One-pot meals are the busy mom’s dream come true. Not just because they can often be made ahead of time, but also because they reduce kitchen clutter, chaos, and — most important — cleanup. Take a look at these one-pot meals for inspiration, then let your imagination and taste buds run wild. The only limitation is the number of cooking vessels.
Beef stroganoff gets a modern-day makeover with ease in mind. It’s elegant, it’s quick-cooking, and it’s party-approved.
A shepherd’s pie skillet has everything your kids love. Mashed potatoes? Check. Ground beef? Check. Melty cheesy topping? Check.
Quick-fix burrito skillets are full of the flavors and spice everyone wants when the (friendly) competition gets going. Don’t forget dollops of sour cream to cool things down.
Balsamic-Honey Glazed Salmon comes together faster and easier than it is to go out to a restaurant. Plus, you can eat like you’re fancy and still wear sweatpants. What’s not to love?
One-Pan Tex-Mex Chicken & Rice features ingredients your kids might already know and like with a few new-to-them additions. You can even mix it up and use steak or shrimp as the protein!
Tuscan garlic chicken skillets give the standard chicken dinner a lift with traditional Tuscan herbs and spices and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Three-Bean Chili is meat-free but protein- and flavor-full.
Chinese shrimp uses the flavors of ginger, garlic, and soy to make every bite the next best thing to getting on a flight. All the taste of a far-away place with none of the jet lag!
Weeknight Lasagna Toss is a perfect dish for older kids to make because although it uses the stove, the traditional lasagna form is deconstructed for a melty, saucy rendition that simply gets tossed together and served.