If you’re looking to save time in the kitchen and still nourish your family, a one-pot recipe should be your go-to. No need to prepare many different dishes — just cook all your ingredients in one pot or pan and serve straight away!
From simple stews to hearty rice dishes, these one-pot meal recipes are guaranteed to save you time from cooking to clean-up:
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Stews are one of the easiest one-pot meals to make. They can be immensely filling and you can pack a variety of ingredients in them, making them an incredibly versatile dish. Plus, you can freeze portions to reheat and enjoy the next day! You can’t go wrong with a healthy combination of salmon, broccoli, potatoes and carrots. Serve with bread to soak up every last bit of goodness.
Ditch the canned alphabet soup and make this deliciously filling minestrone soup instead which is chock full with nutrition. It’s sure to be hit with the kids as well! This one uses risoni but you can use pasta shells or macaroni too. Bonus: You can freeze this dish in an airtight container for up to a month!
Got some leftover beef, pork or chicken? Pair it with macaroni and you’ll have a delicious (and kid-friendly) meal in just 35 minutes. We love that this dish calls for just five ingredients that you can easily find in your pantry too – minced meat, macaroni, onion, tomatoes and soy sauce.
Porridge is the ultimate comfort dish, so why not warm your tummy with this delicious six-ingredient fish porridge that’s both yummy (thanks to the cheese) and also healthy (thanks to the omega-3 fatty acids from the salmon).
Easy to prepare and bursting with flavours, this guilt-free dish is not only a great comfort food to share with your loved ones, it’s delicious too. Tip: You can make the stock a day ahead and refrigerate. The fat will solidify on the surface and is easier to remove.
This 30-minute one-pan dish is incredibly easy to prepare, and features a healthy assortment of vegetables including broccoli, asparagus and snow peas. Best served with garlic bread!
This hearty, flavoursome dish inspired by the classic Moroccan beef tagine stew is a little spicy (from the Moroccan seasoning) and a little sweet (from the raisins or currants). A great one-dish wonder that will your loved ones keep coming back for more.
This one-dish recipe features poached fillets of fish (best to use firm-fleshed white fish like sea perch, barramundi) served simmered in a traditional Italian tomato, basil and olive sauce. (Puttanesca is a tomato-based sauce given salty flavours from ingredients such as olives and capers.) Super satisfying yet incredibly simple to make. It’s best served with bread to soak up all the sauce.
This one-pot fried rice meal is packed with nutritious veggies like carrots, corn and spinach but you can replace with other vegetables of your choice.
If you’re craving western, try this delicious one-dish wonder – potato gnocchi with shredded chicken, mushrooms and spinach in a cream sauce that’s ready to eat in 40 minutes. (Psst, if you can’t get your hands on gnocchi, we reckon the recipe works just as well with shell or penne pasta too!)
Relish every morsel of fragrant basmati rice cooked with an aromatic mix of spices and chicken with this authentic Indian recipe.
Elevate instant noodles by adding teriyaki sauce, minced beef, green beans and frozen peas for a quick and easy stir-fried noodle dish.
Trying to cut down on your carb intake? Substitute regular noodles with daikon noodles you can easily make with a spiraliser or mandolin, then stir-fry with prawns, carrots, snap peas and sauces for a delicious yet guilt-free meal.
An easy way to change up meals and add some variety to your weekly dinners, the mac ‘n’ cheese dish is a classic staple that both kids and adults would appreciate.
This tasty Mexican stew, which is basically chilli with meat and tomatoes, is a great way to spice up your family meal. Pair it with rice, tortilla chips or baked potatoes.
If you’re looking for something quick and easy to feed a hungry family on a busy evening, this Korean Army Stew (Budae Jjigae) is a one-pot meal that hits all the right notes, particularly on a rainy day.
A pot of nutritious chicken soup keeps you full with all the protein in one pot. All you need is a slow cooker. Toss in some sweet potato, parsnip, mushrooms and diced chicken and you’ll get a hearty meal.
Served with potatoes, onions, tomatoes, celery, and lean beef, this hearty, slow-cooked beef and vegetable soup makes a fantastic one-pot meal that will satisfy the whole family.
This beloved Thai vegetarian staple is best paired with fragrant jasmine rice that goes well with the thick, aromatic curry. Meat-lovers can opt to add some chicken or beef into the pot for a heavier meal.