Delicious dinners don’t have to be time-consuming or difficult to make. Here are some easy, scrumptious one-pot meals no one would believe you whipped up in just a few minutes.
13 Easy One-Pot Meals for Your Family's Everyday Meals
1. Cheesy, Nutty One-Pot Almond Chicken and Rice Meal
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Looking for a heavy and filling dinner that would satisfy the entire family? Try this delicious, creamy, nutty almond chicken and rice dish drenched in milk.
It’s delicious, easy to cook, and most importantly, filling and nutritious. The protein from the chicken paired with high-carb rice is exactly what you need to restore all the energy you lost during the day.
2. Spicy, Meaty Chili Soup
Remember that chili dish your grandparents used to make? The one that took hours to prepare, cook, and serve? This rice cooker chili recipe is a modified version of the traditional chili dish.
By using a rice cooker and replacing some of the ingredients, you can whip up the dish in under 40 minutes without sacrificing the chili’s signature rich, deep, spicy flavors everyone loves. We guarantee your chili-loving grandparents and parents will approve of this recipe.
3. Rich, Creamy, Milky Chicken Florentine
This chicken florentine recipe is every bit as delicious and elegant as it sounds.
Its rich, creamy, milky combination of chicken, spinach, and mushrooms is like something straight out of a five-star restaurant menu. This is a great, versatile dish for all occasions.
Fun Fact: Florentine refers to Italian recipes that originate from Florence. The secret ingredient in Florentine dishes is spinach.
4. Fully Loaded Cheesy Chicken-Stuffed Broccoli Casserole
Chicken-broccoli casserole is one of the most iconic one-pot meals ever made. It’s a go-to for busy parents who want to make something filling, nutritious, and delicious for dinner.
The thick, juicy chicken cuts paired with the fresh, crispy broccoli enveloped in a dense layer of savory cheese makes for a delicious meal the entire family will love. Even your picky eaters will be stuffing themselves with chicken-stuffed cheesy broccoli!
5. Vegetarian One-Pot Mexican-Style Quinoa
Ditch the wannabe Mexican fast-food restaurants and opt to make your own one-pot Mexican quinoa meal!
This is the ultimate vegetarian side dish that consists of rich, creamy quinoa grains drenched in zesty salsa, milky avocado, and chunky black beans. You can pair it with almost any meat dish or eat it on its own.
6. Crispy, Juicy Garlic- and Rosemary-Coated Chicken Thighs
If the other chicken and rice one-pan meals on this list were too creamy, try these delicious skillet-friend chicken thighs instead! It's hard not to fall in love with its thick, juicy meat wrapped in savory, crispy skin and garlic and rosemary chunks.
7. Warm, Zesty Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
If you were to ask anyone to describe what chicken noodle soup tastes like, they’d probably say homey. And that’s exactly what this one-pot meal is.
Each sip of this warm, mild soup bursts into different flavors of spicy ginger, nutty garlic, earthy parsley, and zesty lemon. Plus, the soft, tender chicken meat submerged in its own delicious soup stock is nothing short of divine.
We guarantee that this is as close as it gets to recreating the chicken noodle soup your mom prepared for you as a kid every time you were sick.
8. Spicy Asian-Style Beef and Veggie Stir-Fry
Is it Chinese takeout night? Forget that! Most of the Chinese fast-food restaurants today don’t even follow authentic Asian style recipes anymore.
If you really want to satisfy your cravings, try out this delicious beef and cabbage stir-fry. It’s a delicious explosion of savory beef, crunchy cabbage strips, spicy ginger, and earthy sesame seeds. This isn’t something you can get from Chinese takeouts.
9. Creamy, Savory Vegan-Friendly Mushroom Stroganoff
This is the one-pot dinner version of Russia’s beloved beef stroganoff recipe. The stroganoff was originally developed as a quick, easy yet delicious dish for émigreés to make. You can whip up a stroganoff even with limited resources.
As time passed, however, it has evolved into a more well-known Russian household staple. It is loved for its rich, creamy sauce, thick, savory beef cuts, and soft, chewy pasta.
10. Thick, Juicy One-Pot Beef Tenderloin and Cauliflower Salad
Is it steak night already? Rather than wasting an entire day marinating beef, preparing the grill, and cooking thick beef cuts, opt for delicious beef tenderloin one-pot meals instead!
Each slice of this delicious beef tenderloin dish is bursting with different flavors ranging from fresh, spicy herbs to rich, savory beef juices.
Plus, this is a complete steak meal compressed into one pot. It even has a crunchy, juicy cauliflower-pomegranate salad on the side.
11. Spicy, Creamy Eggs and Potato Stew
There’s more to eggs than just omelets and sunny-side ups. And one of the many one-pot recipes you can try is the spicy potato and egg stew.
This rich, spicy, and zesty dish is a delicious, versatile dish you can serve as a starter or side at almost any occasion. Its strong, spicy herbs will wake up and cleanse your pallet so you can better taste the other foods on your plate.
12. Easy One-Pot Macaroni Cheese Loaded With Bacon and Broccoli
The mac and cheese an all-time American favorite. It’s a staple at almost any event. In fact, whether you’re at a kid’s birthday party or at Thanksgiving dinner, you’re bound to see one or two plates of mac and cheese.
Why do people love it? Well, because it’s simple, exciting, and versatile. It’s not hard to make, the taste is easy to like, and there are plenty of ways to spice up the original rich, creamy, cheesy recipe.
13. Hot and Spicy Chicken-Okra Curry
Chicken curry is one of the most popular dishes in Indian cuisine and it embodies their passion for cooking.
Curry is so rich and deep that just its sarsa alone is already a meal. Each spoonful is a delicious mix of different herbs and spices that blend with the chicken umami to create an entirely new world of flavors.
Looking for more one-pot meals? Check out this video by Tasty:
What makes one-pot meals so great is that the entire meal is prepared in one vessel. That means all the ingredients you use will merge to create every bite of your dish an extraordinary mix of bursting flavors. Enjoying a rich, flavorful meal is definitely a solid way to end a long day.
Plus, since you’ll only be using one cooking vessel for the recipe, you won’t have to worry about washing a sink full of dishes after dinnertime. Let’s face it, everybody hates crusty pans and pots.
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