These healthy one-pot meal ideas are tasty, things you can feel good about serving AND let you get away with doing fewer dishes! Plus, who doesn’t love recipes where cleanup is so easy.
You can use an Instant Pot, pressure cooker, slow cooker or a large pan on top of the stove for all these recipes. If using a slow cooker, plan to cook the meal for 6-8 hours on low. If cooking on a stovetop, you will need to stick around as it simmers for a couple of hours.
- They are healthy! Now, keep in mind not all one-pot meals are healthy, but the ones in this list absolutely are. It’s a great feeling to make your family a meal that is loaded with vitamins and nutrients. That’s a huge win in my book.
- Cleanup is a breeze.Part of cooking that drives many of us crazy is the cleanup. You know how it feels when your kitchen is clean and organized, you cook a meal, and it looks like your kitchen exploded! Meals using one pot means fewer dishes!
- The recipes are versatile.Most one-pot dishes are super easy to adjust to your liking. If you don’t like onions, then skip them! Feel like having some sweet potatoes? Toss a few in the pot. Don’t be afraid to take these dishes and add your own unique flavor spin to them. Feel free to switch up proteins, vegetables and spices to make it your own.
- Great opportunities to double a recipe. Most of these recipes work so well for doubling for lunches or leftovers for the freezer.
Use Ingredients that You Like: Look at the ingredients in the recipe. If you find you enjoy all the ingredients, more than likely you will enjoy the dish. If you happen to not like an ingredient or two, try and swap it out for something you might enjoy. If you are not a fan of broccoli, swap it with cauliflower, or another vegetable.
Pull Together Recipes with Overlapping Ingredients: Look for recipes in the list that have similar ingredients so you can use “green beans” in both recipes instead of just one and have waste.
Leftovers: Freeze the leftovers or store them in the fridge for 1 day, and use for meal prepping for a quick lunch the next day or dinner. Most of these recipes reheat really nicely! Make sure to use sturdy BPA Free containers that won’t leak and travel great for work.
More One-Pot Recipes:
Dr. Helene’s Black Bean & Veggie Bowl
Dr. Helene’s Fantastic Fall Garden Vegetable Stew
Dr. Helene’s Mediterranean Dinner Salad
Dr. Helene’s Roasted Vegetablele Soup
Dr. Helene’s Protein, Pasta & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner
Energizing Breakfast Bowl