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

 

 

Read More: 9 One-Pan Recipes From Trader Joe’s

 

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