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.

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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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.

Cioppino (Seafood Stew)

Rating: 3.5 stars 518
This seafood stew, an impressive crowd-pleaser, can be prepared ahead of time and finished just 15 minutes before you serve it. If you leave out the crab legs, use an additional 8 ounces of white fish to keep the stew hearty.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Rating: 3.5 stars 582
Quick to make and just plain irresistible, what could be better than a giant, gooey skillet cookie? Faster than making a batch of your favorite chocolate chip treats, this chocolate chip skillet cookie is great for sharing. It's baked in a cast-iron skillet, just bring the skillet to the table and let everyone dig in. Scoops of ice cream on top are optional but recommended!

Test Kitchen's Favorite Mac and Cheese

Our ultimate mac and cheese relies on three different kinds of cheese -- American, cheddar, and Parmesan. For easier grating, put the block of cheese in the freezer for five minutes first.

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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One-Pot Pasta With Broccoli and Lemon

Less is more in this quick and easy weeknight dinner. Our favorite broccoli pasta recipe calls for just five main ingredients (penne, broccoli, garlic, lemon, and Parmesan) and as it only uses one pot, there's minimal cleanup. It's a dish you'll make on the regular.

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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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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Vegetable-Bean Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 101
This time of year is filled with fancy fare, so we all need a change of pace during the week. This simple soup is tasty, and extremely gratifying.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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.
Our Favorite Chili Recipes for Cold-Weather Days
From beef to turkey, vegetarian to vegan, we have a delicious chili recipe here for everyone.
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.