50 dishes that can be cooked in 5 minutes

For those who hate cooking or who forever have no time.


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In the morning there is always no time to cook, but breakfast can not be missed. Here are some ideas that you can quickly eat to get energy for the entire first half of the day.

1. Oatmeal with dried fruit

In a small saucepan, heat ½ liter of milk. Add 6 tablespoons of oatmeal and cook over medium heat until boiling. Add a pinch of salt, a teaspoon of sugar, reduce the heat and cook for another couple of minutes.

At this time, chop a few prunes and dried apricots, a few nuts. Add them to the finished porridge with butter.

2. Fried eggs in bread

Using a glass or a metal forming ring, make a round hole in the crumbs of a piece of white bread. Grease a pan with butter and fry the bread (30 seconds on each side).

Then break the egg into the center of the bread, salt, and pepper, sprinkle with herbs, and fry until the protein is grabbed. Put it on a plate and enjoy the original fried egg.

3. Omelet in tomato

With two large tomatoes cut off the cap and a teaspoon, remove the core. Beat the egg with the grated cheese, chopped parsley, and dill. Salt, pepper, and sprinkle on tomatoes. Cover with the remaining caps from the tomatoes and bake in the microwave for 3-4 minutes.

4. Omelet in a cup

Grease a cup with olive oil and break two eggs into it. Salt and whisk with a fork. Cut into cubes a piece of boiled sausage or smoked chicken and also send in a mug. Stir.

Sprinkle with grated cheese and send it in the microwave for one minute. Then remove, mix again and send for another minute in the microwave.

5. Avocado Sandwich

Dry rye bread in a pan or in a toaster. During this time, chop the tomato and a small avocado. Season the vegetables with two tablespoons of hummus and a pinch of oregano. Spread bread and enjoy.

6. Oat Pancakes

Combine ½ cup of oatmeal, 150 g of Greek yogurt, an egg, and half a ripe banana in a blender bowl. Add ½ tsp of baking powder and vanilla. Whisk. If it is watery, add 1–2 tablespoons of oatmeal and mix again.

Bake fritters in a well-heated pan, greased with vegetable oil. Serve the pancakes with fresh or frozen berries.

7. Cheese porridge

Put 300 g of fat sour cream in a saucepan with a thick bottom and bring to a boil. While it is heated, 200 g of fresh Ossetian cheese mash with a fork. Add it to the boiling sour cream. Stir in a pinch of salt and a glass of cornmeal while stirring constantly. Boil, without ceasing to interfere, to cream color. Cheese porridge must be viscous and supple.

8. French Croque-Monsieur Sandwiches

Bread for toast (or plain wholegrain) grease with Dijon mustard and place on a baking sheet sprinkled with olive oil. On each piece, put the grated cheese (ideally, Gruyere) and a slice of ham. Sprinkle with cheese again and cover with another piece of bread.

Top with grease sandwiches with olive oil and send in a well-heated oven until golden brown. Before serving, you can also pour bechamel sauce.

9. Banana topped with cinnamon

Toast bread or loaf grease with softened butter. On each piece, put a couple of slices of banana, pour with condensed milk, sprinkle with cane sugar and cinnamon. Cover with another piece of bread so that the butter is on top. Send for 30 seconds in the microwave or toast in a waffle iron.

10. Toasts with peanut butter and fruit

Dry the white bread or loaf in a toaster, oven, or in a dry frying pan to form a crisp. Grease each slice of peanut butter and put any fruit of your choice on top, such as bananas, kiwi, or strawberries. Serve the toast with hot coffee.

11. Curd cream with fruit

200–300 g of cottage cheese with 9% fat blender mix with 3-4 tablespoons of sour cream. Add 2-3 tablespoons of condensed milk and whisk again. Serve with seasonal or canned fruit and toast.

12. Banana and Berry Smoothie

Combine two ripe bananas in one bowl, ½ cup fresh or frozen berries (for example, raspberries and blueberries), a glass of berry juice, and a glass of nonfat drinking yogurt. Beat the whole blender until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately to the table.


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You can secure yourself first for the week ahead – borscht and cabbage soup stand perfectly in the fridge for a week and make it only tastier. But the second is always not enough time and effort. But something tasty can be cooked in a hurry.

13. Macaroni with cheese in a mug

In a large mug, heat ½ cup of milk (one minute is enough in the microwave). Pour 2-3 tablespoons of fine pasta and send to microwave for another 3 minutes. Then remove, stir, sprinkle with grated cheese and cook another minute.

14. Cheese Fried Eggs

½ cup oatmeal pours two cups of boiling water. Let stand for a couple of minutes. At this time, rub the cheese (100–200 g) on ​​a small grater, cut the green onion, and put garlic through the press. Add all this to the oatmeal, salt, pepper, and mix thoroughly.

In a separate pan fry a couple of eggs. The egg needs to layout on top of the oatmeal mass. The top can be sprinkled with herbs and pepper.

15. Panini with chicken and tomatoes

Mix a tablespoon of mayonnaise, a tablespoon of tomato sauce, ½ lemon juice, and chopped basil. Grease the bottom of the panini bun with this mixture. Put on it slices of boiled or smoked chicken and tomatoes. Sprinkle with grated cheese and cover with the second half of the bun.

Fry panini for 3-5 minutes in a cast-iron pan, pressing down with a lid or another frying pan. A crust forms from below, and the cheese inside will melt.

16. Caprese with chicken and avocado

To ½ cup balsamic vinegar add 2 tablespoons of cane sugar. Send in the microwave for a couple of minutes to dissolve the sugar.

At this time, fry the boiled chicken fillet in olive oil. It is necessary to warm it and get a ruddy crust. Put chicken cubes, avocados, mozzarella, and cherry tomatoes in a deep dish (you can cut it in half). Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar, sprinkle with chopped basil and serve.

17. Spicy shrimps with garlic

In a large saucepan, heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add 300–500 g of peeled shrimp, 2–4 minced garlic cloves, and spices of your choice.

Fry the shrimp for 3-5 minutes so that they turn pink a little. Then put them on a dish, pour the juice of one lemon and sprinkle with chopped greens.

18. Fried Squid

Clean squid carcasses from the entrails, cut off the tail, remove the cartilaginous “arrow”. Rinse and dry thoroughly with paper towels inside and out. Cut the squid into rings about 2 centimeters thick, roll in flour and salt batter and fry in deep fat (about a minute on each side). Remove excess oil with paper towels.

19. Ham with tomatoes and greens

Arm yourself with two pans. On one vegetable oil, fry 500 g of diced ham. On the other – 500 g of tomatoes, cut into large cubes. Salted tomatoes and pepper to taste. Put ham on lettuce leaves and tomatoes on top. Sprinkle with chopped greens and drizzle with lemon juice.

20. Lavash roll with ham

Mix mayonnaise with ketchup (about 1-2 tablespoons) and garlic, passed through a press. Lubricate the mixture with a thin pita. It is better to double the last one so that the roll is stronger. As a filling, use ham or sausage (should be cut into thin slices) and hard cheese (rub it on a grater). Roll the pita into a roll and cut it into portions about two centimeters wide.

21. Chicken Burrito

Diced smoked ham or boiled chicken fillet. Wrap the meat in a tortilla, smeared with tomato sauce, along with fresh cucumber, lettuce, and mozzarella. If desired, add chopped cilantro, basil, or other herbs to taste.

Heat a burrito in a hot, hot frying pan to form a brown crust and melt the cheese inside.

22. Sausages with bacon and cheese

Peel the sausages and cut each one. Hard cheese cut into strips. Stuff sausages with cheese and wrap in one or two slices of bacon. Send to a well-preheated oven for 5–7 minutes. Before serving, brush with Dijon mustard or any other meat sauce.

23. Fricassee with champignons

Boiled chicken breast cut into strips and fry in olive oil until golden brown. Then add chopped canned champignons or other mushrooms to your taste. Roast another minute. Then pour sour cream diluted in water with pepper, curry powder, and other spices to your taste. Cook until the creamy sauce thickens a bit.

24. Mushrooms in cream

Fry canned champignons or any other mushrooms together with one finely chopped onion in vegetable oil. Do not forget to salt. When almost all the liquid has evaporated from the mushrooms, add 100 g of heavy cream. Sprinkle with grated nutmeg and simmer for a couple of minutes. Creamy cream is a sign of readiness.

25. Pizza on a loaf

Make the stuffing: 200 g of ham cut into cubes, 200 g of hard cheese rubbed, salt, pepper, and season with 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and ketchup. Put the dressing in pieces of the loaf, sprinkle with chopped greens and bake in a well-heated oven until the cheese melts.

26. Bruschetta

Smear a long loaf of bread or toast with butter mixed with garlic and dry for 1-2 minutes in the oven. Top with slices of mozzarella or other cheese to your taste, then diced tomatoes with chopped basil, seasoned with olive oil and salt, pepper, and other spices. Ready bruschetta send another couple of minutes in the oven to melt the cheese.

27. Poached Egg with Spicy Sauce

Prepare a poached egg. To do this, boil 2 glasses of water, add salt and ½ tablespoon of wine vinegar. Break the egg into a plow or deep skimmer, oiled with vegetable oil. Gently dip in boiling water and cook for about 3 minutes. Serve poached eggs with spicy sauce: 200 g of plain yogurt mixed with a clove of garlic, passed through a press, paprika, salt, and pepper.

28. Zucchini in lemon juice

Put the peeled and sliced ​​zucchini (200–300 g) into the pan with melted butter (20–30 g). Salt and pepper to taste. Pour juice of one lemon and simmer on high heat with the lid closed for 5 minutes.


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The following meals can be eaten separately or with others. Many of them are a great solution for a light dinner.

29. Smoked Herring Pate

Take the fillet of one smoked herring, or cut up the fish yourself and chop with a blender together with 200 g of butter, black pepper, and the pulp of one lemon. You should get a homogeneous mass, which must be laid out in a glass or plastic container and kept in a refrigerator for a couple of hours. With herring pate and Borodino bread, excellent sandwiches are obtained.

30. Beets with nuts

Cook one small beetroot. When the vegetable has cooled, peel it and rub it on a medium grater. Salt it. In a mortar or coffee grinder, chop a handful of walnuts. Combine them with beets, season with olive oil, and serve.

31. Tomatoes with cheese and garlic

Cut 2–3 fresh tomatoes in half. Take a teaspoon of the core. Two melted cheese grated on a grater. So that they are not stuck to the grater and hands, pre-hold them in the refrigerator. Mix the cheese with 2-3 cloves of garlic, passed through a press. Season with mayonnaise. Stuff the tomatoes with the resulting curd.

32. Spicy carrots

Peel 2 small carrots and a couple of garlic cloves. The sharpness of this snack can be varied to your taste. Grate carrots on a medium grater, add garlic passed through a press. Salt, pepper, and season with mayonnaise. This snack can be spread on sandwiches or crackers or stuffed her eggs.

33. Carrots with prunes

Pour 100 g of prunes with hot water and leave for 2–3 minutes. During this time, peel and rub 2 carrots on a large grater. Cut prunes, mix with carrots. Add 30 g of chopped walnuts and season with sour cream. If prunes are not sweet enough, add a teaspoon of sugar.

34. Salad “Student”

The name speaks for itself: a minimum of ingredients and effort, maximum nutritional value. Also, this salad is convenient to cook in nature.

Drain the cans of canned corn and beans. The latter is better to take in tomato sauce. Mix them in a deep bowl with crackers with bacon flavor and season with mayonnaise. Salt and pepper if necessary.

35. Salad with pear and pomegranate

1–2 pears wash and cut into small cubes, chop red sweet onions. Mix it all with the grains of one pomegranate. Add a bunch of chopped cilantro, salt, and ground black pepper to taste. Season with olive oil and lemon juice. Diet refreshing salad is ready.

36. Salad with tomatoes and cheese

Wash and coarsely chop a few ripe tomatoes. Cut the cheese into small cubes. Feta or mozzarella can also be used instead of cheese. Peel and cut into half rings sweet red onions. Mix these ingredients, a little salt, and season with olive oil.

37. Salad with radishes and tomatoes

2-3 tomatoes and 3-4 radishes, wash and coarsely chop. Peel and cut into half rings sweet red onions. Combine these ingredients together and season the salad with a mixture of a tablespoon of red wine vinegar, 4 tablespoons of olive oil, ½ teaspoon of cane sugar, salt, and ground black pepper.

38. Salad with pineapple and celery

One green apple and 100 grams of celery rub on a large grater. Drain liquid from canned pineapples and cut them into cubes. Combine these ingredients, salt to taste, and season with mayonnaise. If desired, you can add chopped cashews or almonds.

39. Salad with salmon and kiwi

Peel and chop large cubes of kiwi, Bell pepper (do not forget to remove the seeds), and lightly salted salmon fillets. One small onion is cut into half rings. Mix all the ingredients and season with a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Add a pinch of salt, sugar, and black pepper. Stir.

40. Deep fried champignons

Cut 200–300 g of champignons into thin slices, salt, and leave for a couple of minutes. At this time, heat the oil in a frying pan. Roll each mushroom slice in flour and deep-fry. There is a ready dish both hot and cold.

41. Tarts with salmon and avocado

Slice black bread into small portions (approximately 3 × 3 centimeters). Spread them with cream cheese. Place a slice of ripe avocado and a piece of lightly salted salmon on each slice. Another redfish will do – salmon or trout.

42. Tapas with Chicken Nuggets

Slice the chicken breast into small pieces, dip each of them in the beaten with salt egg, roll in breadcrumbs and fry in vegetable oil. Spread the nuggets into pieces of baguette, adding fresh cucumber and tomato in a slice.


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Not all desserts require many hours of stay at the plate. There are those that can be done quickly, but it turns out no less tasty.

43. Raspberry ice cream

500 g of frozen raspberries, beat in a blender with a glass of fatty chilled cream, ½ cup of powdered sugar, and a teaspoon of vanilla. The result is a thick, cold mixture that resembles melted ice cream. You can eat like this, or you can send it to the freezer for a while. If your refrigerator has a super-freeze function, everything will turn out very quickly.

44. Cheese and strawberry dessert

In a blender or mixer, whisk together a stack of granular cottage cheese and 100 g of fresh strawberries. If it is liquid, add a banana. If not sweet enough, a few teaspoons of powdered sugar.

45. Chocolate cupcake in a cup

There are many quick desserts in the cup. Here is one of them. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter (enough for 20-30 seconds in the microwave). Add 2 tablespoons of sugar, ½ tsp of vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Pour the egg yolk into a cup and whisk everything. Add 4 tablespoons of flour mixed with a tablespoon of cocoa powder. Mix the dough with several pieces of chocolate and send it to the microwave for 3 minutes.

46. ​​Nut cake

Beat 3 eggs with 200 g of ground hazelnuts or almonds. Add 100 g of powdered sugar and a teaspoon of baking powder. Stir again. Smear a small glass microwave mold with butter and sprinkle with flour. Pour the dough into it and bake in the microwave at full power for 5 minutes. Soak the finished cake with boiled condensed milk, whipped with butter, or any other cream.

47. Oranges with pomegranate

Bring a glass of orange juice to a boil along with 2 tablespoons of cane sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla sugar. Then add 2 tablespoons of starch, previously diluted in cold water. Cut the peeled oranges into rings and lay them into a deep dish in layers, sprinkling with pomegranate seeds and pouring hot orange juice.

48. Grapefruit with cinnamon and honey

Wash a few grapefruits and cut them in half. Sprinkle each half with brown sugar, cinnamon (about one teaspoon), and pour in the honey. Put on a baking sheet covered with baking paper and bake in a preheated 200-degree oven for 5 minutes.

49. Tangerine slices in chocolate

Melt a bar of your favorite chocolate in a water bath or in the microwave. Peel and divide several mandarins into slices. Dip each slice in the chocolate icing, and then roll in chopped nuts, such as almonds or hazelnuts. Let it freeze and serve.

50. Banana Boat

Peel one large banana, cut it lengthwise, slightly removing the core. Start it with marshmallows, sprinkle with grated chocolate and cinnamon, pour honey. Wrap the banana in foil and send it to an oven preheated to 200 degrees for 5 minutes.


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