14 One-Pot Dinners For When You Just. Can’t. Clean.

Here’s the thing about eating: It’s awesome. And while few things in this culinary world top a tasty home-cooked meal, it’s kind of a drag to be left with a sink full of pots, pans, and dishes when everything is said and done. Soooo…what do you do? Order out, and spend all of the money! (Or exceed the FDA’s weekly dairy recommendation by a long shot and eat ramen for yet another meal. Womp womp.)

But guess what? You don’t have to do that anymore. (Bible.) There are a whole host of super-delicious meals that require one pot and one pot only. And you know what that means—less time cleaning, more time eating. Come on, people, when is “more eating” ever a lose?

From savory soups to dinner party-worthy meals, here are 14 unbelievable dishes that only require one pot.

1. 30 Minute One Pan Beef Penne

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Make your mom proud by eating practically every food group in one delectable meal. Also, prepare to become a convert to no-boil pasta after eating this hearty dish. It may sound weird, but… no waiting for water to boil!

Get the recipe HERE

2. Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowls

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Both the taste and minimal clean-up of this delicious one-pot chicken teriyaki dish will fool you into thinking you ordered Japanese. Yum.

Get the recipe HERE

3. Cheesy Italian Pasta & Chicken

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There’s cheese. There’s pasta. It’s Italian-tasting. Need we say more?

Get the recipe HERE

4. One Skillet Sausage & White Bean Gnocchi

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Could this dish look any tastier?!?! And not only do you only need one pot, there’s minimal prep-work involved. Yasss. 

Get the recipe HERE

5. Burrito Bowls

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Slash your Chipotle budget in half by whipping up these delicious deconstructed bean and cheese burritos once a week. And the best part? You can tailor them to your taste with whatever fixins your little heart desires.

Get the recipe HERE

6. Ham and Cheese Tortellini

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This hearty dish is the perfect comfort food for a chilly night—and since it’s so rich, count on having leftovers. Win-win!

Get the recipe HERE

7. Chicken Chow Mein

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You’ll feel like a baller because you’re cooking with snap peas (spoiler alert: they’re from a frozen Asian veggie mix), when in reality, this dish couldn’t be easier to make or clean up.

Get the recipe HERE

8. Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Skillet

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You probably have most of the ingredients in your house for this seriously zesty skillet. And high-fives all around for not having to roll up enchiladas.

Get the recipe HERE

9. Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken & Potatoes

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This savory, creamy chicken dish would be perfect for a cold night in, or to impress a few guests. Look at those thinly-sliced potatoes!

Get the recipe HERE

10. Greek Chicken & Lemon Rice

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Normally, rice plays second-fiddle to chicken, but since this rice is cooked on the bottom of the chicken in the pan, prepare for a powerful—flavorful—punch all around.

Get the recipe HERE

11. One Pan Healthy Sausage & Veggies

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This dish is a win-win. Not only will you feel pleased with yourself for, you know, making dinner, you’ll feel healthy as eff since you’re eating turkey (or chicken) sausage and savory veggies. Hashtag: Crushing life. 

Get the recipe HERE

12. Tomato & Basil Tortellini Soup

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If you don’t eat soup at least once a week, are you really living that fall and winter life? This soup—with three-cheese tortellini—is everything a meal should be: Warm, filling, and with little clean-up.

Get the recipe HERE

13. One Pot Lasagna Soup

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Speaking of soups, um, here’s LASAGNA SOUP!!!  Does it get any more heavenly than this? Best of both worlds!

Get the recipe HERE

14. One Pot Jambalaya

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If you’re fancying something Creole—and, uh, something that doesn’t involve 50 pots—this yummy jambalaya with sausage, chicken, and peppers will definitely do the trick. Delish.

Get the recipe HERE

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