43 Perfect Recipes for Lazy, Indulgent Days

Busy work weeks often lead to lazy weekends. We want to pamper ourselves, especially our taste buds, but we don’t want to spend all the required time in a hot kitchen. We want instant gratification, and that’s where these tantalizing recipes come in.

The best part? They only require three ingredients! 

Want something sweet? These three-ingredient fudge recipes offer a quick way to change up flavors and create an indulgent treat. Line a 4×4 dish with parchment paper. Start with a 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk; you swap out 2 cups of either melted chocolate or vanilla chips to create the fudge of your choice. 

Other swap-ins include peanut butter, caramel, pecans, Oreo cookies, or dulce de leche. Mix, then refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. 

Need a delectable snack for the big game? Dredge some raw chicken tenders in a breadcrumb mixture for crunch. Top with some tasty teriyaki or barbecue sauce and cook for 45 minutes at 425 degrees. 

For a weeknight dinner with an Asian flair, brown some boneless chicken thighs, add soy sauce and brown sugar to the mixture. Serve over instant rice for a quick meal. 

Or create a tantalizing meal for a midweek lunch. Grab some fresh salmon and place it in a baking dish, then create a spicy spread using sweet chili sauce and scallions. Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes, serve with a 3-ingredient side consisting of sauteed broccoli and garlic, and garnish with sharp cheddar cheese. 

Whether it’s something sweet or a little savory, it doesn’t take a lot of work to create a tasty meal for the day. Limiting ingredients allows you to spend more time doing things you love rather than wasting hours prepping and cooking in the kitchen. Here’s to keeping it sweet and simple!