One-Pot Wonders You Can Cook All Year Round
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Satisfying meals that are hearty enough for winter, light enough for summer, and perfectly delicious for summer and fall
One-Pot Wonders You Can Cook All Year Round
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Who doesn’t love a good one-pot wonder? Throw your ingredients into a pot, step away from the stove, and rest assured that dinner will be on the table and it will be delicious! Perhaps you agree; after all, the case is strong, and one-pot wonders deserve to be in everyone’s repertoire, but maybe you think they are strictly seasonal.

Stews, soups, and other hearty fare certainly do fall under the one-pot wonder bracket, but don’t be fooled into thinking that you can only make easy, single-pot recipes when the weather is cold and grey. There are plenty of one-pot meals that you can whip up in height of summer as well as the dead of winter. Recipes that are seasonally evergreen if you will, or else can be altered slightly depending on the time of year.

These 30 recipes are all delicious and almost all are one-pot recipes that use Dutch ovens, slow-cookers, Instant Pots, multi-cookers, and more (we made a few exceptions with some irresistible single sheet-pan dinners because they’re easy and magical and we just couldn’t resist!)

So go on, see for yourself, easy, delicious ad seasonally ambiguous recipes do exist and are sure to delight.

African Sweet Potato Stew

African Sweet Potato Stew

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This one-pot slow-cooker recipe is delicious, easy ,and full of dried spices you will have no trouble finding all year long. It is vegetarian and hearty, without being that kind of heavy, only-for-cold-weather kind of filling.

For African Sweet Potato Stew, click here.

Arroz con Pollo

Arroz con Pollo

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This Latin American comfort food is full of wonderful Mexican-inspired flavors that all come together easily in one pot.

For the Arroz con Pollo recipe, click here.

Artichoke-Spinach Strata

Artichoke-Spinach Strata

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Jarred artichoke hearts, spinach, bell peppers, and cheese make up this tasty strata that can be served for a hearty breakfast, lunch, or dinner no matter what season.

For the Artichoke-Spinach Strata recipe, click here.

Best Layered Burrito Bake Recipe

Best Layered Burrito Bake Recipe

Kraft

Rather than making individual burritos for dinner, try this easier but just as delicious burrito bake — a fiesta in a casserole dish that’s effortless to make.

For the Best Layered Burrito Bake recipe, click here.

Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

Iain Bagwell

To make this recipe more straightforward, if you are pressed for time, use store-bought chicken stock rather than making your own. If you know you are making this dish ahead of time, you can also make the stock a few days before using it and store it in the fridge.

For the Chicken and Andouille Gumbo recipe, click here.

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

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A classic comfort food that is easy to make, uses only one pot, and is never not worth making. Serve it in warm weather as well as cold and simply turn the AC up a few degrees!

For the Chicken and Dumplings recipe, click here.

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

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This dish is easy to make and oh so versatile. Serve it at home for weeknight dinner, on weekends, or for fancier parties; you can even take it on the go for a tasty potluck contribution. The sky’s the limit!

For the Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole recipe, click here.

Chicken Thighs With Creamy Leek and Caper Sauce

Chicken Thighs With Creamy Leek and Caper Sauce

Faith Mason

The sauce here is a gorgeous one, with the rich and creamy notes lifted by the sharp saltiness of the capers. It really does make you wonder why anything is cooked on the stove. — Faith Mason, author of Sheet Pan Magic

For the Chicken Thighs With Creamy Leek and Caper Sauce recipe, click here.

Green Chile Chicken and Rice Casserole

Green Chile Chicken and Rice Casserole

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Here’s a recipe that’s economical as well as healthy. To top it all off, it freezes beautifully — so why not make it ahead of time and get dinner on the table with no hassle?

For the Green Chile Chicken and Rice Casserole recipe, click here.

I Can’t Believe It’s Mushroom Risotto!

I Can’t Believe It’s Mushroom Risotto!

Ken Carlson

Risotto is already a one-pot meal, but this recipe takes a lot of the effort out of a notoriously laborious dish and is very delicious.

For the I Can’t Believe It’s Mushroom Risotto! recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Beef Chili

Instant Pot Beef Chili

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If you’re on a budget and have no time, turn to you Instant Pot or similar multi-cooker and whip up dinner in a flash. If you’re in the mood for chili, this recipe has you covered — it’s full of spices and topped with cool sour cream and refreshing cilantro.

For the Instant Pot Beef Chili recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Brisket Pot Roast

Instant Pot Brisket Pot Roast

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Ready in just over an hour, this Instant Pot brisket takes practically all of the time out of a traditionally long-cooking cut.

For the Instant Pot Brisket Pot Roast recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Chicken Chili

Instant Pot Chicken Chili

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Here is a lighter chili recipe, using chicken instead of beef, that’s satisfying and full of flavor.

For the Instant Pot Chicken Chili recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Healthy Chicken Meatballs With Salsa Verde

Instant Pot Healthy Chicken Meatballs With Salsa Verde

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These lean, gluten-free, and low-carb meatballs are perfect for dark winter nights as well as the height of summer. Serve them with pasta, mashed potatoes, or lettuce wraps and delight in their deliciousness!

For the Instant Pot Healthy Chicken Meatballs With Salsa Verde recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

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Are you sick of waiting for water to boil? Then turn to your multi-cooker and get the job done in half the time!

For the Instant Pot Mac and Cheese, click here.

Instant Pot Paleo Pork Tenderloin

Instant Pot Paleo Pork Tenderloin

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This zesty pork tenderloin recipe is full of bold flavors from rosemary, orange zest, and thyme and cooks in just 20 minutes.

For the Instant Pot Paleo Pork Tenderloin recipe, click here.

Mussels Cooked With Cream, Chorizo, Garlic, and Flat-leaf Parsley

Mussels Cooked With Cream, Chorizo, Garlic, and Flat-leaf Parsley

Tara Fisher

Ahhhh, mussels! Warm enough for winter and light enough for summer or spring. For best results, serve with some toasted, crusty sourdough to mop up all of the delicious broth.

For the Mussels Cooked With Cream, Chorizo. Garlic, and Flat-Leaf Parsley recipe, click here.

No-Boil Mac and Cheese

No-Boil Mac and Cheese

Ken Carlson

No mess and no fuss when it comes to this sheet tray mac and cheese. Sure, it’s not technically a pot — but once you try it, you won’t hold that against me, I promise!

For the No-Boil Mac and Cheese recipe, click here.

One-Pot Bruschetta Chicken Parmesan

One-Pot Bruschetta Chicken Parmesan

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If it is tomato season, wonderful! If not, then don’t worry, the flavors from everything else will still make this dish a success. For an even more summery version, try serving this with zucchini noodles instead of spaghetti!

For the One-Pot Bruschetta Chicken Parmesan recipe, click here.

One-Pot Chicken Meal

One-Pot Chicken Meal

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Braise everything together in a pot and enjoy the final result — garlicky goodness and a rich chicken jus.

For the One-Pot Chicken Meal recipe, click here.

One-Pot Meatball Orzo and Broccoli Rabe Casserole

One-Pot Meatball Orzo and Broccoli Rabe Casserole

Katie Workman

This one-pot casserole is convenient, cheesy, and complete with healthy vegetables. Truly a one-pot wonder!

For the One-Pot Meatball Orzo and Broccoli Rabe Casserole recipe, click here.

One-Pan Crispy Chicken in White Wine Sauce

One-Pan Crispy Chicken in White Wine Sauce

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Make this recipe in under 30 minutes and enjoy a crispy, creamy, and satisfying dinner that requires just one pan to make.

For the One-Pan Crispy Chicken in White Wine Sauce recipe, click here.

One-Pan Salmon Pasta With Kale

One-Pan Salmon Pasta With Kale

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Get your healthy, fatty omega-3s and green leafy vegetables with this one-pan salmon and kale pasta. It’s super creamy, so you won’t even realize it’s good for you

For the One-Pan Salmon Pasta With Kale recipe, click here.

One-Pot Mushroom Spaghetti

One-Pot Mushroom Spaghetti

A flavor-packed, meat-free dinner that is ready in 30 minutes and doesn’t leave a sink full of dirty dishes in its wake.

For the One-Pot Mushroom Spaghetti recipe, click here.

Orange Chili Sheet Pan Salmon

Orange Chili Sheet Pan Salmon

McCormick

Okay, okay, again, this is not technically a one-pot wonder — but it is certainly a one-pan wonder. When you can throw everything on a single sheet pan and get delicious results, it there any need for further discussion? I think not!

For the Orange Chili Sheet Pan Salmon recipe, click here.

Oven Paella With Chicken, Shrimp, and Chorizo

Oven Paella With Chicken, Shrimp, and Chorizo

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If you think it is impossible to enjoy a perfect paella without a whole lot of fuss, think again! Get all the ingredients grooving together in a Dutch oven before letting the oven do the rest of the work.

For the Oven Paella With Chicken, Shrimp, and Chorizo recipe, click here.

Screamin’ Good Carnitas

Screamin’ Good Carnitas

Time Inc. Books

Serve on a soft and fluffy potato bun, in hearty tacos, as light and refreshing lettuce cups — there is no limit to how many wonderful meals you can make with this carnitas recipe. And the best part is: It’s incredibly easy to make.

For the Screamin’ Good Carnitas recipe, click here.

Skillet Lasagna Recipe

Skillet Lasagna Recipe

Taste of Home

Make satisfying lasagna in a skillet with easy ingredients. Either use store-bought tomato sauce or make a big batch and freeze it for a rainy day.

For the Skillet Lasagna recipe, click here.

Sweet-With-Heat Beef Short Ribs

Sweet-With-Heat Beef Short Ribs

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Serve this hearty slow cooker dish with your favorite starch — potatoes, polenta, or even a nice slice of crusty bread… anything will taste delicious!

For the Sweet-With-Heat Beef Short Ribs recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian and Vegan Lentil Curry

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian and Vegan Lentil Curry

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For a protein-packed lentil curry that just happens to be vegan, try this recipe that is slow-cooked for hours to develop maximum flavor. Slow-cooker recipes are naturally one-pot wonders; if that’s the style of cooking you gravitate towards, then our list of the 101 best slow cooker recipes is sure to be helpful!

For the Slow-Cooker Vegetarian and Vegan Lentil Curry recipe, click here.