We’re going to let you in on a little secret: It’s possible to make all of the cookies, cakes, fruit desserts, and ice cream dishes you love without spending hours on prep and cleanup. Here, we’re sharing one-pot desserts that are made using time-saving techniques, minimal ingredients, and revolve around easy clean up, and they offer all of the things you love about our one-pot recipes just with a sweet twist. But because desserts are slightly different than savory meals, we had to bend our one-pot rules ever so slightly: While these recipes do feature simplified prep, streamlined ingredients, and just one cooking vessel—or, in the case of the Coconut Water Granita that’s shown here, one vessel for freezing—in some cases we may require an additional bowl to mix everything together. Still, we match that extra dish to wash with smart techniques and tricks that ensure you’re able to enjoy
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
Are you a home cook who doesn’t feel confident making fish? Take the intimidation factor out of cooking seafood with these one-pot fish recipes: Each will prove to you that seafood is one of the easiest and tastiest routes to dinner and that a stellar meal doesn’t require the use of every pan in the kitchen. In just one vessel—be it a pot, skillet, or sheet pan—fresh, versatile seafood comes together with other tasty fare to become quick, comforting meals that will always hit the spot.
To help you round out your dinner repertoire, we cooked our favorite seafood—salmon, shrimp, tuna, mussels, and white fish—using techniques that freshen up dishes while also teaching you how to get a tasty meal on the table with minimal effort. Simmer a quick-cooking fish stew, such as the Fish Stew with Herbed Toasts that’s pictured here. Embrace the broiler to prepare a quick
One-pot meals may seem like just another internet food trend, but they’ve been around since the invention of pots, and we expect that they’re here to stay. This simple, clever method of cooking means you’re able to get dinner on the table with the least amount of collateral (dish) damage possible, which has made them been a favorite among our editors and readers. They’re versatile, too, as evidenced by the fact that our team has made one-pan dinners six ways from Sunday, and we still haven’t grown tired of them.
From quick sheet-pan suppers to Dutch-oven masterpieces, there are so many different methods of “one-pot” cooking to consider. If you’re asking us to choose just one favorite, though, then one-pot pastas would be the all-seasons winner in the weeknight dinner category: Comforting carbs are perfect for warming up bellies on a chilly night, but they can also be great for