9 One-Pot Meals For When You've Got Zero Time To Do The Dishes

Did we mention they're delicious, too?

November 24, 2017
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Between limited counter space and a genuine disdain for a full sink of dirty dishes, one-pot recipes have become all the rage. After all, what's not to like about only needing one pot, pan, or skillet to make your dinner?

But simplifying meals doesn’t mean sacrificing taste. In a condensed cooking space, flavors absorb into one another creating layer upon layer of fragrant, hearty goodness. From skillets to crockpots to Dutch ovens and foil packets, these one-pot wonders rival your favorite takeout place down the street.

 

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One Pot Burrito Bowls

No time to wait in line for Chipotle? This fiesta of flavors from I Heart Naptime requires less than 30 minutes to make—and all of your tastebuds to eat. You can easily make this vegetarian by swapping soy crumbles for the hamburger, and bump up the flavor by using fresh corn instead of canned.

 

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Korean Noodles (Mandu Jjolboki)

Turning your classic spaghetti Bolognese on its head (and sending it East across the globe), this classic Korean dish from FeedFeed hits all the right food groups and flavors. For the specialty ingredients, hit up the Asian food aisle in your grocery store, or visit an Asian supermarket for more variety.

Related: 5 Healthy Sheet-Pan Dinners You’ll Want To Devour

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African Peanut Stew

They had us at “peanut,” but this one-pot recipe from Bananas 4 Mangoes is so much more. Chock-full of fibrous veggies in a savory sauce, this is some real meat-free magic right here.

For an easy one dish meal on the go, try this recipe:

 

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Italian Wedding Couscous Chicken Soup

April Go Lightly's recipe is an update on the traditional Italian Wedding soup that packs major flavor into one pot—along with couscous and kale for added nutrition.

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Dairy-Free Tuscan Chicken

Chicken doused in a creamy, dairy-free sauce? It’s the best of every world in this sizzling skillet from Jar of Lemons that's fit for the whole family.

 
 
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Beef, Spinach & Mozzarella One-Pot Bake

Like pizza without the crust, this low-carb casserole from Ketodie App oozes with cheese and greens. Bust out your Dutch oven for this recipe, which starts on the stovetop and then is transferred to the oven to melt the top layer of cheese.

 

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Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa

Okay, so this technically isn't a pot or pan. But, we still love how you can toss a few key ingredients into a foil packet, put it on the grill or under the broiler, and returning to a high-protein meal that’s sure to steal the spotlight this summer. This foil-packet recipe from Neighbor Food Blog, which combines salmon with a delicious mango salsa, is a winner.

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Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma

Craving your favorite lunch truck place? Now you can make it at home with ease thanks to this one-pan version from Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen. All you need is a side of warm fluffy pita and you're got the perfect dinner ready to go.

Related: ​This Is Exactly What ​Khloé Kardashian Orders At McDonald's

 
 
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Classic Spanish Paella

Loaded with chicken and shrimp, this one-pot delicacy from Cafe Delites is as close to Spain as you'll get without an expensive flight.

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