15 One-Pan Dinners Ready in Under an Hour for Rushed, Busy Nights

Nothing is worse than coming home after work with a grumbling stomach and a kitchen full of ingredients that need prepping. Ugh, even the sound of it makes a meal of cheese and a box of crackers sound like a better alternative. Luckily, that’s why the one pan meal was invented. Just like one pot pasta, toss all the ingredients in a single pan and cut down on all the post meal dish work.

With these 15 one pan recipes that can be ready in under an hour, you can eat the meal you want and satisfy that grumbling stomach.

1. Sheet Pan Chili Dijon Pork Tenderloin

Carlsbad Cravings

Got any meat and potato eaters in the house? That’s what I thought.

Satisfy their cravings with this Sheet Pan Chili Dijon Pork Tenderloin.

2. One Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Asparagus

Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Parmesan-crusted chicken baked with the citrus of lemon and garlic butter asparagus all in one pan?!

Find out how here.

3. Baked Sausages with Apples Sheet Pan Dinner

Jo Cooks

Starchy potatoes and sweet roasted apples are the ideal accompaniment for pork sausages.

Get the one pan recipe here.

4. One Pan Salmon and Squash with Couscous

B. Britnell

Want to cut down on dishes? Cook the couscous in the pan along with the salmon.

Get the recipe here.

5. Easy Seafood Paella

The Mediterranean Dish

The key to making any paella great lies in two ingredients: Spanish saffron and rice. They are truly what makes the dish.

Cooking the rice in all the ingredients, it absorbs the flavor of the tomatoes and all the spices, bringing a little taste of Spain to your plate.

Get the recipe here.

6. One-Pan Cod with Chorizo and Chickpeas

Supergolden Bakes

If you are looking to cook cod as a healthy alternative to the standard fish and chips, then you’ve got to try One Pan Cod with Chorizo and Chickpeas.

7. Sheet Pan Nachos

Damn Delicious

There is nothing easier to make than Sheet Pan Nachos. Fully loaded with cheese, jalapeños, beans, and anything else you can dream, simply sit back and let the oven do the work.

8. One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Damn Delicious

If you’re craving Mexican food, but want a healthier alternative to sheet pan nachos, then try One Pan Mexican Quinoa.

9. Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

No. 2 Pencil

Taco Tuesday, meet Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajita Friday.

10. Skillet Chilaquiles

How Sweet It Is

Sometimes, breakfast for dinner just sounds better. A healthy twist on this popular breakfast food, Skillet Chilaquiles come fully loaded.

11. Easy Skillet Chicken Cacciatore

The Recipe Runner

Pasta may be a quick fix, but this Easy Skillet Chicken Cacciatore only takes 30 minutes and satisfies your need for protein.

12. Roasted Eggplant Shakshuka

The Brick Kitchen

Think eggs in purgatory, but with eggplant. Oh, and don’t forget a crusty dipping bread!

Get the recipe here.

13. One Pan Gnocchi with Sundried Tomatoes and White Beans

Sweet Peas and Saffron

A one pan potato gnocchi recipe is the mid week pick me up you are in dire need of.

Get the recipe here.

14. Drunken Noodles

Pickled Plum

I am totally a sucker for Drunken Noodles.

Spicy, savory, and totally umami, this Drunken Noodles recipe only takes a few minutes in the skillet – or wok – and tastes just like take out.

15. One Pan Skillet Lasagna Noodles

Life Made Sweet

The best part about One Pan Skillet Lasagna Noodles is it’s easy and healthy. Subbing zucchini for regular pasta, you don’t have to worry about creating perfect layers in this lasagna.

Just toss it in the skillet, cook, and eat!

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