At the end of a busy day, most Moms are just ready to crash! But of course, that isn’t possible when you have little hands pulling at your legs and asking about dinner! The Mommy in you wants to serve a delicious home-cooked dinner – a balanced, nutritious meal, but the home-maker in you dreads all the washing that comes with preparing said dinner. The solution? One Pot recipes! These One pot wonders are complete, all-in-one meals that can be prepared with little effort and minimal washup. Here are 10 sensational and easy One Pot recipes, many of which you can make in 30 minutes or less. Can you think of an easier dinner solution? Not us – we’re just ready to dig in!
10 One Pot Recipes for Busy Moms
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1. One Pot Lemony Pesto Pasta with Asparagus
A refreshing pasta dish packed with asparagus and a spinach-arugula pesto, this is perfect for warm weather! Get this One Pot Pasta Meal from Hip Foodie Mom
2. One Pot Skillet Spaghetti
This Skillet pasta from Julie’s Eats and Treats, made with a homemade sauce is an amazingly easy and flavorful One Pot dish that can be put together in minutes!
3. One Pot Brown Rice Pilaf
Native to South Asian and Middle Eastern homes, the Rice Pilaf/ Pulao is an extremely versatile dish as you can add any ingredient of your choice – meat, nuts or even fish. Sometimes, we substitute the vegetables or meat with sugar, saffron, milk and chopped nuts for a sweeter version. This brown rice version by Center Cut Cook is healthy too!
4. One Pan Cheesy Skillet Bean & Veggie Taco
Easy preparation and minimal clean-up makes this One pan Cheesy Skillet Bean and Veggie Taco Meal a weeknight favorite! It’s loaded with veggies and gets a big hit of protein from black beans and cheddar cheese.
5. One pan Kale and Quinoa with Mushrooms and Herbs
This Kale and Quinoa from Food Faith Fitness is made in one pan and is SO easy and full of flavor. It’s a perfect dinner for a school night that your family will love!
6. Spicy Thai Noodles
A breezy and delicious one pot meal is a sure shot show stopper at parties and lunch dates. Hop on to Domestic Super Hero for the steps to make this delicious one pot recipe.
7. One Pot Tomato and Basil Pasta
Now, this really is a one-pot dish, because the pasta cooks in the sauce! This simple version of a One Pot Pasta from Yankee Kitchen Ninja cooks in 10 minutes.
8. 20 Minute Cheese Lover’s Mac and Cheese with Broccoli
This the easiest and cheesiest macaroni and cheese ever! This Cheese Lover’s Mac and Cheese from Community Table is cooked in butter and milk, and is loaded with oodles of cheddar and broccoli – All just tossed into a single saucepan. You could even add leftover chicken if you are looking for a meaty dish.
9. Slow cooker Persian-style Dill Rice
Enjoy making this Persian Style Dill Rice / Iranian Baghali Polo with this simple One Post slow cooker Recipe from Padhu’s Kitchen.
10. One Pot Burrito Bowls
Quick and simple, this one-dish Mexican delight from I Heart Naptime takes just 30 minutes to make! Loaded with cheese, tomatoes, black beans, corn, and rice this dish is every bit as good as you’d get at some TexMex restaurants.
Now you needn’t dread dinner time, nor do you need to order in unhealthy stuff! Just make sure you have your pantry staples in stock and you’ll be ready to Do try and let us know which on of these One Pot meals helped you simplify life on the extra busy days.