20 Comfort Foods People Love Making For Themselves That Only Have 2 Or 3 Ingredients

Published 1 year ago

Sometimes, you don’t feel like cooking or going out to eat either. Yes, you can order food but you are so hungry that you won’t survive the waiting period. What do you do in such a situation?

Well, most people resort to their comfort foods that are easy to prepare and don’t require many ingredients. Someone recently got curious on Reddit and asked people “What’s a comfort food you like to make for yourself that only has 2 or 3 ingredients?” Scroll below to read some interesting answers. Who knows, you might find a new comfort food!

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“Fried cabbage with bacon and onions or leeks, or same with butter and parsley. With salt and pepper and maybe a fried egg and some toast, it’s got for the gods at any meal.”


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“Boxed macaroni and cheese.”


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“Ramen noodles w sesame oil and chopped scallion.”


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“Tortilla filled with sharp cheddar and jalapenos, crisped up with oil in a frying pan.

Or better known as a cheese and jalapeno quesadilla.”


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“Hummus mixed with a good hot sauce on naan. It might sound like a weird combo, but it’s pretty spectacular in practice.”


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“When I was in school, I’d often eat this incredible chia pudding. The only ingredients you need are chia seeds, coconut milk, and maple syrup.”


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“Egg drop soup is chicken broth, eggs, soy sauce and green onions. That’s four but close enough. Add sesame oil optionally.”


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“Goya boxed yellow rice with a can of black beans and diced raw onion. Costs about tree fiddy, is filling, and brain dead easy to make. Remarkably tasty and the raw onion adds a crunchy texture that makes the dish work.”


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“Mujadara…caramelized onions, rice, and lentils. Yum!”


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“My favorite comfort food of all time is hot steamed white rice, a pat of butter, and tamari or soy sauce. It is simple perfection.”


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“Spam musubi: Spam, Japanese short-grain white rice, and nori.”


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“A classic grilled cheese sandwich made with sourdough bread, sharp cheddar, and Kerrygold salted butter.”


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“A tomato sandwich. All you need is tomato, mayonnaise, and sliced bread. I have this most summer days when fresh local tomatoes are at their peak. It’s probably the meal I eat most often.”


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“Baked potato with butter and shredded cheddar.”


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“I love to cut up a carrot or two and throw them in a foil packet with some olive oil and ginger. Salt to taste, seal up the packet and bake until you can smell it. Usually 20-30 minutes but I’ve left them for 45 before and they just get more caramelized. They end up sweet and savory and I can eat a whole bowl of it with nothing else added. Maybe some fresh ground pepper but not always. The ginger adds a great *something* to it.”


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“Cinnamon toast.”


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“A toasted slice of a crusty Italian bread dipped in good, flavored olive oil. Add something like salt, pepper, garlic, or grated Parmesan if you’re feeling ambitious.”


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“Oatmeal with peanut butter and a chopped apple stirred into it. For true comfort food, I just want to replicate a fancy version of those instant oatmeal packets from childhood.”


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“fried rice

All you need is rice, egg, shallot/onion and some meat (optional). I’m not counting salt, pepper etc. here though

It’s easy and quick to make, and always my go to food when I’m sad.”


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“Simple toast. Preferably with decent bread, at least Italian or sourdough. Toast it until it’s really toasted not just warm bread and slather with Irish butter. Toast is one of my top 5 favorite foods.”

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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