One-Pot Meals For Busy Moms Or Dads

We all love a home-cooked meal, but we don't all love the pile of dirty dished left to wash after an already long and busy day. Luckily, one-pot meals mean you can have your homemade meal without the extensive clean-up routine.

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For a meal that includes your protein, grains, and vegetables into one pot, look no further than these recipes that range from a simple stir-fry to slow-cooker favorites to easy stews for your Dutch oven. Healthy and flavorful dinners are possible without a slew of dishes.

If you are in the mood for a seafood feast, look no further than this 30-Minute Paella recipe. Serve the dish family-style straight from the pan to save on a serving platter. For a simpler treat, check out this One-Pot Chicken and Vegetables recipe. One pan is all it takes to cook a wholesome, balanced chicken dinner for the whole family. If you think lasagna is a time-consuming dinner, think again. This recipe for a Lazy Day Lasagna reimagines this Italian specialty into a simple meal made solely with your slow-cooker.

No matter what your mood or tastes, you can make one-pot dinners to satisfy the whole family quickly and without additional mess. 

Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.

The accompanying slideshow is provided by special contributor, Kristie Collado.