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?

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9 thoughts on “15 One-Pot Weeknight Recipes

  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.

  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!


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