16 One-Pot Dinners Ready in Less Than an Hour

quinoa and corn topped with avocado and cilantro
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These fuss-free dinners can be made in one big pot or skillet, making clean-up a breeze. They are super tasty recipes, as all the flavors mingle and cook together in one big dish. They're hearty and filling too, so perfect for busy weeknight meals. Here are some of our favorite one-pot dinners, ready in under an hour.

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Chicken in a Pot

Chicken in a Pot

Ready in 40 minutes: "My husband and I just made this tonight, and it tasted great! It's a very simple dish, but you'd never know it by the complex flavor," Rhea says.

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Italian Chicken Skillet

Italian Chicken Skillet

Ready in 40 minutes: "I tripled the recipe and had no leftovers. This never happens in my house," says Leigh Anne.

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Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Rice Bowl

Lemon-Parmesan Chicken and Rice Bowl

Ready in 40 minutes: "This is a great recipe for weeknight meals. Great leftovers for lunch. Classic flavor combos that really liven up the dish." — MrsFisher0729

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Addictive Asian Beef Slaw

Addictive Asian Beef Slaw in a white bowl
Stasty Cook

Ready in 35 minutes: "My husband and four boys loved it! It's a good, quick, cheap meal for a family on a budget. I got pre-packaged coleslaw and broccoli slaw. We also sprinkled sesame seeds on top." —fogarty

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Quinoa Chicken

Quinoa Chicken in skillet with wooden spoon
Quinoa Chicken in skillet with wooden spoon. France C

Ready in 50 minutes: "Super easy to make, very healthy, high protein and definitely hits the spot. I'm always looking for new ways to prepare ground chicken. I'll be making this one often," says France C.

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Singapore Noodle Curry Shrimp

Singapore Noodle Curry Shrimp

Ready in 25 minutes: "Excellent, very quick and healthy. I added bean sprouts at the end for an added crunchy texture. It's definitely a keeper recipe," Lillie L. says.

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Spicy Unstuffed Cabbage

Spicy Unstuffed Cabbage in a white dish

Ready in 40 minutes: "This reminds me of my mom's cabbage casserole recipe that consisted of one head of cabbage, ground beef, and one can of condensed tomato soup. Only better!" —Kanderso58

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Gyudon Japanese Beef Bowl

Gyudon Japanese Beef Bowl
Buckwheat Queen

Ready in 25 minutes:"I loved this. I did it with rice noodles and enjoyed it." —acollins20

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One Pan Orecchiette Pasta

One Pan Orecchiette Pasta
Linda T

Ready in 40 minutes: "This was amazing! For a dish that was so simple and easy to make, I was rather stunned at how well it tasted. And the cheese to top it off! Perfection," Samantha Mitchell says.

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Ranch-Baked Chicken Thighs with Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, and Potatoes

Ranch-Baked Chicken Thighs with Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, and Potatoes

Ready in 45 minutes: "Very easy! Took about 10 minutes to put together. Excellent combination of flavors," says Billy Elsie.

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One Skillet Mexican Quinoa

quinoa and corn topped with avocado and cilantro

Ready in 40 minutes: "Wow this was easy and delicious! I planned extra time to make it since it was a first, but I was blown away at how quickly it was prepared and cooked." —nicpot

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Chicken Escabeche

Chicken Escabeche
Buckwheat Queen

Ready in 45 minutes: "It looked delicious and I had everything needed (except the Dutch oven, so I used a heavy pan). I found it tangy and delicious. The chicken was very tender and juicy." —jaxbeacjbum

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Turkey Spaghetti Zoodles

Turkey Spaghetti Zoodles in a skillet

Ready in 25 minutes: "I've made this recipe several times since I initially saw it last month. It's the perfect dish for cold, rainy, or snowy days when you're home and, preferably, snugly in a comfy bed or couch," Ellie Dorsey says.

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One-Pot Ham and Veggie Pasta

One-Pot Ham and Veggie Pasta

Ready in 45 minutes: "This was super good. Even my 14-year-old son, who can be very picky, said it was amazing," Tami Song says.

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Easy One-Pan Chicken Fried Rice

close up on dish of Easy One-Pan Chicken Fried Rice with peas and carrots

Ready in 35 Minutes: "When you need a meal to feed the entire family and are short on time and groceries, try this easy, one-pan fried rice dish," says NicoleMcmom. "A handful of veggies add color and texture while a few pantry staple spices and condiments add flavor to this simple stir-fry dish the whole family will love."

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One-Pot Mediterranean Chicken

One-Pot Mediterranean Chicken
Soup Loving Nicole

I am not a cook. Most of my recipes are disastrous no matter how hard I try. This recipe was perfect. My husband had two servings which is rare for him," Connie Works says.

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