One-Pan and One-Pot Dinner Recipes to Test Out
Posted on 5/8/2020 by

After all this time at home, you may have already made all your tried-and-true recipes and whipped up some new concoctions using random ingredients from your fridge. To keep recipe fatigue at bay, we've compiled 10 one-pan and one-pot dinner recipes so you can try a tasty new dish and not end up with a kitchen covered in dirty dishes.

  1. Sausage, Sweet Potato and Broccoli Roast A versatile staple, just throw the three ingredients in a pan and pop it in a 450-degree oven to roast for up to 45 minutes, based on how crispy you like it. Feel free to customize and switch out broccoli for brussels sprouts, sausage for chicken sausage, etc., to fit your family preferences or dietary restrictions!
  2. Easy Vegetarian Risotto Risotto sounds intimidating but all it takes is a little bit of time and patience. After softening onion and garlic in a wide saucepan, add the risotto and pour broth in one ladle at a time, stirring constantly, until all the broth is gone and the rice is nearly cooked – this should take around 20 minutes. Then the hard part is done, and you can add zucchini and asparagus directly into the risotto to cook for around 5 minutes for a filling meat-free meal!
  3. Chorizo Paella Add some spice to your weekly dinner routine! Take your taste buds to Spain for a dish filled with savory kicks. After browning chorizo, onion and garlic, you'll add in the rest of your ingredients one by one as they cook into the same skillet starting with rice and chicken broth, then chicken and olives, and finally your shrimp.
  4. Sesame-Ginger Salmon A light, spring dish, this salmon is healthy and convenient as the whole meal is cooked in a parchment pouch! Take honey, soy sauce, ginger and your favorite spices and pour over a slice of salmon atop zucchini. Fold the parchment paper into a pouch (see a tutorial here) and bake for 16-18 minutes.
  5. Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo Pretend you're in New Orleans with this Mardi Gras-inspired dish that takes less than five minutes to prepare. Simply chop up the vegetables and sausage then add all the ingredients, excluding your shrimp, into a slow cooker. Let this dish cook on low for up to eight hours and your home will be filled with the delicious scent of Cajun cooking! Add the shrimp in 30 minutes before serving and you're done.
  6. Seared Pork and Veggies Protein, vegetables and fruits combine in this dish filled with cider pork, apples and roasted broccoli. First, sear your pork then set aside – while this is resting, cook onions, apples and broccoli in the same pan. Then add your pork back in, add the cider and cook until reduced. A tip to make sure your pork is evenly cooked: find a thin, boneless cut!
  7. Fully-Loaded Hash Breakfast for dinner? Yes, please! Add any root vegetable you have like sweet potato and combine with peppers, onions and your choice of protein. Place this in the oven to cook and then let cool for 10 minutes. After it's cooled, crack your eggs directly into the hash and cook again, between 5 and 12 minutes, depending on how runny you want your yolk to be!
  8. Chicken Tortilla Soup When those spring nights get a little chilly, warm up with a hearty soup with spice. Throw all ingredients into a large pot and watch the magic happen – top with tortilla strips and sour cream to be transported back to your favorite Mexican restaurant.
  9. Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken and Orzo Head to Italy with pan-seared chicken breasts in a sun-dried tomato and spinach sauce. Cooked in one skillet, the orzo is infused with the creamy sauce for added flavor!
  10. One-Pan Spaghetti and Meatballs For those who have children and want a staple, here's an easier version that only needs one pan to make! Ready in 30 minutes, this comfort dish is a go-to you'll always have in your back pocket.

If none of the above entice your taste buds, make your own one-pan meal using this how-to article or this video of 31 different one-pan recipes that will have something for everyone. Happy cooking and from all of us at Stanley Martin Homes, we hope you are staying safe and healthy!

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