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: 3.35 stars
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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 Chicken Thighs with Cherry Tomatoes and Pernod

This simple one-pan dinner of roasted chicken, shallots, and cherry tomatoes gets a French upgrade with a splash of Pernod, an anise-flavored liqueur. The combination creates a saucy, aromatic entrée that's perfect for serving over pasta or polenta.
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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Rating: 3.63 stars
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Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

Baked Salmon with Creamy Orzo

A multilayered masterpiece in a cast-iron skillet, this one-pan meal calls for simmering creamy bacon orzo on the stove-top, then nestling lemon-coriander salmon fillets on top and baking in the oven.

Pasta Alfredo with Lemon and Asparagus

This simple one-pot pasta features fresh asparagus and is as lovely to look at as it is delicious to eat. Serve smaller portions of this creamy pasta as a first course, or make it a luxurious main dish.
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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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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.

Brothy Orzo and Pork Meatballs

In this one-pot dinner recipe, meatballs are given a makeover for spring. Ground pork, fennel seed, and Parmesan are mixed togther and formed into meatballs that cook in a light, bright broth with orzo pasta, lemon juice, and fresh dill. 
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Chicken with Mushrooms

Chicken cutlets are sautéed with button mushrooms for a quick and delicious one-skillet meal.

Coconut-Curry Shrimp and Couscous

Whipping up this Thai-inspired curry is faster than waiting for takeout. The secret? Teaming quick-cooking ingredients including fresh shrimp, frozen peas, and couscous with the flavor bomb that is red curry paste.

Chilaquiles Egg Bake

For extra heat, replace one can or all of the mild Ro-Tel with the original variety. This dish pairs well with black beans.
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Inspiration and Ideas


Cioppino (Seafood Stew)

Rating: 3.44 stars
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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.