Top 10 Easy Recipes with Just 3 Ingredients

Running low on ingredients and don’t have the time to go shopping for more? Fret not! We at Top 10s Only have found for you Top 10 Easy Recipes With Just 3 Ingredients! Read on to know more!

Try These Top 10 Super Easy 3 Ingredient Recipes

Check out these top 10 easy recipes with just 3 ingredients. If you have any of these ingredients available at home, you can turn them into a delicious treat in a matter of minutes. We can make cooking fun-filled, easy, and simple with some quick 3 ingredients recipes. Also, let your children be a part of this cooking game and enjoy the delicacies made by them.

1. Avocado Lassi

Image of a cup of Avocado Lassi in a tumbler along with a whole and cut avocado fruit displayed
Picture Courtesy: Healthhunt

Let us start with a healthy breakfast option with just 3 ingredient recipes at home. It’s quite easy to prepare Avocado lassi. This super easy 3 ingredient recipe will bring a tastier and healthier creamy twist to your otherwise boring day.

Preparation time – 0

Cook time – 5 minutes

Serves – 1


Avocado – 1

Yogurt – 1 cup

Honey – 1 tsp

Preparation Method

  • Deseed the avocado and scoop out the flesh into a blender.
  • Add 1 cup yogurt and honey and blend it well.
  • Cool and serve.

2. Cashew Burfi

Image of a beautifully arranged cashew burfi coated with silver foil
Picture Courtesy: India Study Channel

This Indian recipe is essentially a part of all festivals and celebrations. This easy 3 ingredient recipe without an oven can be a fuss-free delicacy that can be served to your guests after a meal at a get-together replacing other savoury foods. It’s rich and nutritious at the same time, which is why it is the best among 3 ingredient easy recipes.

Preparation time – 10 minutes

Cook time – 45 minutes

Serves – 10


Cashews – 250 grams

Sugar – 250 grams

Milk – 240 ml

Silver leaves (optional) – for decoration

Preparation Method

  • Use a blender and make a fine paste of cashew and milk.
  • Mix the sugar into the cashew paste and cook on low flame stirring continuously till the sugar gets dissolved.
  • Boil it on medium flame stirring constantly till the paste leaves from the sides of the pan and becomes dough-like consistency.
  • Remove from the flame and allow it cool till you can bear the heat.
  • Transfer into the greased plate and roll it before it cools completely.
  • Optionally, cover it with silver leaf and keep it aside and let it cool down.
  • Cut into diamond shapes and serve to your guests.

3. Chocolate Crackles

Image of pretty polka dotted blue and black colour cups filled with chocolate crackles
Picture Courtesy: Australian Kitchen

Here is one of the best 3 ingredient recipes that Indian moms can try out at home. Chocolate Crackles is definitely an easy-to-make treat for your kids. Don’t be over-conscious of health – let them enjoy such savories once in a while! Make sure you share such 3-ingredient recipes for kids with your friends and family too!

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Cook time – 10 minutes

Serves – 3


Compound chocolate – 200 grams

Coconut (desiccated) – 20 grams

Puffed rice – 3 cups

Preparation Method

  • Take a microwave-safe bowl and place the chocolate on medium-high and microwave until it melts. After a minute stir well and check if it is completely melted or not. Heat for 10 seconds more if required.
  • Add the desiccated coconut partly and mix well. Now add puffed rice and combine well.
  • Take cupcake cups and fill the mixture. Top it with leftover coconut and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • When set properly, remove from the refrigerator and serve.

4. Coffee Mug Omelet

image of delicious omelet filled in porcelain coffee mug and saucer kept on a wooden table with yellow and green table mat
Picture Courtesy: Hungry Girl

Delicious food with less ingredients that too made in a mug – what could be easier? Coffee mug omelettes are an absolute Godsend. This makes a perfect meal for the day for kids in your hurry-burry life, seriously! This 3 ingredient recipe will be enjoyed by the entire family in a crazy morning schedule. It can be served for lunch, dinner, or even as a midnight snack.

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Cook time – 5 minutes

Serves -1


Egg – 1 whole and 2 white

Cheddar cheese (shredded) – 2 Tbsp

Capsicum (green, diced) – 1 Tbsp

Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking spray to grease

Preparation Method

  • Take a microwave-safe coffee mug and grease it with cooking spray.
  • Combine all the ingredients and add to the coffee mug and microwave for a minute on high. Remove and stir the mixture well.
  • Again place it in the microwave and cook until the egg is set completely for another one more minute.
  • Remove and top it with some of the shredded cheddar cheese and serve hot.

5. Fruit Cake

Image of a mixed dry fruit cake sliced and served on a white tray
Picture Courtesy: Simply Recipes

This 3 ingredient recipe from our collection of the top 10 recipes to make at home will seem impossible to everyone until you see it come out of the oven so nicely. Baking a fruit cake is so satisfying. This healthy 3 ingredient recipe is a keeper!

Preparation time – 10 minutes

Cook time – 2 hours

Serves – 12 pcs


Dry fruits (mixed) – 1 Kg

Fruit juice (apple/orange/pineapple) – 2 ½ cups

Flour (self-rising) – 2 cups

Preparation Method

  • Take a saucepan and add 2 cups of fruit juice and mixed dry fruits and boil it. Lower the flame and simmer for about 3 minutes. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 1500C if you have a fan-forced one. If conventional let it be preheated to 1700C. Get a 20cm baking tray ready lined with baking paper.
  • Sieve the self-rising flour into the dry fruit mixture in the saucepan and combine well. Use the remaining juice if the mixture needs to be more moistened.
  • Pour this mixture into the baking tray evenly and keep in the lowest shelf and bake for 2 hours.
  • Take it from the oven and allow it to cool in the tray itself.
  • Slice and serve or wrap in a foil and store it in an airtight container for 2-3 days without slicing.

6. Almond Cookies

Image of baked almond cookies displayed on a white surface
Picture Courtesy: Tasty Kitchen

Craving something sweet? In less than 10 minutes, these yummy and chewy almond cookies are ready to be devoured! You should try this 3 ingredient recipe for cookies and bake wonders at home.

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Cook time – 10 minutes

Serves – 6


Almond butter – 1 cup

Sugar – 1 cup

Egg – 1

Preparation Method

  • Preheat the oven to 2000C.
  • Take a bowl and beat all the ingredients to a smooth paste.
  • Keep the baking tray ready lined with butter paper. Form small balls with a heaped spoon size and press gently with a fork. Decorate with almond slices.
  • Bake it for 10 minutes. Remove, cool, and transfer to a tray to cool it completely.
  • Serve or store in an airtight container.

7. Super Quick Tomato Cheese Toast

Image of a cheesy tomato toast kept on a porcelain plate
Picture Courtesy: Gav's Kitchen

While compiling our list of quick and easy 3 ingredient recipes, we came across this super yummy cheesy toast that looked too great to miss! The ingredients are 3 of the staples that you would find in most homes. So, why not give this easy toast recipe a try?

Preparation time – 0

Cook time – 10 minutes

Serves – 6


Whole grain/wheat bread – 6 slices

Cheese – 6 slices

Tomatoes – 6-10 slices

Fresh herbs/chili/pepper flakes – to taste (optional)

Preparation Method

  • Get a baking tray ready with butter paper. Arrange the 6 bread slices on it.
  • Place the cheese slices on each bread slices and top it with tomato slices.
  • Bake it for 6-7 minutes. Keep a check after 5 minutes to make sure the toast is not burnt.
  • Sprinkle the pepper or chili flakes or fresh herbs and serve immediately.

8. Chocolate Fudge

Image of chocolate fudge pieces kept on a wood tray
Picture Courtesy: Once Upon a Chef

You have a quarter can of condensed milk leftover and have no idea what to do with it? We’ve all been in that situation and the Top 10s Only team has the perfect 3 ingredient condensed milk recipe that will use up the contents of that can! This chocolate fudge recipe is surely going to be one of the top 10 recipes of all time!

Preparation time – 10 minutes

Cook time – 20 minutes

Serves – 5


Chocolate Chips (semi-sweet) – ¾ cup

Condensed milk (sweetened) – ¼ can

Butter – 1 Tbsp

Walnuts (chopped) – 2 Tbsp (optional)

Preparation Method

  • Take a microwave-safe bowl and combine chocolate chips, condensed milk, and butter.
  • Microwave on medium for 3-5 minutes until the chocolate chips melt. Stir it once or twice while cooking.
  • If using chopped walnuts, stir in and pour the mixture into a greased baking tray.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours to set the fudge. Remove, slice, and serve.

9. French Fries

Image of crispy french fries kept on a tissue paper in a serving dish
Picture Courtesy: Veg Recipes of India

There is something special about French fries that make all the chips lovers salivate. Here we go with this tempting 3 ingredients recipe vegetarian dish most of us will relish. We will give you the tips to make it crispy and fine bites that match perfectly with any main course.

Preparation time – 10 minutes

Cook time – 5 minutes

Serves – 6


Potatoes – 1 Kg

Refined or peanut oil – 1 liter

Salt to season

Preparation Method

  • Clean and peel the potatoes. Slice the top and bottom of the potatoes.
  • Thinly slice the potatoes carefully.
  • Cut and make each thin slice into matchstick-size.
  • Pat dry the sliced potatoes using tissue paper to absorb the extra starch that comes out while slicing.
  • Take a deep bottom vessel and heat the oil till 1800C.
  • Place the sliced potatoes carefully in batch to the hot oil. Cook for 5 minutes till they turn into golden brown.
  • Use a strainer and remove the fries from hot oil. Spread them on a paper towel to remove the excess oil.
  • Season it with salt and serve instantly.

10. Apricot Sponge Cake Trifle

Image of creamy and delicious apricot sponge cake trifle in a transparent bowl
Picture Courtesy: The Happy Foodie

Our Apricot Sponge Cake Trifle is a good 3-ingredient recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth. This will be the ultimate treat after any meal of the day for those who love sweets. It’s a simple and quick dessert recipe that everyone will relish.

Preparation time – 5 minutes

Cook time – 0

Serves – 2


Apricot (in juice) – 825 grams

Sponge cake (vanilla) – 200 grams

Custard – 1 cup

Preparation Method

  • Drain and separate the apricots from juice and half them into small pieces easy to bite.
  • Cut the sponge cake into small cubes and soak in the juice just enough to soften. Be careful! It should be left for more time as it becomes soggy.
  • Take 2 separate glasses and layer it with sliced apricots, cubed sponge cakes, and custard. Top it with few slices of apricots and refrigerate.
  • Serve it cold when ready.

Embark On A Culinary Journey With These 10 Easy Meals You Only Need 3 Ingredients To Make

Well, there you have it. These are the best 3 ingredient recipes for lunch and dinner. Try all these top 10 recipes to make memorable meals for the entire family. Eat healthy homemade food to boost your immunity. We will be back soon with other interesting top 10 recipes. Until then, bye!!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What can I make with very little ingredients?

    There are plenty of dishes that can be prepared using just a small number of ingredients. French fries for a starter, an omelet with tomato toast for the main course and an avocado lassi for the immunity booster top-up. Each of these dishes can be made with only three ingredients. In fact, you can find many 3 ingredient easy recipes online to choose from.

    2. How to find easy recipes?

      Top 10s Only gives you a variety of super easy 3 ingredient recipes to choose from, making cooking not only fun-filled but also a family bonding time by including children in the cooking game.

      3. How can a beginner start cooking?

        The best way for a beginner to start cooking is by picking easy recipes with a few  ingredients. To begin with, it can be cooking without fire and as the confidence builds up, move up to easy recipes with just 3 ingredients with complex methods. Top 10s Only brings you quick and easy recipes with less ingredients to guide you through your cooking experiences.

        4. What can you make with three ingredients only?

          One can make a variety of things with as little as just 3 ingredients, like avocado lassi, cashew barfi, tomato and cheese toast to mention a few. Top 10s Only gives you an easy guide to quick and easy 3 ingredient recipes to choose from.

          5. What can I make to eat easy?

            A coffee mug omelet with tomato cheese toast is a quick and easy meal of delicious food with less ingredients to begin with. We recommend you take a quick glance at the recipes given above for more ideas.


            1. Very interesting read!! Would definitely try some ?

            2. Tried the Avacado Lassi and it was so yumm! Thanks for the recipe!

            3. The write-up, on easy recipes with just three ingredients, is not only interesting but also tempting for the taste buds. All the ‘3 Musketeer’ recipes are well-chosen that go with the current ‘shop-less and cook-more’ pandemic theme. Making delicious recipes with ordinary kitchen staples is praiseworthy.

            4. Wow, these look so amazing thank you for sharing! I will have to try some.

              Amber | The unpredicted Page

            5. I HAVEEEE to try the Avocado lassie it sounds delish! the Cashew Burfi is also something I have a very strong feeling I would love. Simplicity when it comes to cooking is a top priority for me now (along with it being healthy) , with so much time spent at home, cooking need to be easy and fast. This is definitely a bookmarked post for me. Thanks for sharing.

            6. I love three/four ingredient recipes! Thanks for sharing <3 Would be lots of fun to see a vegan version!

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