10 Favorite One-Pot Dinners

I thought I’d start off the work week with ten of my favorite one-pot meals of late. Because some days, being a mom kind of kicks my butt. It’s probably the combination of being a new mom, a lawyer, a blogger, and a total over-achiever. I’m always going to spread myself thin. I’m always going to try too hard. And I’m definitely always going to strive to put a home-cooked dinner on the table. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to cut corners, accept help when I can, and learn to embrace the simpler options (dinner included.)

These dinner ideas use up less dishes (a.k.a., less dishwashing … you’re welcome, hubby!) and most can be made in under thirty minutes. They also all happen to be so good!


Moroccan Chicken Tangine: I love that this one is exotic, yet somehow still simple.


Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta: I love that this one is a different take on dinner. It’s a one-pot dish that can be scooped up with bread or pita, yum.


Maple and Mustard Glazed Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts: All of this is baked on one cookie sheet … so clever. Also, healthy and delicious. Love this.


Healthy Slow Cooker Chili: I have yet to brave a slow cooker. Truth: they kind of scare me. But I’m determined, and chili seems like a great place to start.


Mushroom and Kale Risotto: I’m a big fan of a meatless dinner every now and then; and lately, even hubby doesn’t seem to mind my random Meatless Mondays, especially when they mean creamy risotto.


Penne Bake with Spinach and Tomatoes: What can I say? I love pasta.


Classic Chicken and Dumplings: I make these chicken and dumplings (basically a hearty chicken stew) over and over again; that’s how you know it’s good.


Soba Noodles with Honey Soy Chicken: Stir-fried veggies, soba noodles, and honey chicken … so good.


Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup: Simple, delicious, and so much better than the canned stuff.


Potato and Egg Bake: If you’re a fan of breakfast for dinner, then this one-skillet egg and potato bake is for you.

Do you have any favorite one-pot dinner recipes? I’d love to hear them!



  1. Alyssa

    Egg bakes are my favorite—yum!

  2. Knivesliao

    This is a wonderful and helpful post! I have a 3 month old and getting hives thinking what it will be like when I return to work.

  3. Thank you Lexi,

    I can nearly smell them, I will try them soon.

    Greetings from Germany
    Andrea Agner

    • Lexi

      So glad to hear! Let me know how they turn out. 🙂

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  6. Hey Lexi! I miss chatting with you in the Alt Summit online classes! I was really inspired by this post, so I’m glad you wrote it. I get in a cooking rut sometimes so these are great ideas. Plus, how inventive is cooking everything on one cookie sheet–love that!

    • Lexi

      Oh my goodness, yes! Do they even offer those classes anymore? And I totally understand – I need an arsenal of easy recipes or else I get stuck and stop cooking for days at a time, whoops!

  7. Wow! You are the overachiever! These dishes all look fit for a cookbook cover shot. They look delicious.

    As someone who uses a slow cooker all the time I’ve gotta say, don’t be afraid of it! I love to put a pork tenderloin in with baby carrots, green beans and some marinade (usually teriyaki, but lemon pepper would be great too) and in 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low the meat just falls apart and everything is infused with flavor. Add a basic salad and rolls as sides and it’s the easiest dinner ever!

  8. Shanna

    the pictures make them all look SO appetizing! My oldest son was looking over my shoulder and really wants me to make the Soba Noodles. Thank you! 🙂

    • Lexi

      That’s awesome! Soba noodles are SO good.

  9. Ashley Siner

    This all looks so yummy!! I am going to HAVE to try the Soba Noodles with Honey Soy Chicken. So good! 🙂

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