says:

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  26. CJ Gorman Says:

    My Easiest is Sloppy Joes

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  28. lisa Says:

    Sausage with beans

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  31. rebecca williams Says:

    Grilled Chicken tacos are my easy and cheap meal

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  36. Karen R Says:

    My stand-by meal is Tuna Noodle Casserole.

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  38. Meredith Says:

    Grilled cheese and soup is our all stand by.

  39. Holly Says:

    tuna salad,with mayo and pickle relish along with crackers,tomatos

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  40. Angie Says:

    My family loves scrambled eggs
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  41. Marci Says:

    When we are in a hurry it is usually baked breaded chicken with top ramen.

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  44. Christine Says:

    pasta is my go to

  45. Marj M. Says:

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  49. phxbne Says:

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  54. Elizabeth Parks Says:

    Our go to meal is macaroni and cheese.

  55. Jenn Says:

    Any kind of pasta is my go-to for cheap and easy!
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  56. deana c Says:

    Our easiest cheapest go to meal is spaghetti and sauce!

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  58. Rachel Says:

    My go to meal is Kalua Pork and Cabbage.
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  62. Rose G Says:

    Our family favorite is ramen noodles with eggs. 🙂 Super fast and oh so easy!
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  63. ashley Says:

    my go to meal is some type of rice casserole.. i can mix it with whatever veggies or meat i may have and make a casserole for great comfort food

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  65. Jennifer Says:

    Chili. Super easy & everyone in my family loves!

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    I need this book for sure! I am a bachelor (and a really bad cook). I think that I could handle four ingredients without messing everything up! LOL
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    Like to make sloppy joes

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  71. Pat Says:

    Easiest and cheapest meal is potatoes and eggs.

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  73. Linda Kish Says:

    Chicken enchiladas

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  74. Cori Westphal Says:

    I’d have to say spaghetti! A couple of times a year, I make a huge pot of sauce and freeze small packets of it. that way I just thaw it, boil noodles, and instant dinner!

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  88. Annie Says:

    Noodles with pesto, with nuts, carrots, and green beans mixed in (I’m a vegetarian)

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  97. Reanne Burnett Says:

    My cheapie go-to meal is spaghetti. I make a huge batch of sauce, divvy it up and freeze it.

  98. April Bever Says:

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  100. shawna Says:

    Pizza is always cheapest and easiest.

  101. Bev Says:

    Tator Tot Casserole–hamburger, mixed veg, cream of whatever soup you like best, tator tots, salt and pepper to taste

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  103. Rachel R. Says:

    Easiest meal is anything Mexican – tacos, burritos, etc.

  104. Andrea B Says:

    My easiest meal is a recipe I just cooked last night for the first time, and it actually has 4 ingredients! BBQ Biscuit Cups. Biscuits in a muffin pan, topped with cooked ground beef mixed with BBQ sauce, and then baked according to biscuit can and topped with cheese for the last few minutes. So easy.

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  106. Happi Shopr Says:

    spaghetti is my easy go-to

  107. susan smoaks Says:

    spaghetti is our easiest, cheapest go to meal

  108. Shelley Mitchell Says:

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  123. Vicki D. Says:

    A bowl of soup and a grilled cheese sandwich is a satisfying and thrifty meal.

  124. Ed Nemmers Says:

    The little ones like macaroni and cheese!

  125. Emily Says:

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  130. James Coyne Says:

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  135. Jennifer J Says:

    spaghetti with meat sauce!

  136. Sand Says:

    It’s usually quiche with vegetables or fried rice.

  137. Cambrea Baker Says:

    Chicken qtr, lipton onion soup mix and rice……yummy!

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