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9 One-Pan and One-Pot Weeknight Dinners

Sheet Pan Salmon with Potatoes

There’s a lot to love about meals that require a sole pot or pan to cook up. The obvious plus is fewer dishes to clean up afterwards, as well as being able to tackle prep in advance—aka before leaving for work—so that only a single step stands between you and dinner when you come home. And more often than not, they yield a good number of servings yet are easily scaled if you’d like to make extra, too.

From pastas and pasta bakes to soups, fried rice, and a sheet pan spread, we’ve narrowed it down to 9 one-pot or -pan recipes that we find ourselves returning to time and again:

Fast and Easy One Pot Pastas

One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Pasta

One-Pot Pantry Pasta with Tomatoes and Squash

One-Pot French Onion Pasta

One Pot Lemony Rigatoni Alfredo with Mushrooms and Peas

One Pot Broccoli Rabe and Mushroom Pasta Bake

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Everything-But-The-Kitchen-Sink Rice and Quinoa Dishes

We’re generally not very “go-with-the-grain”—except when it comes to these rice and quinoa favorites. Throw in whatever veggies you have, some beans or eggs, and you’ll have yourself a well-rounded skillet meal in no time.

One Pan Mexican-Inspired Quinoa Skillet

Freestyle Fried Rice Skillet

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Chili

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