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Weekly Bri: 10 Easy Recipes With Fewer Than 10 Ingredients

Briana Alberghini ‘21 

Associate Social Media Director 

Has your quarantine diet consisted of the same meal pretty much every day? Same. But, just in case you are getting sick of the same old food, check out these easy recipes below. The best part? Each one has 10 ingredients or less (and they will feed more than one person.)

For the full instructions on how to make these recipes, click on the links below. 

Pepperoni Calzones

Ingredients needed: 

  • 1 cup chopped pepperoni
  • ½ cup pasta sauce with meat
  • ¼  cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½  teaspoon Italian seasoning, optional

Skillet Nachos 

Ingredients needed: 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (14- ½) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen corn, thawed 
  • ¾ cup uncooked instant rice
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 package (16 ounces) tortilla chips
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, jalapenos, shredded lettuce, and lime wedges 

Stromboli 

Ingredients needed: 

  • 1 tube (13.8) ounces refrigerated pizza crust
  • ½ pound thinly sliced deli turkey
  • ½ pound thinly sliced Muenster cheese
  • ¼ cup pickle pepper rings
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh herbs or ½ teaspoon dried herbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Chicken Pasta Caesar Salad 

Ingredients needed: 

  • 3 cups uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta (about 8 ounces)
  • 6 cups torn romaine
  • 3 cups coarsely shredded rotisserie chicken 
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup creamy Caesar salad dressing 
  • ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted

Asparagus, Bacon, and Herbed Cheese Pizza

Ingredients needed: 

  • 1 prebaked 12- inch pizza crust
  • 6 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup shredded part skim Mozzarella cheese
  • 2-¼ cups cut fresh asparagus (1 inch pieces)
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup garlic- herb spreadable cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 

Chicken Gnocchi Pesto Soup

Ingredients needed: 

  • 1 jar (15 ounces) roasted garlic Alfredo sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach
  • 4 teaspoon prepared pesto 

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers 

Ingredients needed: 

  • 1 cup dried quinoa 
  • 1 ¾ cup water or vegetable broth 
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of pink salt
  • 1 can (14 oz) corn, draine
  • 1 can (14 0z) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup pico de gallo (add more if needed)
  • 6 medium bell peppers using the color of your choice 
  • To serve: cilantro or avocado

Vegan Green Bean Casserole 

Ingredients needed for crispy onions 

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 
  • ¼ cup spelt or unbleached all- purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs 
  • Pinch of mineral salt 

Ingredients needed for casserole: 

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pinch of nutmeg, optional
  • Mineral salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk 

Roasted Red Pepper, Hummus, and Avocado Sandwich 

Ingredients needed: 

  • Your favorite bread (toasted or untoasted)
  • Roasted garlic hummus
  • Avocado, mashed or sliced
  • Leafy greens of choice
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced lengthwise and cut to width of bread
  • Roasted red bell peppers, 1 per sandwich 
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Mineral salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • Basil leaves, optional 

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip 

Ingredients needed: 

  • 1 ½  cups raw cashews, pref. soaked
  • 2 – 4 tablespoon nutritional yeast or 1 tablespoon mellow miso
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon mineral salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1 ½  cups unsweetened plain almond milk (or your favorite) or water
  • 10 – 14 oz. spinach, frozen or fresh (see notes)
  • 1 can (14oz.) artichoke hearts in brine, drained and finely chopped
  • To serve with: pita chips, crackers, baguette, or veggie sticks