15 Easy One-Pot Dinner Recipes

Forget complicated dinner menus that have you focusing on multiple dishes. Save time (and hassle) by throwing all the ingredients in one pot! These recipes are easy, healthy, and, most importantly, delicious.
Vegetable and Sausage Skillet Supper
This satisfying supper is a great way to use up leftover rice and those pesky bits of leftover vegetables that always seem to be lurking in the crisper. Serve with some grated cheese on top and some warm cornbread alongside.
Ragout of Pork and Prunes
Pork and prunes are a classic combination that unite in this braise that's both easy to prepare and easy on your wallet. When coupled together in this recipe the oozing flavors create a delightful dish that the whole family can enjoy. Pork shoulder is an inexpensive and juicy cut of meat that works well in a variety of dishes.
Puerto Rican Fish Stew (Bacalao)
Bacalao, salted dried codfish, is the defining ingredient in traditional Puerto Rican fish stew, but salt cod requires overnight soaking and several rinses in cool water before it can be used, so we opt for fresh fish in this quick version.
BBQ Baked Beans and Sausage
Turn baked beans into an easy main dish by adding chicken sausage and collard greens. Check the sodium amount on your canned beans to make sure it's not too high. Giving the beans a good rinse before adding them to the recipe can shed up to 35 percent of sodium.
Brothy Chinese Noodles

This dish was inspired by Chinese Dan Dan noodles — ground pork and noodles in a spicy broth. We use ground turkey and omit the traditional Sichuan peppercorns for convenience, but add hot sesame oil. Use toasted sesame oil instead if you want mild noodles.
Crispy Potatoes with Green Beans and Eggs

This is a one-skillet meal, reminiscent of diner fare at roadside restaurants across the U.S. It can be made with either leftover or raw potatoes. Even while making dinner in a hurry, don't rush this dish: you want to cook the potato cubes until they are crispy outside but still creamy inside.
Autumn Chicken Stew
This simple chicken stew stars three of fall's best crops: apples, carrots, and parsnips. Serve with toasted sharp Cheddar cheese sandwiches and a brown ale.
Barley Hoppin' John

Traditionally made with rice, this classic Southern dish gets great toothsome texture here from quick-cooking barley instead. Serve with a green salad.
Beef and Bean Chile Verde
Chile verde, usually a slow-cooked stew of pork, jalapeƱos, and tomatillos, becomes an easy weeknight meal with quick-cooking ground beef and store-bought green salsa. Make it a meal: Serve with fresh cilantro, red onion, and Monterey jack. Add cornbread on the side and your favorite hot sauce.
Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl

Here's the quintessence of Japanese home cooking: an aromatic, protein-rich broth served over rice. Admittedly, Japanese cooking leans heavily on sugar — for a less traditional taste, you could reduce or even omit the sugar.
Seafood Stew

Our rich stew is made with green beans. The saffron contributes a pungent flavor and intense yellow color.
Peanut Noodles with Shredded Chicken and Vegetables

If you can't find a bagged vegetable medley for this easy noodle bowl, choose 12 ounces of cut vegetables from your market's salad bar and create your own mix.
One-Dish Chicken and Rice (Asopao de Pollo)

This Puerto Rican one-dish chicken and rice stew is rich in flavor.
Skillet Gnocchi with Chard and White Beans

In this one-skillet supper, we toss dark leafy greens, diced tomatoes, and white beans with gnocchi and top it all with gooey mozzarella. Serve with a mixed green salad with vinaigrette.
One-Skillet Bean and Broccoli Rabe Supper

If beans and greens are not a part of your regular menu, this one-pot dish will change your mind. Sausage and garlic flavor the broccoli rabe and beans while the big, rustic croutons soak up the broth.
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