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31 One-Pot Dinners To Make Every Night In December

Bless no mess.

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1. One Pot Cashew Chicken Ramen

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Instant ramen noodles get a makeover with this Asian-inspired recipe that's ready in just 25 minutes. Get the recipe.

2. One Pot French Onion Pasta Bake

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It's like French onion soup and baked ziti had a baby...and what on earth could be bad about that? Get the recipe.

3. One Pot Teriyaki Chicken Zoodles

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Ready for a secret? You can save time and make this a true five-ingredient dinner by using store-bought teriyaki sauce. Get the recipe.

4. One Pot Turkey Tamale Pie

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A base of polenta gets topped with turkey, enchilada sauce, black beans, and lots of Mexican-inspired spices. Then, the whole thing gets cooked to cheesy, creamy perfection. Get the recipe.

5. One Pot Chickpea Tikka Masala

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Before you reach for a takeout menu, try this 30-minute recipe. Garam masala, cumin, curry powder, paprika, cayenne, ginger, fire roasted tomatoes, and coconut milk make for a super flavorful and filling meatless meal. Get the recipe.

6. Spinach and Feta Mac and Cheese

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Mac and cheese is all grown up, thanks to some basic Mediterranean ingredients. Get the recipe.

7. One Pot Lasagna

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Making homemade lasagna doesn't have to be such a process. Just add browned ground beef, marinara sauce, no-boil lasagna noodles, and lots of cheese in layers to an oven-proof skillet or pot. Get the recipe.

8. One Pot Chicken Parm Pasta

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If you're in the mood to indulge, add a top layer of bread crumbs to give the pasta that crispy baked chicken parm texture. Get the recipe.

9. One Pot Vietnamese Beef Stew

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This comforting beef stew gets a kick from lemongrass, green chillies, cinnamon, Chinese five spice powder, and kaffir lime. Get the recipe.

10. One Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes

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Not only is this dinner easy and super satisfying, but it's also a perfect budget meal starring eggs, diced tomatoes and potatoes, ingredients that are probably already sitting in your pantry. Get the recipe.

11. One Skillet Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry

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Weeknight dinner doesn't get much easier than throwing chicken and veggies into a skillet. Stir-fry all the ingredients with a mixture of soy sauce, peanut butter, honey, sesame oil, and ginger for a meal that seriously rivals takeout. Get the recipe.

12. One Pot Roasted Red Pepper and Sausage Alfredo

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Shake up your everyday pasta recipe with this creamy dish loaded with Italian sausage and spinach. You can jazz it up even more by adding more veggies like kale, mushrooms, or broccoli. Get the recipe.

13. Lemon Pepper Chicken with Orzo

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Lemony orzo, creamy feta, and crispy roasted chicken thighs make for a simple yet satisfying weeknight dinner. The best part: It costs under $2 per serving.

Get the recipe.

14. One Pot Thai Shrimp and Quinoa

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This quinoa gets cooked in chicken stock, ginger, coconut milk, coconut oil, fish sauce, and sesame oil. The result: The most tender, flavorful grains you've ever tasted. Get the recipe.

15. One Pot Herb Roasted Chicken with Toasted Wild Rice Pilaf.

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Roast chicken doesn't have to boring. This seasonal dish is loaded with comforting flavors like thyme, rosemary, sage, garlic, and mushrooms. You can also use chicken breasts, thighs, or drumsticks-- whatever you have on hand. Get the recipe.

16. One Pot Red Curry with Vegetables

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This dairy-free and meatless dinner still manages to be incredibly creamy, thanks for coconut milk and red curry paste. Get the recipe.

17. One Pot Chicken Chorizo Paella

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Did you know you can make paella in 20 minutes flat? Yuuuup. Get the recipe.

18. Thai Peanut Pasta

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Linguine and lots of veggies get boiled together in vegetable broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, and peanut butter. Garnish your bowl with anything from bean sprouts and chopped peanuts to cilantro and lime. Get the recipe.

19. One Pot Greek Meatballs with Lemon Dill Rice

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Make the meatballs first on the stove top, then add arborio rice and chicken broth to the same pan and transfer it all in the oven for 25 minutes. Get the recipe.

20. One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

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Make a big batch of this chili mac and freeze it in individual portions for easy, feel-good meals when you don't have time to cook. Get the recipe.

21. One Pot Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole

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The best part about this recipe is that you can mix it with your favorite ingredients. Start with a grain, add some protein like chicken or ground beef, load it up with veggies, and season it with Tex-Mex spices. Get the recipe.

22. One Pot Gnocchi with Spinach and Chicken

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Get creative with dinner: You can make this meal differently every time by swapping shrimp or ground turkey for the chicken, or you can make it totally meatless by adding a bunch of veggies like mushrooms, broccoli, and sun-dried tomato. Get the recipe.

23. Turkey Taco Skillet

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Eat this turkey filling in tortillas, over rice or quinoa, or straight with a spoon. Get the recipe.

24. One Pot Pizza Rigattoni

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Can't choose between two favorite Italian comfort foods? Now you don't have to. Get the recipe.

25. One Pot Spanish Chicken and Potatoes

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This hearty meal comes together in just 30 minutes. Don't forget a a slice of bread for dipping. Get the recipe.

26. One Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp

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This seafood dish might look fancy, but everything—including the orzo—gets cooked in a single oven-proof skillet or pot. Top it off with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of Feta cheese for good measure. Get the recipe.

27. One Pot Curry Noodles with Tofu

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Craving curry in a hurry? This 25-minute recipe teeming with rice noodles, tofu, and veggies should do the trick. Get the recipe.

28. One Pot Short Rib Bolognese

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Pop all of your ingredients into a Dutch oven and let this rich short rib ragu cook until it literally melts in your mouth. Get the recipe.

29. One Pot Coq Au Vin

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You may not be able to travel to Paris for the holidays, but you can make this classic French chicken dish in a single dutch oven, which is definitely the next best thing. Get the recipe.

30. One Pot Spicy Thai Zucchini Noodles

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Load up this low-carb noodle recipe with your favorite veggies and proteins from spinach and tofu to bell pepper and chicken. Get the recipe.

31. One Pot Lemon Chicken Tortellini Soup

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Because tortellini > any other pasta. Get the recipe.