22 Fast and Easy One Pot Meals

It’s a pretty busy week around the Budget Bytes household, so I’m just going to take a quick minute today to round up some really fast and easy ONE POT or ONE SKILLET meals for when your life is as busy as mine! :D  All of these recipes feature your protein, vegetables, and grains cooked together in one skillet or pot, making dinner ridiculously easy to prepare and serve. I promise to create a “one pot” category to make these recipes easy to access (I actually thought I already had), but until then here are 22 super easy dinner ideas that require little effort and even less clean up. XOXO

22 Fast and Easy One Pot Skillet Meals to make dinner enjoyable again. Budgetbytes.com

I find that the success of “one pot” recipes rests on two things: quality cookware and a good flavored broth (most of these recipes use broth as a cooking liquid). One pot recipes need very even heating, so good cookware is crucial. Poorly constructed cookware or vessels that are too thin tend to have hot spots that cause rice and pasta to scorch or stick to the bottom of the pot. I use Better Than Bouillon to make my broth for cooking, which not only offers a lot of flavor, but usually provides enough salt to season the entire dish. If your recipe turns out bland, your broth may be less flavorful or less salted than mine. Sometimes adding a pinch of salt to your final recipe can really help the flavors pop!

One Pot Meals

Cheesy Vegetarian Chili Mac - BudgetBytes.com
Cheesy Vegetarian Chili Mac

 

Pastalaya - BudgetBytes.com
Pastalaya

 

One Pot Roasted Red Pepper Pasta - BudgetBytes.com
One Pot Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

 

Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff
One Pot Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff

 

Italian Wonderpot
Italian Wonderpot

 

Chili Cheese Beef n Mac
Chili Cheese Beef & Mac

 

One Pot Sausage Mushroom Pasta
One Pot Sausage & Mushroom Pasta

 

Mushroom Artichoke Wonderpot
Spinach and Artichoke Wonderpot

 

Beef Taco Pasta
Beef Taco Pasta

 

One Skillet Meals

One Pot Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta - BudgetBytes.com
One Pot Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

 

Southwest Chicken Skillet
Southwest Chicken Skillet

 

Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta is a fast and easy "from scratch" version of the classic hamburger helper. BudgetBytes.com
Skillet Cheeseburger Pasta

 

Spanish Chickpeas and Rice - BudgetBytes.com
Spanish Chickpeas and Rice

 

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Orzo - BudgetBytes.com
Lemon Pepper Chicken with Orzo

 

Creamy Sausage & Pasta
Creamy Spinach and Sausage Pasta

 

Smoky White Bean Shakshuka makes the BEST breakfast for dinner! BudgetBytes.com
Smoky White Bean Shakshuka

 

20 Minute Creamy Spinach Artichoke Pasta - BudgetBytes.com
20 Minute Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Pasta

 

Skillet Chicken with Orzo and Olives - BudgetBytes.com
Skillet Chicken with Orzo and Olives

 

Monterrey Chicken Skillet - BudgetBytes.com
Monterrey Chicken Skillet

 

Yellow Rice Chicken Skillet - BudgetBytes.com
Yellow Rice Chicken Skillet

 

Bacon and Spinach Pasta with Parmesan - BudgetBytes.com
Bacon & Spinach Pasta with Parmesan

 

Chorizo Sweet Potato Skillet
Chorizo & Sweet Potato Skillet

22 Fast and Easy One Pot Skillet Meals to make dinner enjoyable again. Budgetbytes.com