Whether we like to admit it or not, summer feels as though it’s coming to an end. School’s back in session, there’s a chill in the air, and cracking open a watermelon is (unfortunately) no longer considered a complete meal. But getting back into the swing of things can be challenging. After long days at work or running errands, preparing a home-cooked meal can feel like an incredible hassle—and, more often than not, the take-out menu resurfaces to the kitchen counter.
Bringing simplicity back to the kitchen inspired us to create a revolutionary new cookbook: The Six-Ingredient Solution. With over 175 recipes (view full recipe list), The Six-Ingredient Solution is a smarter, novel approach to cooking with fewer ingredients.
But can it stand up to the taste (and time) test of home cooks? We contacted our favorite bloggers and sent copies of The Six-Ingredient Solution all across America. After feeding their family and friends, they share their feedback below.
“Within a half of a bite, it had earned a place in The Weeknight Regulars thanks to the phenom flavors, broad family friendly appeal, and ease of preparation. I am such a sucker for ease of prep…Want to know how many ingredients it takes to make Chicken Pizzaiola? Oh, that’s right. I said six. As in onetwothreefourfivesix and poof: dinner is done.”
-Pinch of Yum
“I flipped straight to the back to the dessert section! I decided to put the 6 Ingredient Chocolate-Nut Torte to the test… It turned out fabulously. Chocolatey, nutty, and with an incredible texture.”
-My Life as a Mrs
“Aloha Kebabs… I couldn’t resist after reading its name. 6 ingredients?? Right before the busy school year is about to start? Yes, please. Talk about perfect timing.”
“In addition to using high-impact ingredients, the ATK editors also focused on using cooking techniques (such as high heat) to develop flavor, instead of multiple ingredients.”
-The Frugal Girl
“And it couldn’t have come at a better time—just before the busy school year was ready to start back up. I know I’m always looking for simple and delicious recipes that my family will love but that are easy to prepare and get to the table.”
-Meal Planning Magic
“One of the things I liked is how simple it makes certain meals look—because they are! I’ve often not made some dishes because they seemed complicated and the recipes had mile long ingredients; not this book. Six, just six ingredients in each recipe! The recipes are perfect for busy nights.”
“This cookbook is incredible. In the beginning, they give away tips on how to get the most flavor out of each dish. They discuss cooking with fats, unlocking spices, how to use sauces and jams, and much more. They are all about enhancing, not overpowering, your food.”
-The Fresh Find
It’s amazing what you can create with only six ingredients. What recipe from the book would you want to make first?