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21 Easy One-Pot Dinners To Make When You Don’t Want To Do Dishes

Lazy doesn't have to mean hungry.

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Original article by Lily Lou for Spoon University.

1. Tomato Soup

Throw together a few ingredients you probably already have in the fridge, and in 10 minutes, you’ve got yourself a soup perfect for cold weather. Recipe here.
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Throw together a few ingredients you probably already have in the fridge, and in 10 minutes, you’ve got yourself a soup perfect for cold weather. Recipe here.

2. Cream Cheese Pasta

For when you have nothing else in your fridge. Recipe here.
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For when you have nothing else in your fridge. Recipe here.

3. Ram ‘n' Cheese

It’s like easy mac, but made out of ramen. Why wouldn’t you want it? Recipe here.
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It’s like easy mac, but made out of ramen. Why wouldn’t you want it? Recipe here.

4. Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Eat pumpkin year-round, because why not (especially when soup is involved)? Make it here.
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Eat pumpkin year-round, because why not (especially when soup is involved)? Make it here.

5. Shakshuka

Pair it with toast and enjoy it during any time of day. Make it here.
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Pair it with toast and enjoy it during any time of day. Make it here.

6. Peanut Butter and Soy Sauce Noodles

Next time you hit the dining hall, bring some to-go containers because all of the ingredients included in this recipe can be found there. Recipe here.
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Next time you hit the dining hall, bring some to-go containers because all of the ingredients included in this recipe can be found there. Recipe here.

7. Tomato, Onion & Basil Pasta

Bring a taste of Italy to your kitchen. Recipe here.
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Bring a taste of Italy to your kitchen. Recipe here.

8. Eggplant Chickpea Stew

There’s nothing better than getting back to your dorm, popping a few ingredients into a pot, and digging into a bowl (or a pot) of delicious stew. Recipe here.
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There’s nothing better than getting back to your dorm, popping a few ingredients into a pot, and digging into a bowl (or a pot) of delicious stew. Recipe here.

9. Pasta Primavera

Who said eating vegetables was difficult? Recipe here.
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Who said eating vegetables was difficult? Recipe here.

10. Tuscan Ribollita Soup

This classic Italian soup will help you clean out your fridge. Recipe here.
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This classic Italian soup will help you clean out your fridge. Recipe here.

11. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Oatmeal

If you’re looking for something savory to spice up your dinner (or any meal), this oatmeal will be your next go-to. Recipe here.
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If you’re looking for something savory to spice up your dinner (or any meal), this oatmeal will be your next go-to. Recipe here.

12. 20-Minute Turkey Chili

Netflix and chili, amirite? Make it here.
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Netflix and chili, amirite? Make it here.

13. One-Pot Roasted Turkey and Gravy

It can be Thanksgiving year-round with this recipe. Here's how.
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It can be Thanksgiving year-round with this recipe. Here's how.

14. Kimchi Fried Rice

Fried rice can get boring — spice it up with a touch of kimchi. Recipe here.
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Fried rice can get boring — spice it up with a touch of kimchi. Recipe here.

15. Cajun Chicken With Remoulade Sauce

Cajun comfort. Recipe here.
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Cajun comfort. Recipe here.

16. Hot Pot

The perfect meal to make for when you’re looking to have more fun with your food (read: great date idea). Plus, there are so many different ways to make it. Learn how to make it here.
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The perfect meal to make for when you’re looking to have more fun with your food (read: great date idea). Plus, there are so many different ways to make it. Learn how to make it here.

17. Thai Basil Beef Lettuce Wraps

Half of the ingredients are already in the name. Recipe here.
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Half of the ingredients are already in the name. Recipe here.

18. Beet and Barley Risotto

Add some excitement to your dinners with beets, which give it a naturally bright red color. Recipe here.
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Add some excitement to your dinners with beets, which give it a naturally bright red color. Recipe here.

19. Eggplant Caponata

Skip the fancy restaurant and make this 30-minute caponata instead. Recipe here.
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Skip the fancy restaurant and make this 30-minute caponata instead. Recipe here.

20. Spaghetti Squash Pasta With Chunky Tomato Sauce

Get out of your pasta slump and make this spaghetti squash instead. Recipe here.
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Get out of your pasta slump and make this spaghetti squash instead. Recipe here.

21. Ginger Curry Egg Drop Soup

Beat the winter blues with this soup recipe. Here's how.
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Beat the winter blues with this soup recipe. Here's how.

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