With the holidays right around the corner, you might be short on the time or energy required to make a quality meal. I’ve gotten pretty used to calling ice cream and wine “dinner,” but those days are long gone with these simple recipes that can be thrown into one pot or pan and easily made with virtually no cleaning afterwards.
If you’re all about an easy dinner and clean-up situation like I am, check out these 14 recipes that will help you get through the next two weeks. You’ll have a great meal and still have time to wrap presents, bake cookies, attend gatherings or whatever else you have going on.
1. Roasted Veggies and Sausage
Throw some peppers, onions and any vegetables that you like in a skillet with some sausage, and voilà! Dinner is served. Get the recipe.
2. Lemon Rosemary Chicken
Not only will this chicken that’s marinated in lemon and rosemary taste amazing, it’s going to smell incredible as it cooks, too. Get the recipe.
3. Mexican Quinoa
Try a healthier take on a burrito bowl, and mix in some corn, beans and spices together with quinoa, instead of rice. Get the recipe.
4. Squash Frittata
An eggy dish is all the better when combined with squash and eaten at dinnertime. Because there’s nothing better than brinner, now is there? Get the recipe.
5. Shrimp Parmesan Pasta
Shrimp and spinach make this way more than just a regular old pasta recipe. Plus, all the ingredients can be cooked together in one pot. It doesn’t get much better than that. Get the recipe.
6. Farmer’s Market Pasta
Nothing goes together quite like fresh veggies and pasta noodles. So, mix them all up together and enjoy! Get the recipe.
7. Quinoa, Chickpea & Spinach Soup
This soup makes for one healthy, warm and filling meal that’s perfect for the cold season. Get the recipe.
8. Creamy Mushroom Spinach Orzo
Milk and chicken broth combine to make this dish creamy and savory. Mushroom and spinach add a bit of extra deliciousness, too. Get the recipe.
9. Butternut Squash & Quinoa Chili
Healthy, hearty comfort food is coming your way with this one pot vegetarian chili. Get the recipe.
10. Salmon With Crispy Cabbage & Kale
This super healthy one pan meal only takes 25 minutes to make. So, really you’ve got no excuse not to make it. Get the recipe.
11. Lemon Chicken With Asparagus & Potatoes
Meat, fruit and veggies combine for one filling, flavorful dish. Get the recipe.
12. Corned Beef & Cabbage
There’s nothing quite like corned beef and cabbage for a warm winter’s meal, you know? Get the recipe.
13. Homemade Hamburger Helper
All of the deliciousness of hamburger helper, made from scratch. It’s just as easy too, so skip the box. Get the recipe.
14. Poached Eggs & Tomato Sauce
Healthy and filling, this poached egg dish makes for a savory kind of breakfast-for-dinner option that’s pretty irresistible. Get the recipe.
Gone are the days of terrible, complicated dinners. Enjoy these one-pot wonders for the next two weeks! Bon appétit!