Whether you’re short on time, cookware, or you just don’t want a sink full of dirty dishes when you’re done eating, one-pot meals are your solution. Not just choice de jour for the broke college student, making an entire meal using only one pot is a great option for anyone. There’s no shortage of options, either. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between can be made in just one pot. Because, let’s be honest, everyone enjoys time-saving one-pot meals with minimal clean up.
If you’re not exactly an expert in the kitchen, no need to fear. From first time cook to master chef, anyone can handle a one-pot recipe. They’re a great choice when you’re so exhausted from a long day and barely have the energy to open the fridge door, too. In a pinch, one-pot meals can work wonders for your cuisine cred at parties, potlucks, and cozy get-togethers.
Meat-eater or vegetarian, there is a world full of delicious variety when it comes to using just one pot to make a meal. Want to add some fresh flavor to your culinary basket of tricks? Then look no further than these amazing one-pot wonders for your next quick and easy meal.
1. One-Pot Summertime Primavera
It doesn’t have to be summer to enjoy this year-round colorful and tasty dish. If you have an abundance of veggies but not time, you can make Back To Her Roots’ pasta primavera meal in a snap.
2. Mexican Couscous Power Bowl
Low on energy? This Mexican couscous power bowl from Healthy Happy Life packs a punch! You’ve got fiber, protein, and no shortage of bold flavors with this zesty Mexican dish. Bonus? You can make this vegan, too!
3. Stuffed Pepper Casserole
A twist on the traditional stuffed pepper dinner, this stuffed pepper casserole from Family Fresh Meals hits all the right notes. It’s savory, filling, and super easy. This is definitely a satisfying and tasty dinner to add to your repertoire.
4. Skillet Turkey Pot Pie
If you thought one-pot recipes were only for making hodgepodge meals, think again. Taste and Tell's rich and hearty turkey pot pie takes your cooking game to the next level.
5. One Pan Sweet Potato Bake
A lovely blend of veggies, spices, and stick-to-your-ribs goodness, this gluten-free and vegan sweet potato bake from Making Thyme For My Health does the impossible.
6. Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder
Is there any better meal to eat on a cold and dreary day? Love And Lemon’s corn chowder will hit the spot when you want a little comfort food action. You’ll need all the praise hands and happy emojis, because you’ll be too busy eating this to talk.
7. Hawaiian One Pan Pasta
If you thought pizza wasn’t part of the one-pot wonder world, you were mistaken. Taste and Tell takes the classic pizza favorite and makes a dynamite Hawaiian pasta that you’ll have to eat to believe.
8. Easy Skillet Lasagna
With a prep time of just five minutes, Simply Scratch’s skillet lasagna really couldn’t be any easier. After getting all the ingredients together, you’re less than an hour away from a yummy and cheese-filled dinner.
9. Individual Blackberry & Blueberry Crisps
Proving the one-pot method isn’t just for proper meals, Cookie Monster Cooking’s blackberry and blueberry crisps are a light, healthy, and guilt-free dessert option. Plus, these crisps look adorable served in individual bowls!
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