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Nothing cheers up a kitchen quicker than the aroma of a hearty meal bubbling on the stove. Or, maybe the meal is slow-cooking in your crock pot. Either way, one pot meals offer a huge variety, are easy and quick to put together and are the ultimate in comfort food for the family. Toss together a simple salad and add rolls or biscuits and you’ve got a meal to remember. Here are some of our favorite one pot recipes.


Spicy Coconut Chicken Casserole: Made with chicken legs and thighs, this recipe features thai red curry paste and coconut milk.

Chicken in White Wine: Turkey bacon adds flavor to this classic dish.

Simple Turkey One Pot: A thanksgiving meal in a pot, this dish is made with dried cranberries and stuffing mix.


Cozy Beef Stew:  Ready in under two hours, this hearty stew includes whole canned potatoes and tomatoes. Simply delicious.

Cornbread and Beef Skillet Pie: Another on top of the stove meal, using corn meal, ground sirloin, red bell peppers and sour cream.

Brisket Supper with Mushroom-sage Polenta: This satisfying meal is made in a Dutch oven. The polenta is made separately and served with the brisket and vegetables.

Bean or Pasta

Three Cheese Skillet Lasagna: Done on the stovetop, this recipe is made using mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan cheeses.

Butternut Squash Baked Risotto: You’ll use a whole butternut squash along with Arborio rice to make this tasty meatless meal.

Vegetable and Navy Bean Stew: Throw this together in a jiffy using fresh vegetables and canned navy beans.

Lamb and More

Complete Lamb Stew: This meal features plenty of lamb chunks plus rice and a hint of cinnamon.

Jambalaya: A taste of Louisiana is found in this simple one pot meal which includes shrimp, chicken and andouille sausage.

Ragout of Pork and Prunes: This tasty one pot meal is made with pork shoulder and spiced with ginger and thyme.

One pot meals, often done in slow cookers, can use less expensive cuts of meat and produce tender, mouthwatering bites. They are so popular because of the ease in preparation and their healthy combination of protein and vegetables.

You can find more one pot recipes at Mr. Food.