One Pot or Pan Meal Recipes


Does the thought of using and cleaning multiple mixing bowls, pots, and pans keep you from trying new recipes?  I’m not gonna lie, I have rinsed out my kid’s cereal bowl from the morning to mix ingredients for dinner!  No one wants to spend the night cleaning dishes!  

Well, these recipes can all be cooked in 1 pot or 1 pan.  I hope you try them!

**Full disclosure, some of these recipes do require that you chop veggies, so unless you plan to do that on a paper towel, you have to dirty up a cutting board – sorry!  Also, a couple of the recipes have a prep-ahead step for part of the recipe so that on the night you cook the meal, it does all cook in one pot/pan.  For example, the Walnut sauce below gets blended in the blender ahead, but I promise it’s EASY!!! 

Broccoli Pesto Pasta on a plate with parmesan on top. It's delicious AND good for you!  It has all of the classic pesto flavors from garlic, basil, parmesan cheese, and pine nuts.  But the flavor is a bit more mellow by adding broccoli! #broccolirecipes #pesto #pasta #easydinner #dinnerideas #familydinner
Broccoli Pesto Pasta
Lasagne on a plate with fresh basil. from the dish. This Italian Sausage Lasagne Recipe is the stuff that dreams are made of.  Layers of pasta, creamy ricotta, salty chewy mozzarella, salty and hearty Italian Sausage, and sweet and tangy tomato sauce.
Homemade Italian Sausage Lasagna
Family Chickpea Coconut Curry over rice in a bowl with red bell pepper, zucchini, onion, coconut milk, and warm Indian Curry spices.
Chickpea Coconut Curry with Veggies
Close up of Skillet Artichoke Chicken with sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, in cream sauce. #skilletchicken #skilletdinner #chicken #easydinner #familydinner #italian #tuscanchicken
Skillet Artichoke Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes
Black Bean Taco Bowl with rice, smoky black beans, avocado, salty Cotija cheese, sour cream, fresh tomato, and bright cilantro. This Black Bean Taco Bowl Bar lets everyone fills their bowl with any of the toppings they want! Perfect for kids. #tacos #tacobowls #healthyfood #dinner #healthydinner #familydinner #kidsdinner #blackbeans #vegetarian
Black Bean Taco Bowls
Skillet Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce with Manchego Cheese cooked in a skillet. With a smoky, spicy, thick, and luscious red pepper tomato sauce. #eggs #huevosrancheros #tomatosauce #easydinner #brunch #shakshuka
Skillet Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce
Chicken & Cherry Tomato Pasta in a skillet on counter. One of 10 Must-Try EASY Summer Dinners!
30-Minutes Chicken & Cherry Tomato Pasta
Pancetta, Parmesan, and Pepper Pasta on a plate and scooped up on a fork with pan in background. The Pancetta gives a salty and slightly peppery flavor, Parmesan cheese creates a nutty and creamy sauce, and the ground black pepper gives a peppery flavor that makes this pasta stand out. #pasta #easypasta #easydinner #dinner #italian #familydinner #onpotdinners #onepandinners #parmesan
Pancetta, Parmesan, & Pepper Pasta
Meatballs in Cauliflower Dill Cream Sauce in a skillet. The Meatballs are swimming in a beautiful creamy cauliflower sauce flavored with garlic, fresh dill, cream cheese, and a touch of tomato paste. #meatballs #swedishmeatballs #familydinner #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner
Meatballs in Cauliflower Dill Cream Sauce
Cooked Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken and Asparagus in pan on stove. It has chicken in a light and creamy sauce flavored with garlic, lemon and fresh dill. It's loaded with fresh asparagus. #springrecipes #dinner #easydinner #healthydinner #lemon #asparagus #chicken #glutenfree #easyrecipes
Lemon Dill Sauce Chicken & Asparagus
Close up of Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake with parsley and breadcrumb topping. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
Low Carb Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake
Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles on a plate. This is downhome comfort food that's full of flavor and texture with carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, beef, and more. Now, try pouring that salty, chunky, saucy goodness over noodles...yup, even more amazing! #beefstew #crockpot #slowcooker #easydinners #dinnerrecipes
Comforting Slow Cooker Beef Stew over Noodles
Slow Cooker Creamy Broccoli Soup in a bowl with second bowl in back. This is easy, comforting, and delicious! With Carrots, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, and Oregano, this is one flavorful soup. And, there is no heavy cream, just milk and a little half and half mixed with cornstarch, so it's healthy and gluten free!
Light & Creamy Broccoli Soup
Close up of cut Tomato Tart on parchment. It gives you crunch from the Quinoa crust, a burst of fresh from the tomatoes, tons of flavor from the basil and garlic, tang and meatiness from the artichoke and so much creaminess from the mozzarella and goat cheese!  It's addictive and delicious!
Quinoa Crust Tart with Tomato, Artichoke Hearts, & Goat Cheese
Turkey Ricotta Stuffed Shells in Tomato Sauce on plate with casserole dish in background. These are the perfect way to repurpose and transform leftover Turkey or Chicken. The Shredded Turkey, Italian seasonings, mozzarella, and ricotta are stuffed in shells and topped with a simple tomato sauce and more melty mozzarella and nutty parmesan, it's a perfect dish that the family will love!
Turkey & Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Tomato Sauce
Easy Bacon Brussel Sprouts and Chicken served over white rice in a bowl with orange pot in background. It is a perfect quick Fall Recipe!  It has a creamy sauce filled with salty bacon, earthy and almost nutty seared brussel sprouts, and hearty healthy chicken. Serve over rice (or Quinoa or pasta!).
Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, and Chicken
Flank Steak sliced with Potatoes & Broccoli on sheet pan with crema drizzled on top. This is an easy and delicious Sheet Pan Dinner.  The homemade steak rub adds such wonderful flavor. To top this sheet pan dinner, you get this tangy, light Garlic Chive Crema!  Best of all, you only need 1 pan so it's a super easy clean up.  Easy and Delicious!
Sheet Pan Flank Steak Recipe with Potatoes & Broccoli
Stove top Easy Tuna Casserole in a pot on counter. This is a creamy and delicious comfort dish with tuna and noodles and a surprise pop of sweet from Pimiento.  This easy recipe is completely from scratch (no canned soup here!) but I can promise you it's so easy and only takes 30 minutes because it's a Casserole that you can make entirely on the stove top!
Stove Top Tuna Casserole with Pimiento
2 Bowls of Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Stew with sour cream and scallion slices as garnish and slow cooker pot in background. It's one of my Prepped Freezer Meal recipes and it's creamy, cozy, hearty, cheesy, and slightly spicy. All ingredients freeze raw, thaw, then cook in the slow cooker or in the oven. It's a stew because it's thick and hearty with bites of chicken, carrots, onion, chipotle peppers, cumin, garlic and tortilla chips that melt down to thicken this delicious stew.
Chipotle Enchilada Stew
Hoisin Chicken over rice on a plate with a fork. In back is pan with spatula. This Freezer Hoisin Chicken with Red Peppers, Carrots, Onions, Ginger, and Soy sauce is delicious and so easy to make. You get sweet and savory all in one dish and it's perfect for kids because it's sweet, not spicy at all. Just freeze ahead, thaw, then cook on a sheet pan!
Sheet Pan Hoisin Chicken with Veggies
Moroccan Chicken Chili in bowl over white rice with a dollop of Cilantro Lime Yogurt on top and in a bowl to the left. The slow cooker is in background with chili. Moroccan Chicken Chili with Chickpeas is loaded with comforting and healthy ingredients and spices. You get warmth from Ginger, Turmeric, Garlic, and Coriander. Then tons of hearty flavor from browned ground chicken and Shallots. And creaminess from the Carrots and Chickpeas. You can make it ahead and freeze it until you are ready to cook it!
Moroccan Chicken Chili with Chickpeas (Prepped Freezer Meal)
Chicken and Mushroom Soup in a Slow Cooker Pot with wood spoon on counter with cutting board next to it and raw mushrooms and carrots around. This Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup is warm, hearty, comforting, earthy, and just devine. The mix of blended and chunky mushrooms with carrots, onions, celery, shredded chicken, and herbs gives you a perfect bite every time.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Soup
Close up side view of taco casserole piece on plate with sour cream drizzled on top and diced tomatoes and scallion on top. What could be better than tacos? A Taco Casserole that's made with healthier lean ground chicken and can be made ahead for your busy schedule. This Taco Casserole has corn tortillas layered with browned ground chicken seasoned with smokey mexican spices, black beans, tomatoes, and cheese, and then more cheese.
Taco Casserole with Ground Chicken and Black Beans
Zucchini and Chicken Rice Skillet is a creamy and flavorful recipe filled with different textures. It's also incredibly easy to make as it all comes together in one skillet.
Zucchini and Chicken Rice Skillet
Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.
Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema
White Enchilada Casserole with Chicken & Veggies is hearty, cheesy, delicious, & easy because everything is layered in one dish. It has everything you love in a White Enchilada Casserole with the bonus of hidden vegetables with extra vitamins and antioxidants! Even picky eaters will not know they are eating veggies!
White Enchilada Casserole with Chicken & Veggies
Lemon Basil Chicken Salad with Grapes on a plate on counter with grapes and lemon in background. This recipe is simple, but the taste is anything but simple. It has layers of flavors and textures. You get the hearty texture of the chicken, brightness from the lemon, the fresh and fragrant basil, a slight bite from the onion, and a huge juicy burst of sweetness from the grapes.
Lemon Basil Chicken Salad with Grapes
This Walnut Sauce recipe with Ricotta and Spinach on a white plate on napkin with walnuts and jar in background. This recipe is thick, rich, nutty, and creamy.  It's inspired by the traditional Italian Walnut Sauce from the North-Western Italy, Liguria Region, but my Walnut Sauce recipe adds even more decadence with creamy ricotta and more nutty parmesan cheese.
Walnut Sauce Pasta with Ricotta & Spinach
This Roast Red Pepper Gazpacho recipe is Summer in a bowl. It's cool, tangy, crunchy, fresh, and creamy. The base is tomato, but this Gazpacho recipe puts Roast Red Pepper in the starring role, which brings another layer of creamy sweetness. Then you get the crunch from the green pepper, cucumber, garlic and scallions.
Roasted Red Pepper Gazpacho Recipe
Creamy, sweet, fresh, with a kick...this Zesty Pea Soup with Spring Peas, Jalapeño, and Mint is a delicious new take on Pea Soup recipes! You get the sweet spring flavor of the peas with the cool fresh mint, followed by the peppery kick from jalapeño that leaves a wonderful warmth (not spicy-hot) feel in your mouth.
Zesty Pea Soup
Welcome to my new favorite comfort food with a healthy twist: Cheesy Cauliflower Rice.  If Mac and Cheese met Cauliflower, fell in love and had a baby, it would be this Cheesy Cauliflower Rice. This recipe is so simple with just the flavors from the cauliflower - plus a few other things to help it come together.
Super Cheesy Cauliflower Rice
Teriyaki Peanut Sauce Chicken and Broccoli stir fry with rice noodles is a simple, delicious, one pan dinner option.  It's also Gluten Free! You get the amazing flavor from the combo of peanut butter, teriyaki sauce, and sesame oil mixed with the Chicken, Broccoli, cabbage, and rice noodles...YUM!
Teriyaki Peanut Sauce Chicken & Broccoli
5-Ingredient Chunky Chicken Vegetable Soup is creamy without the cream (in fact, there is no dairy at all in this dish).  It's chunky but somehow still light.  And with loads of chicken, carrots, and peas, t's full of flavor and texture even though it only has 5 ingredients.
5-Ingredient Chunky Chicken Vegetable Soup
Chicken Tortilla Soup in a bowl with sour cream on top and tortilla chips on side. It's quick, it's easy, it's delicious's an all-in-one balanced dish because I have added KALE! Done in 30 minutes!
5-Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup with Kale
This One Pan Italian Sausage and Eggs is LOADED with flavors and textures. You get the salty Italian Sausage, sweet bell pepper, creamy potatoes, sweet and juicy tomatoes, meaty brussel sprouts, creamy eggs, and salty, nutty cheddar cheese. Best of all, the entire meal cooks on one large pan!
One Pan Italian Sausage, Eggs, & Cheesy Veggies
Slice of Chicago Style pizza with tomatoes on top.This Chicago Style Pizza is a lighter and healthier version, but still AMAZING! It still has all of the gooey mozzarella cheese, but uses homemade turkey Italian Sausage, that's so delicious!
Chicago Style Pizza, the Lighter Version
This Chicago Style Pizza is a lighter and healthier version, but still AMAZING! It still has all of the gooey mozzarella cheese, but uses homemade turkey Italian Sausage, that's so delicious!
5-Ingredient, Gluten-Free Chicago Style Pizza
Quinoa Crust Pizza OH start pull piece
Quinoa Crust Pizza with Roasted Zucchini & Red Peppers
Cilantro Lime Yogurt Chicken, Peppers & Broccoli on a pan with sauce
Cilantro Lime Yogurt Chicken & Sweet Peppers
This One-Pan Parmesan Crumb Chicken and Asparagus is crispy, healthy, filling, easy, and delicious. The chicken is simply breaded with a mixture of parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. The Asparagus is lightly seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle the entire pan with scallions for a mild onion flavor and this dish is loaded with amazing but simple delicious-ness!
One-Pan Parmesan Crump Chicken & Asparagus
Creamy Tomato Soup in a white bowl on counter with spinach and sour cream on top. Second bowl in upper left corner. This recipe with Ground Chicken and Spinach is creamy and chunky and has a ton of deep flavor. AND it is healthy! It uses all white meat ground chicken that you cook until it is incredibly browned for some serious flavor. Then tomato paste adds the flavor back drop for the soup and a flour roux plus broth creates the amazing creaminess! Finally Spinach is your veggie boost.
Creamy Ground Chicken Tomato Soup
Detox Cabbage Soup - Table vert Best
Detox Cabbage Soup
Portabella Mushroom Egg Nests on plate with bite cut out and runny yoke and fork on plate. Portabella mushrooms are filled with garlic, scallion, breadcrumb & Manchego cheese stuffing!  Then an egg is baked nestled in the center of all of this goodness.
Portabella Egg Nests with Manchego Cheese Stuffing
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pork Stew is easy and flavorful! Served over Rice, it's a perfect family dinner.
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pork Stew
Golumpki Stuffed Cabbage - plate cut OH
Golumpki, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
This warm Chicken and Seared Cabbage Salad with carrots and broccoli can be eaten by itself or on top of rice and it is great warm or cold! I love asian flavors and the nuttiness from the sesame oil, the saltiness from the soy sauce, with the sweetness from the honey and vinegar are a wonderful combination.
Chicken & Seared Cabbage Salad
Chicken Tomato Pepper Plate CU vertical copy
Chicken, Tomato, Pepper Pasta with Gluten-Free Noodles
Cheesy Chicken Sausage & Broccoli Rice Casserole bite on fork above casserole dish.
Cheesy Sausage & Broccoli Rice Casserole
Summer Rolls CU Verticle copy
Chicken Summer Rolls with Garlic Honey Soy Sauce
Skillet Mushroom Soup
Golden Summer Lentil Soup
Baked Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce
Chicken & Chorizo Enchilada Casserole
Carrot Soup close up in a bowl with a another bowl in back. Creamy Carrot Soup with Kale, Roasted Chickpeas and Thyme is a creamy, textured, easy-to-make soup! It's great as a starter, but hearty enough to be a meal with Kale and Chickpeas. Not only does this soup taste delicious, it's also incredibly healthy with vitamins, nutrients, fiber, and protein!
Creamy Carrot Soup with Kale & Roasted Chickpeas
Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Ham, Spinach, & Turmeric
Lemon Basil Chicken Salad