Easy One Pot Meals

Easy One Pot Meals are my favorite dinner recipes to make! There’s nothing better than a delicious dinner that’s easy to make and even easier to clean up. They’re great for those crazy weeknights at home when you need something quick, tasty, and filling on the table that everyone will love.

Check out more of the best easy dinner recipes like 30+ Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes, or my collection of Instant Pot recipes or my complete collection of One Pot Meals.

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It’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with one pot dinner recipes. I mean, it’s at the point now where I get a little bummed when I have to use more than just one pot or pan for a recipe!

I’ve spent years making a TON of one pot recipes that I’m so excited to share with you all. Honestly, making this list was a little bit of a challenge because I didn’t want to make it too long, and it was well on its way there.

So, I took my time and carefully cultivated my all-time favorite one pot recipes! These are the one pot dinners my family truly begs for and have so far never grown tired of.

These recipes are tried and true. They check all of the right boxes (quick, easy, delicious) and have never failed me!

Why do we love One Pot Meals?

Here’s why I’m so happy with these recipes:

  • Easy: It kind of goes without saying that a one pot meal recipe is great for when you want something easier! No need to dirty up several pots and pans, no need to check on different things cooking in various areas of the kitchen… These recipes all come together deliciously in just one pot.
  • Clean Up: There’s nothing quite as annoying as finishing a meal and seeing a kitchen piled high with dirty dishes. One pot meals diminish that annoyance because, well, you only have to clean one pot!
  • Filling: I’ve made sure that all of the recipes on this list really hit the spot. You won’t find anything here that leaves you wanting for too much more.
  • Comforting: As you scroll, you may notice a trend amongst these easy recipes. They’re almost all comforting as can be!
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Easy One Pot Meals

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Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe – easy one pot pasta!
This Easy Homemade Hamburger Helper is a savory, one-pot meal that's better than the original! Made with tender elbow pasta, savory ground beef, cheese, tomato sauce, and veggies, it's ready in 30 minutes or less!
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Garlic Parmesan Orzo Recipe
This Garlic Parmesan Orzo Pasta is a one-pot recipe for tender orzo tossed in a light and cheesy cream sauce. It's simple to make and comes together in a total of 20 minutes!
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One Pot Teriyaki Chicken, Rice and Vegetables
One Pan Teriyaki Chicken and Rice with Vegetables is an easy, family-friendly meal that's ready in just 30 minutes or less! It's healthy, hearty, and just the perfect recipe for busy weeknights.
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One Pot Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe
This One Pot Turkey Tetrazzini Recipe is an easy dinner idea that's perfect for using up leftover turkey or chicken! It's rich, flavorful, creamy, and comes together in 30 minutes or less in just one pan!
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One Pot Pasta Primavera
This easy One Pot Pasta Primavera is a creamy, veggie-loaded meal that comes together in just 30 minutes! With spinach, peas, carrots, broccoli, peppers, and zucchini, it's a vibrant, healthy meal packed with nutrients! Includes a step-by-step recipe video!
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One Pot BBQ Chicken and Bacon Pasta
This One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta is full of smoky and savory flavors, with tender chicken breast, crispy bacon, and your favorite BBQ sauce – it's an easy one-pan meal the whole family will love!
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One Pot Chicken Chow Mein
Loaded with juicy chicken, bell peppers, cabbage, peas and carrots, this One Pot Chicken Chow Mein is a fast and healthy dinner the whole family will love!
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Baked Gnocchi
This Baked Gnocchi with Sausage is a quick and easy one-pot meal. It's made with tender gnocchi and Italian sausage baked with spinach and onion in a rich cream sauce.
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Cajun Chicken Pasta
This Cajun Chicken Pasta is a quick and easy one-pan meal. Tender penne pasta is tossed in a spicy, creamy sauce and topped with juicy slices of chicken.
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One Pot Goulash
This One-Pot Goulash is an American classic that's ready in just 30 minutes! It's made up of macaroni noodles, tender ground beef, and veggies simmered in a rich and flavorful tomato-based sauce.
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One Pot Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup
This One Pot Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup is a classic! It’s a healthy, one pot meal made in 30 minutes or less and loaded with vegetables.
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Chicken Pesto Pasta
This Chicken Pesto pasta is made in one pot and ready in 30 minutes! It’s an easy dinner idea that makes great lunches the next day! 
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Orecchiette Pasta with Sausage
This deliciously creamy and hearty One Pot Orecchiette with Sausage dish is perfect for a quick weeknight meal for the whole family! Made with Italian sausage and orecchiette pasta, it’s such a filling meal that’s great for so many occasions.
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Healthy One Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
This One Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce is a healthy, easy and delicious meal for any night of the week! Made healthier with hidden veggies and one other secret ingredient I bet you’ll never guess! www.thereciperebel.com
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Healthier One Pot Skillet Lasagna: a 30 Minute Meal!
This Healthier Skillet Lasagna is loaded with sneaky veggies, ground chicken or turkey, and a homemade tomato sauce making it an easy, healthy dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes!
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One Pan Tuscan Orzo with Chicken
This amazing One Pan Tuscan Orzo with Chicken recipe is perfect for making a healthy, filling, quick, and easy dinner the whole family will love on busy weeknights! 
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One Pan Teriyaki Chicken and Noodles
One Pan Teriyaki Chicken and Noodles checks all of the right boxes for a weeknight dinner recipe! It's easy, flavorful, and filling. Tender noodles, protein-packed chicken and a medley of nutritious veggies are cooked in just one pan with the best sweet and tangy sauce!
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Three Cheese Gnocchi Bake
Three Cheese Gnocchi Bake is the ultimate comfort food, made with tender gnocchi pasta, flavorful beef, and Italian sausage in a tomato sauce with bites of melty cheese throughout!
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One Pan Tuscan Chicken and Potato Skillet
This One Pan Tuscan Chicken and Potato Skillet is an easy dinner idea that is loaded with flavor! With tomatoes, spinach, potatoes and a light Parmesan cream sauce, it’s perfect one pot comfort food. Includes step by step recipe video.
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One Pot Sausage, Tomato and Pesto Pasta
This one pot Sausage, Tomato and Pesto Pasta is full of flavor but made with just a few simple ingredients! It's a family favorite!
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One Pot Chicken Stew
This easy and flavorful Chicken Stew is made in one pot with chicken thighs or breasts, potatoes, carrots, and onions with a rich and creamy sauce. It's the perfect comfort food for any time of year!
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One Pot Caprese Chicken and Rice
This Caprese Chicken and Rice is made in ONE POT with just a few ingredients and maximum flavor! Ready in 30 minutes.
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This One Pot Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage is full of flavor but easy on the dishes! It's made with turkey Italian sausage, spinach, tomato sauce and loaded with cheese -- the perfect weeknight dinner! Includes step by step recipe video. | easy recipe | easy dinner | healthy recipe | weeknight meal
One Pot Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage Recipe + VIDEO
This One Pot Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage is full of flavor but easy on the dishes! It’s made with turkey Italian sausage, spinach, tomato sauce and loaded with cheese — the perfect weeknight dinner! Includes step by step recipe video.
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One Pot Sausage and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta
This One Pot Sausage and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta cooks quickly in one skillet so no flavor is lost! Make dinner fast, easy, and delicious.
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One-Pot Chicken, Quinoa, Mushrooms & Spinach Recipe
In this easy one-pot chicken recipe, chicken, quinoa, mushrooms and spinach nestle together for a healthy meal with minimal clean-up. 256 calories and 6 Weight Watchers SP On those days when cooking and clean-up seem overwhelming, this one-pot chicken quinoa dish comes to the rescue! Ever since I fist made Quinoa with Caramelized Crimini Mushrooms,…Read More
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Hearty One-Pot Lentil Stew | The Mediterranean Dish
Weeknight dinner never tasted so good! My lentil stew is hearty, healthy, and easy to make. This vegan stew is loaded with vegetables, spices, and fresh herbs, it is the ultimate one-pot-wonder!
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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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