This is for those who are looking for healthy easy recipes with minimal cleanup. The solution is easy, making one pot healthy meals. These one pot healthy meals are so rich in flavor that you wouldn’t know how healthy they are.
Cooking a whole meal in one pot or pan is simply genius because it saves time on cooking and cleaning. With minimal cleanup, you won’t be stuck in the kitchen all night especially when you’ve had a busy day. I look at these recipes as a bonus that they happen to be good for you as well. Using wholesome ingredients like fresh vegetables, clean eating proteins, and whole grains you’ll quickly be full and satisfied.
Choose from one pot recipes like Cashew Chicken Stir Fry, Spicy Thai Noodles, or Mexican Rice Casserole! These one pot healthy dinners are sure to make cooking on a busy weeknight so much easier. Here are 11 One Pot Healthy Meals For Minimal Clean-up!
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1. One Skillet Cashew Chicken Stir Fry
Found from Eat Yourself Skinny
This one pot meal is an easy 20-minute dinner that is great for a busy weeknight or a make-ahead meal that’ll ready for the week. This cashew chicken is packed with lots of fresh vegetables like broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, and snap peas. The chicken is coated in a light peanut sauce and crunchy cashews. It’s undoubtedly a soul-satisfying meal!
2. One Skillet Mexican Rice Casserole
Found from Making Thyme For Health
This is an easy recipe to incorporate all your favorite Mexican ingredients into a one-pot meal. The rice is made with black beans, corn, bell peppers, chiles, enchilada sauce and plenty of cheese on top. It tastes delicious as a vegetarian dish or add ground turkey or chicken with the onions and spices. This one-skillet Mexican Rice Casserole is a great recipe for a quick dinner.
3. Spicy Sausage and Shrimp Skillet
Found from Delicious Meets Healthy
This is a healthy Mediterranean dish that is so rich in flavor and perfect for a busy weeknight. The sausage gives this dish a spiciness and smokiness that is enjoyable with the delicate shrimp. The shrimp and sausage combine with lots of fresh vegetables like bell peppers and zucchini. Everything is cooked in chicken broth so its light and healthy!
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4. One Pan Orecchiette with Ground Turkey and Zucchini
Found from Sweet Peas and Saffron
Here is a pasta recipe easy and healthy with ground turkey, fresh zucchini, peas and a hint of lemon zest. The zucchini is thinly sliced to match the size of the pasta which makes it enjoyable to eat and cooks faster. This one-pot meal is perfect for a quick, nutritious dinner.
5. Instant Pot Pot Roast
Found from From Valerie’s Kitchen
Pot Roast is a classic comfort food that many of us have had in our childhoods. However, this pot roast recipe takes to have the time to make and half the cleanup. By cooking this pot roast in the instant pot, you get a fork-tender pot roast, potatoes, and vegetables in 35 minutes. Make sure to save the sauce once the pot roast is done cooking to be poured over the beef as the delicious gravy.
6. One Pot Shrimp Orzo
Found from Foodness Gracious
This one pot meal is a creamy stew full of tomatoes, leafy kale, and orzo short grain pasta. The shrimp is cooked delicately in the stew. This meal is easy and quick to prepare in under 30 minutes!
7. Italian Sausage and White Bean Chili
Found from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
Here is a veggie-forward chili that has a ton of flavor and is cooked in one pot. The white beans are cooked until they are tender and the sausage is thinly sliced, so it cooks faster. This rustic chili has an Italian flare that’ll take you to the southern coast of Italy!
8. One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles
Found from Domestic Superhero
This spicy Thai noodle recipe is a perfectly healthy one-pot meal recipe. Its made with lots of veggies like mushrooms, zucchini, onions, and ginger. There are also eggs folded into the sriracha soy sauce that’s a little spicy and sweet. You can also add extra protein like chicken and shrimp to finish off your Thai noodles. Serve the noodles hot with green onions and chopped peanuts for a little crunch. These noodles also taste better the longer they sit so eating them cold out of the fridge the next day is another tasty option.
9. Spicy Chile Verde Stew
Found from Life Made Simple Bakes
This simple, hearty stew is full of tender chicken, chiles, and vegetables. The broth is a little spicy and has a smokiness that’s insanely good from the chiles. My favorite part is the fresh lime juice squeezed on top, it brightens up this hearty soup, and you’ll quickly devour it.
10. Polenta, Refried Beans & Egg Skillet Bake
Found from Ambitious Kitchen
Polenta is a creamy, hearty grain that beyond delicious with refried beans folded into it and fried eggs cooked on top. The egg bake is a warm and comforting meal perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. But this meal also makes a delicious brunch.
11. Garlic Butter Chicken with Parmesan Cauliflower Rice
Found from Eat Well 101
This garlic butter chicken is super crispy and tender with garlic, paprika, and Italian seasoning crust. The cauliflower rice is cooked in the same pan as the chicken, so it soaks up all the flavor from the garlic chicken. The cauliflower rice is seasoned with lemon, chili flakes, parsley, and parmesan. The flavors flow together beautifully that you’ll undoubtedly want to make this every week.
Making meals in one pot is a huge time saver when it comes to cooking and cleaning. These one pot healthy meals are easy to make and are perfect for any busy weeknight.
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