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11 Easy One-Pot Meals on a Budget

7 Easy One-Pot Meals on a Budget

You can’t go wrong with a one-pot meal. All it takes is just one dish, pan, or pot—and dinner’s done. One-pot meals let you spend less time in the kitchen cooking and cleaning up and more time with your family. Plus, they’re usually very affordable, about $2 per serving, and cook in about 30 minutes or less. Here are eleven delicious and cost-effective one pot recipes.

1. Pressure Cooker One-Pot Oktoberfest

With a pressure cooker, you can sear the bratwurst and steam the vegetables quickly in one pot. Get the taste of Bavaria right at home.


Quick Cooker One-Pot Oktoberfest
Pressure Cooker One-Pot Oktoberfest


2. Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie

Instead of mashed potatoes, this recipe is topped with cauliflower puree made in the Deluxe Cooking Blender. Perfect when you’re in the mood for a meaty, comfort-food classic.


Cauliflower Shepherds Pie
Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie


3. Hidden Veggie Marinara Pasta

The Deluxe Cooking Blender makes it easy to sneak carrots and zucchini into this family favorite. For a thicker sauce, drain the tomatoes before adding to the puree.


Hidden Veggie Marinara Pasta
Hidden Veggie Marinara Pasta


4. Flank Steak Tacos

Up your taco game by turning them into a sheet-pan meal. Baking steak over veggies lets the marinade drip onto the vegetables which adds great flavor without leaving vegetables soggy or sitting in extra liquid.


Flank Steak Tacos
Flank Steak Tacos


5. Pressure Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta

This recipe comes together quickly in a pressure cooker. After you get a quick sear on the chicken in the inner pot of the pressure cooker, you toss all of the ingredients in together, including the uncooked pasta, hit a button, and wait for dinner to be done.


Quick Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta
Pressure Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta


6. Egg Roll in a Bowl

This dish is the perfect one-pot recipe for families with hectic schedules and very little time to cook because you can make it in just 20 minutes in a nonstick skillet. The recipe includes all of the flavors of an egg roll but with a healthier twist.


Egg Roll in a Bowl
Egg Roll in a Bowl


7. Beef Stroganoff & Green Bean Casserole

Put a modern spin on two classic dishes by combining them into one meal that’s packed with major flavor. This dish will be your new go-to weeknight dinner. It requires minimal prep work and comes together in just 20 minutes in a microwaveable pan.

8. Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

You can make this meal in under 30 minutes in the microwave with a piece of stoneware. The chipotle rub adds a kick of southwestern flavor while the chicken, black beans, and corn round out the filling. Top off the dish with a zesty homemade sauce made of Greek yogurt, chipotle rub, and fresh lime juice.


Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


9. Chicken Pot Pie Chowder

This recipe puts a twist on a hearty classic. Buttermilk biscuits replace the traditional pie crust, and frozen veggies cut down the prep time. Cook all the ingredients in one pot and forget about the cleanup!


Chicken Pot Pie Chowder
Chicken Pot Pie Chowder


10. White Bean, Kale & Sausage Stew

Nothing says comfort more than a hearty stew. This must-try recipe combines fiber-packed kale and white beans with spicy Italian sausage. It’s easy to prepare and cooks in under 30 minutes in a Dutch oven on the stovetop.


White Bean, Kale & Sausage Stew
White Bean, Kale & Sausage Stew


11. Spinach & Feta Chicken

This Greek-inspired recipe might become your new favorite. With just one sheet pan, you can transform a regular chicken dinner into a delicious and flavorful meal by adding tomatoes, spinach, and feta cheese. You can top them off with a creamy, tzatziki sauce to elevate the taste.


Spinach & Feta Chicken
Spinach & Feta Chicken


Which recipes are you going to add to your weeknight dinner rotation?

This post has been updated since its original publication in September 2017.

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3 Responses to 11 Easy One-Pot Meals on a Budget

  1. Joan October 18, 2017 at 11:57 am #

    What a treat it is, to receive all these fabulous recipes.

    Thanks so much.

    • Henriette October 24, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

      Thanks for the scrumptious-looking recipes.

  2. Angie Chisholm October 22, 2018 at 8:03 pm #

    Thanks! Some great ideas! I like easy and quick!

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