One Pan Dinner Ideas

one pan dinner ideas

One-pan dinners are a great way to get dinner on the table quickly. All you need is one pan, some fresh ingredients, and about half an hour. You can even clean up in just 10 minutes! These recipes are easy enough for beginners but will satisfy more experienced cooks. Read on!

One Pan Meals With Chicken

1. One Pan Roasted Garlic Chicken and Vegetables

One Pan Roasted Garlic Chicken and Vegetables

Roasted Garlic Chicken and Vegetables is a simple and delicious recipe perfect for a family dinner.

The chicken is marinated in a honey garlic sauce and roasted with Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes. This one-pan recipe is easy to make and is sure to be a hit with your family.

2. Herb Chicken And Rice

Herb Chicken And Rice

This one-pan Herb Chicken And Rice dinner is as easy as they come. Tender, juicy chicken breasts are cooked in a simple herb sauce and served over aromatic white rice. The herbs add a ton of flavor, and the rice makes it pleasant and filling.

3. One Pan Chicken And Rice

One Pan Chicken And Rice

This One Pan Chicken And Rice dish is a breeze to make, and it's packed with delicious Mediterranean flavors.

First, you'll need to marinate the chicken in a mixture of citrus juice, Dijon mustard, and olive oil.

Then, you'll bake the chicken and rice together in the same pan. The result is a healthy and hearty weeknight dinner that the whole family will love.

4. Roasted Chicken And Vegetables

Roasted Chicken And Vegetables

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables is an easy, delicious, and healthy dinner that you can get into the oven quickly!

The juicy roasted chicken and colorful, tender vegetables all cook at the same time on one sheet pan. This one-pan wonder is a game-changer for dinner.

5. Cheesy Bacon And Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Cheesy Bacon And Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Make a batch of this simple baked spaghetti with chicken and cheese to have on hand for quick dinners. Everything is cooked in one pan, so it's easy and quick to prepare.

The bacon and broccoli add a delicious savory flavor to the pasta, and the cheese makes it all nice and creamy.

This dish is sure to become a family favorite! Sounds yummy? Get this Cheesy Bacon And Broccoli Pasta Recipe here.

Easy One-Pan Meals

6. One-Pan Turkey Breast and Stuffing

One-Pan Turkey Breast and Stuffing

This One-Pan Turkey Breast and Stuffing is perfect for a holiday-worthy meal that is easy to throw together.

The turkey is topped with a golden herb and breadcrumb crust, and the stuffing is packed with savory poultry flavor.

 7. Prawn And Chorizo Paella

Prawn And Chorizo Paella

Prawn And Chorizo Paella is perfect for a quick and easy midweek meal. It's simple to make, and it's sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. The best part is that there's only one pan to wash up afterward! Check out our in-depth review of the Best Paella Pans to see which one is ideal for you.

8. Treacle And Orange Roast Pork

Treacle And Orange Roast Pork

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The pork is cooked in a treacle and orange sauce, making it extra-tasty and juicy. This Treacle And Orange Roast Pork is a great recipe for a Christmas dinner or any other special occasion.

9. Cajun Sausage-Rice

Cajun Sausage-Rice Skillet

This Cajun Sausage-Rice is a one-pan wonder of spicy rice in a tomato and vegetable-filled sauce with delicious Andouille sausage. Just under an hour from start to finish!

You might also want to have a look at this list of the Best Carbon Steel Woks to help you choose the ideal wok for your culinary needs.

10. Springtime Salmon Risoni

Springtime Salmon Risoni

The Springtime Salmon Risoni one-pan dinner is a quick and easy meal to make, and it's delicious too!

The salmon is cooked in a light tomato sauce, and the risoni is simmered in the same sauce.

11. Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions is a great one-pan dinner for Fall. The pork chops are deliciously light and flavorful, and the apples and onions add a nice touch of sweetness to the dish. This meal is healthy yet hearty, and it's all made in just one pan in 30 minutes!

12. One-Pan Orzo Salmon Bake

One-Pan Orzo Salmon Bake

This Orzo Salmon Bake is a one-pan dinner that you're going to love. It's simple, easy to make, and it's done in under 30 minutes - perfect for a busy night.

Salmon is an excellent source of protein, and orzo is filled with fiber and nutrients, so this dish is not only delicious but healthy too. Plus, it's all cooked in one pan - no dishes required!

13. Roasted Cod

Roasted Cod

The Roasted Cod One Pan Dinner is a simple and elegant dish perfect for any occasion. The fish is seasoned with salt, pepper, and lemon juice and then baked in a baking dish with vegetables. This dish is healthy, easy to prepare, and delicious.

14. Roast Leg Of Lamb With Hasselback Potatoes Recipe

Roast Leg Of Lamb With Hasselback Potatoes Recipe

Roast Leg Of Lamb recipe is the perfect one-pan dinner for when you're looking for something a little bit special.

The anchovy crust gives the lamb a beautiful flavor, while the rosemary Hasselback potatoes add a delicious roasted flavor.

It's a wonderfully easy recipe to follow, and it's sure to impress your guests!

Cheap One-Dish Meals

15. One-Pan Spanish Vegan Paella

One-Pan Spanish Vegan Paella

Spanish Vegan Paella is a fantastic vegan dinner option that is easy to make and doesn't require a lot of dishes.

The combination of rice, vegetables, and spices makes for a flavorful and hearty dish that will leave you feeling satisfied.

So why not give this One-Pan Spanish Vegan Paella a try tonight?

16. Tomato Basil Pasta

Tomato Basil Pasta

The pasta absorbs the flavor of the tomatoes and basil, making it a wonderfully fragrant and delicious dish.

Plus, it's incredibly easy to make - just dump everything in one pot and let it cook! Get this Tomato Basil Pasta recipe here.

17. All-In-One-Pan Roasted Vegetable Rice Pilaf

All-In-One-Pan Roasted Vegetable Rice Pilaf

The All-In-One-Pan Roasted Vegetable Rice Pilaf is the perfect way to cook a delicious and healthy vegetarian dinner.

The succulent and flavorsome roasted vegetables are the star of this dish, and the fluffy, perfectly cooked rice perfectly complements them.

This dish is easy to make and baked in one pan for an easy rice side dish or tasty vegetarian dinner.

Healthy One-Pan Meals

18. Arroz Con Pollo

Arroz Con Pollo

The saffron, bay leaves, and garlic infuse the Valencia rice with flavor, while the chicken thighs cook up golden brown.

The olives add a touch of salty deliciousness, and the dish is finished off with a sprinkle of parsley.

It's simple, tasty, and sure to please everyone at the table! Check this Arroz Con Pollo recipe here.

19. Seafood Orzotto

Seafood Orzotto

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Seafood Orzotto one-pan dinner is a great way to have a healthy meal without spending much time in the kitchen.

The seafood risotto is easy to make and under 500 calories, so it's an excellent choice for a light dinner. Plus, it only takes 30 minutes to cook!

20. Weeknight Skillet Lasagna

Weeknight Skillet Lasagna

One-pan dinners are the best for busy weeknights! This Skillet Lasagna is easy to make and so delicious.

You just need some ground beef, noodles, sauce, and cheese. It all cooks in one skillet, so it's super easy to clean up.

Here are some easy ground beef recipes with just a few ingredients that you may like if you are a fan of ground beef.

21. Mushroom Kale Lasagna Rolls

Mushroom Kale Lasagna Rolls

Move over meat; it’s time to get your Mushroom Kale Lasagna Rolls on! This cheesy and delicious meal is perfect for a meatless Thursday night or any night of the week.

The best part is that it all cooks in one pan, so cleanup is a breeze. You'll love the cheesy goodness of these rolls, and you might just forget that there's no meat involved.

22. Italian Roasted Mushrooms and Veggies

Italian Roasted Mushrooms and Veggies

When it comes to delicious and straightforward one-pan dinners, the Italian Roasted Mushrooms and Veggies are hard to beat.

This dish is effortless to prepare, with minimal ingredients required. Simply roast your mushrooms, cauliflower, tomatoes, and garlic Italian style, and you'll have a fantastic meal that everyone will love.

23. One Pan Creamy Pesto Penne

One Pan Creamy Pesto Penne

This One Pan Creamy Pesto Penne dish is creamy and packed with flavor. The pesto sauce gives it a delicious and unique taste that will leave you wanting more. It's ideal for a fast supper that you can do in minutes.

24. Pork Chops Florentine

Pork Chops Florentine

Pork Chops Florentine one-pan dinner is the perfect meal for a chilly night. The pork chops are cooked in a creamy sauce with spinach, tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. It's a comforting and cozy meal that's perfect for winter.

25. Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef

This easy Mongolian Beef Stir Fry is the perfect weekday supper when you're in the mood for some delicious Chinese takeout.

Tender slices of beef are coated in a sweet and sticky Asian-inspired sauce, making this dish gluten-free, paleo-friendly, low carb, Keto, and Whole30 compliant. You'll love how quick and easy this one-pan dinner is to make!

You may also want to see our Best Saute Pans list to find the pan that works best for you.

26. Garlic Butter Baked Salmon

baked salmon and vegetables

This Garlic Butter Baked Salmon recipe is a quick and easy way to get a healthy and delicious meal on the table.

The salmon is baked in a pan with garlic, butter, and lemon juice, making it flavorful and moist.

The broccoli is roasted in the oven alongside the salmon, making it a complete meal that you can prepare in just one pan.

27. One Pan Mexican Quinoa

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

One Pan Mexican Quinoa is light, healthy, and, most importantly, easy to make. The quinoa is cooked right in the best ceramic frying pan, making this a one-pot meal that's ready in no time. And with all those delicious Mexican flavors, you'll love this dish!

28. Spinach Artichoke Pasta

Spinach Artichoke Pasta

Looking for an easy and delicious weeknight meal? Look no further than this Spinach Artichoke Pasta!

This meal is creamy and flavorful, and everything is cooked in one pan for a hassle-free meal.

Serve this pasta with a side of garlic bread for a complete and satisfying dinner.

29. Healthy Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice

Healthy Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice

Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice is a one-pan dinner meal that's easy to make, healthy, and delicious! The combination of cauliflower and rice makes for a hearty and filling dish, while the soy sauce, ginger, and garlic add tons of flavor.

Conclusion

One-pan dinners are perfect for busy nights. They're easy to make, and you only need one pot or pan! Plus, these recipes are all healthy and delicious.

Whether you're in the mood for Mexican food, seafood, Italian cuisine, or something else entirely, we've got you covered. So get cooking and enjoy a fuss-free meal tonight!

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