Is there anything better than walking in the front door after a long day of work, throwing a few quickly-prepped ingredients into one big pot, and letting the whole dish cook itself on the stove while you run a hot bath to soak the day away?
Okay actually, this scenario never happens at our house because I’m usually met at the door by one kid begging for snacks because she’s starvvving and the other kid grabbing my hand to show me how he created a new painting – on the playroom wall. But still, the one-pot meal is a lifesaver since I still don’t have time to be standing around the stove all evening or cleaning multiple pans once the dinner rush is done.
Since cozy supper season is officially upon us, it feels like the perfect time to bust out the dutch oven and keep it working from now ’til February. One of the best qualities of these hearty one-pot meals is that they can be super healthy (think a little meat, lots of winter root veggies, and loads of spices and aromatics) but feel as hearty and stick-to-your-ribs as the best kind of comfort food.
Read on for the 19 one-pot meals that’ll be on constant rotation at our house over the next few months.
Zucchini and Three Cheese Lasagna from Half Baked Harvest
Slow Baked Citrus Salmon with Chilis and Fennel from Camille Styles
Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potatoes from Love and Lemons
Pumpkin Chickpea Curry from Camille Styles
French Onion Soup from Bon Appetit
Moroccan Chicken Tagine from Camille Styles
Mushroom and Kale Risotto from A Couple Cooks
Eggplant and Brussels Sprout Curry from Green Kitchen Stories
Jerk Chicken and Sweet Potatoes from Camille Styles
Sweet Potato Vichyssoise from DesignLoveFest
Vegetable Packed Kitchari from Camille Styles
Caramelized Fennel, Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup from The Gouda Life
Coq au Riesling from Simply Delicious
Turmeric Chicken Soup from Camille Styles
Baked Penne with Spinach and Tomatoes from Bev Cooks
Classic Shakshuka from Camille Styles
Creamy Spinach Lentils from Pinch of Yum
Roasted Chili-Orange Salmon with Garlic and Green Veggies from Camille Styles
Tomato Poached Eggs with Kale and Wheat Berries from Not Without Salt