21 Tasty and Hassle-Free One-Pot Meals

Enjoy a variety of easy-to-make one-pot meals that make dinners quick and enjoyable. Savor delectable meats, soothing soups, and savory entrees like chicken Marengo and smoked pork shoulder. This collection guarantees powerful flavors, convenience, and pleasantly uncomplicated cooking for every palette and occasion.

Chicken Marengo

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You won’t be able to resist falling in love with this simple chicken Marengo recipe because it’s packed with bold, flavorful ingredients. The ideal evening dinner is made with succulent, juicy chicken cooked in tomato sauce and served over your preferred pasta. Get the recipe: Chicken Marengo 

Beef Chili (ground)

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This recipe for ground beef chili is excellent, and the way the flavors combine is flawless. You can top the chili with a mountain of sour cream or just a dusting of cheese. Get the recipe: Beef Chili (ground) 

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

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An easier version of the traditional eggplant parmesan that you can feel good about is this baked eggplant parmesan recipe. A delicious tomato sauce, extra cheesy cheese, and perfectly cooked eggplant combine to make this dish instantly popular! Get the recipe: Baked Eggplant Parmesan 

Smoked Pork Shoulder

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The meat is succulent and flavorful because this recipe for smoked pork shoulder is slow-cooked to perfection! After adding a small amount of sugar and putting the meat in the cooker, leave it alone until the timer goes off. It is my all-time favorite way to eat pork. Get the recipe: Smoked Pork Shoulder 

Split Pea Soup with Ham

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This recipe for split pea soup with ham combines a tasty blend of fresh vegetables with savory split peas. It is filling, simple to prepare, and oozing with flavor! Get the recipe: Split Pea Soup with Ham 

Oven Meatball Stew

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Not only is this traditional recipe for oven meatball stew super easy to make, but it tastes delicious too! It’s a one-pot marvel that makes a filling and healthy dinner. Get the recipe: Oven Braised Meatball Stew

Tuscan White Bean Soup

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On a cold day, this recipe for Tuscan white bean soup will warm you up because it’s tasty, creamy, and delicious. Get the recipe: Tuscan White Bean Soup 

Lobster Casserole

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With a crispy, caramelized outside and juicy, tender interior, this roast duck recipe is a hit. Your dinner table will undoubtedly be the center of attention when you serve this delicious dish! Get the recipe: Lobster Casserole

Venison Roast

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Learn how to cook a delicious venison roast on the stovetop, in the Crockpot or in the Instant Pot. This dish offers a flavorful and cozy winter lunch that’s to die for! Get the recipe: Venison Roast

Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs

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Every time you make this recipe for oven-roasted chicken thighs, the moist texture of the meat is enhanced by the flavorful blend of spices! You will want them every week because they are delicious. Find out how to prepare this simple, fast lunch. Get the recipe: Oven Roasted Chicken Thighs 

Paella Soup

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Rich in meat, seafood, vegetables, wine, and broth, this paella soup dish is savory and delectable. When combined, the flavours will sing on your palate. Get the recipe: Paella Soup 

Italian Wedding Soup

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This dish for Italian wedding soup with orzo is incredibly delightful!  It’s all about the mix of veggies, the tender meatballs, and the delicious chicken broth! Get the recipe: Italian Wedding Soup 

Lentil And Rice Soup

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It takes little work to make a filling and substantial bowl of soup using lentils and rice. Give your Instant Pot some time to work its magic and it will quickly produce a warm, satisfying supper that you can enjoy. Get the recipe: Lentil And Rice Soup 

Instant Pot Whole Chicken Soup

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This instant pot whole chicken soup recipe couldn’t be easier. Place the ingredients in your pressure cooker, set the timer, and you’ll enjoy this delicious and comforting soup in no time. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Soup

No Boil Lasagna

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This no boil lasagna recipe presents both deliciousness and simplicity. Say goodbye to laboring over the stove, boiling lasagna noodles, and handling hot pasta sheets just to enjoy this Italian comfort food staple. Get the recipe: No Boil Lasagna

Instant Pot Lamb Stew

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This rich beef broth with vegetables and a hint of Guinness perfectly accompanies delicate, fall-apart lamb cooked in an instant pot. This hearty and flavorful recipe is ideal for a family meal on a weeknight or St. Patrick’s Day. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Lamb Stew 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce

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This warm and satisfying spaghetti sauce may be made in an instant pot. It’s simple, can be prepared in less than an hour, and placed on the table for your family to eat. Get the recipe: Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce 

Shrimp Curry Noodles

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These noodles with shrimp curry are rich, creamy, and ideal for relaxing evenings at home. You can serve them with a large dish of rice or over traditional rice noodles. This curry meal with prawns is sure to please no matter how you eat it! Get the recipe: Shrimp Curry Noodles 

Cream of Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

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Within this cream of broccoli and cheddar soup lies a comforting classic, merging the rich flavors of fresh broccoli and sharp cheddar cheese into a smooth, creamy base. Perfect for chilly evenings or as a hearty lunch, savor a delightful blend of textures and tastes, enhanced by a subtle creaminess that promises satisfaction. Get the recipe: Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Ragu Bolognese Recipe

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My recipe for Bolognese ragu is this one!  It tastes amazing and is loaded with meat and pork.  Along with my ricotta gnocchi, I love to top this with pasta. Get the recipe: Ragu Bolognese Recipe 

Pressure Cooker Chicken Wings

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Within 30 minutes, you may have tasty, soft chicken wings cooked in a pressure cooker. This quick recipe will become your go-to for game-day meals because it’s made with a tasty soy-honey marinade that’s ideal for dipping. Get the recipe: Pressure Cooker Chicken Wings 

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From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to food journalist, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.

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