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 wound up recreating recipes or creating my own, that I end up with several dirty pots and pans in need of cleaning when all I want to do is stay at the table a little longer, hanging out with my family.

One-pot meals (as known as one-pot wonders) allow me to do this! 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.

Looking for more dinner inspiration? Check out these 50+ dinners ready in just 30 minutes or less, 30 Instant Pot recipes, 21 Slow Cooker Recipes and 23 Quick & Easy Sheet Pan Dinners.

Check out the links below for some one-pot recipe inspiration:

1. One Pot Kale Broccoli Chickpea Orecchiette Pasta from A Cedar Spoon

2. One Pot Chicken Lo Mein from Produce for Kids

3. One Pot Cheesy Taco Zucchini Noodle Skillet from With Salt & Wit

4. One Pot Vegetarian Enchilada Bowls from Produce for Kids

5. One Pot Tortellini Minestrone Soup from Spoonful of Flavor

6. Vegetarian Pasta E Fagioli from Hip Foodie Mom

7. Asian Chicken Stir-Fry from Produce for Kids

Asian Chicken Stir Fry

8. Coconut Chickpea Curry from Jessica in the Kitchen

9. One Pot Light Chicken Tortilla Soup from Produce for Kids

10. One Pot Sesame Chicken Meatballs & Lo Mein from How to This and That

11. Alphabet Vegetable Pasta from Produce for Kids

Alphabet Vegetable Soup

12. Chicken Sausage Skillet with Zoodles from The Lean Green Bean

13. Mexican Quinoa and Sweet Potato Skillet from Kristine’s Kitchen Blog

14. Cheesy Smoked Sausage & Red Potato Skillet from Produce for Kids

15. One Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta from The View from Great Island

16. Sesame Beef Squash Noodle Bowl from Omnivore’s Cookbook

17. Skillet Sausage and White Beans with Spinach from Valerie’s Kitchen

18. Chicken & White Bean Chili from Produce for Kids

19. Cheesy Southwest Beef and Potato Skillet from Aggie’s Kitchen

20. One Pot Baked Paella from Cook the Story

21. One-Pot Cheeseburger Mac from Produce for Kids

22. One Pot BLT Pasta from Meal Planning Magic

23. One Pot Italian Chicken and Orzo from Carl’s Bad Cravings

24. One Pot Greek Chicken and Rice from Oh My! Creative

25. Stuffed Pepper Soup from Produce for Kids

Stuffed Pepper Soup

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