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42 Quick and Easy One-Pot Meals

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Dinner doesn't get much easier than one-pot meals! For a hearty meal that has minimal clean-up, one-dish meal recipes are perfect for weeknight suppers. The editors at Mr. Food have collected 42 Quick and Easy One-Pot Meals, including the best one-pot meals and the best slow-cooker recipes. Enjoy these recipes knowing you won't be scrubbing tons of pots and pans afterward!

Country Chicken and Rice

 

Cozy Beef Stew

Country Chicken and Rice - It’s no wonder one-pot recipes are tops on so many of our lists when it comes to dinnertime solutions. We think the best part of this recipe is that the longer it cooks the better the flavors blend.

 

Cozy Beef Stew - This warm and cozy beef stew is the perfect one-pot meal to throw together and cook on the stovetop. The best part is it tastes even better the next day, so it fits as a make-ahead, too!

Chicken Cacciatore One Pot

 

Cola Pot Roast

Chicken Cacciatore One Pot - Our Chicken Cacciatore One-Pot is chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and spices galore, all in one pot. Do you love it?

 

Cola Pot Roast - Our slow cooker version of Cola Pot Roast comes swimming in a rich tasting sauce, thanks to one of our favorite soft drinks. Yes, surprisingly it's the cola, that adds a special flair to this tender, flavorful pot roast.

Saucy White Chili

 

Lamb Curry

Saucy White Chili - Get ready for an exciting new kind of chili! This chicken chili made with Great Northern beans, tomatoes and Tex-Mex flavorings gives chili a whole new meaning!

 

Lamb Curry - Coconut milk and curry powder are the secret ingredients that make this lamb stew so succulent and satisfying. You won't believe how tender the lamb is, especially without a long cooking time.

Chicken Pierogi Skillet

 

All in One Chicken

Chicken Pierogi SkilletThe easy convenience of a variety of frozen foods makes this kid-pleasing Chicken Pierogi Skillet supper an instant hit. The extra bonus of crunchy French-fried onions guarantees that this family-friendly meal will disappear in no time.

 

All in One Chicken - If you need a hearty dish that'll fill your family up without the extra cleanup, then you need to make our All in One Chicken. With a combination of sweet peppers and onions, flavorful garlic, and a robust blend of hot sausage and chicken, you can bet this'll be one of your most popular one-pot wonders!

Old World Goulash

 

One Pot Mac and Cheese

Old World Goulash - This saucy one-pot meal earns points for long-cooked flavor without a lot of long prep. Old World Goulash is a hearty all-in-one dish that'll warm and satisfy your hungry gang.

 

One Pot Mac and Cheese - It's a lightning-quick stovetop version of mac and cheese, made with spaghetti. No spaghetti? Use ziti. No ziti? How about shells? We can change this recipe every time or keep it the same but one thing won't change: the great taste!

One Pot Couscous

 

Easy Kentucky Burgoo

One Pot Couscous - This easy one-pot international favorite starts with bite-sized boneless leg of lamb chunks and pasta pearls known as couscous. It cooks up into a flavorful, change-of-pace Moroccan-style lamb stew your gang is sure to enjoy!

 

Easy Kentucky Burgoo - Burgoo is a big favorite for Kentucky Derby-watching parties, and our version of Easy Kentucky Burgoo make this hearty stew even simpler to pull off. And whether for the big race or anytime at all, it's a one-pot that always satisfies.

Easy Broccoli Casserole

 

Easy Broccoli Casserole - What a smart way to get everybody to eat their veggies! Easy Broccoli Casserole is bathed in a Cheddar Cheese and creamy mushroom soup sauce, making it a perfect side dish for any of your favorite main courses.

 

Amish Ham and Cheese Casserole - Amish recipes are all the rage, probably because of their huge comfort-factor. Our easy version of this classic country Amish Ham and Cheese Casserole takes advantage of some market shortcuts. Same great taste, but a bit less work for us.

One-Pot Primavera

 

One Pot Primavera - Here's a one-pot twist on a light pasta dish brimming with fresh vegetables. Mix up our One-Pot Primavera and enjoy the fresh and easy goodness.

 

Beef with Barley - Our beef with barley recipe is a great make ahead meal that offers old-fashioned long cooking tasty comfort! Welcome your gang home to this hearty one pot, for a dinner that satisfies long after they're done eating it!

Tuscan One Pot

 

Tuscan One Pot - Chock-full of mood-boosting, healthy ingredients, this hearty, flavorful Tuscan One Pot Italian-style stew is sure to brighten dinnertime. Savor every last drop of this easy one pot with some crusty whole grain bread.

 

Hearty Italian One Pot - Our hearty Italian One Pot is a meal in a bowl! With turkey sausage, beans, potatoes, and vegetables, including lots of hearty kale, you'll be full the whole night through!

Simmerin' Beef One Pot

 

Skillet Chili Mac

Simmerin' Beef One Pot - One pot simmering means the stove does all the work and you get all the credit. Who wouldn't like that?!

 

Skillet Chili Mac - The gang will be all smiles when you serve up this enhanced version of mac and cheese. It's easy to keep the ingredients on hand for a quick dinner any night of the week.

 

Cuban Shredded Beef

Homemade Hash - Our Homemade Hash is the perfect easy corned beef hash recipe. Leftover potatoes and cooked corned beef stretches into a hearty new meal that satisfies everybody.

 

Cuban Shredded Beef - The classic Cuban ropa vieja (in Spanish) refers to this savory slow-cooked beef dish that's shredded, like its literal translation old clothes. We're betting these zesty flavors will make it a favorite on your table!

Southern Beef Stew

 

Southern Beef Stew - One-pot meals are great for chilly weather, so what could be better than the comforting taste of an old favorite made Southern-style with a surprise ingredient?coffee?!

 

One Pot Italian Feast - We think you're gonna love the classic Italian seasonings and spices we use in our One Pot Italian Feast. Plus, the hearty stewed tomatoes, flavorful Italian sausage, and filling pasta noodles makes this a recipe worth feasting on.

Rigatoni Bolognese

 

Rigatoni Bolognese - Your passport to Italy is no further than your own kitchen when you cook up this all-in-one-pot sensational Rigatoni Bolognese! No need to go over budget at a restaurant or travel halfway around the world to enjoy this easy Italian classic!

 

Savory Short Ribs - The long, slow cooking makes these beef short ribs as tender as can be, the perfect one-pot meal for a hungry gang. With hearty barley and healthy veggies, Savory Short Ribs is an all-in-one good choice!

Sausage and Bean One Pot

 

Sausage and Bean One Pot - This hearty one-pot meal is part soup, part stew, and adds up to a comforting main-dish meal. You'll love Sausage and Bean One Pot for how easy it is to make, how good it tastes and how little there is to clean up!

 

Shrimp Boil - Throw your shrimp, sausage and veggies together in this quick and tasty one-pot recipe. The taste is so spicy and original that it's sure to please even non-seafood lovers!

Simple Turkey One-Pot

 

Mardis Gras Jambalaya

Simple Turkey Pot - Why wait for Thanksgiving to enjoy those comfort tastes we all love? Toss everything together in your slow cooker and you'll have a complete one-pot turkey dinner without any work.

 

Mardi Gras Jambalaya - Alright, pretend it's Mardi Gras. Throw all these ingredients in one pot and crank up your favorite New Orleans jazz. That's the way to turn regular-old dinner into a celebration!

 

Irish Beef Stew - All eyes will be smiling, Irish or not, when we serve up this hearty Irish Beef Stew inspired by the classic tastes of the Emerald Isle. This all-in-one-pan meal cooks up to be weeknight or company special.

 

One Pot Whatever - With a name like this, you may be wondering what the mystery is. No mystery, just a hearty beefy skillet meal you can't go wrong serving anytime.

Plus, check out these other great one pot meals!

French Country One Pot - Traditional recipes for dishes like our French Country One-Pot are easy but use lots of pots and pans. Well, from the ingredients here, you'll know you're in for a taste treat. And from the title, you'll know you're in for a cleanup treat, too!

Slow Cooked Italian Pot Roast - If you don't have a slow cooker, we suggest that you go out and get one ASAP! This recipe alone, with its fork-tender beef smothered in a rich and zesty sauce, will make your purchase worthwhile.

Far East Beef and Rice - Far East Beef and Rice is an east meets west one pot dish that's packed with flavor. Budget-friendly ground beef gets its lively taste from a variety of veggies and taste bud pleasing seasonings.

Pleasin' Beefy Chicken Bake - What do we do when the gang can't agree on beef or chicken for dinner? We give 'em exactly what they want - an easy one-pot dish that'll please one and all!

Spicy Rigatoni - If you're looking for a hearty, flavor-packed meal in one pot, you've found it! With broccoli, beans, sausage and pasta, what more could you ask for than Spicy Rigatoni?

Greek Island Frittata - Even though a frittata is a "loaded" omelet, it's still pretty easy to make. So if you like to keep things simple, and if you like dishes with a foreign flair, this one's for you!

Seafood One Pot - If you're a seafood lover, roll up your sleeves, grab a loaf of crusty bread and a big bowl and spoon, and you'll be "in business", as we always said. 

Italian Seafood One Pot Here's a super blend of Mediterranean seafood that our ancestors made in just one pot. We can do it the same way today, which still means lots of flavor and little cleanup!

Best Easy Broccoli Casserole - Best Broccoli Casserole is loaded with creamy vegetables and crunchy nuts. It's got the perfect casserole consistency - not too mushy, but still warm and comforting.

Sicilian One Pot - If you think one-dish meals tend to be dull and bland, you haven't tasted our Sicilian One Pot, made with sausage, chicken and lots of other goodies! Talk about zip!

Fuss-Free Meals: 35 Simple Skillet Recipes and One-Pot Recipes

If you liked these easy one-pot recipes, be sure to check out our free eCookbook, Fuss-Free Meals: 35 Simple Skillet Recipes and One-Pot Recipes!

 

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