Life comes at you fast!
And often you don’t have the time (or the patience) to slowly cook a nice meal.
A lot of times you just gotta make something in a hurry that you also don’t mind scarfing down before you get back to work or whatever you were doing.
What’s your go-to meal that takes less than five minutes to make?
Let’s see what folks said on AskReddit.
1. A good option.
“PB&J, PB on a banana, or even quicker just a spoon full of peanut butter.
The added bonus of PB is that not only is it delicious, but it seems to do a great job of keeping off hunger for longer than many other equivalently sized options.”
Whack on some tomato paste, crushed garlic, red onion; and if I have it any cured meat (salami, ham, cold cooked chicken etc) and then shredded cheese.
Under a grill and BAM! Tortilla Pizza.”
3. I’ll try it!
“Canned tuna and canned sweetcorn, thoroughly mixed with lemon juice or just olive oil.
You’ve got your carbs, proteins and a bit of fiber too!
Perfect balance between salty and sweet. Served me well in many occasions.”
4. Now I’m hungry.
“Pasta Salad with Feta, Bacon, Avocado, and Cherry Tomatoes.
Chop everything else
Combine and eat.”
5. Why not?
“Spread a hot dog bun with peanut butter, and stick a peeled banana in there.
Peanut butter & banana sandwich without having to slice the banana for having the insides smoosh out when you take a bite.
Pro tip: PB on one half of the bun, Nutella on the other.”
6. Pretty healthy.
“One can of black beans and one can of rotel tomatoes and chilies.
Dump both cans in a pot and heat for a couple of minutes. Then put some on a tortilla.
Add cheese if you want. Easy, filling, and pretty healthy.”
7. There you have it.
Tostitos Scoops and shredded Mexican cheese melted in the microwave, scoop of sour cream and some green Mrs. Renfros on the side.
Takes two minutes total including putting everything away.
One dirty plate and one dirty spoon to clean.”
8. Nice and easy!
Super quick and easy to make and there’s a ton of ingredients that you can add without much effort that will make it even better.”
9. Melt it up.
“A “meal” under 5 minutes would be impressive. My favorite thing to eat that can be made In under 5 minutes is a melt.
A little pesto, spinach, mozzarella all on nice crispy sourdough is perfection. Sometimes I add tomato if I’m feeling fancy.”
Pre-cooked Trader Joe’s lentils, warm for 30 seconds, stir in red wine vinegar, olive oil, cumin, garlic powder, add fresh tomatoes, parsley, and mint if available.”
11. Let’s eat!
“Egg sandwich lately for me:
-scramble two eggs in a bowl
-put them in a flat pan so they spread out
-quickly put to slices of bread down so the butts are touching
-flip one egg is cooked
-put cheese or whatever else you want (don’t forget salt and pepper!) on then close the egg up and put the bread together
-cut in half if you would like and enjoy!”
12. Nuke it.
“Microwave baked potato.
Remember to poke it with a fork to make holes to let the steam out, otherwise it might explode and make a mess in the microwave.
Pro tip, flip a microwave safe bowl upside down over it to make an improvised steamer.
4-5 minutes depending on size, then split and add toppings.”
13. Sounds delish.
“Bacon avocado cheese sandwich.
I got that pre cooked bacon from Costco, rip each piece in half, then 45 seconds in the microwave and its all crispy how I like it, use those 45 seconds to put mayo and avocado on my bread, slice of pepper-jack and then lay the bacon out and done.
Ooh I’m hungry now.”
14. The Sad Boy Special.
“My patented Sad Boy Special™
Get a large flour tortilla
Get two hotdogs
Get a bag of shredded cheddar cheese
Cut up the hotdogs into smaller circles
Put the tortilla on a plate
Put a lot of shredded cheddar on the tortilla
Put the hotdog slices on top of the cheese on the tortilla
Microwave long enough for the hot dogs to get hot and most of the cheese. Be sure to leave a large portion of the cheese in the middle unmelted to add to your depression
Remove the dish from the microwave and take in the sad sight and aroma
Fold the tortilla into a burrito
Eat the burrito that is as sad as you are.”
Now we want to hear from you.
What are your favorite quick and easy meals?
Talk to us in the comments. Thanks a lot!