Easy One-Pot Meals (16+ recipes!)

Easy One-Pot Meals will help you create delicious entrees for dinner with minimal cleanup. These one-pot recipes are perfect for family meals any night of the week.

Easy One-Pot Meals

16+ Easy One-Pot Meals can be a variety of meal planning for convenience. These recipes are simply throwing ingredients into a pot, a skillet, a sheet pan, or a slow cooker. From pasta to meats and seafood, these one-dish meals are ideal for quick dinners to serve your family. For a lighter meal, try our Endive Pear Walnut Salad, and Easy Pasta Salad with Bocconcini.

One Skillet or Large Pot Meals…

Try any of these recipes for skillet or large pot meals soon! You will enjoy the ease of making them, along with simple ingredients to pull them off.

One large pot with curly pasta, fresh basil and sundried tomatoes, and a wooden spoon.

1. One Pot Pasta (vegan) is made with 5 ingredients, including the pasta, and it is all cooked in the same pot, making dinner quick and easy! So yummy, your family will ask for seconds.

Chicken Pot Pie without Pie Crust by 2sistersrecipes.com

2. Chicken Pot Pie Without Pie Crust is made with chicken tenders, frozen mixed vegetables, and a simple gravy, all simmered in one pot. A delicious home-style meal that requires ONE skillet and is ready in 30 minutes, helps get dinner to the table fast!

A white bowl of beans and vegetable chili with shredded cheddar, and some sour cream, and cilantro on top.

3. Easy Vegetarian Chili is loaded with three kinds of beans, vegetables, fire-roasted tomatoes, and enough spices and chili powder to create a delicious vegetarian chili.  Serve it with a side of our cheesy mini biscuits, or grilled cheese & apple sandwich, and maybe a salad.

A large pot filled with penne pasta tossed with Genovese Sauce.

4. Pasta Alla Genovese is a rich and savory caramelized onion-beef ragu tossed with pasta. This recipe can be made in a Dutch oven, Instant Pot, or Slow Cooker. It is Italian comfort food at its best!

A large skillet filled with pieces of chicken, sauce and fresh parsley scattered on top.

5. Skillet Chicken Mushroom Dinner (+video) is gluten-free, one pan meal with chicken breasts smothered with a savory mushroom sauce. It’s SO good, everyone will love this recipe!

One-pot skillet filled with bow-tie pasta, pieces of chicken in a light cream sauce.

6. Tuscan Creamy Chicken Pasta is a delicious dish with a flavorful light cream sauce. Loaded with strips of chicken, sundried tomatoes, spinach, and farfalle pasta, this meal is ready in 20 minutes! 

A ladle filled with chicken soup and chopped carrots.

7. Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe is easily cooked with all the ingredients in one pot and on the stove-top! Then the chicken is removed, chopped, and tossed back into the pot. And, it is served!

Bake or Roast “Sheet-Pan” Recipes…

These sheet-pan recipes simply toss all the ingredients into the pan, then bake or roast. Here are a few ideas for you to try:

A white dinner plate with cooked salmon, small potatoes and cherry tomatoes.

8. Sheet Pan Salmon with Vegetables is loaded with baby potatoes and cherry tomatoes, and baked with a lemon sauce. YUM! It is so easy and delicious, that your family will ask for more!

A large sheet pan filled with baked chicken, chopped potatoes, and tomatoes.

9. Lemon Chicken Sheet-Pan Dinner is a healthy one-sheet-pan meal with boneless chicken thighs, potatoes, tomatoes, and onions, roasted with lemon juice. Quick, easy, and lemony-delicious! 

Baked cod with cherry tomatoes in a white baking dish.

10. Baked Crusted Cod with Tomatoes is moist, flaky white fish topped with a panko-cheese mixture and baked with cherry tomatoes, olive oil, and lemon juice. It is SO amazingly flavorful – it’s addicting! Serve it with some crusty bread for dipping in its sauce, and call it a day.

Large brisket meat in a deep roasting pan with liquid and chopped carrots, and meat on a white plate.

11. Oven-Baked Brisket is a recipe that you pop into the oven – and forget about it! The brisket is slowly baked with red wine, onions, green peppers, and au jus gravy until the meat is tender and falls apart.  Super easy, flavorful, and very impressive. Serve it with the tender, juicy carrots on the side. And, don’t forget that amazing gravy from the pan too! It is exquisite, and never disappoints!

Delicious Casseroles…

When it comes to casseroles, these are Italian classics, comforting, and delicious recipes. From our How To Make Lasagna with No-Bake Noodles to Easy Stuffed Shells and more, these meals are easy to assemble, freeze, and bake. Try one, or try them all.

A forkful of pasta with eggplants and cheese.

12. Pasta alla Nonna is a mouth-watering blend of roasted eggplant, penne pasta, tomato sauce, fresh basil, and cheese. Baked to perfection, it is a true delight as the cheese melts and the pasta is heated thoroughly.

A white casserole dish with baked mac and cheese tortellini pasta.

13. Tortellini Mac and Cheese is loaded with Italian cheeses and topped with panko breadcrumbs for a delicious crunch, this is the best-tasting, creamiest, cheesiest mac and cheese you’ll come across.

A round baking dish filled with ravioli topped with tomato sauce and cheese.

14. Ravioli Bake Casserole is easily made with a 10-minute prep, and only 5 ingredients. This ravioli bake casserole is quick and practically effortless! You have to try this recipe.

Slow-Cooker Meals…

Try any of these slow-cooker meals for a Sunday dinner, and enjoy leftovers during the week. Plus, keep in mind, that all our soup recipes can be made in slow cooker, crockpot, or instant pot.

A black square bowl with white bean chili with shredded cheese on top.

15. Easy White Bean Chili with Chicken is loaded with shredded chicken, white beans, chicken stock, and cumin.  Plus, there are enough roasted green chilies to give this meal that ‘wow’ factor! Also, try our Easy Beef Chili Recipe too!

Tender Pieces of beef brisket with carrots and gravy in a white serving platter.

16. Savory Slow-Cooked Beef Brisket in Wine is slowly cooked in a slow cooker until the meat is tender and falls apart. Delish! Serve it with some cheesy mini biscuits and dinner is done.

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