Sometimes, when life gets busy, you just want things a bit easier in the kitchen. Less time cooking. Less dishes! That’s why we decided to compile this list of easy One Pot Meals.
Whether you’re looking for a super quick weeknight dinner or an impressive looking company meal you’ll find all here.
This list includes comfort food classics like chicken & dumpling and beef stroganoff as well as exotic dishes like Indian shrimp pulao and West African jollof rice.
So get out your trusty dutch oven or cast iron skillet, scroll through this list and get ready to cook up some awesome dinners!
1. Mediterranean Braised Chicken
Let’s start this list with one of our favorites! This gorgeous Mediterranean braised chicken is your coq au vin taken to the next level! So many layers of flavor, yet so easy. Just brown up the chicken, make a quick sauce and braise everything in the oven. Great company meal.
2. Dublin Coddle
Dublin Coddle is a hearty and cozy meal of of potatoes, sausage and bacon. Loaded with rich and satisfying flavors, this is what you call comfort food!
Jambalaya is a New Orleans classic. Rice, veggies, chicken, shrimp and sausage are all cooked together in a Creole seasoned tomato sauce. So good and so easy!
4. Pot Roast
Perhaps the epitome of one pot meals, this Pot Roast is as comforting as it gets. Chuck roast, carrots and potatoes simmered in the oven for hours to melt in your mouth deliciousness.
5. Chicken and Dumplings
Is there any single dish that says “comfort food” more than chicken and dumplings? Hearty chicken stew topped with big fluffy dumplings, all in one pot. So cozy!
6. Chicken Jollof Rice
Chicken Jollof Rice is a colorful and tasty one pot meal from West Africa. Simple preparation, then in the oven it goes. Impress your guests with this easy and exotic treat!
7. Lasagna Soup
If you’re craving lasagna and don’t want all the hassle, this Lasagna Soup is the answer. All those great Italian flavors in soup form. And it comes together in a fraction of the time!
8. Fasolada (Greek Bean Soup)
Fasolada is the ultimate Greek comfort food. This white bean soup is notable for a very generous drizzling of olive oil. Great simple meatless night option.
9. Zuppa Toscana
This hearty and comforting soup is based on the version made famous by Olive Garden. But I don’t want to call it a copycat, because this home made version is much better!
The post included instructions for stovetop, instant pot and crock pot.
10. One Pot Burrito Bowls
Chicken, rice, beans, cheese and all the burrito bowl toppings… all in one pot. How’s that for an easy Mexican night?
11. Chicken Mushroom Orzo
This great one pot pasta recipe has chicken, mushrooms, spinach and orzo in a creamy parmesan sauce. It’s a super easy dinner perfect for busy weeknights.
12. Egg Roll in a Bowl
Egg Roll in a Bowl is a quick and easy one pot meal with all of your favorite egg roll fillings… minus the roll! This one is great when your craving Asian flavors but watching your carbs.
13. Beef Stroganoff
This Beef Stroganoff recipe is a one pot take on a classic family favorite. The noodles cook right in the sauce, making your life that much easier!
14. White Bean Sausage and Gnocchi
This awesome White Bean Gnocchi smoked sausage, white beans, pillowy gnocchi, tomatoes, and spinach all in one skillet. It’s packed with great flavors and comes together in under 30 minutes!
15. Chicken Stew
This hearty Chicken Stew is a hearty winter warmer with tender chicken, potatoes and veggies in flavor packed base. It goes great with a nice crusty bread and makes for great leftovers.
16. Prawn Pulao
Prawn Pulao is a super flavorful Indian shrimp and rice dish. If you love exotic flavors, this super easy recipe is a must try.
17. Tuscan Chicken Mac and Cheese
Now this is Mac and Cheese taken to a whole new level! Your favorite creamy, cheesy comfort food gets enhanced with sundried tomatoes, spinach and tender, seared chicken. Sooo yum!
18. Shrimp Pad Thai
If you love great Asian flavors, this one pot Shrimp Pad Thai just may go in your regular rotation. Noodles, shrimp and veggies in a delicious sauce and topped with crunchy crushed peanuts… all in about 30 minutes!
19. Chicken Pot Pie Noodles
All your favorite, comforting chicken pot pie flavors, just replacing the pie with noodles. This is an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love!
20. The Ultimate Chili
This giant batch of Ultimate Chili is loaded with three types of meat and three types of beans. This recipe can feed a big crowd, or give you leftover lunches for days.
21. Vegetarian Black Bean Chili
If you want your chili on the lighter side, try this easy Vegetarian Black Bean Chili. It’s super healthy and whips up in about 30 minutes.
22. Teriyaki Chicken and Rice
This Teriyaki Chicken and Rice is a quick, healthy and budget friendly. Perfect for busy weeknights when you still want a satisfying dinner.
23. Spanish Chicken and Potatoes
This Spanish Chicken and Potatoes recipe is full of great rustic flavors. It has an amazing tomato and eggplant sauce that is perfect for sopping up with a piece of crusty bread.
Paella is a famous Spanish rice dish with chicken, sausage, mussels, clams and shrimp. If it looks intimidating, think again This recipe is actually quite easy, but the guests don’t need to know that!
25. Rigatoni Bolonese
This Rigatoni Bolognese has all your favorite Italian flavors, but made easier, as the pasta cook right in the sauce. Great weeknight dinner idea!
26. Creamy Chicken Skillet
This creamy chicken skillet is your weekday best friend. It’s super easy , it’s super tasty and it’s a low carb bomb. Start to finish in 30 minutes, this just may become a new staple in your rotation.
27. Taco Spaghetti
Here’s a great fusions recipe the kids will love… taco spaghetti! Taco meat, tomatoes and noodles all cook together in one pot, then get a nice sprinkling of cheddar cheese. Mmmm.
28. Arroz con Pollo
Arroz con Pollo is a one-pot chicken and rice dish loved throughout Latin America. The rice is beautifully flavored and studded with olives, peas, peppers and capers. So good.
29. Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Your favorite Chicken Alfredo with a Cajun twist! The noodles cook right in the sauce for easy cleanup and the Cajun seasoning gives just the right amount of kick!
30. Chicken Provençal
We’re wrapping this list up with a real stunner – Chicken Provençal. Beautiful golden brown chicken braised in white wine, nestled between eye catching olives, plump cherry tomatoes, oh-so French shallots, tangy capers and plenty of garlic and herbs. Life can’t be more beautiful!
So… which recipe to cook first? We hope you enjoyed going through this collection of great one pot meals. One thing is for sure, doing less dishes is a good thing!
Be sure to bookmark or pin this post so you always know where to go when you’re in the mood for easy and delicious. Enjoy!
- Choose a recipe that looks tasty. Try something you haven't had before, it's fun to experiment!
- Make a shopping list and buy the ingredients.
- Cook your new favorite One Pot Meal!
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