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Long summer days, call for easy recipes! These simple one-pot meals make the perfect easy dinners for busy summer nights.
If you’re looking for a delicious dinner idea that requires minimal cleanup, you’ll want to save this list of one pot recipes to reference all season long!
What’s a One Pot Meal?
A one pot meal is a recipe that can be made using only one dish. Your first thought might be a skillet or large pot, however a one pan dish can also be made in a slow cooker, dutch oven, instant pot, air fryer, or baking sheet.
What are the benefits of a One Pot Dinner?
The benefits of cooking a one pot meal for dinner, is that you can make a complete meal using only one pan. This is the perfect solution for busy weeknights when you don’t want to be whipping up several different dishes and making a huge mess in your kitchen.
You’re already exhausted, so why not make the cooking process simple by using only one pan, requiring little clean up, and quick meal prep!
Check out this inclusive list of one pot dinner ideas to fill up your summer meal plan with quick and easy weeknight meals that won’t disappoint even the pickiest of eaters!
These creamy garlic chicken breasts are one of my favorite summer dinner recipes — the best part is that they are made on the stovetop in a single skillet in under 40 minutes. Give it a try and this flavorful chicken breast recipe is sure to become one of your go-to recipes on busy summer nights.
American Goulash is an easy, one-pot, classic comfort food made with ground beef, tomatoes, and macaroni noodles. Enjoy year-round, and delicious leftover, this irresistible Goulash Recipe is guaranteed to win over even the pickiest eaters!
It's a one pot wonder ready in just 20 minutes! This Mediterranean inspired One Pot 20 Minute Greek Pasta is a dump and make vegetarian dinner that's bound to be a family favorite like it's become in our house!
This Sriracha Ranch One Pot Pasta brings together the spicy tang of Sriracha and the creamy coolness of ranch dressing. Ready in just over 30 minutes, it’s easy enough for a weeknight supper, with only one pot to wash later!
Low carb Spanish cauliflower rice made with chunky salsa for a delicious, low effort vegan side or main! Just a few minutes prep and 20 minutes from start to finish while only needing one pan! Gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, vegan, and easily adaptable too!
One scoop of this hearty Cheesy Mexican Chicken Skillet will lead to many more! It's filled with all your favorite taco night ingredients, all prepared in just one pan. It can also be easily modified for different dietary needs and is great for meal prep.
This whole delicious meal, packed with vegetables and meat-free mince, can be made in a single pot - yes, even the pasta! If you've got a saucepan and 30 minutes, you can make this flavor-packed one pot vegan bolognese.
If you are new to making takeout-style meals at home, Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice is the perfect starter meal. It’s so easy to make, and the taste is incredible. You may never buy takeout fried rice again.
This Prosciutto Chicken and Broccoli Sheet Pan Meal Recipe couldn't be any easier to make. Tender, juicy chicken, wrapped in fresh sage leaves and crispy prosciutto, with roasted broccoli, tossed in balsamic vinegar, olive oil and spices. Best of all, it only dirties one pan and comes together in less than 30 minutes.
This One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe is a quick & easy one pot Mexican meal that feeds a crowd. One of our readers, Patricia, said this about these burrito bowls: “This dish is a winner all the way around in my book! One-pot? Check. Bowl meal? Check. Full-flavored? Check!”
This Skillet Sausage and Potatoes is about as simple and delicious as it gets!! It is full of healthy ingredients and is quick to fix. This is the perfect meal for the busy family. I prepare this on weekday nights when the evenings are full of homework, laundry and blogging.
If you're short on time, try this easy steak and asparagus stir fry. With peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes in a sesame ginger sauce, it's healthy and delicious. And it's all done in one pan in just 20 minutes from start to finish.
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