The worst part of cooking is cleaning up. Unless you have a personal maid on hand (if so, go you!), whatever mess you make while cooking is up to you to clean up. One-pot meals are the best of both worlds, with all the hearty deliciousness of a homemade dinner and the easy cleanup of ordering in.
No one like cleaning dishes, which makes this the perfect choice for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).
We put the Culinary Content Network to the test to come up with wonderful one-pot meals to eat all winter long, and here are some of the highlights:
Kit Graham from The Kittchen brings us buffalo chili, which can an easy, cheesy appetizer dip.
Christine Carlisle from Chew, Nibble, Nosh brings us a classic Italian soup made with broken bits of spaghetti, pancetta, cannellini beans, and spinach.
This week’s winner comes from Diane Balch and Simple Living and Eating, who brings us a simplified version of Malaysian mee rebus soup.
All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Potato Sausage Stir-Fry
A complete dinner tossed together in one pan. Add fresh herbs like parsley to brighten up this hearty meal. Click here to see the recipe.
Roasted Jerk Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes
This is the perfect winter meal. Sear and roast spicy jerk chicken in the same ovenproof skillet. Click here to see the recipe.
Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.