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15 One-Pot and One-Pan Meals for Easy Dinner Clean-Up


One-pot and one-pan meals are one of my go-to mealtime hacks, especially during the busy work week. Nights after work with my kids go by so fast between picking them up, prepping dinner, and attempting to enjoy a family meal together. Soon, we’re onto the bathtime and bedtime routine, so if I can spend more time hanging out with them and less time cleaning up, it’s a win for me.

This roundup of recipes includes slow cooker comfort foods, savory skillets, veggie-packed stir-fries, and delicious pasta creations—all made in one pan or one pot (even the veggies)! We also included a few tools of the trade if your kitchen is missing one of the essentials for one-pot and one-pan meals.


1. Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Source: Foodie Crush


2. Slow Cooker Beef Stew


3. Chicken Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Source: No. 2 Pencil


4. Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos

Source: Isabel Eats


5. Gnocchi Lasagna Bake


6. Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese


7. One-Pot Sausage Pasta


8. Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Salmon

Source: Chungah Rhee


9. One-Pot Orzo with Shrimp and Peas


10. Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos


11. Vegetarian Cauliflower Fried Rice


12. Mostly Veggie Steak Stir-Fry


13. Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl

Source: No. 2 Pencil


14. Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken and Vegetables


15. Supreme Pizza Instant Pot Orzo


Shop Our Favorite Tools for One-Pot and One-Pan Meals


Lodge 12" Cast Iron Skillet
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Green Pan Skillet
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Crate & Barrel
Sheet Pan
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Cook & Carry Crock Pot
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Dutch Oven
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