19 Easy One Pot Meals (You’ll Actually Want to Eat)

These easy ONE pot meals are the answer to your weeknight dinner problems! They are quick, healthy and hearty and no one will be complaining about what’s for dinner 🙂 

collage of multiple images of one pot meals with text

I have to admit, I always get a little excited when the holiday rush is over.

It seems like summer is so busy, and then it’s back to school and “routine” which is a nice change, but still — so busy. Then Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, New Years…. it’s a whirlwind!

But then you hit January and you get a little break. You get to enjoy “routine” without holiday chaos thrown on top, and you get to focus on making and eating real food again, instead of cookies, pies, popcorn balls, Chex mix and homemade fudge that Christmas throws our way. Over and over and over again.

And I have to say, I don’t mind.

To kick off the year, I’ve rounded up 19 of my favorite one pot meals from The Recipe Rebel and from friends. I asked them for some of their most popular and well-loved one pot dishes, so what you’ve got here are the best of the best. Easy, healthy, hearty meals you can turn to when life gets busy but you still want a home cooked meal on the table. I know I’m adding all of these to my menu soon!

Healthier One Pot Skillet Lasagna

one pot skillet lasagna with metal scoop lifting up noodles

One Pot Stove Top Enchiladas

one pot stovetop enchiladas in black cast iron skillet with fresh cilantro

One Pot Chicken Chow Mein

one pot chicken chow mein in black skillet with baby corn snap peas and carrots

One Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac

one pot vegetarian chili mac overhead in small white bowl

One Pot Healthy Cajun Chicken Orzo

healthy cajun chicken orzo overhead in dutch oven with blue handles

One Pot Caprese Chicken and Rice

caprese chicken and rice overhead with wooden spoon scooping

One Pot Chicken Pot Pie Fettucine

chicken pot pie fettuccine in large dutch oven with carrots and fresh parsley

One Pot Thai Quinoa Bowls

one pot thai quinoa bowls in white bowl with cilantro and drizzle of peanut sauce

One Pot BBQ Chicken and Bacon Pasta

overhead barbecue chicken pasta on white plate with pan on the side

One Pot Chicken Fettucine Alfredo

chicken fettuccine alfredo overhead in black skillet with tongs stuck into pasta

Honey Lemon Chicken and Potato Skillet

white skillet with honey lemon chicken potato skillet with fresh lemon slices on top

One Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni

one pot cheeseburger macaroni in black skillet with spoon stuck in

One Pot Pea and Bacon Pasta

one pot pea and bacon pasta close up with shreds of fresh parmesan

Spicy Pork Chops and Rice

cast iron skillet with spicy pork chops on rice with vegetables and beans

One Pan Teriyaki Chicken and Noodles

one pot teriyaki chicken and noodles in white bowl with snap peas and green onions

One Pot Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

one pot stovetop macaroni and cheese in white bowl with grey towel in the background

30 Minute BBQ Sausage, Peppers and Potato Skillet

one pot sausage and peppers in white skillet with green onions

One Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta

stainless steel pan with linguine and sliced chicken breast peppers tomato and basil
four image square collage of one pot meals with title

Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Laura says

    Have you ever done any of these as freezer meals? Either freezing everything together before you cook it, or cooking it and freezing for another day?

    • Ashley Fehr says

      I actually haven’t made any as freezer meals. Pasta isn’t one of my favorite things to freeze, unless it’s in a lasagna or something as it can get mushy. Casseroles generally do well, and soups, and cooked meat like pulled pork or meatballs are often great as freezer meals. Rice dishes should freeze pretty well after cooking but you just have to keep in mind that the texture of the vegetables will change.

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    I love getting back into the routine in January, too. The holidays are nice, but it’s great to get back on track and have a little break from everything. One pot meals are my favorite, and this list looks PERFECT! Thanks so much for including my fettuccine alfredo! I’ve got to try these all….especially your skillet lasagna!

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