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10 Quick and Easy One Pot Meals

No-fuss one pot meals for those busy nights when you just don’t have the time. Easy peasy with only one pan to clean up!

10 Quick and Easy One Pot Meals - No-fuss one pot meals for those busy nights when you just don't have the time. Easy peasy with only one pan to clean up!

One pot meals are the best, especially on those super busy weeknights where all you want to do is reach for that stash of take-out menus. But with these recipes, there’s only one pan to clean up and everything gets cooked in a single skillet!

1. One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta – The easiest and creamiest pasta ever made in the most effortless way. [GET THE RECIPE.]

One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta - The easiest and creamiest pasta made in a single pot – even the pasta gets cooked right in the pan! How easy is that?

2. One Pot Pasta – Tomato, basil, onions, garlic and andouille sausage – all cooked together in one pot. [GET THE RECIPE.]

One Pot Pasta - The easiest, most amazing pasta you will ever make. Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pot. How easy is that?!

3. One Pot Cheeseburger Casserole – All the flavors of a cheeseburger in pasta form. [GET THE RECIPE.]

One Pot Cheeseburger Casserole - This cheesy goodness comes together so easily in one skillet. Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pan!

4. One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta – A Mexican-inspired pasta dish loaded with avocado and cheesy goodness. [GET THE RECIPE.]

One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta - This Mexican-inspired pasta dish can be made in 30 minutes or less!

5. Easy One Pot Lasagna – The easiest 30-min lasagna made in a single pot – no boiling, no layering, no nothing. [GET THE RECIPE.]

Easy One Pot Lasagna - The easiest 30-min lasagna made in a single pot - no boiling, no layering, nothing - the pasta gets cooked right in the pan!

6. One Pot Pizza Pasta Bake – Who can ever say no to pasta in pizza-form loaded with mini pepperonis? [GET THE RECIPE.]

One Pot Pizza Pasta Bake - An easy crowd-pleasing one pot meal that the whole family will love! Everyone will be begging for seconds!

7. One Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp – Quick, simple and packed with so much flavor. [GET THE RECIPE.]

One Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp - A super easy one pot meal that the whole family will love - even the orzo gets cooked right in the pot!

9. One Pot Andouille Sausage Skillet Pasta – Smoky andouille sausage with macaroni pasta noodles – pure comfort food made so quickly and easily. [GET THE RECIPE.]

One Pot Andouille Sausage Skillet Pasta - This dish comes together so easily in one skillet. Even the pasta gets cooked right in the pan!

9. One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese – Two favorite comfort foods come together in this easy meal that the whole family will love. [GET THE RECIPE.]

One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese - Two favorite comfort foods come together in this easy, 30 min one-pot meal that the whole family will love!

10. One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta – A creamy, hearty pasta dish that you can make in just 20 min. Done. [GET THE RECIPE.]

One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta - A creamy, hearty pasta dish that you can make in just 20 min. Even the pasta gets cooked in the pot!

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23 comments

  1. Love one pot meals. Will be trying some of these for sure ~ thanks!

  2. Love your recipes. It would be nice if you had a link to be able to save specific recipes (like Betty Ctrocker, All Recpies). Then we could go back to our favs whenever we wanted to. Thanks

  3. These all look so good!!! I have been making so many of your recipes lately and my family LOVES them all!!! Thank you so much!!!

  4. Thank you! Wonderful collection!!!

  5. I am a fan of one pot meals. I love noodle so much. Thank for share this awesome post.

  6. Love your recipes! I’ve made the One Pot Lasagna a hundred times. These are great for meal preps. With a new born baby their quick easy & hubs loves them as well.. Never any left overs!

  7. When on the website for the one pot pasta dishes, I also saw one for Creamy Lemon One Pot Pasta. I copied the ingredients but forgot to copy the instructions. I cannot find that recipe again. Do you know where I can find it? By the way, I made this recipe tonight and everyone loved it!

  8. Looks delicious! ! Can you prepare and freeze?

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself – there were no leftovers left to freeze! Please use your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

  9. I am loving this list that you have put together , thank you , I am looking at the one pot pasta bake and thinking that is something that I would love to give a shot.

  10. My absolute favorite almost-a-one-pot wonder of yours didn’t make the list…. Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet!! I LOOOOVE it!! Love your recipes!!

  11. I have made first recipe about four times now! Saucy with ravioli, thick and creamy with other pasta. Can’t wait to adapt others to use soy crumbles instead of beef. Thank you!

  12. We all love your shrimp with orzo. Delicious.

  13. Thank you for your amazing posts! I’ve recently started following you and can’t get enough of your recipes and beautiful photos. Love love love your site, keep up the great work that you do! Xoxox

  14. Such a nice wee collection of clever dishes! That mac’n’cheese sounds faantastic! 😀 x

  15. Wow! Which one to try first? They all look so good. Well I am starting with…..One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese! It was eenie Meenie minie mo! Thanks for the great recipes!

  16. OMG totally making that cheeseburger casserole recipe!!! I used to love Hamburger helper as a kid and this looks like such a healthier version!

    • My family goes crazy for that one!  I could make it once a week and they would be happy campers.  I sometimes substitute a pound of ground bison for the ground beef.

  17. I love your website. I wish I had found it before I retired. It would have saved me a lot of time.

  18. Thank you for this!!! I have been trying to find quick, cheap and easy pasta dinners and these work greatly!!! Love your website!!!!

  19. This is a wonderful collection! I’m saving all of these recipes to teach my son this summer. He will have to cook for himself next year at college. Simple and easy clean up is just the thing for college kid. Thanks!

    I love your website and recipes.