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Dishes you like to prepare, because they are simple and tasty ?

There's a million of them out there. I was reading another thread about a nineteen year old starting to cook.The less ingredients the better. It inspired me to see what you've got. And I need some new ideas.

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  1. ricotta al forno from evan kleiman's cookbook.
    5 ingredients total.
    i omit the salt because the parmesan cheese contributes more than enough.

    1. Pesto pasta with crispy bacon crumpled on top (or no bacon at all). I tend to buy a good jar of pesto to use and the meal can be put together in less than 15 minutes.

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      1. re: Musie

        Bacon and pesto are a magical combination!

        1. re: Isolda

          I love bacon and pesto too - but I also add some cream to mellow it a bit.

        1. Soups! I make a few pots of different vegetable soups each weekend to have in the fridge. I keep it very simple to let the vegetables shine.
          Simple chicken broth with 2 or 3 vegetables and a few seasonings/herbs- or a cream of ( blank) soup. I love cream of asparagus or cream of broccoli with very few ingredients.

          1. Chicken schnitzel:
            Breadcrumbs or panko, chicken, Dijon mustard to spread on chicken, eggs, butter