11 One-Pot Meals To Make This Week (They'll Solve All Your Dinner Problems)

Written by Leah Vanderveldt
Leah Vanderveldt is an author living in Brooklyn, New York. She received her bachelor’s in communications and media from Fordham University, and is certified in culinary nutrition from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She is the author of two cookbooks: The New Nourishing and The New Porridge.

One-pan meals solve almost every weeknight dinner problem. They're simple to prep, easy to cook, and require minimal clean up — what's not to love?

1. Mexican Quinoa

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All the good Mexican fixings, all in one skillet.

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2. Zucchini Pasta

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Light and fresh zoodles come together with tomatoes, garlic, and onion for a simple and quick plant-based meal.

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3. Bok Choy Skillet

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This easy, veggie-heavy stir fry gets extra flavor from mushroom broth.

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4. Creamy Spinach Lentils

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Earthy lentils and spinach feel extra comforting with a creamy, herb-infused broth.

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5. Miso Soup

This brothy one-pot meal is all about the add-ins.

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6. Chana Masala

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Indian spices, tomatoes, and coconut milk make an indulgent-tasting vegan sauce for the humble chickpea.

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7. Thai Red Curry With Tofu

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Spicy and coconut-creamy red curry that's better than takeout.

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8. Veggie + Soba Noodle Soup

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Buckwheat noodles are a great addition to this brothy, vegetable-packed soup.

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9. Summer Vegetable Paella

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This Spanish rice dish is packed with ripe tomatoes, zucchini, and green beans.

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10. Skinny Pasta Primavera

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A genius, one-pot pasta recipe that will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time.

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11. Vegan 3-Bean, Kale + Chipotle Chili

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Chili is possibly the ultimate one-pot meal — and it gets better the longer you let it simmer away on the stove.

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