Need some easy and healthy cooking inspiration, without spending hours in the kitchen? Check out this collection of one pot meals made in your cast iron skillet, and get dinner on the table in no time!
I’m so excited for this recipe roundup because it combines two of my favorite things–easy, one pot meals + my trusty cast iron skillet!
The ‘one pot meal’ trend has taken on a life of its own, with this theme popping up all over Pinterest, magazines and blogs. And for good reason.
Because seriously, who doesn’t love simple cooking and easy cleanups? While the meal is simmering or baking, it gives you more time to take care of other needs, whether that be helping your kids with their homework, packing your lunch for the next day, or simply sitting back and enjoying a nice glass a wine. (Yep, I totally fall into that last category. 😉)
Why a cast iron skillet? Cast iron skillets have been around forever. They’re a reliable tool that delivers a ton of flavor, and are perfect for searing, crisping, frying and–you guessed it!–one pot meals.
I love that you can transfer them from the stove to the oven, and the more you use them, the more seasoned the skillet gets and the more delicious your food will be!
Let’s dive in so you can get to cooking and start saving time in the kitchen!
One Pot Meals: Tamale Pie with Beans + Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread
This easy Gluten Free Tamale Pie is deliciously rustic, made with fiber-packed beans and butternut squash, grass-fed ground beef, and chockfull of flavorful Mexican spices– all topped with a sweet and spicy jalapeño cheddar cornbread crust.
One Pot Meals: Smothered Skillet Chicken With Thyme Butter Mushrooms
This Smothered Skillet Chicken with Thyme Butter Mushrooms recipe from How Sweet Eats is dreamy! You use the drippings to make a gravy, which the chicken continues to cook in, and the juicy mushrooms make for the most perfect accompaniment.
One Pot Meals: Kale & White Bean Artichoke Dip
A creamy, savory Kale & White Bean Artichoke Dip from Minimalist Baker is just the ticket for a protein-rich plant-based appetizer or side dish, made with nutritional yeast for a cheesy kick.
One Pot Meals: Shakshuka with Swiss Chard Pesto
Shakshuka (Eggs in Tomato Sauce) is an easy and healthy Israeli-inspired breakfast. It’s a delicious vegetarian and Paleo-friendly recipe spiked with green Swiss Chard Pesto and flavorful spices like harissa, topped with feta, olives, and capers. The perfect breakfast for two (or one, with leftovers!)
One Pot Meals: Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet
Here we have a super simple Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet recipe from The Cooking Jar, all done in the comfort of your skillet. Just five ingredients and less than 15 minutes cooking time truly makes this one of the easiest recipes ever – just toss on top of a salad and you’ve got a complete meal!
One Pot Meals: Simple Cast Iron Skillet Ratatouille
An easy vegan and gluten free one pot meal that looks like it was created by a total professional chef? Yes please! This Simple Cast Iron Skillet Ratatouille from The Fitchen is the embodiment of healthy deliciousness.
One Pot Meals: Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet
This gluten-free Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet from Primavera Kitchen will be ready to dig in less than 30 minutes. It’s a perfect one pan weeknight meal for your family to enjoy!
One Pot Meals: Easy Berry Cobbler with Peace Nice Cream
More like a one pot dessert (or breakfast? I won’t tell!), this quick and easy berry cobbler is perfect for summer! High in fiber and protein, and bursting with nutrients, this berry crisp is made with a gluten-free cornmeal cobbler topping and dairy free peach nice cream. Healthy, delicious–it’s summer in a bowl!
What are your favorite one pot meals? Let us know in the comments below!
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