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    45 One-Pan, One-Pot, And One-Sheet Recipes For All Your Weeknight Cooking Needs

    Minimal clean-up, maximum flavor.

    Cooking at home would be a lot easier if it weren't for all the mess and dirty dishes. Well, luckily there's a solution. These one-pot, one-skillet, and single-sheet pan recipes are not only delicious, but they basically make clean-up a total breeze.

    1. One-Pot French Onion Soup

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    Transport yourself to a cozy Parisian bistro with the help of this carb-y, cheesy, savory French onion soup. Make it all in one pan then serve it in individual mugs for the ultimate winter meal.

    Recipe: One-Pot French Onion Soup

    2. One-Pan Italian Sausage and Veggies

    One-Pan Italian Sausage and Veggies
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    Start with whatever kind of sausage you like best (pork, chicken, veggie, or soy-based) and roast it on a sheet pan with the veggies sitting in your fridge. For even easier cleanup, line the sheet pan with foil or parchment first.

    Recipe: One-Pan Italian Sausage and Veggies

    3. Skillet Lasagna

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    You don't even need to boil the noodles ahead of time. Brown beef in a skillet, add your favorite pasta shape like farfalle or penne, top it all with marinara sauce and beef broth and bring it to a boil. Add mozzarella cheese and continue simmering until melted.

    Recipe: Skillet Lasagna

    4. 20-Minute One-Pot Butter Chicken

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    This Indian-inspired recipe is similar in taste to tikka masala, thanks to a spiced, tomato-based creamy sauce. This version calls for chicken, but you can swap in shrimp, cauliflower, chickpeas, or tofu.

    Recipe: 20-Minute One-Pot Butter Chicken

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    Store bought ravioli = the hero of your kitchen. Add it to a skillet with sausage or ground meat and your favorite pasta sauce and call it dinner.

    Recipe: One-Pot Creamy Ravioli Sausage Skillet

    6. Philly Cheesesteak Skillet

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    Start with sirloin steak or flank steak at the base of this skillet dinner. Oh, and pro tip: pop the meat in the freezer for about 20 minutes before you're ready to cook. It will make super easy to slice it evenly and thinly.

    Recipe: Philly Cheesesteak Skillet

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    The orzo is toasted then boiled in veggie broth and white wine so it cooks directly in the skillet.

    Recipe: Skillet Cheesy Broccoli Cheddar Orzo Bake

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    You can jazz up this cheesy chicken skillet with just about whatever vegetables, pasta sauce, or cheese you have in your kitchen. Follow the recipe to a T or mix it up with store bought pesto sauce and gruyère or alfredo sauce and mushrooms.

    Recipe: One Pot Parmesan Chicken, Spinach, and Orzo

    9. Beef and Barley Stew

    Two bowls of beef and barley stew with sliced bread.
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    There's only about 15 minutes of active cooking required to make this hearty soup from scratch. The rest of the time is just letting the ingredients simmer until they become tender and flavorful.

    Recipe: Beef and Barley Stew

    10. One-Pot Thai Coconut Chicken Curry

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    This flavor-packed sauce is made with a handful of spices, curry paste, tomatoes, and coconut milk. Use bone-in skin-on chicken thighs, which start on the stovetop but are finished in the oven until the skin is nice and crispy.

    Recipe: One-Pot Thai Coconut Chicken Curry

    11. One-Pot Rigatoni Bolognese

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    Traditional Bolognese simmers on the stovetop for hours, but this expedited version is perfect for busy weeknights when you want something quick and comforting.

    Recipe: One-Pot Rigatoni Bolognese

    12. Easy Sheet Pan Tomato Herb Pizza

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    You don't need a special oven or any fancy appliances to make amazing pizza at home. All that's required is a sheet pan, some pizza dough (homemade or store bought), and some creative toppings.

    Recipe: Easy Sheet Pan Tomato Herb Pizza

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    Skip the take-out tonight and whip up this shrimp and veggie stir fry. Serve it over rice or whatever noodles you have on hand.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli

    14. Sheet Pan Broiled Salmon With Broccolini

    Broiled salmon with peppers and scallions and broccolini on a sheet pan.
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    A fancy-tasting seafood dinner in just 20 minutes? Yup, it's possible. Look no further than this sheet pan salmon which is baked until flaky then broiled until slightly charred.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Broiled Salmon With Broccolini

    15. Skillet Gnocchi With Brussels Sprouts and Chickpeas

    Skillet gnocchi with veggies, chickpeas, and cheese.
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    Start with whatever gnocchi you like best from cauliflower to sweet potato. Or if you're looking for more of a cooking project, get fancy and make your own potato or ricotta gnocchi from scratch.

    Recipe: Skillet Gnocchi With Brussels Sprouts and Chickpeas

    16. Skillet Korean Braised Chicken Thighs

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    Bone-in skin-on chicken thighs are extremely affordable and so delicious. Here, they're browned in a cast iron skillet until the skin gets golden and crispy. Then, they're braised in a Korean-inspired sauce made with chicken broth, soy sauce, gochujang, sesame oil, mirin, ginger, and garlic.

    Recipe: Skillet Korean Braised Chicken Thighs

    17. One-Pot Shrimp Parmesan Pasta

    A big pot of shrimp pasta with tomato sauce and herbs.
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    Introducing your new favorite recipe for pasta night. In addition to shrimp, you can bulk up this meal with just about any seafood from scallops to lobster or mussels.

    Recipe: One-Pot Shrimp Parmesan Pasta

    18. French Onion Chicken Casserole

    Cheesy French onion chicken casserole.
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    Chicken Parmesan meets French onion soup in this outrageously comforting one-dish meal.

    Recipe: French Onion Chicken Casserole

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    Transport yourself to warmer weather with these Hawaiian inspired tacos. Shrimp, shallots, and pineapple are baked on a sheet pan along with jalapeños, which are then blended into a creamy, spicy crema.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Hawaiian Pineapple Shrimp Tacos

    20. One-Pot Mushroom and White Bean Pasta

    Creamy pasta with mushrooms and white beans.
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    Canned white beans, non-dairy milk, and nutritional yeast give this pasta such a creamy and cheesy flavor, you won't believe it's vegan.

    Recipe: One-Pot Mushroom and White Bean Pasta

    21. Sheet Pan Spanish Paella

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    Paella is typically made in a large pan, but this version removes most of the busy work and stove-top stirring. The result is a hands-off, big batch recipe anyone can handle.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Spanish Paella

    22. Easy One-Pot Green Shakshuka

    Green shakshuka with kale, feta, and scallions.
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    Shakshuka is usually made with a spiced tomato-based sauce, but this green version swaps in spinach, kale, and brussels sprouts as the base.

    Recipe: Easy One-Pot Green Shakshuka

    23. One-Pot Spanish Rice and Beans

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    If you need some more protein, bulk up this one-pot rice and beans with anything from ground chicken to chorizo.

    Recipe: One-Pot Spanish Rice and Beans

    24. Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)

    A bowl of Thai coconut chicken soup.
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    This Thai take on chicken soup features a creamy, tangy broth made with coconut milk, fish sauce, ginger, and lemongrass. Make it in the Instant pot or right on the stove top, and try serving it with rice noodles or steams white rice.

    Recipe: Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)

    25. One-Pan Beef and Broccoli

    Skillet beef with broccoli.
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    Make a big batch of this Chinese-inspired beef and broccoli because it tastes even better as leftovers after a day or two in the fridge.

    Recipe: One-Pan Beef and Broccoli

    26. Sheet Pan Mini Italian-Style Meatloafs

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    These individual meatloaves are perfect for feeding a family or for meal prepping. Make a whole sheet pan and freeze the leftovers for future lazy dinners.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Mini Italian-Style Meatloafs

    27. Skillet Lemon Pepper Shrimp and Orzo

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    It's hard to go wrong with the simple combination of shrimp and orzo simmered in chicken broth, lemon juice, and garlic.

    Recipe: Skillet Lemon Pepper Shrimp and Orzo

    28. Honey Mustard Baked Fish and Vegetables

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    Start with any vegetables you like best and a flaky white fish such as cod, halibut, hake, or haddock. Toss the veggies in balsamic vinegar and spices, coat the fish in a store-bought mustard dressing and bake everything at once on a sheet pan.

    Recipe: Honey Mustard Baked Fish and Vegetables

    29. Sheet Pan Sausage Gnocchi

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    Sheet pan pasta? You bet. Toss some store bought gnocchi, sliced sausage, and chopped veggies on a baking sheet, top with marinara sauce, and call it dinner.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Sausage Gnocchi

    30. Teriyaki Salmon With Bok Choy

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    Serve this Asian inspired salmon and veggies on a bed of rice or your favorite grain. If you don't love salmon, you can try this same marinade with anything from chicken to shrimp.

    Recipe: Teriyaki Salmon With Bok Choy

    31. Sheet Pan Quesadilla

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    Customize this game-changing family dinner recipe with any of your favorite quesadilla fillings. Slice 'em up and serve with sour cream, guac, and salsa.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Quesadilla

    32. Sheet Pan Souvlaki Chicken and Potatoes

    Sheet pan chicken souvlaki and potatoes with feta and olives.
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    Topped with lots of fresh herbs, garlicky yogurt sauce, olives, and feta cheese, this sheet pan chicken and potatoes tastes deceptively fancy, yet it's easy enough to throw together on a weeknight.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Souvlaki Chicken and Potatoes

    33. Nourishing White Bean and Lemon Soup

    A bowl of white bean soup with veggies.
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    The base of this decadent soup begins with canned white beans, which are simmered with veggies, chickpeas, herbs, and vegetable broth. Topped with lemon juice and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, it's just the dish you'll crave on chilly winter nights.

    Recipe: Nourishing White Bean and Lemon Soup

    34. Sheet Pan Fish and Chips

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    Baked from start to finish, this oven roasted fish still gets delightfully crispy because it's coated in flour, spices, and a mixture of panko and Italain-style breadcrumbs.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Fish and Chips

    35. The Easiest Skillet Pad Thai

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    You could order in Thai food for dinner, or you can try your hand at this one-skillet meal featuring rice noodles, chicken, and lots of veggies in a slightly sweet and tangy peanut butter-based sauce.

    Recipe: The Easiest Skillet Pad Thai

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    You'll want to shout winner, winner, sheet pan chicken dinner from the rooftops.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Fried Rice

    37. Sheet Pan Veggie Shawarma

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    This vegetarian shawarma-style meal is made with cauliflower florets, tempeh, and chickpeas, which are coated in lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and lots of spices, then roasted until golden. Serve with pita bread and Greek yogurt sauce.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Veggie Shawarma

    38. One-Pot Beef Stroganoff

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    This classic Russian recipe featuring wide egg noodles with mushrooms, beef, and creamy gravy comes together in one skillet in about 30 minutes flat.

    Recipe: One-Pot Beef Stroganoff

    39. One-Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

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    Top these Mexican-inspired bowls with anything from guacamole and sour cream to pico de gallo and diced jalapeños.

    Recipe: One-Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

    40. Skillet Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

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    This meal boasts all the flavors of stuffed cabbage —tender ground beef and veggies in a sweet and vinegar-y tomatosauce — but it takes half the time to prepare.

    Recipe: Skillet Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

    41. Moroccan Sheet Pan Orange Chicken

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    Boneless chicken, red onion, carrots, orange, dates and ginger are seasoned with lots of spices and roasted until juicy. Serve over couscous for a Moroccan-inspired feast.

    Recipe: Moroccan Sheet Pan Orange Chicken

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    Cooking fish at home doesn't have to be intimidating, especially when you can prepare it entirely on a single sheet pan complete with veggie sides.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Cod and Vegetables in Lemon Herb Sauce

    43. Sheet Pan Chicken and Bean Nachos

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    Load this sheet pan recipe with your favorite nacho toppings, anything from ground beef to roasted sweet potatoes.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Chicken and Bean Nachos

    44. Sheet Pan Cilantro Lime Flank Steak

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    Never underestimate the power of a simple marinade. This one is made with cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Serve the steak in tortillas, on top of your favorite grain, or with a big salad loaded with veggies.

    Recipe: Sheet Pan Cilantro Lime Flank Steak

    45. One-Pot Mac 'n' Cheese

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    When homemade mac 'n' cheese is basically as easy to prepare as the boxed version, you make it from scratch.

    Recipe: One-Pot Mac 'n' Cheese