There’s nothing better than a full meal you can make in one dish. One pot wonders are the perfect thing after a long tiring day and leave you with only one cooking dish to wash.

Quick Easy Dinners-One Pot Wonders

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There’s nothing better than a full meal you can make in one dish. One pot wonders are the perfect thing after a long tiring day and leave you with only one cooking dish to wash. My favorite way to make an easy dinner idea!

one pot easy dinner meals in skillets, sheet pans, instant pots and more

Easy one pot dinners

I HATE washing dishes and I love the idea of dumping a bunch of stuff in a crock pot, instant pot, or casserole dish and cooking it. After dinner, that’s the only thing I have to clean besides the dishes we used to eat. On a busy weeknight, that’s a wonderful thing.

There are so many things you can make on a sheet pan, in a dutch oven, or in a skillet or other cooking vessel that taste amazing and satisfy the family. Many of them can even be prepped the night before or in the morning before work for less time waiting for dinner. When you have your meal prepped ahead, the temptation to hit the drive-through is far less.

This chicken and rice is economical, easy, and bakes in the oven while you do other things.

Skillet Meals

Throwing everything into one skillet is a great way to make a quick weeknight meal but not be up all night cleaning up the mess. Check out some of these great skillet meals. 

Sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts sauteing in a skillet with bacon

This brussel sprout and sweet potato saute could be a great side dish, but it’s hearty enough to make the main dish as well. 

Love Mexican? Try this one pan Taco Mac and Cheese Dinner.

Looking for a vegan meal? This Vegan Jambalaya looks A-mazing!

Love cheese? Check out this One Pot Cheesy Chicken Pasta.

This sensational One Pot Pizza Pasta recipe really does taste like pizza! 

What’s more comforting than One Pan Braised Chicken and Vegetables?

Paella is a classic Spanish rice dish made on the cooktop, in a single pan. This Paella Valenciana with Chicken, Chorizo, and Shrimp looks awesome. 

Sheet Pan Dinners

Sheet pan meals are a great way to save dishes. I love roasting food, it gives it a wonderful flavor and texture. Check out these ideas for sheet pan dinners.

Get a complete healthy meal on the table with one sheet pan! This Chicken, Potatoes and Broccoli is almost effortless and has 3 different kid-approved options. 

This Honey Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken allows you to bake an entire chicken dinner on a sheet pan. Easy!

This effortless Greek Chicken Traybake makes a delicious weeknight meal filled with Greek flavors including melt-in-your-mouth lemon potatoes, feta, olives and blistered cherry tomatoes. 

Chicken Apple Sausage Sheet Pan dinner is a quick and easy recipe for any night of the week.

This easy Sheet Pan Lemon Rosemary Chicken recipe features fresh lemons and rosemary sprigs with chicken breasts and an array of roasted vegetables, including carrots, potatoes, broccoli, peppers, and cherry tomatoes.

Sheet Pan Pork Chop Dinner is a ‘Fast n Easy’ gluten free healthy dinner.

An easy balsamic marinade coats this pork loin and potatoes for a flavorful and fast sheet pan supper. Balsamic Pork Loin Sheet Pan Meal

An easy gremolata adds an unexpected and beautiful crunch to this Roasted Salmon & Asparagus sheet pan meal.

Dutch Oven Meals

I love cooking one pot wonders in my dutch oven and this cauliflower and butternut squash soup is one of my favorite things to make. It’s so easy to dump ingredient after ingredient into one big pot! Boom, you’re winning dinner!

Soup is so hearty and comforting on cool days. I LOVE it. I recently was working on some recipes with my daughter and we came up with this delicious cauliflower butternut squash soup. It was creamy, savory and everyone loved it.

Pasta with Broccoli is a one-pot meal ready in about 45 minutes! The broccoli is cooked down until it envelopes the pasta in a garlicky sauce.

The kids and I make soups in the dutch oven too, they love making friendship soup. This vegetable beef soup is one of their favorite meals as well. 

Friendship Soup Activity for Kids
VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP RECIPE: Cooking with kids is a great activity. Vegetable beef soup is a big hit with the kids! Just use whatever vegetables you have a pound of ground beef to help the kids make a super tasty and healthy meal in the kitchen.

This super easy Filipino Chicken Adobo might be just what you’re looking for. 

Dutch Oven Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole sounds amazing for dinner any time. 

Here’s an easy one-pot pasta recipe with simple ingredients like Italian sausage, onion, bell pepper, garlic, baby greens, broth, coconut milk, basic pantry spices, and cheese. One Pot Pasta with Italian Sausage.

One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is a no-fuss dinner that is full of Tex-Mex Flavor. Cheesy taco pasta is loaded with seasoned ground beef, tender pasta and loads of cheese. A dish that is kid-friendly!

Loaded potato soup is a one pot soup that has bacon, potatoes, cheese and more. You will have so much flavor in every single bite of this comforting soup.

This Chuys tortilla soup is the perfect meal for any chilly day. Filled with chicken, veggies, garlic, and plenty of spice, this soup tastes almost just like the Chuy’s version – but healthier! 

Instant Pot Dump Meals

I love the instant pot because it doesn’t heat up the house much and it’s fast! But can you make food taste good in it? Yes you can! And many of the recipes are one pot wonders.

This instant pot chicken tortilla soup is amazing. Another favorite is chicken and wild rice soup, yum. 

TORTILLA SOUP WITH FROZEN CHICKEN BREAST: Don’t you HATE when you are starving at the end of the day but have no inspiration for cooking? This Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe has rocked my world! I just tossed a package of FROZEN SOLID chicken breasts in the instant pot and had a delicious meal in no time.
There’s nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of soup, but who has time to make it? With your instant pot, you can have chicken and wild rice soup in a few minutes

Dump everything in your instant pot for this yummy one pot wonder Dump and Start Instant Pot Peanut Butter Chicken. I’ve never tried anything like this before. Sounds so good. 

Instant Pot Ground Pork Casserole would please a crowd. 

One pot Swiss steak and potatoes made right in the Instant Pot. Tender and seasoned red potatoes, and a juicy steak. Serve up this easy and fast cooking dinner tonight. 

A meatless twist on a take out classic, this Instant Pot Kung Pao Chickpeas recipe is the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and spicy! The rice is made pot in pot so everything cooks together making it the perfect one pot wonder.

Family favorite Instant Pot meal – complete with a hearty protein, loads of veggies, and pasta that kids love. Instant Pot Hamburger Soup.

Crock Pot Dump Meals

There is so much you can make in a crock pot and the convenience of leaving it while you’re at work makes it a real catch. I love meals that you dump all of in the crock pot and come back later to the whole dinner ready. 

One of my kid’s all-time favorite meals (I even have teens and grown adults ask me for it when I see them out) is taco soup. It’s all made in the crock pot and it’s amazing. 

Easy, Inexpensive Taco Soup that Kids LOVE!

Roasting a pork roast is a great way to make a ton of meals. The crock pot is a great tool. You can roast a whole chicken in it as well. I love a one pot meal that has leftovers too! Woo hoo!

shredded pork

If you are looking for a new yummy but healthy recipe to try, be sure to check out this recipe for Slow Cooker Herb Chicken With Potatoes, Carrots And Mushrooms

I do hope you try this Slow Cooked Chicken Italian and do let me know what your favorite dump and go slow cooker dishes are in the comments below!

White Chicken Chili Crockpot Recipe is another one of those easy one pot wonders crockpot meals that can be served completely on its own.

Check out this Crock-Pot version of Mongolian Beef.

An all-time favorite Asian dishes is sweet and sour chicken.

There are so many great recipes that can be dumped and forgotten without a ton of dishes, there’s no reason to get takeout or take a ton of time to cook on a busy weeknight. I hope you enjoy these one pot wonders! 

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