Make Dinner With Only 5 Ingredients Using 'The Cookbook For Busy People'

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The Cookbook for Busy People: ‘Five Ingredient Recipes’

To quote Julia Child, "Cooking well doesn't mean cooking fancy." With this in mind,

food blogger Phila Kelnhofer started #FiveIngredientFridays on her food blog Sweet Phi, showcasing family-friendly recipes all featuring—you guessed it— five ingredients or less.

Five Ingredient Fridays exploded in popularity among all practical and busy people so much so that Kelnhofer now introduces her new cookbook: Five-Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook For Busy People. 

Keep clicking to see six featured recipes from the cookbook!

Prosciutto Parmesan Quiche

This light and fluffy quiche makes for a delicious meal at any time of the day (quiche can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner). When I was growing up, quiche was always served on Sundays or when guests came over because it has a super-quick prep time and then it could bake in the oven while we were spending time with family and friends.

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Forbidden Rice Bowl

Black rice—also known as forbidden rice—is deep purple (it looks black, hence the name) but otherwise is similar to Thai jasmine rice or brown rice. It is slightly nutty in taste and goes perfectly with crispy bacon, kale, and Parmesan cheese. Give me a rice bowl for dinner any night and I'm a happy girl. As a matter of fact, I'm not the only one in my house that loves these rice bowls. After coming home from a business trip, my husband said he had missed my rice bowl creations for dinner. Thirty minutes later, I had remedied that. These bowls are super easy to prepare and are great for a quick weeknight meal.

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One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Who wants to be stuck doing tons of dishes? Not me, that's for sure. With this one-pot recipe you'll have a wonderful meal on the table in less than 30 minutes and cleanup will be a breeze. Everyone will love this twist on chicken enchiladas by having them as a pasta dish. This is definitely one weeknight dinner to make tonight.

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Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are one of my father's favorite dishes. My mother didn't make them because she thought they took too long, so whenever he saw them in delis, he would buy enough to have for dinner and more to freeze. When I was putting together this cookbook, I wanted to find a way to make stuffed peppers faster and easier, and I did just that—it's all about finding a rice medley that takes less than two minutes to make. As soon as I started making these, I realized the genius of freezing them: They reheat oh so well. So, if you're looking for a good make-ahead meal, this is it (they're still really good straight out of the oven).

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Turkey Taco Salad

My friend who is a busy mom taught me how to make this salad, and now I make it all the time on nights when I'm short on time but want a delicious salad. It takes a total of 20 minutes to make and is great for a quick dinner salad or for lunch the next day.

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Yogurt Chicken and Caramelized Onion Pasta

"There's something irresistible about this pasta dish to me. The onion caramelizes and combines with the yogurt to make a rich and creamy sauce for pasta. Topped with chicken it is an all around delicious meal."

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