Here are 25 Quick and Easy One Pot Meals to help make dinnertime a breeze. Delicious pasta dishes like skillet lasagna, chicken and rice, and super comforting pot pie! There is something here to please everyone's palette!
A quick and easy dinner is always a great thing for my busy family. I love a great 30 minute meal, and I especially love a great one pot meal! Less to clean up, and easy breezy dinnertime.
Why You Will Love One Pot Meals
Easy Dinner Recipes! Weeknight meals can feel like such a hassle. No one wants to worry about what to put on the dinner table after a long day. Just throw everything in one pot and let it cook! Plus, there is not a bunch of dishes to wash after you eat.
Quick Meals! With minimal cooking time and prep time, most of these recipes are ready in 30 minutes or less.
One-Pot Wonder! You will be amazed at how wholesome, nutritious, and filling these hearty meals can be. Get ready for the ultimate comfort food!
What defines a one pot meal?
One pot meals are ingredients prepared in one pan, pot, or skillet to make a meal. It is an all-in-one situation that usually includes at least one protein, one starch, and one vegetable.
They are popular because they are convenient and usually cost-effective. One pot meals are truly the perfect dish!
What are some examples of a one pot meal?
- Hearty Soup: Most soups, stews, and chilis work as one pot meals. You can cook your protein, add aromatics, then your broth, herbs, and any final touches.
- Chicken and Rice: This would be a simple starter one pot dinner. Cook crispy chicken thighs in a skillet, then let them simmer with some rice and veggies.
- Pasta: Pasta cooks super fast. Whip some up in a pot, add cream or sauce, and a vegetable, and dinner is served!
What should I eat with a one skillet meal
Most of these delicious meals would really hit with a simple side salad or a crusty bread. Technically, this would make break the one-pot recipe rule but I am a rule breaker on occasion! Try these sides to pair with your dinner: