25 Healthy One-Pot Meals Guaranteed to Kickstart Your Wellness Routine
An easy route to sensible, good-for-you meals is to make dinner in just one pot, sheet pan, or Dutch oven. From Coconut-Curry Monkfish Soup to our famed One-Pan Pasta, here are some of our favorite recipes.
There's a reason why one-pot meals are so popular—they're family-friendly, easy to prep and clean up, and absolutely delicious. And they can be healthy, too. The one-pot meals in the slides ahead include spicy vegetarian stews and stir fry dishes like the quick, gluten-free meal shown here. In our Egg "Noodle," Broccolini, and Mushroom Stir-Fry, the noodles are actually strips of omelet. It's a protein-packed dinner that tastes as good as it looks. We're also featuring creamy soups and pasta dishes packed with vegetables. Whether you're getting started on a New Year's resolution to eat better and cleaner or are just trying to incorporate a few new nutritious meals into your weekly dinner routine, these healthy one-pot recipes are sure to do the trick.
One of our most popular recipes of all time is our stunning One-Pan Pasta—pasta, cherry tomatoes, onions, garlic, and basil are brought to a boil, then tossed together to serve. The juicy tomatoes and starchy pasta water form a sauce that coats the noodles. Perhaps the best part is that it comes together in just 20 minutes, so you can enjoy it any night of the week.
We also have two warm and spicy one-pot rice dishes to soothe your soul. Kitchari is an Indian dish made with rice and lentils, our take on this classic comfort food is flavored with cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, coriander, turmeric, and cinnamon. Our Shrimp with Spicy Green Rice is a lively dish made with Thai chiles, fresh ginger, basil, and lime.
Of course, there are plenty of healthy soup recipes here, too, including vegetable-forward options and light, healthy, and flavorful fish soups. Satisfy your cravings for feel-good comfort foods with these healthy one-pot recipes.
Wild Salmon with Edamame-Cauliflower Rice
If you want to incorporate more vegetables into your dinner, start by turning the cauliflower into rice; then, add some edamame. You can make it really healthy by serving with heart-healthy wild salmon. As an added bonus, this is a one-sheet pan dinner, so the oven does the work. The rice comes out crispy and cleaning up is simple.
Not familiar with kitchari? We like to think of it as a savory porridge. This test-kitchen favorite combines yellow mung dal (split mung beans), basmati rice, a bevy of warming spices, and a colorful medley of vegetables into one amazing dish.
So fresh and so easy! This one-pan recipe combines tomatoes, onion, garlic, herbs, water, and a drizzle of olive oil with dried pasta—and everything cooks together. Once the water has evaporated, you're left with perfectly al dente pasta in a creamy sauce that coats every strand.
Shrimp with Spicy Green Rice
On a chilly night, there's nothing more nourishing than this rice and peas dish. With plenty of spicy flavors and crisp green vegetables, it's our favorite one-pot, one-bowl dinner.
Baked Cod with Tomatoes and Potatoes
Caribbean Fish-and-Pumpkin Stew
Looking for a new way to cook with pumpkin? Try this sweet and savory stew, which swaps in coconut milk in place of heavy cream (and adds so much more flavor, too). Individual pieces of cod float in the slightly spicy sauce alongside baby spinach and calabaza squash.
Super-Grain Soup with Watercress and Mushrooms
Creamy Broccoli-and-Spinach Soup
It's easy being green with a soup this delicious. When you want to make a quick and nutritious meal for lunch or dinner, this 35-minute recipe should hit the spot.
Chicken and Vegetables in Parchment
Warm Quinoa and Chicken Salad
Black-Bean and Sweet-Potato Stew
Spring Ragout with Asparagus and Poached Eggs
Beet Hash with Eggs
Roasted-Vegetable Couscous Bowl
Here's a sheet pan dinner with chickpeas, cauliflower, and carrots. Couscous is added after they've roasted for a spell. (Yes, you can cook couscous in the oven!) Feta, cilantro, and a squeeze of lemon bring all the flavors together for serving.
Braised Chicken With Artichokes, Olives, and Lemon
Salmon, Red Cabbage, and New Potatoes
Greek Quinoa Salad
All the essentials of a classic Greek salad are here—feta, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives—but they're joined by a new supporting player: quinoa. It's cooked in the same pan used to sauté onions and garlic for a protein-rich addition that makes the salad more substantial and delicious.
Roasted Sea Bass with Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, and Salsa Rustica
Another wonderful sheet pan dinner, this one features meaty bass fillets with healthy greens and sweet potatoes. The salsa rustica is a parsley, oil, capers, and vinegar sauce that's drizzled over the meal just before serving.
Kimchi Stew with Chicken and Tofu
One-Pot Chicken and Brown Rice
A great healthy dish for the whole family, this all-in-one meal is a smart way to use up the vegetables you probably already have on hand.
Vegan Sweet Potato Chili
A colorful and healthy dinner, that's this black bean and sweet potato chili. Extra points for flavor and protein if you top it with avocado.
Greek-Chicken One-Pan Pasta
We've transformed the classic Greek dish avgolemono into a scrumptious weeknight pasta. It's as easy as boiling water—you're really just adding a couple more ingredients into the pot.