Quick Easy Dinners-One Pot Wonders

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.

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

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.

One Pot Wonders

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.

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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 go great together. This saute is an amazing brussels sprout recipe, and the bacon makes it out of this world! I love making healthy vegetables into dishes that the whole family loves.

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. 

Plate with a scoop of taco mac and cheese casserole

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

Skillet with jambalaya on a table

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

bowl of cheesy chicken pasta on the table with a glass of water and side dishes

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

Skillet with pizza pasta and a spoon scooping out one serving

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

Skillet with braised chicken and vegetables on a blanket in the grass

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

Beautiful skillet of paella on counter with limes

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-Great One Pot Wonders!

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. 

Plate of food on a table with sheet pan one pot wonder behind.

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

Sheet pan one pot wonder served on a plate with chicken breast and veggies to the side

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. 

Pan with chicken, tomatoes and other green chicken ingredients.

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

Sausage apples and peppers on a plate

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 meal with chicken and roasted vegetables on pan

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

Pork chop and roasted vegetables on a plate

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

One pot wonder of pork tenderloin and potatoes on a plate

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

Sheet pan with asparagus tomatoes and salmon flavored with lemon and seasonings.

Dutch Oven One Pot 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.

One pot wonder pasta with broccoli in a bowl

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 KidsVEGETABLE 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. 

One pot wonder chicken adobo in a dutch oven

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 wonder pasta with sausage in bowl on the table with forks and olive oil on side.

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!

One pot cheesy taco pasta

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.

Loaded potato soup in a bowl 

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! 

Chuy's chicken tortilla soup one pot wonder in a dutch oven, soup in a bowl with a spoon



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!

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 Dump and Start Instant Pot Peanut Butter Chicken. I’ve never tried anything like this before. Sounds so good. 

One pot wonders Instant pot peanut butter chicken

Instant Pot Ground Pork Casserole would please a crowd. 

Pork casserole in a bowl on the table

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. 

Swiss steak and potatoes on a plate with a fork.

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.

instant pot kung pao chickpeas and rice

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

Hamburger soup in a bowl on a cutting board with cheese

Crock Pot Dump Meals, One Pot Wonders!

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

plate of chicken and vegetables with napkin and fork.

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!

crock pot one pot wonder meal on a table with a cloth

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

Bowl of chicken chili

Check out this Crock-Pot version of Mongolian Beef.

Mongolian beef and rice on a plate

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

Bowl of sweet and sour chicken on a table with another bowl behind it.

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

 

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