Looking for the best one-pot meals? Want easy pasta one-pot recipes? Try our ideas here, then check out our vegetarian one-pots.


One-pot and one-pan dishes are a great way to feed the whole family easily while not creating too much washing up. Looking for a mid-week meal? Try our quick pasta one-pot or our seafood stew. Have plenty of time to tend to your meal? Then make our 4-hour chilli or our slow-cooker pork and bean casserole. We have a one-pot for every occasion.

Easy one-pot recipes

Vegan one-pot: golden onion and spring veg pilaf

Add lots of colour to your midweek dinners with this nourishing vegetarian one-pot, with greens and spiced with cumin, cardamom, turmeric and ground coriander.

Golden onion and spring veg pilaf

Fish one-opt: Spiced cod one pot

The best thing about this cod one-pot? There’s only one pan to wash up! When buying the cod, opt for farmed fish or line-caught Pacific cod, which is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.

Baked cod

Cajun one-pot: Chicken and chorizo jambalaya

Serve this warming pot of chicken and chorizo jambalaya over the weekend. If you’re short on time, use a ready-made soffritto mix in place of the onion and celery.

Chicken and chorizo jambalaya in a dish

Autumnal one-pot: 'Nduja pepperonata stew

This one pot dish has it all: mild sweetness from the slow-cooked peppers, spicy sausage and creamy mozzarella. Serve with crusty bread or buttered orzo and you’re good to go.

An oven dish flled with a red stew, topped with torn mozzarella next to a basket of bread

Versatile one-pot: meatball stew with coriander chutney

Try this versatile one-pot dinner, made rich with homemade meatballs and vibrant with coriander chutney.

Meatball stew with coriander chutney

Trinidad one-pot: Trinidadian pelau

This easy one-pot recipe from Brixton restaurant Caribe’ is brimming with earthy flavours, combining chicken thighs with dried gungo peas, coconut milk and green seasoning.

A wooden table with a blue plate, topped with rice, chicken and sliced red chilli

One-pot pasta: goat's cheese and spinach pasta

This pasta combines wilted spinach and soft goat's cheese to create a creamy and rich dish. Garnish with some extra parmesan, and enjoy as a super simple midweek meal.

One-Pot Pasta Recipe With Goat’s Cheese And Spinach

Mexican one-pot: chicken tinga

This smoky, spicy Mexican one-pot freezes well if you have any leftover – serve in tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, or simply in bowls with rice and a dollop of yogurt as a comforting Friday night dinner.

A plate of Mexican chicken with lime slices and coriander

Showstopping one-pot: bone marrow chilli

Check out our easy yet super comforting chilli recipe with bone marrow. This is the classic American chilli but with extra depth, courtesy of cocoa and wonderfully enriching marrow.

Chilli Recipe with Bone Marrow

One-pot risotto: seafood risotto

With a little bit of know-how (and some soothing, meditative stirring), a creamy, umami-rich risotto with perfectly cooked rice is guaranteed. Here’s how to master this comfort-food classic.

Seafood risotto in a bowl with spoon

Romanian-inspired one-pot: Oven-baked pearl barley pilaf with chicken and mushrooms

Often made with basmati rice, this easy, filling meal is one of the most popular weeknight dinners in Romania. fry the onions in the casserole before throwing in all the other ingredients and putting it in the oven.

Carpathia Pearl Barley Pilaf Chicken Mushrooms

One-pot ravioli: creamy lemon and spinach ravioli

Ready in a flash, this creamy pasta one-pot uses shop-bought ravioli as a base for a nutritious vegetarian meal for two.

One-Pot Ravioli Recipe with Lemon and Spinach

One-hour one-pot: Boston baked beans and sausages

Pack protein into this hearty one-pot with pork sausages, smoked bacon and homemade baked beans.

Sausage and Bean Casserole for an Easy One Pot Sausage Recipe

Italian one-pot: chicken, red pepper and olive cacciatore

This summery Italian one-pot is easy to make and freezes brilliantly, plus, it's low calories and gluten free. The recipe is easily halved if you only want to serve three or four people.

Chicken Cacciatore Recipe with olives

One-pot curry: Bombay egg and potato curry

Some nights you don't want to have to spend ages shopping to make a delicious meal. This Bombay egg and potato curry can be made using store cupboard ingredients and is ready in just 40 minutes.

Bombay Potato and Egg Curry Recipe

Slow-cooked one-pot: kid goat stew

Looking for a flavoursome one-pot recipe to serve the family? Slow cook kid goat with peppers, paprika and sherry for tender, flavour-packed meat.

Goat Stew Recipe

Lamb one-pot: lamb and Guinness stew

Check out our warming one-pot stew with creamy mash and peas. No pre-frying of ingredients required, and it’s best to use a heavy cast-iron pot or casserole to conduct the heat evenly.

Lamb and Guinness stew with chunky vegetables in a pot

Sausage one-pot: sausages with lentils and kale

Want an easy midweek one-pot recipe? Make our sausage all-in-one dish – served with kale and a quick, punchy gremolata on the side.

Pot of sausage and lentil casserole on a tea towel next to a spoon

Spanish one-pot: baked chorizo orzo with hake

Check out our easy baked orzo with spicy chorizo and flaky hake fillets. This simple but filling one-pot is an impressive midweek meal ready in under an hour, plus it's low in calories.

5 Best Hake Recipes

Chicken one-pot: chicken with dates and caramelised lemon

Jammy lemons and plump roasted dates are cooked with chicken in this easy yet imaginative whole-chicken dish by Alison Roman.

One Pot Chicken Recipe with Lemon and Dates

Slow-cooker one-pot: pork and bean casserole

This melt-in-the-mouth pork shoulder casserole with mixed beans is an easy one-pot to feed a crowd and makes great use of that slow cooker.

Slow-cooked pork casserole in a pot

Seafood one-pot: seafood stew

Seafood stew doesn't have to take hours to make. This recipe for a cheat's version is packed full of those delicious fish flavours but is on the table in under an hour, so it's still achievable midweek.

cheat's seafood stew

Quick vegetarian one-pot: white bean and spring green one-pot

One-pot dishes aren't just for the colder autumn and winter months. This recipe is light and packed full of fresh spring flavours. What's more, it's ready in just 30 minutes and is under 300 calories.

White bean and spring green one-pot

Healthy one-pot: chicken with cannellini beans and chorizo

This recipe for one-pot chicken with cannellini beans and chorizo is really easy to make and requires minimal hands-on time. It comes in at under 300 calories per portion too.

One Pot Chicken Recipe With Cannellini Beans and Chorizo

Cheesy one-pot: four cheeses pasta

Give this four cheeses pasta a go tonight for a creamy, dreamy dinner (and yes, it really is all cooked in one pot).

One-Pot Four Cheeses Pasta Recipe

Persian-style one-pot: lamb stew

This Persian-inspired lamb stew is really simple and makes for a delicious, warming midweek meal for the family. The pomegranate seeds and mint give it a lovely, fresh flavour. If there are only two of you, freeze the rest.

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Persian lamb stew

One-pan: olive's paella

A spectacular crowd-pleasing dish, our paella uses chicken, chorizo, pancetta and seafood to pack in tonnes of flavour. Serve from a huge paella pan for extra impact.

olive paella

Middle-Eastern one-pot: lamb stew

Our easy one-pot Middle Eastern lamb is a great way to feed the family in under 500 calories per portion and with minimal washing up.

one-pot middle eastern lamb

Vietnamese one-pot: beef and lemongrass stew

We love Vietnamese-inspired flavours, so this beef and lemongrass dish is a definite winner. It's a one-pot and packs a punch in terms of flavour.

Vietnamese beef stew with lemongrass in a pot

Low-calorie one-pot: lamb and spinach bulgar wheat

This skinny lamb and spinach bulgar wheat pilaf is ready in 30 minutes, under 500 calories and packed full of flavour.

Healthier lamb and spinach bulgar wheat pilaf

Quick one-pot: merguez with cannellini beans and spinach

This recipe for merguez sausages with cannellini beans and spinach makes a great speedy midweek meal for two. Plus, it's freezer-friendly.

Merguez Sausage Recipe With Cannellini Beans and Spinach

Spiced one-pot: chicken and quinoa tagine

Try our lightly-spiced chicken and quinoa tagine. This one-pot recipe is easy to make and low in calories for a healthy family meal.

Chicken Tagine Recipe With Quinoa

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