25 Dinners For Everyone Who Hates Doing The Dishes

For everyone who thinks that scrubbing a pan is literal hell.

Everyone knows that doing the dishes are the actual worst.

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So here are some recipes that we guarantee require minimum cleanup.

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1. Spanish Chicken and Potatoes

It’s healthy, warming, AND you only need one pan. Winner. Recipe here.

2. Burrito Bowls

It’s burritos, but without the mess. Recipe here.

3. Zucchini Mushroom Pasta

Get your veggies in without having to spend 30 minutes cleaning up. Recipe here.

4. Vietnamese Beef Stew

This dish is best for the middle of winter where all you wanna do is wrap yourself in a doona. Recipe here.

5. Kale Quinoa Bowl

So easy that you could do it in your sleep. Recipe here.

6. Mediterranean Brown Rice Bake

The recipe says to use a bowl AND a casserole dish. But why don’t you just mix it all up in your ovenproof dish and cut out one more thing to wash? Recipe here.

7. Baked Salmon and Asparagus

If you do this right, you’ll only have to wash up a cutting board and a knife. Recipe here.

8. One Pan Roast Chicken and Vegetables

Marinate the chicken and veggies overnight and you get amazing flavour for minimal effort. Recipe here.

9. Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Gorgonzola, and Baked Eggs

You can probably just eat it straight out of the pan, we won’t judge. Recipe here.

10. Croque Monsieur

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This recipe is in French (for ~authenticity~), but the step-by-step pictures make everything easy. Recipe here.

11. Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

It is impossible to do wrong when cheese and pasta are involved. Recipe here.

12. Italian Sausage Bake

Pop it in the oven for 90 minutes and do anything you want while it cooks (except washing up because there is none). Recipe here.

13. Shepard’s Pie Potatoes

The bad news: you’ll need one pan, one tray and a bowl. The good news: that two minutes of washing dishes will be so damn worth it. Recipe here.

14. Beef and Vegetable Soup

All hail huge pots! Recipe here.

15. Vietnamese Caramel Pork Stir Fry

If you use microwave or pre-cooked brown rice, you’ll only have to wash up a bowl and a pan. Recipe here.

16. Stuffed Zucchini

Who knew that zucchini could be this yum? Recipe here.

17. Black Bass with Rosemary-Olive Vinaigrette

It’s hard to believe that something that looks so fancy only requires one pan. Recipe here.

18. Mexican Rice Bowl

Add chicken if you feel like it, but then you’d have two dishes to wash instead of one. Recipe here.

19. Fried Rice

The rice needs to be chilled before you cook it, so use leftover rice and you’ll have one less pot to clean! Recipe here.

20. One-Pan Chicken With Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

Make brussels sprouts delicious when you bake them in chicken and bacon fats. Yum. Recipe here.

21. Italian Chicken and Vegetables Baked In Foil

Thanks to the magical powers of foil, you’ll only have to wash a knife and a plate. Recipe here.

22. Spinach Pesto Quinoa Bowl

You don’t even have to chop anything for this delicious bowl of goodness. Recipe here.

23. Miso Ramen with Shitake and Chicken

It might look like it has a lot of little ingredients, but you’ll only need one pot to cook it all up. Recipe here.

24. Tomato White Bean Stew

All you need is a pot and a bowl to enjoy this warming, delicious stew. Recipe here.

25. Spicy Sesame Peanut Noodles

Ok, so you’ll need a mixing bowl and a pot for this, but the taste will make all that scrubbing worth it, we promise. Recipe here.

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Jemima Skelley is a senior writer for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney.
 
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