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Get back to basics with our simple recipes that use just three ingredients, from budget-friendly omelettes and pasta to biscuits, ice cream, and cocktails.

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  • Peanut butter cookies

    Peanut butter cookies

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.244 ratings

    With just three ingredients, these simple peanut butter cookies will delight kids and grown-ups alike – and they're gluten-free, too

  • A frying pan serving an omelette

    Basic omelette recipe

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.41 ratings

    Master the omelette with our simple recipe then add the filling of your choice – grated cheese, ham, fresh herbs, mushrooms and smoked salmon are favourites.

  • Nests of fresh tagliatelle pasta on a floured surface

    Homemade pasta

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.21 ratings

    Go the extra mile for a classic Italian meal and make your own fresh pasta dough. Our simple recipe can be used to make any style or shape

  • Hash browns on plate with bacon and egg

    Hash browns

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.17 ratings

    Crispy hash browns are a must for the full English breakfast. With just three ingredients and being freezeable, too, they're easy to add to your next fry up

  • Pesto & Parmesan spaghetti

    Easy pesto pasta

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.11 ratings

    This supper couldn't be easier. Make our filling pesto pasta recipe for a quick, family-friendly dish you can throw together with storecupboard ingredients

  • Shortbread biscuits served on a wooden board with a cup of tea

    Shortbread biscuits

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.159 ratings

    Make these moreish shortbread biscuits using just three ingredients. They're wonderfully crumbly and go perfectly with a cup of tea for a mid-morning treat

  • Strawberry crème fraîche ice cream

    Strawberry crème fraîche ice cream

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.16 ratings

    Only three ingredients and a doddle to make, try serving in crisp pistachio cones so they look extra special

  • Easy crêpes in a frying pan

    Easy crêpes

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.39 ratings

    Use this easy crêpe mix to make sweet or savoury pancakes. There's enough for main course and dessert for a family of four so it's perfect for Shrove Tuesday

  • Really simple cranberry sauce

    Really simple cranberry sauce

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.55 ratings

    Making your own cranberry sauce is really easy, and you can do it a few days in advance. Plus, this one calls for only three ingredients

  • Cheat's real chips

    Cheat's real chips

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Deep-frying with a difference, try this super easy method for crisp, chunky chips - you'll never look back

  • No-churn ice cream

    No-churn ice cream

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.60 ratings

    Condensed milk is a magic ingredient when making no-churn ice cream - the end result will be creamy, smooth and not at all icy

  • Ham & stem ginger thins

    Ham & stem ginger thins

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    This simple canapé is easy to assemble and has only three ingredients, yet looks great as part of a party platter or buffet

  • Tortillas with guacamole and jackfruit on plate

    Charcoal tortillas

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make these simple charcoal tortillas to jazz up your standard Mexican dinner fare. They take just three ingredients and can be ready in 20 minutes

  • Orange sorbet scoop on plate

    Orange sorbet

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.20 ratings

    Make an easy, refreshing orange sorbet using just three ingredients. This simple, zesty dessert or palate cleanser is perfect after a rich meal

  • Instant frozen berry yogurt

    Instant frozen berry yogurt

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.51 ratings

    Three ingredients and two minutes is all you need to whip up this low-fat, low-calorie yogurt, which is ideal for eating after exercise

  • Salted peanut butter

    Homemade peanut butter

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Create your own delicious peanut butter with three ingredients and minimal fuss. Make your version as smooth or as crunchy as you like

  • Carrot & tarragon purée

    Carrot & tarragon purée

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    This super simple, yet delicious, side dish has just three ingredients - perfect for no-fuss entertaining or with a laid-back Sunday roast

  • Caramel sauce in pan with spoon

    Caramel sauce

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.30 ratings

    This classic sauce uses only three ingredients. Drizzle around chocolate puddings or over your favourite ice cream

  • Earl Grey martini

    Earl Grey martini

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    This delicious twist on a martini is made with just three ingredients and takes minutes to make. The bergamot oil in the Earl Grey gives a lovely citrus hit

  • Two rashers of home-cured streaky bacon beside a knife

    Home-cured streaky bacon

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Curing your own bacon takes just three ingredients and requires your time rather than effort. For the best-quality bacon, buy the best pork you can find

  • Pancakes with tinned pears and syrup sauce

    Basic pancakes

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    Step-by-step guide to making the perfect pancakes for Shrove Tuesday – or any night of the week

  • Martini with lemon peel in glass

    Vodka martini

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make an easy vodka martini with our simple recipe for an elegant party tipple. Serve your cool cocktail with an olive or a twist of lemon peel

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