Like a Gordon Ramsay-level reoccurring nightmare, the quest to prepare something for dinner that the whole family will enjoy every dang night can be a struggle. Oh, sure, you have your old standbys: the go-to taco night, your fave lasagna, that crockpot chili you convinced your kids to like by bribing them with an accompanying bag of Fritos... but everyone needs a break from even their most beloved dishes. Enter one pot/skillet wonders. These 15 one pan dinner recipes kids will love could seriously change your life.
This list features over a dozen delicious meals that require as few kitchen implements as possible (pretty much just a skillet or a Dutch oven). The ingredient list is short and sweet and the cooking time is too. We’re talking true blue one-and-done recipes. The kind that will have you shouting in eureka-like ecstasy, “I know what to make tonight!” Why? Because even in our most Nigella-wannabe moments, we all need some dinner hacks in our back pocket ready to feed the hungry masses before chaos ensues.
So go dust off your cast iron, rinse your Le Creuset, and get ready to prepare a meal that won’t take you all night (but will leave your crew smacking their lips in happy satisfaction).