One pot meals mean only one pan to clean up at the end. Sign me up. It might be in my Instant Pot, my favorite cast iron braiser, or a sturdy sheet pan, but when I can cook an entire meal all in one, it’s a good night!
Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto
It was an impossible task to choose between all my risotto recipes for this post — I could have just as easily chosen my Cheddar and Sage Risotto, but the earthy autumnal mushrooms pushed this one to the top of the list. As I might have mentioned about a hundred times already, the Instant Pot makes risotto in 6 minutes (yes, SIX!)
Chicken Thighs with White Beans and Wilted Greens
You COULD serve a side dish like crusty bread or buttery rice to go with this delicious meal, but why bother? It’s healthy, satisfying, and full of protein on its own. Go in a different direction with Creamy Chicken with Wild Rice and Mushrooms.
Sheet Pan Peppers and Brats
This one-pan wonder is an awesome way to feed a family or a small crowd. I especially love it served with a bold, grainy mustard and hearty whole wheat hot dog buns. (note: for grill marks on the sausages you’ll grill them briefly in a separate pan, but this is totally optional!) Prefer chicken? Try my Sheet Pan Chicken Puttanesca.
Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf
I love this colorful pilaf as vegetarian main dish during the autumn months. Generous amounts of toasted nuts and dried fruit keep it from feeling too lightweight, and the flavors are bold and unexpected. The colors? Spectacular.
It’s a simplified one pot version of a French classic, and so satisfying to make and to eat. Practice on the family or your significant other, and then serve it up for a special feast this winter. You’re limited only by the size of your pot.
Instant Pot Beef Bourginon
Whether you love it or not, the Instant Pot is here to stay, it’s an amazing tool. It takes one pot meals to a whole new level. Beef Bourguignon is transformed into an everyday meal by the Instant Pot.
Chili Mac and Cheese
The British have their nursery food, we’ve got chili mac. It’s primal comfort food at its tastiest, and it cooks in one pot. Dinner-in-a-bowl doesn’t get any better.
Lemon Chicken Biryani
This is my kind of chicken and rice: warming spices, savory chicken, and comforting carbs all nestled together in one pot. In fact, the fragrant rice is good enough to eat on its own. Yotam Ottolenghi’s Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Cardamom Rice is another one pot chicken and rice favorite that gets requested all the time around here.