3 Quick One-Pot Recipes For People Who Are Tired Of Doing Dishes

One of the great things about one-pot recipes is that despite all the cooking that goes into creating those tasty meals, doing dishes isn't really an issue. As the name suggests, everything happens in just one pot or pan. That's pretty fantastic in and of itself, isn't it? Even better when those one-pot dishes also taste delicious! That's why we've put our heads together and come up with 3 quick and easy one-pot recipes that are perfect for weeknight dinners. We've got garlic herb chicken with rice, a sausage and pepper penne pot, plus the most comforting baked spaghetti and meatballs ever. See for yourself!

Each one-pot recipe makes enough for 4-6 people.

1. Garlic Herb Chicken With Rice

You'll Need:

  • 4-5 chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh herbs
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1⅓ cups chicken broth

Here's How:

1.1 Preheat the oven to 400°F and heat some oil in a pan. Rub the chicken thighs with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder, and fry them on both sides.

1.2 Remove the chicken from the pan and add the diced onions, rice, chicken broth, and fresh herbs.

1.3 Put the chicken thighs back in the pan with the other ingredients, cover with a lid, transfer the pan to the oven, and cook for 35 minutes.

Garlic Herb Chicken With Rice

2. Sausage & Pepper Penne Pot

You'll Need:

  • 4 hot dogs, chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
  • ½ green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 qt whole milk
  • 11 oz uncooked penne noodles
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh herbs

Here's How:

2.1 Heat some oil in a pan and add the onion slices, hot dog pieces, and bell pepper strips. Season everything with salt, pepper, cumin, garlic powder, and chili powder.

2.2 Add the uncooked pasta and milk, cover the pan with a lid, and let everything simmer. After a while, add the shredded cheese and fresh herbs. Once the pasta is al dente, it's done!

Sausage And Pepper Penne Pot

3. Baked Spaghetti & Meatballs

You'll Need:

  • 1 lb ground beef, formed into meatballs
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 14 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 8 oz uncooked spaghetti noodles
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh herbs

Here's How:

3.1 Heat some oil in a pan and fry the meatballs. Add the diced onion, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and tomato paste to the skillet.

3.2 Add the crushed tomatoes, uncooked spaghetti noodles (break them in half to make them fit in the pan more easily), and water. Cover the pan with a lid and let everything simmer.

3.3 Add the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese and let everything continue to simmer until the pasta is al dente. Serve this delish one-pot dish with diced tomatoes and fresh herbs.

Baked Spaghetti And Meatballs

3 utterly delicious recipes that are super quick and easy to make – it's a dream come true! All you need is a big pot or pan and a huge appetite. If you have a hankering for a comforting, hearty dish with very little clean-up involved, these one-pot recipes will hit the spot!


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