Food & Recipes

7 One-Pot Recipes That Will Make Your Life Easier

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 11:05 AM, April 10, 2015


Aired April 10, 2015

Who has time to wash a million dishes or make a complicate meal? Today, we’re bringing you seven recipes that you can make with only one pot – perfect for a weeknight meal!

1.) Roasted Vegetable Stew One-Pot

This multi-layered vegetable stew one-pot is packed with nutrients but has such a deep, rich flavor that your family will forget it’s good for them. The vegetables slow cook in a Dutch oven, and then the stew is topped with Rachael’s secret weapon: garlic bread breadcrumbs! Oh my!

2.) Espresso Chili with Beef and Black Beans

This stew has a secret ingredient that will make your dinner guests go, “Hmmm…” Espresso gives this chili a kick, with ancho chili powder for that authentic chili flavor, while pickled jalapenos spice it up.

3.) Richard Blais’ Pozole Stew

Pozole is the ideal comfort food, with ancho chili supplying warmth and chipotle adding smoky flavor. This Richard Blais version features ground turkey and is super easy to throw together.

4.) One-Pot Chicken Provençal

This French stew features red wine, Herbes de Provence, and even saffron, for an elegant flavor.

5.) Cacciatore-Style Boneless Chicken One-Pot with Green Beans

This dish has something for everyone: chicken, cremini mushrooms, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and San Marzano tomatoes, just to name a few ingredients. It's enough to satisfy any cravings. (Oh, and it tastes incredibly good.)

6.) Italian Chili One-Pot

For a totally different spin on chili, try this Italian version which features pancetta and fennel for that Italian flavor.

7.) Beef and Beer Pot with Buttermilk Potatoes

This stew features chuck roast, beer and cippolini onions and is the perfect meal for a cool early-spring night.

Which of these one-pot meals jumps out at you the most?