Top 10 One Pot Meals
We love it when you find a recipe that’s all cooked in one pot with fresh, wholesome ingredients.
Not only is it quick and easy, but there’s less washing up to do, and that’s definitely a bonus!
We’ve rounded up our Top 10 One Pot Meals, from terrific tray bakes to slow cooked stunners, you’re sure to find something to suit you, whatever you’re in the mood for!
Don’t forget to share your favourite one pot meals over on our Facebook Group, where you’ll find nearly 1m members ready to motivate, support and inspire you on your weight loss journey.
Spicy Tomato Soup
A classic, simple soup is one of our favourite recipes, so we had to include it in our list of Top 10 One Pot Meals!
Ideal for a quick lunch or alongside a Caramelised Onion Cheese Toastie, this Spicy Tomato Soup is so easy to create.
As with most of our recipes that have a little bit of heat, you can vary the spice according to your taste too, so it’s adaptable for the whole family’s tastes.
We have loads of different soup recipes for every taste and occasion here.
A hearty, warming stew that’s perfect for dishing up on a chilly evening, this Campfire Stew uses gammon.
Gammon tends to be cheaper than cuts of beef, and we’ve used filling beans and colourful veggies for a budget-friendly dinner that’s done in the slow cooker!
If you’re looking to reduce your meat consumption, try our Vegan Campfire Stew with an ingredient that may surprise you.
It’s substantial enough to eat as it is, but if you’d prefer to add a side, it goes really well with crispy Roast Potatoes!
The taste of potato slices that have crisped in the oven are the highlight of this Lancashire Hotpot!
Succulent lamb and root vegetables in a deliciously savoury sauce that reminds us of one of our favourite childhood dinners, but without the extra calories.
This is one of those family friendly meals that will become a regular in no time!
Serve alongside Garlic Green Beans for extra goodness.
Lemon and Garlic Chicken Tray Bake
We know this Lemon and Garlic Chicken Tray Bake technically isn’t in a pot, but that doesn’t distract from just how easy it is so it’s worthy of a spot on our Top 10 One Pot Meals!
Full of fresh flavours with a hint of citrusy lemon, this one-tray dinner is so simple, no one will believe it was ready in only 40 minutes.
Follow with indulgent Chocolate Brownies to round off this slimming friendly dish in style.
Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole
Our slow cooker is an essential piece of kit in our kitchen, and this Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole proves just how good they are!
If you need any help picking the right slow cooker for you, take a look at our guide here.
Simply brown your sausages and pop it all in the slow cooker to bubble away while you get on with your day, enjoying the aroma as it fills the kitchen.
With a few simple swaps, you can easily make this dish vegetarian too. Follow with Banana Cream Pudding for a light, creamy dessert that you can also make in advance!
Cuban Beef (Ropa Vieja)
This Cuban Beef caused a stir over on our Facebook Group when we first published it, and still remains one of our most popular one pot dishes ever!
We’ve used cheaper cuts of meat to keep the price low, and the perfect mix of colourful vegetables and sweet tomatoes.
It’s perfect over fluffy rice or piled on top of a jacket spud for a leftovers lunch the following day. We like to follow with Lemon and Blueberry Tarts for some fresh citrusy flavours to complement the savoury beef.
Mexican Chilli Beef
Another slow cooked dinner that transports your tastebuds! Mexican Chilli Beef can be cooked low and slow or in an Instant Pot® for a comforting, hearty stew.
With tender, pull-apart beef, fresh vegetables and filling beans, this dish ticks all the boxes!
We’ve given this stew a little kick of heat, but feel free to add more or less to suit your particular taste.
Psst… you can convert many oven and slow cooker recipes to cook in an Instant Pot®; see our handy conversion guide here!
One Pot Mediterranean Chicken Orzo
The clue is in the name! This one pot wonder showcases tender chicken, Mediterranean flavours and flavourful pasta to soak up all the juices.
One Pot Mediterranean Orzo brings summer flavours even on grey days, and without having to use several pots and pans.
The bright colours also make this dish a showstopper on the dining table, so serve alongside a crisp Greek Salad for everyone to tuck in!
Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Stew
Our twist on a classic beef stew, our Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Stew combines the traditional beef and veggies but with a hint of sweetness from the balsamic glaze.
There are no hard and fast rules with this recipe, so get creative: add whatever vegetables you have left in the fridge or try with other meats to find your perfect comforting casserole.
The balsamic glaze can be used in so many other dishes too or drizzled over a Very Green Zingy Kale Salad.
Bacon Onion and Potato Bake
We love seeing snaps of this Bacon Onion and Potato Bake over on our Instagram page, and it’s one of the most popular dishes featured on our Top 10 One Pot Meals, and it’s not hard to see why!
Inspired by a childhood favourite, you can rustle this dish up using only FIVE ingredients, simply layering them up and popping in the oven.
It doesn’t get much easier than that!
For an extra burst of goodness, try serving Creamed Cabbage and Leeks on the side.
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