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10 Delicious One Pot Meals For Quick Weeknight Dinners

Everyone knows its healthier to make meals at home, but it can be time consuming. Between work, running errands, and taking care of your house, it can be difficult to find the time to feed your family or cook for guests.

Luckily, there are always one pot meals as an option. What could be better than throwing in a bunch of ingredients into one pot and coming up with a full meal that can feed everyone in the house?

If you’re looking for some delicious dinner ideas when you’re pressed for time, try using one of these 10 easy one-pot recipes, perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

1. Greek Chicken And Lemon Rice

This dish is a wonderful combination of carbohydrates and protein, and it only takes one hour to throw together a fresh and lemony dish fit for five. Get the recipe by RecipeTin Eats.

RecipeTin Eats

2. One-Pan Pasta

Martha Stewart’s classic one-pan pasta is all over the web, and for good reason. It requires very little maintenance and cooking the ingredients with the pasta adds a burst of flavor you can only get from letting all the ingredients simmer together. Other food bloggers have since run with the idea. Try this garlic parmesan linguine from Yellow Bliss Road.

Yellow Bliss Road

3. Burrito Bowls

Create an easy, balanced meal for the whole family with these burrito bowls filled with rice, beans, meat and spicy Mexican seasoning. This meal takes less than 45 minutes and can serve six to eight. Our friends at I Heart Naptime share the recipe.

I Heart Naptime

4. Italian Sausage Tortellini

Enjoy a tomato-based tortellini dish that’s smooth and creamy and mixed in with Italian sausage. With the addition of spinach, this one-pot meal is not only quick but filled with nutrients and flavor. Get the recipe from Kevin & Amanda.

Kevin & Amanda

5. Spinach And Feta Macaroni And Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is a classic one-pot dish, but it can get boring fast. Spruce up your pasta dishes by adding in some spinach and feta, which adds a dose of nutrients and a more pungent flavor. Here’s the how-to from Diethood.


6. Lamb Stew With Root Vegetables

This warm lamb and veggie stew from Natasha’s Kitchen is perfect for a cold winter day, and it can serve six in just under two hours. It’s filled with healthy herbs and produce, making it a great choice for the health-conscious.

Natasha's Kitchen

7. Lemon Orzo Shrimp

Cook your orzo and shrimp together in this one-pot dish that has a variety of vegetables and a light lemony flavor. It takes just over 30 minutes and serves up to four. Get the recipe by Damn Delicious.

Damn Delicious

8. Cheesy Turkey Taco Chili Mac

This mix between turkey chili and mac and cheese makes for a great comfort dish that will be sure to impress children and adults alike. Get the recipe from Skinnytaste.

chili mac and cheese

9. Coconut Chickpea Curry

This meat-free, Indian-inspired dish is great for vegetarians, and it’s filled with vegetables and spices, making it a great side dish or even a main meal. It’s not too spicy, which is a good option for those with kids. Get the how-to from Recipe Girl.

Recipe Girl

10. Lemon Pepper Salmon And Asparagus

If pasta isn’t your thing, this recipe is for you. This one-pot salmon is served over asparagus and incorporates the flavors of lemon pepper and garlic parmesan. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes to prepare the flavorful dish. Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.

Cooking Classy