Blustery days call for hearty comfort food, but that shouldn’t mean hours in the kitchen spent cooking and cleaning up. The solution: one-pot, one-skillet and one-pan recipes. From pasta and tacos to chicken and stews, we’ve rounded up our best recipes for belly-warming dinners without all the fuss.
Sausage Deconstructed: Pork and Fennel One-Pot
If you have more time to dedicate to dinner prep this week, we highly recommend this meaty dish brimming with a variety of complementary flavours. From the onion and garlic to the citrus and fennel, it’s a mouth-watering recipe you’ll want to add to your repertoire.
Instant Pot Chicken Adobo
This simplified version of the traditional Filipino comfort dish was destined for your Instant Pot. Brimming with flavour, the mouth-watering meal also requires minimal clean-up! Find more healthy Instant Pot recipes you’ll wish you’d discovered sooner.
Cauliflower Tikka Masala
Warm your belly and cozy up with a bowl of this bright, bold veggie-forward dish. Cauliflower, chickpeas and green peas come together beautifully in this hearty, healthy dinner main that is on the table within 40 minutes. For more inspiration, check out these high-protein vegetarian meals.
When cold weather hits, sometimes you crave something a little heavier than a chicken soup. Instead, opt for this heartier alternative that combines the classic chicken and broth with chunky stew ingredients such as chopped tomatoes, kidney beans and carrots. For meatless options, try these vegan soup and stew recipes.
Lemon Basil Shrimp Risotto
Count on the Pioneer Woman for a simple, delicious one-pot recipe. This risotto combines garlic, shrimp, lemon, basil and loads of grated Parmesan.
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One-Pot Cacio e Pepe
This cheese and pepper pasta dish comes together in just one pot, so there’s no need to boil water separately. Try this genius technique out, and prepare to be amazed.
Lighter Taco Skillet
Make any night taco night with this easy and healthy recipe that is on the table in mere minutes – 15 minutes, to be exact. Simply add ground turkey, black beans, chipotle peppers and Mexican seasonings to your skillet and serve up with fresh corn tortillas and a variety of fixins’.
Mexican Rice Casserole
If you’ve got company coming over, keep things simple with this Mexican-inspired one-pot wonder that is almost entirely hands-off. From the cheesy topping to the seasoned rice underneath, it’s a dinner host’s dream. Find more of The Pioneer Woman’s best Tex-Mex recipes.
Believe it or not, this cast-iron deep-dish pizza is ready within 30 minutes. Top it off with your favourite ingredients like mozzarella, fresh basil, pepperoni and any other ingredient your heart desires. Your belly will thank you. Find more of The Pioneer Woman’s one-pot recipes.
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Up your mac and cheese game with this easy, creamy recipe from Rachael Ray, which combines butternut squash, onion and herbs for a boost of seasonal flavours.
Pot Roast with Baby Vegetables
This one-pot recipe takes nearly eight hours to cook, but it’s mostly hands-off – and you’ll be left with ultra-tender beef and a pile of vegetables including potatoes, onions and mushrooms.
Easy Skinny Skillet Lasagna
If you’re looking for lighter fare that will still warm your belly, try this simple one-skillet recipe that combines zucchini, spinach and low-fat cheeses for a mouth-watering pasta dish we guarantee you’ll want in your regular dinner rotation.
The Pioneer Woman's Chicken Noodle Soup
An old-fashioned wonder, chicken and noodles never go out of style. This take on the classic chicken soup combines egg noodles with tender morsels of chicken.
Portuguese One-Pot Chicken and Potatoes
Chicken thighs are dusted with paprika and cooked with chorizo, potatoes and herbs in this versatile recipe by Rachael Ray.
One-Pot Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce
No need to boil water with this recipe. Everything, including the pasta, is cooked together in a single pan.
Risotto con Radicchio e Vino Rosso
This classic Italian risotto, the original one-pot meal, is made with a head of radicchio, vegetable broth, red wine and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Its ultra-violet colour is right on trend.
Gluten-Free One-Pot Chicken Paprikash Penne
While suffering through the dregs of winter, there’s nothing better than coming home to a comforting bowl of pasta – especially one that is ready within 25 minutes. This easy gluten-free dinner option is so delicious, even the pickiest of eaters will devour it. Check out more of our best-ever pasta recipes for easy dinners.
Sausage, Pepper and Onion One-Pot
This skillet supper recipe calls for Italian sausages, three kinds of peppers and herbs in a single pan. Serve with crusty bread to sop up the sauce.
Chianti Marinated Beef Stew
An entire bottle of Chianti wine gives this one-pot beef stew recipe major depth of flavour.
Creamy Artichoke and Potato Soup
This easy soup recipe gets its silky texture from blending leeks, artichokes and potatoes. A dollop of mascarpone cheese and chopped chives adds additional richness and flavour.
Creamy Chicken and Mushroom One-Pot with Pot Pie Toppers
This scrumptious dish has comfort food written all over it, from the juicy chicken breasts and button mushrooms to the baby potatoes and puff pastry toppers. It works as both a cozy weeknight supper or dinner party jaw-dropper.