When you’re a super busy parent, the last thing you need is a complicated dinner recipe to follow never mind lots of pots and pans to clean up! I once followed a recipe created by the wife of a very famous chef (not naming any names here) that ended up using 8 different bowls, pots and pans! So to help you out, we have rounded up 11 ideas for one pot meals guaranteed to stop tummies rumbling:
#1. Basalmic Chicken and Veggies
This recipe from Cookingclassy.com is full of flavour and veggies and you can have it ready in under 25 minutes.
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#2. Lasagna Soup
Yes you read it right Lasagna Soup! This quick and super easy recipe from Carlsbadcravings.com is one to have in your back pocket for when you have hungry kids and need to rustle up something quickly.
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#3. Burrito Bowls
Iheartnaptime.net has this delicious recipe for burrito bowls, with heart-healthy black beans, cheese, tomatoes and salsa, all made in one pot in 30 minutes.
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#4. Jambalaya Pasta
This recipe for Jambalaya Pasta from Favouritefamilyrecipes uses smoked sausage, bell peppers and pasta noodles like spaghetti or linguine. You can also add shrimp near the end to make it even more authentically Cajun style.
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#5. One Pot Pasta
Ever made pasta with tomato sauce in the same pot? So no separate boiling of water for pasta and no need to make a separate sauce? Me either, until I tried this One Pot Pasta ready in 9 minutes. So easy and so quick!
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#6. Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
This cheesy chicken and broccoli rice casserole from Dinneratthezoo.com uses chicken thighs and easy ingredients for a quick meal without the clean up.
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#7. Cheesy Chilli Mac
This cost-effective recipe from Budgetbytes.com for cheesy vegetarian chilli mac uses beans, tomatoes and has a thick, tangy sauce combined with cheddar for a scrumptious but also easy meat-free dinner option.
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#8. Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata
This recipe from The Recipe Critic for Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata is a quick and easy one pot meal that is on the dinner table in 30 minutes, using tender breaded chicken in a creamy lemon sauce that the entire family will love.
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#9. Mushroom Spinach Pasta with Beans
If your gang aren’t fussy about mushrooms, then this One Pot Creamy Mushroom Spinach Pasta from Crunchycreamsweet is a super simple vegetarian dish that takes only 20 minutes to make, ideal for a busy weeknight!
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#10. One Pot Lentils Quinoa and Spinach
This simple recipe from Simplyquinoa.com for One Pot Lentils and Quinoa with Spinach is packed full of fibre, protein and minerals, and uses a spoonful of miso for some added flavour. If you are not vegan you could grate some cheese or parmesan on top before serving.
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#11. Beef Vegetable Skillet
This recipe for Beef Vegetable Skillet from Roxanas Home Baking takes about 40 minutes to cook and uses vegetables such as carrots, celery, potatoes with the beef slow baked in a red wine and tomato sauce.
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Over to you now! Do you have a favourite one pot meal recipe you’d like to share with us? Tell us in the comments below.