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12 Easy One Pot Meals To Save Your Weeknights

Life sure seems to have a way of getting busy and when that happens, the last thing we want to spend our time doing is scrubbing dishes at the sink. We love quick and easy meals that don’t make a mess; they help us spend more time sitting down to a home cooked meal with our family and less time in the kitchen. We’re sure it’s the same around your household, so we’ve got 12 of our favorite one pot meals to share with you! Each one comes together in one pan, pot, or skillet so you can be sure that cleanup is the least of your concerns.

One Pot Veggie Fajita Pasta

Veggie Fajita Pasta
When pasta gets cooked in its sauce, it means that there’s a whole lot of flavor without a whole lot of dishes. This veggie-filled penne dish is a favorite at our house and it will be at yours too! Click here for the recipe.

One Pot Braised Chicken & Mushroom Dinner

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Moist chicken, earthy mushrooms, and an incredible velvety sauce make this one pan dinner hard to beat. Get the full recipe here!

One Pot Chicken & Rice

Chicken and Rice
There’s no reason to cook up your rice, chicken, and veggies separately when it can all be done in one pot. (Plus, cooking it all together means there’s more flavor too.) Get the recipe here!

One Pot Ribollita

Ribollita
Ribollita is a hearty Italian stew that’s a traditional way of using up leftovers. It’s quick, it’s full of flavor and healthy veggies, and you won’t be spending all your time at the sink. We call that a win. Get the recipe here!

Chicken Marsala Bake

Braised Chicken Marsala
A restaurant favorite converted to bake up in one dish. It couldn’t be easier… or more delicious. Get the full recipe here!

One Pot Hawaiian Pasta

Hawaiian Pasta
We’ve already talked about how cooking pasta in its sauce creates so much more flavor, and this dish is no exception. This quick dish has all the flavor of the islands and since dinner’s on the table in just 30 minutes, there’s no reason not to make it tonight. Get the full recipe here!

One Pan Tuna Casserole

Tuna Casserole
This recipe takes a comfort classic and moves it to the stovetop. No baking dishes or separate pots, here’s how you make Tuna Casserole in just one pan! Click here for the recipe.

Veggie & Chicken Risotto

Chicken Risotto Skillet Dinner
Risotto is an adaptable and timeless one pot meal, and there’s just no way we could have left it off this list. It’s the perfect opportunity to use up veggies lingering in your fridge and it’s always totally tasty. Get the full recipe here!

One Pot Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo

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Fettucine Alfredo is creamy and indulgent and a long-time Italian favorite. You can make it at home and not mess up your whole kitchen while you’re at it. Here’s how. Get the recipe here!

Beef & Cabbage Skillet Casserole


If you need something cheeeeeeeesy, this one’s for you. Low carb but not low on flavor, it’s a favorite for our whole family. We bet yours will feel the same. Click here for the recipe!

One Pan Creamy Chicken & Broccoli

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It’s hard to believe that a meal this creamy and delicious can come together so quickly. This is a one pan wonder if we’ve ever seen one. You’ve just got to try it! Get the recipe here.

Braised Balsamic Chicken

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Braising is the perfect way to give meat that singular slow-cooked flavor… but it doesn’t have to take all day. Or all the dishes. You need to give this balsamic braise a try! Click here for the recipe.

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