20 Great One Pot Meals


Have you ever felt like making dinner was a chore? If you have time to cook, sometimes you can find that it will take a lot of your time, especially if you have to use multiple pots or pans to prepare the meal. If you need dinner in a flash, then you’ll find these one pot meals easy and perfect for even the busiest of days. They’re low on ingredients and prep, and big on flavor. Enjoy these 20 one pot meals that anyone can make.

20. Smoky Chicken and Cider

Rachael Ray’s Smokey Chicken and Cider uses apple cider and maple syrup to flavor 10 bone-in chicken legs with Yukon Gold potatoes.pot20

19. Sloppy Gino

If you’re tired of the traditional Sloppy Joe, try this version. Nadia G created an Italian version of the sloppy Joe. Beef and pancetta cook in the pot with paprika, brown sugar, celery, wine vinegar thyme and other spices for a delectable sandwich.


18. Lentil Soup

Lentil soup is a healthy and filling one pot meal. Alton Brown’s version simply combines onion, celery, carrots, lentils, tomatoes, vegetable broth, cumin and coriander and cooks in under an hour.

17. Chicken and White Bean Chili

Chicken and White Bean Chili takes the edge off your winter blues in a refreshing way. The recipe calls for ground chicken, oregano, cinnamon, two cans of white beans, and a jar of mild salsa verde, and chicken broth. The result is a tasty winter treat.pot17

16. Sausage, Pepper and Onion

It’s hard to beat the flavor of a simple sausage, pepper and onion pot. Rachael Ray uses two pounds of hot Italian sausages and several kinds of hot peppers to make hers an extra-spicy dish.

15. Pot Roast

Everyone loves Pot Roast, right? Michael Symon’s pot roast uses a five-pound roast, one pound of pancetta,¬†shallots, garlic, a cup of mint and loads of fresh thyme for a unique flavor profile.

14. Portuguese One Pot Chicken and Potatoes

Chicken thighs, potatoes and chorizo provide the protein in this one pot meal by Rachael Ray that is prepped and ready in just 55 minutes.

13. Chicken in White Wine

Impress your friends with a very easy white wine and chicken meal. The chicken is flavored with turkey bacon, garlic, cremini mushrooms, and onions, then cooks in about one hour.pot13

12. Garlic Parmesan Pasta

No need to go to the Olive Garden. It only takes one hour to prep and cook this creamy fettuccini. The recipe calls for parmesan cheese, parsley, milk, garlic, chicken broth and butter.

11. Cheeseburger Casserole

Your kids will love the Cheeseburger Casserole. Using a Dutch oven, cook a pound of beef with tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, Dijon mustard and rotini for a pasta treat. It’s a great alternative to Hamburger Helper.

10. Lasagna

Yes, you can make lasagna in one pot in a speedy 30 minutes! It takes three sausage links, tomato sauce, farfalle pasta, mozzarella, parmesan and ricotta cheese, and diced tomatoes. Cook for 30 minutes and serve.

9. Chili Mac and Cheese

This recipe blends two popular comfort foods into a single meal. You’ll need ground beef, white kidney beans, elbow pasta, tomatoes, garlic, onion and pasta.pot9

8. Spicy Peanut Chicken

Martha Stewart recommends this delicious recipe. Boneless chicken thighs and Broccolini coated in a chili-spiked peanut sauce will be caramelized after only 10 minutes under the broiler.

7. Chicken and Biscuits

Add depth of flavor to classic chicken and biscuits by adding chopped fresh herbs in the biscuits that top this comforting chicken stew. Also includes shiitake mushrooms and a dry white wine.

6. Salmon and Bread Salad

Here’s a fresh take on salmon. The recipe from Grace Parisi places the salmon filet chunks in hunks of ciabatta bread and tosses them with tomatoes, capers and a little bit of lemon.

5. Cauliflower with Pine Nuts and Raisins

Armenian cookbook author Arto der Haroutunian made great use of caramelized cauliflower by baking it with Middle Eastern spices, pine nuts and raisins.pot5

4. Thai One Pot

If you love Thai flavors, then this recipe is for you. It takes ground pork and combines the meat with rice, bell peppers, shiitake mushrooms and flavored with lime, soy sauce and a hint of cayenne pepper.

3. Shrimp Saganaki

Shrimp Saganaki is a Greek dish by Grace Parisi that lets the shrimp shine. Greeks saute shrimp in a pan loaded with fresh tomatoes, olives and feta cheese, and pair it with a good bread to soak in all the flavors.

2. Mexican Chicken Pozole Verde

There are hundreds of versions of Pozole, the hominy-based Mexican stew. In this version, a green pozole, much of the flavor comes from tangy ingredients like cilantro, green chiles and tomatillos.pot20

1. Apple Pie Oatmeal

Apple Pie Oatmeal can be a breakfast, a snack or a dessert! The oats are flavored with diced apple, apple pie spice, pure maple syrup and chia seeds, this takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish.