Easy Dinners with 5 Ingredients or Less

Did you just say 5 ingredients or less? You got it!

It’s easy to find recipes online but it’s a whole other adventure getting home and making it for the family. Just think of these 5 ingredients or less recipes as my gift to you for working so hard. These easy recipes will have you out of the kitchen in 30 minutes and enjoying dinner with the family. Whether it be Garlic Bacon Pasta or a Chicken Pesto dish, I’ve got you covered!

Garlic Bacon Pasta

Ingredients needed:

1 tablespoon of salt

1 lb of dried spaghetti

¼ cup of Kelapo Ghee

6 large garlic cloves

8 large strips of bacon (chopped)

Parmesan cheese (garnish)

Begin by cooking the pasta. Bring a large pot of water to boil and add salt. Once it’s boiled, toss the pasta in and cook for about 8-9 minutes (1 minute less than the packaging suggests). Once the pasta is ready, save 2 cups of the cooking water and then drain the pasta. As the pasta is cooking you’ll want to make the bacon. Simply add in 1 tablespoon of Kelapo Ghee to a pan and then add the chopped bacon. Cook for about 4-5 minutes over medium-high heat. While the bacon is cooking, it’s time to chop the garlic cloves. You can mince them in the food processor or chop them up. Once the bacon is done, remove the pieces but leave the oil. Reduce the heat, add the rest of the Kelapo Ghee and minced/sliced garlic. While stirring constantly, cook for 2-3 minutes, or until garlic has softened. Add ½ cup of the pasta water and increase the heat. Let the mixture boil for about a minute or two and then add in the drained pasta. Let the pasta cook for about 2 minutes and add in the other ½ cup of the pasta water. Cook until sauce is cooked and then add in the chopped bacon. Season with a bit of salt and pepper, if you prefer, and garnish with parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Pesto Chicken


  • 4skinless and boneless chicken breast fillets (about 1 kg | 2 pounds)
  • 1/2cup Basil Pesto , plus 1/4 cup extra for serving (use this recipe for homemade pesto or you can use store bought)
  • Salt and Pepper to season(optional – adjust to your tastes)
  • 500g | 17 ounces cherry tomatoes (optional as a serving idea)



  1. Smother chicken fillets in the pesto on all sides (about 2 tablespoons of pesto for each chicken breast, depending on your taste). Season with salt and pepper, if desired.


  1. Preheat a barbecue plate, grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for 5-6 minutes each side or until completely cooked through. Transfer to a warm plate. Grill the tomatoes, rotating once, until soft and beginning to brown.
  2. Top chicken with extra pesto. Serve with the tomatoes.
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