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13 Family Favorite One Pot Dinners

Fuss-free, family-friendly one-pot dinners

These easy one-pot meals make life a little easier. Quick to prep, easy to clean up, and no fuss -- they're here to help.

1. One Pan Orecchiette Pasta

Costs pennies, requires only a handful of ingredients, is super-easy...and it's still completely satisfying and delicious.

One Pan Orecchiette Pasta

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

2. Big Rays Kielbasa Cabbage Skillet For a Crowd

A simple way to cook cabbage and sausage in one big skillet. This dish is a winner for a potluck.

Big Rays Kielbasa Cabbage Skillet For a Crowd

Photo by lutzflcat

3. Ultimate All in One Chicken Dinner

This one-skillet chicken dinner is perfect for a family Sunday lunch or dinner party.

Ultimate All in One Chicken Dinner

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

4. Chicago's Chicken Vesuvio

"This Chicago original is made with browned chicken-on-the-bone pieces, baked with garlic, onion, and Yukon gold potato wedges sopped in white wine," says Diana71. "It's a one-pan dish that starts on the stove and finishes in the oven Garnish with a lovely pan sauce and peas (or baby lima beans yummm!). Once an economic meal named for Mt. Vesuvio near Naples, it has turned into a signature Chicago dish that you'll absolutely love."

Chicago's Chicken Vesuvio

Photo by Diana71

5. Italian Drunken Noodles

Rave Review: "I prepped this early in the day, separating the sausage/pepper mixture from the cooked noodles and reserving the parsley and basil. When it was time for dinner, I combined everything, reheated it, and dinner was on the table in 10 minutes." -- bellepepper

Italian Drunken Noodles

Photo by Molly

6. Simple Beef Pot Roast

This pot roast could not be easier. Brown the beef and put it in a pot with sautéed veggies, then relax until dinner's ready. Bonus: There's no gravy-making here -- the sauce is formed by the natural juices from the meat and veggies.

Simple Beef Pot Roast

Photo by Diane Fleury Berzinas

7. Slow Cooker, Easy Baked Potato Soup

Rave Review: "I love this recipe in my slow cooker, especially since there is minimal prep. No bacon to fry, so the slow cooker is the only dish you will get dirty." -- The-Baby-Bow-Lady


Slow Cooker, Easy Baked Potato

Photo by Melody

8. Chef John's Spaghetti al Tonno

Rave Review: "Perfect for a weeknight supper. It's quick, easy, budget and pantry-friendly, and so delicious!" -- Deb


Chef John's Spaghetti al Tonno

Photo by sonjagroset

9. Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Quicker than you can say, "Soup's on!" this one's ready. The six cans are black beans, chicken broth, corn, chicken chunks,and diced tomatoes with green chile peppers. If you like, add one more: cream of chicken soup.


Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Photo by Michael Cotner

10. Turkey Spaghetti Zoodles

Gluten-free, fuss- free, and so delicious. You'll love how quick this meal comes together.


Turkey Spaghetti Zoodles

Photo by bd.weld

11.Protein-Packed Vegetarian Fried Rice

Tofu, Sriracha,rice and lots of healthy veggies make this a hearty and satisfying dish at any time of the day.


Protein-Packed Vegetarian Fried Rice

Photo by Linda T.

12. Classic Goulash

An American comfort food classic. Make this simple goulash on the stove or in the slow cooker.


Classic Goulash

Photo by KGora

13. Crispy Rosemary Chicken and Fries

Rave Review: "If you're like me you are always multitasking. This recipe takes 5 minutes to prepare. One pan easy clean up and so good!" says Kathy's Kitchen.

Crispy Rosemary Chicken and Fries

Photo by Shorecook

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