One-Pot Recipes

Save time and kitchen space with simple one-pot meals that deliver on deliciousness but never the hassle of cleaning. Build your arsenal of satisfying one-pot recipes for chicken, macaroni and cheese, rice, pasta, and more to have dinner on the table in no time!

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24 One-Pot Vegetarian Meals That Are Savory and Satisfying

From hearty soups to meat-free stir-fries, make these one-pot vegetarian recipes when you want a tasty meal with minimal clean-up.
By Kelly Vaughan

One-Pan Pasta

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It's one of our most popular recipes and for good reason. This is our original one-pot pasta recipe, inspired by a dish one of our food editors ate in Puglia, Italy. All the ingredients cook together in a straight-sided skillet, you don’t even need to boil water first—and it's on the table in just 20 minutes.

Easy Beef Chili

No beans in this hearty ground beef-based chili! The meat is cooked with aromatics, then amped up with fire-roasted tomatoes, chili powder, and cocoa.
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Creamy Lemon Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes

Like your favorite dip reinvented as a meal, and made healthier to boot! Sauteed chicken cutlets cook fast, and cream cheese provides a little richness with less fat than heavy cream.

Classic Beef Stew

Aromatic and satisfying, a comforting bowl of beef stew always hits the mark on extra chilly nights. Here, seared pieces of marbled beef simmer away until fall-apart-tender in broth, with punchy aromatics added to it like tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, red wine, and fire-roasted tomatoes for a subtle smokiness.
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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms with Egg Noodles

All the action for this weeknight dinner happens in one large straight-sided skillet. Sear the chicken breasts, then cook the mushrooms and shallots and stir in mustard, broth, egg noodles, and cream cheese which quickly creates a rich sauce. 
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Cheater's Mac and Cheese

Some days call for a meal that soothes as much as it satisfies, and that's when this 20-minute mac-and-cheese swoops in. Pasta and broccoli are cooked in the same pot, then drained and stirred together with reserved pasta water, cream cheese, butter, and Parmesan for the easiest sauce ever. One carbo-licious bite, and all your cares will melt away. 
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Weeknight Vegetarian Chili

Weeknight comfort foods like this one-pan quick chili are a great entryway into eating a more plant-based diet. Switching from a pot to a skillet slashed the cooking time in half for this recipe, and the wider pan surface lets spices and aromatics meld quickly for deep complexity.
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Roast Chicken with Vegetables and Potatoes

Nothing hits the spot quite like a simple roast chicken with vegetables. Nestled on a bed of fingerling potatoes, carrots, shallots, and fragrant lemons, this one-and-done dish is an excellent candidate for a special Sunday roast any time of year. 
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Vegan Lentil Soup

Tender broccoli rabe adds a welcome pop of green (and a generous dose of fiber!) to this lentil-and-tomato soup spiced with coriander and cumin.

Broken Wonton Soup

No need to form wontons for this soothing soup! The wrappers go into the garlic-ginger broth separately from the filling (mini pork meatballs flavored with soy sauce and cilantro). Vitamin-rich bok choy provides a welcome pop of green.
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Inspiration and Ideas

20 One-Pot Recipes That You Can Make in a Dutch Oven
From a classic beef stew to smoked-salmon chowder that's perfect for summer, all of these recipes can be made in a sturdy, colorful Dutch oven.
Our Favorite Chili Recipes for Cold-Weather Days
From beef to turkey, vegetarian to vegan, we have a delicious chili recipe here for everyone.
Arroz Con Pollo
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This one-pot recipe for Arroz Con Pollo, which is great for a crowd, comes from Martha's book One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and MoreIt's made with bone-in fatty chicken thighs, pimiento-stuffed green olives, chopped tomatoes, saffron threads, and bay leaves.