20 One Pot Wonder Dinners | foodiecrush.com

One-pot meals are the saving grace for busy home cooks everywhere and make the dish washer that much happier. FoodieCrush contributor Hayley Putnam shares 20 of our faves from across the www. 

I have a confession to make. I dirty a lot of dishes when I’m cooking. Enough to warrant teasing from my husband, who’s such a good sport about doing the copious dishes I regularly seem to accumulate. Every spoon, whisk, bowl, and knife are at my mercy…and eventually his, by default.

We’ve been sick with colds, and cooped up inside due to ice and snow, so we wanted something simple and low-maintenance for dinner the other night. Since I have a knack for inadvertently choosing the most time and labor-intensive recipes to attempt mid-week, this seemed like the most sensible solution. A simple, no-nonsense weeknight meal to warm us up and fill our bellies.

So when we tried Rachel Schultz’s One Pot Spaghetti, my husband was in heaven. Everything cooks in one pot. Just one!

We were skeptical at first, never having cooked spaghetti outside of a pot of boiling water. How would this work? It was so unfamiliarly convenient it made us nervous. But alas, once we lifted the top of our Dutch oven, we were greeted by a bubbling, aromatic mixture with wonderfully al dente noodles.

While we were away, the noodles had mingled happily with the fragrant basil, garlic and tomatoes. By cooking them with the other ingredients, their starchiness yielded the creamiest sauce (one we might not have achieved had we cooked them separately).

It was magic. And it was delicious, and easy, and did I mention it all came together in just one pot?

How I previously managed to avoid the wonders of one-pot meals is beyond me. Suffice it to say, they’re going to become a regular part of my weeknight dinner routine, and there will always be more dirty dishes…next time.

One Pot Spaghetti from rachelschultz.com on foodiecrush.com

One Pot Spaghetti from Rachel Schultz

One Pot Roasted Red Pepper and Sausage Alfredo from hostthetoast.com on foodiecrush.com

One Pot Roasted Red Pepper and Sausage Alfredo from Host the Toast

Rustic Chicken with Garlic Gravy from seasonsandsuppers.ca on foodiecrush.com

Rustic Chicken with Garlic Gravy from Seasons & Suppers

Sunday Beef Stew from the foodiephysician.com on foodiecrush.com

Sunday Beef Stew from The Foodie Physician

Easy Chicken Chorizo Paella from thewoksoflife.com on foodiecrush.com

Easy Chicken Chorizo Paella from The Woks of Life

One Pan Caprese Pasta from yellowblissroad.com on foodiecrush.com

One Pan Caprese Pasta from Yellow Bliss Road

One-Pot Beef Curry with Spinach & Cauliflower from supergoldenbakes.com on foodiecrush.com

One-Pot Beef Curry with Spinach & Cauliflower from Supergolden Bakes

Tabasco Braised Chicken with Chickpeas and Kale from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

Tabasco Braised Chicken with Chickpeas and Kale from FoodieCrush

Mexican Skillet Dinner from heathersfrenchpress.com on foodiecrush.com

Mexican Skillet Dinner from French Press

One-Pot Pasta Primavera from ohmyveggies.com on foodiecrush.com

One-Pot Pasta Primavera from Oh My Veggies

One-Pot Paprika Chicken Thighs from reluctant entertainer.com on foodiecrush.com

One-Pot Paprika Chicken Thighs from Reluctant Entertainer

Ginger, Beef, Mushroom & Kale Stir-Fry from gimmesomeoven.com on foodiecrush.com

Ginger, Beef, Mushroom & Kale Stir-Fry from Gimme Some Oven

Sautéed Chicken with Olives, Capers and Lemons from foodiecrush.com on foodiecrush.com

Sautéed Chicken with Olives, Capers and Lemons from FoodieCrush

Creamy Mushroom, Brussel Sprout, and Goat Cheese Pasta from thingsimadetoday.com on foodiecrush.com

Creamy Mushroom, Brussel Sprout, and Goat Cheese Pasta from Things I Made Today

Tuscan Chicken Skillet from shrinkingsingle.com on foodiecrush.com

Tuscan Chicken Skillet from Shrinking Single

One Pot Wonder Thai Style Peanut Pasta from apronstringsblog.com on foodiecrush.com

One-Pot Wonder Thai Style Peanut Pasta from Apron Strings

Lemon Chicken Fettuccine from diethood.com on foodiecrush.com

Lemon Chicken Fettuccine from Diethood

Sausage Biscuit Skillet with Guinness from jellytoastblog.com on foodiecrush.com

Sausage Biscuit Skillet with Guinness from Jelly Toast

Baked Chicken and Orzo from lemonsforlulu.com on foodiecrush.com

Baked Chicken with Orzo from Lemons for Lulu

Chipotle Black Bean, Rice and Egg Skillet from naturallyella.com on foodiecrush.com

Chipotle Black Bean, Rice and Egg Skillet from Naturally Ella

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This recipe round-up was curated by FoodieCrush contributor Hayley Putnam. Follow her foodie tastes and other flights of fancy on Pinterest and Instagram

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