My Recipe Box

One-Pot Meals

One-pot dinner recipes

Hearty and cozy, a one-pot meal is the quintessential comfort food. Flavor-infused broths, rich sauces, tender meats and vegetables—they warm and nourish us body and soul. And, they’re perfect for casual family dinners as well as entertaining. Plus, they’re simple to make.


Beef, Barley & Butternut Squash Stew

You’ll mix a nutty blue-cheese spread for the croutons you’ll serve with the stew in a small bowl, but everything else—from the beef chuck to winter’s tastiest vegetables—braise in your Dutch oven until very tender.

view recipe

Curried Chicken Stew with Squash and Cashews

Sweet, deeply colored buttercup and kabocha squash are the top choices for this aromatic stew. If neither squash is available, use sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks.

view recipe

Cajun-Style Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

This traditional Cajun-style (brown) jambalaya is chock full of smoked meats with nary a tomato in sight. It’s the real deal.

view recipe

Thai Red Curry with Pork

Thai curries may just be the simplest dinners around. You’ll spend more time chopping than anything else and the flavors in this one-saucepan supper are amazing. Not a fan of pork? Create your own Thai curry recipe.

view recipe

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Salsa Verde & Feta

The beef is braised in red wine and port until its fall-off-the-bone tender. Then, in a surprisingly delicious twist, the ribs are topped with a fresh, feta-spiked salsa verde, taking the dish to a whole new level.

view recipe

Braised Italian Chicken with Green Beans, Tomatoes & Olives

Just grab chicken thighs and fresh green beans, and you can pull this simple supper together with what you probably already have in your pantry.

view recipe

Eggplant Ragoût with Tomatoes, Peppers & Chickpeas

No one said you had to stick with just one pot—rice, noodles or polenta can make a one-pot meal glorious. This hearty meatless stew is wonderful served over polenta or rice with some crusty bread.

view recipe

Chicken Braised with Red Wine Vinegar & Tomatoes

Deliciously piquant and complex, this one-skillet dish depends on good-quality red wine vinegar, so use the best you have. Recipe-raters swear by it.

view recipe

Beef Rendang

This special-occasion Malaysian dish is made intensely aromatic by coconut milk, chiles, and both fresh and dried spices.

view recipe

Roast Chicken with Fingerling Potatoes, Leeks & Bacon

The cast-iron skillet’s versatility is unmatched here. Bacon is rendered, vegetables are made soft and translucent, and a whole chicken roasts in one workhorse skillet.

view recipe

Beef Stroganoff

OK, let’s call this classic comfort dish almost-one-pot since you’ll need to cook the buttery egg noodles separately. It’s homey, saucy, and oh-so-satisfying, as any good one-pot meal should be.

view recipe

Braised Duck Legs with Figs, Star Anise & Winter Squash

The duck legs in this hearty one-pot are inspired—they make the dish special without being difficult to prepare. Plus, the duck becomes meltingly tender as it braises, soaking up all of the rich flavors of the sauce.

view recipe

Beef Braciola Stuffed with Basil & Mozzarella

This tender braise is a home-style version of the Italian-American classic.

view recipe

Skip this ad

Cookbooks, DVDs & More