15 One-Pot Weeknight Recipes

One-Pot meals are crucial to weeknight cooking for a family. Being able to get it all done in just one pot is a double-win when it comes to time saving – you save time on the cook and you save time on the clean up. There are two big keys to success when it comes making single pot dishes – have all of your ingredients prepped and ready before getting started and have the right kind of vessel to make your meal in.

15 One-Pot Weeknight Recipes

As I have said many times, if you don’t already have a large, wide, high-walled pan with a lid in your kitchen arsenal, you need one! My favorite on is the 12-inch saute pan from Ninja Kitchen. It is amazing because it works for frying foods, sauting, one-pots, stove to oven cooks and more. If your set of pots and pans does not yet have a 12-inch (or larger) saute pan, you should really check out this one from Ninja Kitchen.

Here is a collection of fifteen awesome One-Pot Meals to add to your weekly homecooked meal rotations!

One-Pot Garlic Pasta

One-Pot Garlic Pasta – A simple weeknight dinner all made in one pot in less than 30 minutes – with a like kick!

Sausage & Peppers Rice

Sausage & Peppers Rice – A one pot rice dish with the classic flavors of a sausage & peppers sandwich.

Elote Chicken & Rice

Elote Chicken & Rice – Turn the delicious Mexican street food treat Elotes into a whole meal with chicken and rice!

Mediterranean Pork & Chickpeas

Mediterranean Pork & Chickpeas – A quick and fresh combination of chickpeas, artichokes, and spinach with a baked thick-cut pork chop.

30 Minute Sausage Pasta & Rice

30 Minute Sausage Pasta & Rice – Rice, Pasta, Beans, and sausage all come together in a flavorful one-pot weeknight dinner

Creamy Cheesy Beefy Pasta

Creamy Cheesy Beefy Pasta – a hearty #onepotmeal with ground beef, pasta and a creamy cheesy sauce, perfect for a weeknight.

Chicken & Dirty Rice

Chicken & Dirty Rice – A super flavor packed one pot chicken & rice dish that the whole family can love

One Pot Spaghetti

One Pot Spaghetti – Make this classic weeknight meal even quicker with this one pot version.

Tuesday Beans & Rice

Tuesday Beans & Rice – A protein and veggie packed simple, one pot meal that everyone will love.

Philly Cheese Pasta

Philly Cheese Pasta – The delicious flavors of a philly cheese steak all in a one pot pasta dish!

Meat Lovers Rice

Meat Lovers Rice – An amazing alternative for pizza night – a one pot rice dish full of cheese, sausage, ham, bacon and pepperoni.

Creamy Spaghetti

Creamy Spaghetti – A perfect weeknight meal – sausage, pasta, creamy goodness all in a one pot wonder.

Turmeric Chicken & Rice

Turmeric Chicken & Rice – A super flavorful chicken and rice one pot meal that is going to make the whole family happy

Creamy Bourbon Goulash #onepotwonder

Creamy Bourbon Goulash – Kicking a classic goulash up notch with some cheesy creamy bourbon sauce!

Mexican Beef & Rice

Mexican Beef & Rice – A flavorful one pot meal with corn, jalapenos, rice and beef all covered in cheese!

That’s all fifteen of my most popular one-pot creations! Which one will you be making first?

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

9 thoughts on “15 One-Pot Weeknight Recipes

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy several of them

  1. Donna Reidland – I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Biblical counselor. I love sharing God's truth, hopefully in ways that will help you in your walk with God. I'm certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, but mostly I'm just a sister in Christ. To read more about me visit my "about me" page. My story may surprise you.
    Donna Reidland says:

    I thought I might find one of these that I’d like to try but they all sound so good! I’ll have to try out several of these recipes.

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      I hope you enjoy a few! Let me know how they turn out

  2. I like the idea of using one pot! Lots of yummy recipes to choose from. Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 98. Shared.

  3. Laurie – Tennessee – Off Grid wife to dashingly handsome arborist! 💕 🌲 Home educating mom of three amazing fellows 🏃‍♂️ 🏃 🏃‍♂️ homeschool and homestead blogger 🏡 herb gardener 🌿 flower lover 🌻 , cat collector 🐈 , follower of Jesus ✝️, and happy wife 👩🏻‍🦰 ! Preparing our hearts and country home with simplicity. ❤️ Blogger at https://www.RidgeHavenHomestead.com
    Laurie says:

    All of those pasta dishes have me drooling, esp that garlic one! I really like one pot meals. So much better than a whole bunch of cleanup!

    Thanks for sharing these at the Homestead Blog Hop!

    Laurie

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