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25 One-Dish Meals For Nights When You’re Tired AFWe All Have 'Em, Now You Can Be Prepared

At some point in your lives (let’s face it, probably multiple points, like all the time) you’re going to have a night where you just can’t be bothered to do anything.

You don’t want to deal with take away, but you sure as hell don’t have the energy for any complicated meals that involve dishes upon dishes.

That’s where this list comes in. It’s the perfect solution to those evenings, a list of simply, one-dish meals that even ‘totally over it’ you can do. They’re one pot, one dish, one tray meals, just waiting to be eaten by your ravenous family.

1. One Pot Lasagne Soup

If you thought lasagne was good the way you traditionally eat it, just wait until you try this incredible soup version. Super easy, super cheesy and absolutely delicious.

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2. One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

Prep this bad boy in just 10 minutes, and cook almost as quickly, this Balsamic Chicken recipe couldn’t get any easier. It’s super simple, and guaranteed to impress on short notice.

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3. One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Simple, colourful and full of goodness, it’s hard not to like this One Pan Mexican Quinoa, which takes just 35 minutes to make, but keeps everyone happier for much longer!

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4. One Pan Chicken Apple Sausage Pasta

There are so many great sausage flavours out there these days, with the fruity and interesting ones being our favourite. This recipe uses one variety of sausage, chicken apple, to great effect here.

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5. One Pot Creamy Parmesan Garlic Risotto With Lemon Pepper Chicken

This might not be the fastest recipe, but it’s got to be one of the tastiest and satisfying. With crispy chicken pieces and creamy risotto underneath, you’re going to be scratching your head trying to figure out this one pot wonder.

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6. One Pan Coriander-Lime Chicken and Rice With Black Beans

It might only take 30 minutes to cook, but you’ll love it for a lifetime. Full of flavour that everyone will love, you can also choose to serve it with more Mexican sides, or just as is!

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7. One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles

What’s not to love about this dish? It’s spicy, delicious and super easy to cook in one pot. If you want to make it a bit healthier just swap out the pasta for flat rice noodles!

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8. One Pot Tandoori Quinoa

Quinoa is such a healthy and simple thing to add to your weekly lineup, especially when it’s dressed up in this gorgeous one pot curry dinner. It’s vegan, but tastes incredible and on the table in 40 mins, including prep!

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9. One Pot Greek Meatballs With Lemon Dill Rice

Wow, just wow. That’s all we have to say about this jaw-dropping stunner with it’s tangy but crispy meatballs and creamy risotto rice, it’s like a dream!

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10. One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta

Pasta is the staple of the one pot meal, but we’ve tried not to include too many pasta dishes here. However, when we remembered this recipe we couldn’t resist! It really is that good!

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11. One Pot Chicken Chow Mein

Why settle for greasy, takeaway chow mien when you can make your own at home in just 30 minutes? Jump on this recipe for a simple, but satisfying, dinner for a busy night.

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12. One Pot Enchilada Rice Casserole

Mexican food is such a great family option, and something that many kids find themselves enjoying. That’s why this one pot enchilada rice casserole is going to be a winner, believe us!

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13. One Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Ok now this is getting a bit crazy. Is it really possible to make a chicken pot pie with just one pot? Sure is! Just check out this one!

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14. Creamy Chicken, Orzo and Sun-Dried Tomato Skillet

Deliciously creamy orzo and stunning chicken thighs all happening in one pot? You better believe it, because this 45-minute wonder is sexy as hell!

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15. Vegan Lentil Curry With Tomatoes

This veggie-packed wonder is ideal for your next Meatless Monday. Not only is it ready to be eaten in just 30 minutes it’s got so many good ingredients you’ll be drooling over! Also, it’s gluten-free!

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16. Skinny Chicken Marsala

Ah Marsala wine, the fortified wine always brings an unbelievable flavour to meals, and this one is no exception. Not only is it one of the most delicious chicken meals ever, it’s even a little healthy!

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17. One Pan Spanish Chicken

Amazing flavours, almost no clean up, this is one meal that any parent looking for a simple, hearty meal will jump on. It’s just waiting for your next busy weeknight to shine!

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18. One Pot Spicy Taco Rice Skillet

There’s a lot to love about tacos, but when you have little kids they’re often more mess than they’re worth. Well test them out on this one pot rice wonder, promising everything you love about tacos. Dial down the spice if you need to!

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19. Skillet Rosemary Lemon Chicken

Rosemary is such a wonderful flavour, so hearty and comforting, which is why we were drooling over this Skillet Rosemary Lemon Chicken. It’s super easy, super delicious, and done in under 30 minutes!

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20. Cheeseburger Gnocchi

This is one meal that we can almost guarantee your kids will love. Seriously, it’s a cheeseburger in a pan, what kid isn’t going to go for that? Try it yourself!

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21. Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Quick, cheap, simple and delicious!

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22. White Wine Poached Salmon Fillets

This might sound like a dish read from a high class restaurant’s menu, but we guarantee that it is much better made at home. This recipe is a salmon lover’s delight.

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23. Frugal Salmon Patties

My Mum used to make these and she served it with a nice light crunchy salad. Nice and filling!

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24. Simple Curried Sausages

A lovely, frugal, one dish recipe!

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25. Healthy One-Pan Honey Lemon Chicken

The perfect mix of sweet and sour, healthy for parents and kids, and it tastes incredible!

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What are your favourite one pot meals?

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