Four Ingredient Meals

Yesterday we tackled 5 Ingredient Meals…today we’re clocking in four ingredients per meal. All serving 4 ppl and generally take about 30-45 minutes to make. Some can be prepped ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen until ready to use. We’ll use the same list of staple kitchen ingredients, listed below:

Kitchen Staples

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Oregano
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Olive Oil
  • Non-Stick spray

Toasted Ravioli

  • 1lb Frozen ravioli of choice
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1c panko breadcrumbs, seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder
  • Tomato sauce (jarred or homemade) for dipping

Let ravioli defrost in the refrigerator for the day. Preheat oven to 425-450 degrees. Whisk eggs in one bowl and stir panko with seasonings in another bowl. Dip ravioli in egg then in panko, and place on a baking sheet that is either coated with non-stick spray or has a sheet of parchment on it. Bake for 10-12 minutes until ravioli are slightly browned, and then serve with marinara sauce.

Everything Bagel Seasoning Salmon

  • 1lb. salmon with skin on – either one large filet, or cut into 4-5oz filets
  • 2-3T Everything Bagel Seasoning (any brand, or homemade, I prefer the one from Aldi)
  • 1T Brown Sugar
  • 1-2 Lemons, for juicing


Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken

  • 1lb. chicken breast cut into strips or 1.5″ pieces
  • 1/4c honey
  • 1/3c yellow or Dijon mustard
  • 2c crushed pretzels

Heat oven to 425-450 degrees. Place a cooling rack on a cookie sheet and spray with non-stick spray. In a shallow bowl, mix together the honey and mustard. In another shallow bowl, place the crushed pretzels. Dredge the chicken pieces through the honey mustard mixture and then coat with the crushed pretzels. Place coated chicken on cooling rack and bake for 10-15 minutes until chicken is cooked through and cotating is crispy.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

  • 1-2lbs. Pork Tenderloin, cut into medallions
  • 2 onions sliced in 1/4″ thick rounds
  • 1lb bacon, cut in half
  • 2 large tomatoes sliced in1/4″ thick rounds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a cooling rack on a baking sheet, and coat with non-stick spray. Lay bacon pieces on the rack, 2 pieces (1 slice) for every medallion you’ve cut. Bake bacon for 10 minutes. Take out of oven, and make an “X” with two parcooked pieces of bacon. Top with a piece of onion, then the pork (season pork with salt and pepper), then the tomato. Fold the ends of the bacon over and secure with a couple of toothpicks. This makes your individual packets of meat/vegetables. Bake for 30-40 minutes more, until pork is cooked to desired doneness and bacon has crisped around the meat and vegetables. Serve!

Lasagna Rolls –

  • 12 Lasagna noodles
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 1lb. ground meat of choice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 bags of Shredded Mozzarella cheese

Cook lasagna noodles until 1-2 minutes from done. Cook ground meat and onion until cooked through. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Drain fat and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with non-stick spray. Place drained and slightly cooled noodles on a clean counter. Spread 1/3c of meat on 3/4 of each noodle Sprinkle meat with 1/4c cheese. Roll-up, careful not to have the filling pus out the sides of the roll-ups and place seam side down in the casserole dish. Pour sauce over all rolls and top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered for 20 minutes until cheese is bubbling and melted.

Let me know how these work out for you and your family! If you need more ideas of quick minimal ingredient meals, please don’t hesitate to reach out in the comments below or via email. Stay tuned for 3 Ingredient Meals next!


Published by Alexis Arvis

Business Owner, Blogger, Aspiring Home Renovation Planner

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