One Pot Dishes – Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes

One pot dinners are perfect for busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time to prepare the meal or clean up after a meal. These recipes are delicious, easy and all kid approved!

Calling all busy parents! Are you constantly juggling a million tasks and feeling overwhelmed when it comes to mealtime? I hear you, and I’m here to help!

I’ve curated a collection of delicious and time-saving one-pot dishes specifically designed for parents on the go.

These recipes are a game-changer, offering a lifeline in the kitchen, where you can whip up nourishing meals without sacrificing precious family time or drowning in a sea of dirty dishes.

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Whether you have rambunctious toddlers, active teenagers, or both, our one-pot wonders will simplify your cooking routine and leave you with more quality moments to cherish with your loved ones.

From hearty casseroles to quick skillet meals, I’ve got you covered with recipes that are easy to prepare, packed with wholesome ingredients, and bursting with mouthwatering flavors.

Say goodbye to kitchen chaos and reclaim your evenings with these hassle-free and delicious one-pot dishes. Get ready to enjoy stress-free cooking and savor the joy of nourishing your family with love, one pot at a time!


Being a busy mom of three young kids, quick and easy, one pot meals are essential to helping me stay on top of my game. Not only are all of these meals delicious, they also offer quick and easy clean up! No one wants to be in the kitchen cleaning for hours after the meal has already been eaten!

01 | One Pot Lasagna

My kids and I cooked this on live TV and not only did we love it, but the anchors loved it as well! The hearty, savory and sweet taste of this one pot lasagna dinner will sure be a crowd pleaser!

One Pot Lasagna

02 | Broccoli Cheese Soup

I cannot say enough about this broccoli cheese soup recipe. It is not only my favorite broccoli cheese soup, it is also one of my most go-to recipes during the week. It’s loaded with veggies yet they are disguised by the cheese so the kids can’t complain!

broccoli cheese soup

03 | Crock-Pot Beef Sandwiches

I’ve never been a fan of sandwiches, but these crock-pot beef sandwiches are the exception! I luuuuv them – and so do my kids! Just be warned, you can’t eat just one! You will be eating until you can’t fit anymore in your belly! If you’re looking to ditch the bread, serve this crock-pot beef and the au jus over mashed potatoes…again, so so good!

Crockpot Beef Sandwiches

04 | Scour Cream and Noodle Bake

This was one of my very first recipes I posted on Gathered In The Kitchen and has been a family favorite ever since. This is the perfect dish when you are serving a crowd! The savory flavors keep you longing for more!

Pioneer Woman's Sour Cream Noodle Bake | Gathered In The Kitchen

05 | Hash Brown Potato Bake

Sometimes you just want a meal that is more like a side, this is that dinner! It’s a true comfort meal type with hash browned potatoes and crispy corn cereal!

Hash Brown Potato Bake

06 | Oven Risotto

This is another one of those meals that can also be a wonderful side. However, I prefer this as a meal because I cannot stop eating it when I make it! So I eat enough for an entire meal, rather than a side!

Quick & Easy - One Pot Oven Risotto

07 | Potato Cheddar Soup

Potato soup at it’s finest! Chives, cheddar and bacon all pair perfectly together to make the most delicious potato cheddar soup ever!

homemade potato cheddar soup

08 | Vegetarian Chili

This is hands down the best vegan vegetable chili that is loaded with hearty roasted vegetables with the perfect amount of spice that will leave you craving more – and forgo the meat chilis in the future!

Vegan Vegetable Chili - The Best Ever!

09 | Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole (In Other Words – A Casserole Made with Beer!)

This is a delicious twist on a fajita quesadillas … made into a casserole! Give this delish meal a try!

Fajita Chilaquiles Casserole | Gathered In The Kitchen

10 | Texas Hash Casserole Recipe

This classic recipe features ground beef, rice, peppers, tomatoes, cheese and spices, all baked in the oven together for a delicious and satisfying dinner. Whether you’re a fan of classic comfort food or just looking for a new recipe to try, Texas Hash is sure to become a family favorite in no time!

Looking for a quick and easy casserole dish that's packed with flavor? Look no further than Texas Hash! This classic recipe features ground beef, rice, peppers, tomatoes, cheese and spices, all baked together for a delicious and satisfying dinner. Whether you're a fan of classic comfort food or just looking for a new recipe to try, Texas Hash is sure to become a family favorite in no time!

11 | Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas

Elevate your taco night or impress your guests with this delectable and satisfying dish. Try our shredded chuck roast tostadas recipe today and embark on a flavorful journey that will leave your taste buds craving for more.

Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas | Gathered In The Kitchen

12 | Taco Supper Skillet

Experience the ultimate fusion of flavors with our Taco Supper Skillet featuring noodles. This delightful one-skillet meal combines the best of Tex-Mex and Italian cuisines, featuring savory taco-seasoned ground meat, noodles cooked to perfection, and a medley of vibrant vegetables.

Taco Supper Skillet Recipe

In conclusion, busy parents, I hope this collection of one-pot dishes has inspired you to simplify your cooking routine and reclaim precious time with your family.

Embrace the ease and efficiency of these recipes, where you can create wholesome, delicious meals without the added stress of multiple pots and pans.

So, put away the extra dishes, embrace the convenience of one-pot cooking and focus on what truly matters – creating lasting memories, sharing laughter around the dinner table, and savoring the joys of family time.

Cheers to the magic of one-pot cooking.

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