The quintessential lazy dinner meal, one-pot dishes are perfect for those nights when you don’t feel like spending too much time in the kitchen and want to avoid the dishes from piling up.
These one-pot dishes are lifesavers for college students, busy parents, and even teens who want healthy homemade food. If your teen is eager to experiment in the kitchen or your kiddo at college is complaining about craving some homemade meals, recommend some of these one-pot recipes.
1. Crispy Spaghetti and Chicken
Give your usual spaghetti and chicken a twist by bringing them together in a pan. Semi-cook the chicken with onion, tomato paste, and garlic. Then, add water, toss in the spaghetti, and cook on the stove until done. For the final touches to this recipe, top it up with parmesan breadcrumbs and bake for a few minutes till this one-pot dish turns brown and crispy.
2. Spanish-Style Tortilla
If you are looking for a delicious and nutritious one-pot recipe for kids, try this Spanish-style tortilla. You will only need seven ingredients (olive oil, white potatoes, capsicums, eggs, milk, olives, and parsley). It will be done in 45 minutes and make an excellent dinner for lazy nights.
3. Chickpea and Lamb Curry with Coconut Sambal
Your kids will love this hearty lamb and chickpea curry. It’s loaded with flavor and has a delicious creaminess due to the coconut milk. This one-pot recipe is also a great way to sneak those veggies into your munchkin’s meals. Serve it with rice, and your curry is ready to be devoured. This one-pot dish is especially great for the cold winter nights.
4. Frying Pan Chicken Lasagna
Do your kids love lasagna? If yes, try his one-pot dish, which is quick to make and will be loved by all at the dinner table. All you need is onion, garlic, lasagna sheet, chicken, basil, chili, spinach, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese. Even if you don’t have spinach or ricotta cheese, you can still make this recipe, and it will taste delicious. The best part about this one-pot recipe is the kids can help you with it, especially with the layering.
5. Honey and Miso Baked Salmon
Another one-pot dish that will come together in minutes is honey and miso baked salmon with broccolini and coriander. Combine sesame oil, honey, ginger, and garlic in a pan. Then stir in miso, cooking sake, vegetable stock, and lemon juice and bring them to a simmer. Then, turn off the heat and add the broccolini and salmon. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes until it caramelizes. Garnish the one-pan recipe with coriander, chili, and sesame seeds, and serve with rice for a lip-smacking meal.
6. Marmalade Baked Sausages
As fancy as it sounds, this one-pot dish is easy to make. Even your teenagers can try their hands at this one-pan recipe. Butter, oil, sausages, marmalade, cider, onion, pear, mustard, garlic, salt flakes, and ground black pepper go in on a prepared tray and are baked till done. Then, toss them together to distribute the flavors, and your lazy night meal is ready.
7. Vegan Lentil, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew
This vegan recipe is a must-try for all those looking for a non-meat one-pot dish. You only need simple and readily available ingredients like shallots, rosemary sprigs, sweet potato, French lentils, chickpeas, and vegetable stock. We can guarantee this recipe will be a winner at the dinner table. Serve this one-pot recipe with rice or bread for a complete meal.
8. Zucchini and Sweet Potato Zoodle Bake
If you are looking for a healthier one-pot dish, Zucchini and Sweet Potato Zoodle Bake is the way to go. This uber-healthy one-pot recipe will come together in a few minutes with sweet potato and zucchini noodles as the main ingredients.
So, mamas, get your kids in the kitchen, do the meal prep with them, and make these one-pot dishes on those nights when it has been a hard day, and you can’t bother washing a pile of dishes after dinner. Moreover, these will leave everyone impressed with your cooking skills. Don’t forget to tell us in the comment section below which one-pot dish your family loved the most.