This is my favourite cookbook from Jamie Oliver. I own a bunch of his books; but this one by far is the one I use the most.


I love the layout of this book. I’m really big on pictures so I can see what the dish should look like. You open it and the recipe is on the left with pictures of the 5 ingredients and on the right is a full page picture of the finished dish. It’s a clean look and easy to follow. And the sweetest thing is he dedicated it to his 5 children with cute pictures of them in the same format as the ingredients – hence he calls them his 5 favourite ingredients.


The recipes have only 5 ingredients with basic kitchen staples like olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper. The recipes are good and easy to follow. It’s nice that it really is only 5 ingredients, so for people who are not into cooking but want to make quick and easy meals that are good, this is the book to help you with that.

I’ve tried a lot of these recipes. My favourites are the Sorta salmon nicoise, Smoky mushroom frittata, Chicken pot pie, Ginger shakin’ beef, and the Almond puff pastry.


Overall, I think this is an excellent cookbook and am glad to have it in my library. I recommend it for anyone who wants to make simple but delicious meals that are quick to prep and easy to make.

He also had a cooking show and many YouTube videos that show him making these dishes.

If you would like to add this cookbook to your collection, check out my SHOP page or click here: JAMIE OLIVER 5 INGREDIENT COOKBOOK