When you need to make dinner, but don’t want to create a large and complicated production, it pays to find ways to simplify your cooking. One of the quickest ways to streamline your time in the kitchen is to cut down on the amount of pots and pans you’ll need to use and clean. That’s where one pot meals come to the rescue, so try any of these quick and easy one pot recipes!
Baked Cheddar Eggs and Potatoes
Want to simplify breakfast without skipping on flavor? These baked cheddar eggs and potatoes are the perfect way to start your day right, and it all comes together in a single skillet. To get started, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. While the oven comes up to temperature, melt a little butter in a cast iron skillet, keeping the heat at medium-high. Add your chopped red potatoes to the butter, and stir frequently until they reach golden brown, then add garlic, salt, pepper, and parsley. To make a space for each egg, use the back of a spoon to create four divots in the mix, then pour an egg into each hole (If you’ve ever made shakshuka, this arrangement will look familiar). Bake the mix for around 10 minutes, then sprinkle cheddar over the top, then put it back in the oven just long enough for the cheese to melt.
Mac and Cheese
When you’re cooking for a crowd, macaroni and cheese is always a safe bet. It’s quick and hearty comfort food, and it comes together with just a few hassle-free steps – especially when you take the one pot approach. Just boil the pasta, drop it to a simmer, add the cheese, and season to taste.
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Sweet and Tangy Salmon
Alright, this one goes in a pan, not a pot, but you’re still only using one cooking vessel, so it counts. For this salmon and green bean recipe, you cook the entrée and sides all at once, and the author suggests a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan treated with cooking spray for best results. For that unique, tangy flavor, you’ll need to mix brown sugar with soy sauce, melted butter, mustard, oil, salt, and pepper before brushing it on the fish.