Whether it’s made in a saucepan, stockpot, or baking dish, there’s one thing in common about all of the recipes here: They’re all one-pot dinners! We’re all for this method of cooking because it typically requires fewer steps and, of course, less mess than most of the dinner recipes we’re used to preparing.
Another thing that’s a constant with all of these recipes? They’re all vegetarian dinners that are consistently delicious. In the dishes ahead sweet potatoes take the place of ground beef in a totally transformative Vegan Sweet Potato Chili and the contrast of creamy, cool avocado slices atop a bowl of spicy vegetables and beans is entirely inspired.
Another vegetarian recipe that falls into the one-pan category is among our most beloved: Our One-Pot Pasta, pictured here, is a low-maintenance dish that’s favored by vegetarians and carnivores, alike. Lots of fresh garlic cloves, basil, sliced onions, cherry tomatoes, and red pepper flakes build classic Italian flavor that’s guaranteed in every twirl of pasta. Plus, everything cooks together in water, which becomes starchy from the spaghetti and turns into a light, creamy sauce.
Just as simple and family-friendly is our recipe for One-Pot Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon. Lemon, garlic, and Parmesan cheese perk up penne with their savory, bright flavors and fresh broccoli is key to maintaining a bright green color and crunch (frozen just won’t cut it).
We also have several hearty vegetarian soup recipes that can be made in one pot, such as Split-Pea Soup with Spinach and Barley. It’s the perfect way to marry fresh vegetables like leeks, carrots, celery, and baby spinach with pantry staples such as dried split peas and vegetable broth. In the same vein is this Vegan Lentil Soup—it’s a delicious, super nutritious one-pot dinner.
When you want to make an easy recipe that is guaranteed to delight, try these one-pot vegetarian meals.