Created January 10, 2017
ONE-POT GROUND BEEF DINNERS
Life is complicated; weeknight dinners don’t have be. Case in point? This collection of one-pot dinners, tested and perfected in the Betty Crocker Kitchens. With crowd-pleasing flavor combos and super-quick prep times, these streamlined suppers are destined to become fast favorites (no pun intended). And since we can’t consider dinner without thinking about dessert, we even whipped up a one-bowl Bundt for an equally fuss-free finale.
One-Pot Pasta Bolognese
Enjoy the rich, hearty flavors of scratch-made Bolognese any night of the week with this recipe at the ready. One-pot tip: Don’t forget to rinse the pasta in cold water before adding it to the pot. The water removes some of the pasta’s extra starch, which keeps this dish from getting mushy.
One-Pot Mexican Cheesy Chicken and Sausage with Black Beans
Our kitchen experts put a Mexican spin on traditional cassoulet, combining chorizo, chicken thighs, black beans and Southwest seasonings for a scrumptious stovetop dinner. One-pot tip: While we enjoyed this over rice, to save the extra dish, try swaddling a few spoonfuls of the cheesy chicken in a warmed-up tortilla.
ONE-POT WHOLE-GRAIN DINNERS
One-Pot Pizza Quinoa with Sausage, Onion and Pepper
With the flavors of pizza, the creaminess of mac and cheese and goodness of whole grain, this protein-packed dish seems destined to earn a spot in your weeknight-dinner rotation. One-pot tip: It’s easy to switch up the veggies in this dish to cater to your family’s tastes. Roasted red peppers, spinach, goat cheese, Kalamata olives, hot peppers and feta are solid substitutions.
ONE-POT SEAFOOD SUPPERS
One-Pot Soba with Salmon
Fast, fresh and vibrant, this delectable salmon dish gets brightened up with a spritz of lime and sprinkling of verdant green-onion tops just before serving. One-pot tip: There’s an art to the timing of this one-pot dinner. If you need to hold the dish for a few minutes, go ahead and cover it, but wait to add the peas, lime juice and green onions until just before serving.
ONE-POT CREAMY PASTAS
One-Pot Parmesan Chicken Ziti with Artichokes and Spinach
Our kitchen experts streamlined this grown-up twist on mac and cheese by simmering the ziti in a mixture of evaporated milk, water and garlic, for ultra-creamy results (and a shorter cook time). One-pot tip: Stirring often is the key to preventing scorching. Get that spoon ready and don’t wander too far from the stove!
One-Bowl Lemon Cream Cheese Bundt Cake
Pucker up to this sweet-tart bundt that’s ready for the oven in 10 minutes flat. The base recipe is versatile, so feel free to play around with different kinds of citrus like tangerine, lime or orange to make it your own.
Since we’re on the topic of one-pot dinners, care to tell us what weeknight meals you serve straight from the stove? We’d love to know what you’re cooking!