By Sarah Sarway
While we’re big on experimenting in the kitchen, it’s nice to know that making weeknight dinners doesn’t have to be a total production. That’s where one-pan (or one-pot!) wonders come in.
Instead of multiple skillets and stock pots, these recipes require just a single pot or pan. That makes it easier to whip up a meal quickly. More importantly, it means you’re not left with hours of post-meal dish-washing and drying (which is super useful after a long day of work).
Here, we share some of our favorite one-pan meals that make weeknight cooking a total breeze.
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15 One-Pan Meals for Fast, Easy Dinners
Cauliflower Rice Chicken Biryani
Five minutes of prep is all you need to whip up this Paleo-friendly dinner by Wholesomelicious.
Mexican Frittata with Pico de Gallo
This brunch classic works just as well as an evening meal.
(Photo: Nutritious Life)
Quinoa Broccoli Skillet with Parmesan Cheese and White Beans
Take a cue from Well Plated and modify this with whatever veggies you have on hand.
(Photo: Well Plated)
Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
Life Made Sweeter’s quick and colorful recipe will be a new weeknight favorite.
(Photo: Life Made Sweeter)
Eggplant Chickpea Sheet Pan Dinner
There’s plenty of fiber and protein in Power Hungry’s vegan Middle Eastern-inspired creation.
(Photo: Power Hungry)
Balsamic Chicken Veggie Bake
The Real Food RDs say a pan, cutting board, and knife are the only tools you need.
(Photo: The Real Food RDs)
Parsley and Garlic Rubbed Salmon
A delicious and mess-free way to whip up a main dish with two sides by Unsophisticook.
Black Bean and Squash One Pot
Trinity’s Kitchen uses a bunch of common herbs and spices to elevate the flavors of these simple ingredients.
(Photo: Trinity’s Kitchen)
Green Shakshuka with Kale & Collard Greens
In lieu of tomatoes, Healthy Nibbles and Bits uses greens as the base for this delicious dish.
(Photo: Healthy Nibbles and Bits)
One Pan Vegan Sunday Roast
This My Vibrant Kitchen recipe will transform any carnivore into a tofu lover.
(Photo: My Vibrant Kitchen)
One Pot Taco Zucchini Noodles
Spiralized veggies plus taco toppings equals a genius recipe via Kirbie Cravings.
(Photo: Kirbie Cravings)
Chili Basil Roasted Fish and Veggies
Blogger HealthNut Nutrition uses cod, but you can use any type of fish you like.
(Photo: HealthNut Nutrition)
Shrimp Jambalaya Lentil Bowl
Cotter Crunch uses lentils in lieu of rice for this grain-free, protein-packed recipe.
(Photo: Cotter Crunch)
Roasted Vegetable and Feta Cheese Quinoa Bake
Happy Veggie Kitchen throws many nutritious ingredients into this cheesy masterpiece.
(Photo: Happy Veggie Kitchen)
Leftover Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole
A clever way to revive leftover chicken, by Daily Ciabatta.
(Photo: Daily Ciabatta)