One-pot meals get the dinner on the table quickly and with little mess. Everything cooks in one dish including protein, veggies and grains for a fuss-free meal. Here are some of our favorite one-pan recipes for your family.
One pot meals are an easy way to get a nutritious meal on the table for your family without making a huge mess. Being able to cook everything in one pan really simplifies the dinner making process. I love cooking. It’s relaxing, it allows me to experiment with new flavors, and it challenges me to present my kids with fruits and veggies in a way that they would actually be willing to eat them.
What I don’t love so much is cleaning up the kitchen.
I get so excited recreating recipes or creating my own, that I almost always end up with several dirty pots and pans in need of cleaning. But, after a nice meal, what I really want to do is relax and talk with my family, not clean up a bunch of pots and pans. Does anyone actually enjoy cleaning the kitchen?! That’s why I love one pot meals. Less clean up, yes please!
One-pot meals (as known as one-pot wonders) allow me to cooking a healthy meal for my family and spend less time cleaning up! All I have to do is measure out and chop my ingredients, throw them in the pot and watch them turn into a delicious meal.
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Chicken tortilla soup gets a makeover in this lighter, one-pot version. Packed with veggies for tons of flavor and lower in sodium than canned versions. Top with Greek yogurt, fresh lime juice or cilantro for added flavor.
With the help of a few kitchen staples, this easy weeknight dinner is on the table in just 15 minutes! Filled with veggies like peppers, onions and potatoes, and topped with melted cheese, this skillet meal will be a hit with the whole family.
We love all kinds of chili and sometimes it is nice to break out of your traditional ground meat & red bean variety. Whether using leftover chicken or a Rotisserie chicken from the deli, this chili can be pulled together quickly for an easy weeknight dinner.
Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.