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

Rating: 3.5 stars 7146
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.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Rating: 3.5 stars 582
Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

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.

One-Pot Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon

Less is more in this quick and easy weeknight dinner. It calls for just five main ingredients (penne, broccoli, garlic, lemon, and Parmesan) and requires minimal cleanup.

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. 

Creamy Corn-and-Spinach Pasta

Summer brings both hot days and quick-cooking produce like corn and spinach so the logical thing to make for dinner is a quick one-pan pasta like this. Everything cooks in one skillet and a fresh and creamy pasta dinner is on the table in 35 minutes.

Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas

Boneless, skinless chicken breast plus yellow and green bell peppers sizzle together on a sheet pan while tortillas warm in the same oven. Topped with sour cream, salsa, and ripe avocado, this one-pan dinner is sure to become a regular weeknight fix. Fajita Friday, anyone?

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. 

Skillet Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 3 stars 111
Comforting and crave-worthy, macaroni and cheese is hard to improve. But we think we've done it with our Skillet Macaroni and Cheese. Try this one-pot version, and four tempting variations: Mushroom-Fontina Mac, Jalapeno Mac, Bacon Mac, and Primavera Mac.

Cajun Jambalaya

One way to distinguish between Cajun and Creole jambalaya: Traditional Cajun cooking doesn't include tomatoes. It does contain plenty of thyme, paprika, and oregano for a flavorful dinner.

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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These One-Pot Chicken Dinner Recipes Are Perfect for Busy Weeknights
Using a skillet, Dutch oven, sheet pan, Instant Pot, and other favorite pieces of cookware, our stellar selection of one-pot chicken dinner recipes makes getting an evening meal on the table a whole lot easier.
One-Pot Meals That Are Perfect for Summer Dinners
Summer often means grilled meals, and while there's nothing wrong with that, one-pan dinners are a good option for warm weather meals, too. Whether made on one sheet pan, in one skillet, a saucepan, or in a Dutch oven, these summer one-pan dinners are lighter and brighter than the casseroles and stews that are our go-tos in fall and winter. They're still filling and nutritious, but feature plenty of summer produce. Don't worry, we're not telling you to put away the grill altogether. We use the grill (or a griddle pan) as our one "pan" in a few recipes. In addition to grilled dinners, you'll find main-dish salads, plenty of pasta, and maybe even a creamy chowder or two. There will also be some broiling, because it's quick and has very tasty results, but we're not as focused as we are in cooler weather on using the stovetop or oven to get dinner on the table.
Sour-Cherry Cobbler

Cobbled together by American settlers in the mid-1800s, this rustic treat was eaten as a hearty breakfast or even a main course on the trail. Our recipe blends bright, tangy sour cherries with a warm, buttery cake and is simple enough for a camp stove. Butter is melted in a cast-iron skillet, cake batter and the cherries get dolloped in, and then the mixture bakes for just under an hour. The fruit drops down and the cake rises up, creating a lovely intermingling of sweet and tart that tastes even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.