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15 Delicious One-Pan Meals for Fast, Easy Dinners


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).

RELATED: Delicious Healthy Dinners Made With 7 Ingredients or Less

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.

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  • Mexican Frittata with Pico de Gallo

    This brunch classic works just as well as an evening meal.

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  • 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.

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  • Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

    Life Made Sweeter’s quick and colorful recipe will be a new weeknight favorite.

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  • Eggplant Chickpea Sheet Pan Dinner

    There’s plenty of fiber and protein in Power Hungry’s vegan Middle Eastern-inspired creation.

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  • Balsamic Chicken Veggie Bake

    The Real Food RDs say a pan, cutting board, and knife are the only tools you need.

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  • Parsley and Garlic Rubbed Salmon

    A delicious and mess-free way to whip up a main dish with two sides by Unsophisticook.

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  • 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.

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  • Green Shakshuka with Kale & Collard Greens

    In lieu of tomatoes, Healthy Nibbles and Bits uses greens as the base for this delicious dish.

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  • One Pan Vegan Sunday Roast

    This My Vibrant Kitchen recipe will transform any carnivore into a tofu lover.

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  • One Pot Taco Zucchini Noodles

    Spiralized veggies plus taco toppings equals a genius recipe via Kirbie Cravings.

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  • Chili Basil Roasted Fish and Veggies

    Blogger HealthNut Nutrition uses cod, but you can use any type of fish you like.

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  • Shrimp Jambalaya Lentil Bowl

    Cotter Crunch uses lentils in lieu of rice for this grain-free, protein-packed recipe.

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  • Roasted Vegetable and Feta Cheese Quinoa Bake

    Happy Veggie Kitchen throws many nutritious ingredients into this cheesy masterpiece.

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  • Leftover Chicken Cauliflower Rice Casserole

    A clever way to revive leftover chicken, by Daily Ciabatta.

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