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8 One-Pot Dinners Ready in Less Than an Hour

One pot to rule them all.

These fuss-free dinners can be made in one big pot or skillet, making clean-up a breeze. They are super tasty recipes, as all the flavors mingle and cook together in one big dish.  They're hearty and filling too, so perfect for busy weeknight meals.

1. Chicken in a Pot | Ready in 40 mins

Rave Review: "My husband and I just made this tonight, and it tasted great!! It's a very simple dish, but you'd never know it by the complex flavor." -- Rhea


Chicken in a Pot

Photo by Rock_Lobster

2. One Pan Orecchiette Pasta | Ready in 40 mins

Rave Review: "This was AMAZING!!!! For a dish that was so simple and easy to make, I was rather stunned at how well it tasted. And the cheese to top it off, perfection!" -- Samantha Mitchell


One Pan Orecchiette Pasta

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

3. Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Rice Bowl  | Ready in 40 mins

Rave Review: "This is a great recipe for weeknight meals. Great leftovers for lunch. Classic flavor combos that really liven up the dish." -- MrsFisher0729


Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Rice Bowl

Photo by foodpornographer

4. Addictive Asian Beef Slaw | Ready in 35 mins

Rave Review: "My husband & four boys loved it! It's a good,quick,cheap meal for a family on a budget. I got pre-packaged Cole slaw & broccoli slaw. We also sprinkled sesame seeds on top. So many textures & colorful." -- fogarty


Addictive Asian Beef Slaw

Photo by Stasty Cook

5. Quinoa Chicken | Ready in 50 mins

Rave Review: "Super easy to make, very healthy, high protein and definitely hits the spot. I'm always looking for new ways to prepare ground chicken. I'll be making this one often." -- LilSnoo


Quinoa Chicken

Photo by LilSnoo

6. Gyudon Japanese Beef Bowl | Ready in 25 mins

Rave Review: "I loved this. I did it with rice noodles and enjoyed it." -- acollins20


Gyudon Japanese Beef Bowl

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

7. Italian Chicken Skillet | Ready in 40 mins

Rave Review: "I tripled the recipe and had NO leftovers - this NEVER happens in my house. Yummy." -- Leigh Anne


Italian Chicken Skillet

Photo by Rock_Lobster


8. Singapore Noodle Curry Shrimp | Ready in 25 mins

Rave Review:"Excellent, very quick and healthy. I added bean sprouts at the end for an added crunchy texture. It's definitely a keeper recipe." -- Lillie L.


Singapore Noodle Curry Shrimp

Photo by Susheelover



About Vicky McDonald

Always looking for more cheese! I love to bake, potter about the garden, and drink lemony gin & tonics in the sun. I also blog at