One-pot recipes make delicious and simple dinners for the whole family. You've never known easy cooking like these one-pot recipes before, including a one-pot roast chicken with lemon and sage, Rachel Khoo's spring lamb stew and an all-in-one fry up...
Time-saving and less washing up, what’s not to love about one pot recipes? You can make lots of different dinners, from classics like one-pot roast chicken and sausage stews to things you might not think could be a one pot recipe, like pasta or couscous dishes. Our easy one-pot meals are perfect as a midweek meal or for a lazy weekend dinner.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner, one of our one-pot meals is sure to appeal. They’re so easy to make! All you have to do is chop up your veg, prepare your meat and pop all into a pan or casserole pot and get cooking. Whether its on the hob or in the oven, these one pot dinners will make family dinner time that little bit easier.
Say goodbye washing up, hello chill out time!
The best way to cook a one pot meal
There are a variety of ways to cook a one pot meal. The best ways to cook your one pot dinner however is in the oven, on the hob or in a slow cooker. If you opt for the hob, the bigger the pan the better. This means you can guarantee that all of your ingredients are going to fit in and you won’t have to cook them in separate pans – leading to more dreaded washing up.
If you’re choosing to cook your one pot recipe in the oven, a deep high sided tray is usually the best option. The high sides will make sure there are no overflow or spillages whilst your dish is being cooked.
And last but not least, the slow cooker. The slow cooker is a great option if you’d like to be getting on with other things whilst your dinner cooks in the background. You put all your ingredients in, follow the instructions on the machine, and ta-dah, dinner is served.
Simple one-pot recipes: Healthy one pot meal ideas
Make this easy one-pot tuna pasta bake with punchy tuna, capers and tomatoes and topped wth a cheesy crumb as a feast for all the family (and less than 500 calories per portion!).
Get the recipe: One-pot tuna pasta puttanesca
One-pot sage and lemon roast chicken makes an easy roast chicken recipe in one dish, so you get all the flavours together but hardly any washing up. It's a modern take on a Sunday roast and one that requires a lot less effort.
Get the recipe: One-pot sage and lemon roast chicken
Spicy chorizo, succulent chicken and soft cannellini beans make this one-pot Spanish chicken with beans extra special. The perfect weekend treat for the whole family and ready in under 1hr.
This slow-cooked pork and prune casserole is easy to prepare and well worth the wait whilst its cooks slowly on
the hob. The prunes add a sweet flavour to the dish which really
compliments the pork.
We just love this spring lamb stew by Rachel Khoo. We'd happily make this dish all year round thanks to its easy method and simple vegetables including carrots, pea and green beans. Lamb has never tasted so good!
You can cook this quick farmhouse fry-up in one pan on the hob. It only takes 30 mins to whip up and is packed with spinach, potatoes and mushroom. Healthy and delicious!
Let your slow cooker do all the hard work for you with this mouth-watering squash and sweetcorn korma recipe. Ideal for vegetarians, this tasty curry is left to cook slowly for 2hrs 30 mins making it extra flavoursome.
This classic coq au vin can be cooked in the oven on a low heat or cooked in your slow cooker. Either way, it's oozing with flavour thanks to the smoked lardons, shallots and garlic. Add a splash of red wine and some tender chicken portions and you've got a weekend favourite!
Make the most of asparagus with this delicious family sized pilaf. Just add everything into one pan, give it a good stir and stick back and relax. This dish is flavoured with onion, garlic and fresh sprigs of thyme.
With a homemade tomato sauce, fresh chillies and extra-lean beef mince, this recipe is delicious and healthy all in one.
This easy one-pot sausage and bean stew only needs five ingredients! Just buy good-quality sausages, onions, tomato and herb sauce, butter beans and fresh herbs and you're all sorted for a hearty stew.
Ok, so this mac 'n' cheese is technically not a one-pot wonder but if you prepare the white sauce a day in advance and you opt for fresh macaroni you can pop this pasta bake into the oven to cook at its own accord. Try it for yourself!
A hearty breakfast or healthy lunch, this Moroccan tomatoes recipe is ready in just 15 mins. This one-pot wonder brings tomatoes, asparagus, tomato and egg together and serves 2 very lucky people.
Transport yourself to the Spanish seaside with this classic paella recipe. Follow our step-by-step method to make this dish packed with fresh fish, soft rice and infused with chorizo.
Have you ever had slow-cooked duck before? This delicious one-pot can be cooked in your slow cooker for succulent pieces of duck every time. Prepare this dish in advance and leave to cook for up to 6hrs.
Make light work of pork with this one-pot pork chops recipe. Marinate them beforehand then roast with veg and seasoning - easy!
You only need seven ingredients to make this hearty pork and apple bake and it's ready in just under an hour. Dried sage is fine if you can't get hold of fresh.
This one-pot sausage and rice meal is similar to a jambalaya. With spiced pork, pepper and tender sausage, this tasty meal is sure to go down a storm with the rest of the family ? plus you get to save on the washing up too!
This healthy one-pot chicken pepper bake is top of our list to make. It's really simple, chucking handfuls of ingredients into a pan and leaving them to stew for about 40 mins. Tender and bursting with flavour, you really must try this chicken thigh recipe.
This provencal chicken wings recipe would make the ideal starter or sharing dish for the family. It's a great way to add some extra flavour into your chicken wings by letting the oven cook them slow and steadily.
This Spicy Caribbean sausages is quick and easy to make, taking just 10 minutes to prepare before you pop the whole tray in the oven. Meaty sausages are cooked together with sweet potatoes, mango and fresh herbs for a flavour-packed take on a sausage recipe, with no fuss.
Mouth-watering Weight Watchers Cajun chicken is a one-pot wonder that takes only 15 mins to prep and brings two of our favourites together, chicken and rice, to make one family-friendly meal. Relax while the oven does most of the work, each tender cut of chicken is infused with cajun spice, so every last bite is bursting with flavour.
Get the recipe: Weight Watchers Cajun chicken
Not only does this one-pot sausage and squash roast cut down on the washing up, it also cuts down on the calories too. This mouth-watering meal is easy to make and won't break the bank either. Plenty of veggies to add towards your 5-a-day, this roast is a family favourite.
Get the recipe: One-pot sausage and squash roast
This delicious one-pot Italian-style mussels recipe is really easy to whip up. Bursting with flavour, thanks to the anchovies, oilves and garlic. We'd recommend serving with skinny chips or a small slice of bread.
Get the recipe: One-pot Italian-style mussels
This simple one-pot cuban beef recipe from Pinch of Nom can be cooked on the hob or in your slow cooker. The dish combines the gentle heat of cuban spices with tender beef to bring a multitude of flavours your family will fall in love with.
Get the recipe: Pinch of Nom Cuban beed